Nakamura, Hikaru Age 29


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#8 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2790 World #10 (active)
2851 World #4 (active)
09 Dec 1987
Hirakata, Osaka, Japan

Grandmaster in 2003 at the age of 15 years 2 months and 19 days, the youngest ever US grandmaster at the time until overtaken by Fabio Caruana and Ray Robson respectively.

World U14 Champion 2001; US Champion 2004, 2009, 2012 & 2015; world's top bullet chess exponent.

Contested the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament in 2004, and the World Cups of 2013 and 2014. Also contested the Grand Prix Series of 2012-13 and 2014-15, placing second in the latter and qualifying for the Candidates Tournament of 2016.

Notable tournament wins include Gibraltar 2008, 2015 & 2016, Tata Steel 2011, Unive 2012 (Crown Group), Millionaire Chess 2015.

Represented the US at the Olympiad of 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2014. Also represented the US at the World Team Championships of 2010 & 2013, winning individual gold and team silver in 2010, and individual silver in 2013. Won individual bronzes playing top board for Italian club Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova at the European Club Cup in 2013 & 2014.

The world's top exponent of rapid and blitz chess after Carlsen, at one stage achieving a blitz rating of over 2900. Best wins include Corsica Masters 2007, Cape D'Agde 2008, BNbank Blitz 2009, London Chess Classic (Knockout) 2013 and the Zurich Chess Challenge 2016.

Has ranked as high as world #2 in standard chess, world #1 in both rapid and blitz chess.

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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Hammer, Jon Ludvig2628Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/223E18Sharjah2017
2Nakamura, Hikaru2785Jakovenko, Dmitrij27091/2-1/260A16Sharjah2017
3Nakamura, Hikaru2785Anton Guijarro, David26501-055E18Gibraltar2017
4Anton Guijarro, David2650Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/251D37Gibraltar2017
5Yu, Yangyi2738Nakamura, Hikaru27850-173C45Gibraltar2017
6Nakamura, Hikaru2785Yu, Yangyi27381-070A14Gibraltar2017
7Nakamura, Hikaru2785Yu, Yangyi27381/2-1/265A01Gibraltar2017
8Yu, Yangyi2738Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/221D37Gibraltar2017
9Edouard, Romain2613Nakamura, Hikaru27850-135E21Gibraltar2017
10Nakamura, Hikaru2785Caruana, Fabiano28271/2-1/245D27Gibraltar2017
11Yu, Yangyi2738Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/231E10Gibraltar2017
12Anton Guijarro, David2650Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/214E10Gibraltar2017
13Anton Guijarro, David2650Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/214D37Caleta2017
14Nakamura, Hikaru2785Lagarde, Maxime25941-034A04Gibraltar2017
15Nakamura, Hikaru2785Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo26521-028E18Gibraltar2017
16Gledura, Benjamin2589Nakamura, Hikaru27850-123A07Gibraltar2017
17Nakamura, Hikaru2785Gopal G.N.25791/2-1/243B94Gibraltar2017
18Nakamura, Hikaru2785Gopal, Geetha Narayanan25791/2-1/243B94Caleta2017
19Santos Ruiz, Miguel2484Nakamura, Hikaru27850-153B63Gibraltar2017
20Nakamura, Hikaru2785Gulamali, Kazim23411-036E17Gibraltar2017
21Nakamura, Hikaru2785Barbosa, INT2017
22Nakamura, Hikaru2785Paragua, Mark24921/2-1/ INT2017
23Yudasin, Leonid2517Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/ INT2017
24Biag, Ivan Gil2337Nakamura, Hikaru27851/2-1/ INT2017
25Nakamura, Hikaru2842Artemiev, Vladislav28471-073A20Doha2016
26Mamedov, Rauf2770Nakamura, Hikaru28420-139B50Doha2016
27Nakamura, Hikaru2842Grischuk, Alexander27610-169A30Doha2016
28Ivanchuk, Vassily2754Nakamura, Hikaru28420-170A05Doha2016
29Nakamura, Hikaru2842Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28230-170A20Doha2016
30Nakamura, Hikaru2842Dominguez Perez, Leinier27831-057A30Doha2016
31Karjakin, Sergey2800Nakamura, Hikaru28420-169B10Doha2016
32Nakamura, Hikaru2842Carlsen, Magnus28731/2-1/256D11Doha2016
33Yu, Yangyi2712Nakamura, Hikaru28420-180B17Doha2016
34Nakamura, Hikaru2842Dubov, Daniil27241/2-1/2109A10Doha2016
35Riazantsev, Alexander2678Nakamura, Hikaru28420-177E10Doha2016
36Leko, Peter2697Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/231B12Doha2016
37Nakamura, Hikaru2842Korobov, Anton26661-035A30Doha2016
38Bosiocic, Marin2659Nakamura, Hikaru28421-074C65Doha2016
39Nakamura, Hikaru2842Nguyen26481-045E10Doha2016
40Morozevich, Alexander2684Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/247B90Doha2016
41Nakamura, Hikaru2842Naiditsch, Arkadij26471-034E11Doha2016
42Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2562Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/2111A46Doha2016
43Nakamura, Hikaru2842Mareco, Sandro26251-060A20Doha2016
44Salem, AR Saleh2656Nakamura, Hikaru27791-057D15Doha2016
45Nakamura, Hikaru2842Pantsulaia, Levan26071-039A30Doha2016
46Nakamura, Hikaru2839Bu, Xiangzhi26631/2-1/250A45Doha2016
47Vitiugov, Nikita2648Nakamura, Hikaru28390-196D70Doha2016
48Nakamura, Hikaru2839Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27950-167B51Doha2016
49Nakamura, Hikaru2839Matlakov, Maxim26621-044A45Doha2016
50Leko, Peter2692Nakamura, Hikaru28391/2-1/264B18Doha2016