Nakamura, Hikaru Age 29


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#7 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2822 World #6 (active)
2868 World #2 (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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Recent Games (Find more games)

#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Anand, Viswanathan2756Nakamura, Hikaru28681/2-1/230C65Saint Louis2017
2Nakamura, Hikaru2868Le, Quang Liem27471/2-1/288A01Saint Louis2017
3Nakamura, Hikaru2868Aronian, Levon27941/2-1/263E32Saint Louis2017
4Nakamura, Hikaru2822Nepomniachtchi, Ian28101-089B92Saint Louis2017
5Aronian, Levon2794Nakamura, Hikaru28221/2-1/236A15Saint Louis2017
6Nakamura, Hikaru2822Dominguez Perez, Leinier28031/2-1/242A06Saint Louis2017
7Navara, David2737Nakamura, Hikaru28220-171D70Saint Louis2017
8Karjakin, Sergey2765Nakamura, Hikaru28221/2-1/244A00Saint Louis2017
9Nakamura, Hikaru2822Caruana, Fabiano27001/2-1/292A06Saint Louis2017
10Le, Quang Liem2761Nakamura, Hikaru28221-075E10Saint Louis2017
11Nakamura, Hikaru2822Kasparov, Garry28121/2-1/277D80Saint Louis2017
12Anand, Viswanathan2778Nakamura, Hikaru28220-146C50Saint Louis2017
13Nakamura, Hikaru2792Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/234A29Saint Louis2017
14Caruana, Fabiano2807Nakamura, Hikaru27921/2-1/248E71Saint Louis2017
15Nakamura, Hikaru2792Aronian, Levon27990-154A29Saint Louis2017
16Carlsen, Magnus2822Nakamura, Hikaru27921/2-1/294E10Saint Louis2017
17Nakamura, Hikaru2792Svidler, Peter27511/2-1/253C88Saint Louis2017
18Nepomniachtchi, Ian2751Nakamura, Hikaru27921-033E10Saint Louis2017
19So, Wesley2810Nakamura, Hikaru27921/2-1/269C50Saint Louis2017
20Nakamura, Hikaru2792Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27891/2-1/233B90Saint Louis2017
21Anand, Viswanathan2783Nakamura, Hikaru27921/2-1/230C65Saint Louis2017
22Karjakin, Sergey2791Nakamura, Hikaru28650-158C50Paris2017
23Nakamura, Hikaru2865Carlsen, Magnus29141-063A06Paris2017
24Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2772Nakamura, Hikaru28651-092E21Paris2017
25Nakamura, Hikaru2865Topalov, Veselin27101-038A06Paris2017
26Bacrot, Etienne2627Nakamura, Hikaru28651-052C67Paris2017
27Nakamura, Hikaru2865Caruana, Fabiano28001/2-1/276A06Paris2017
28So, Wesley2791Nakamura, Hikaru28651-029A06Paris2017
29Nakamura, Hikaru2865Grischuk, Alexander28131/2-1/284A05Paris2017
30Nakamura, Hikaru2865Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28250-144D70Paris2017
31Nakamura, Hikaru2865Karjakin, Sergey27911-062A05Paris2017
32Carlsen, Magnus2914Nakamura, Hikaru28651/2-1/2110C50Paris2017
33Nakamura, Hikaru2865Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27721-026A05Paris2017
34Topalov, Veselin2710Nakamura, Hikaru28651/2-1/261A18Paris2017
35Nakamura, Hikaru2865Bacrot, Etienne26271-051A07Paris2017
36Caruana, Fabiano2800Nakamura, Hikaru28650-154C65Paris2017
37Nakamura, Hikaru2865So, Wesley27911-049A06Paris2017
38Grischuk, Alexander2813Nakamura, Hikaru28651/2-1/290E21Paris2017
39Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2825Nakamura, Hikaru28651/2-1/253C67Paris2017
40Topalov, Veselin2715Nakamura, Hikaru27960-143E10Paris2017
41Nakamura, Hikaru2796So, Wesley27591/2-1/253A01Paris2017
42Nakamura, Hikaru2785So, Wesley28121/2-1/252A07Paris2017
43Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2770Nakamura, Hikaru27961-047C53Paris2017
44Nakamura, Hikaru2796Carlsen, Magnus28961/2-1/236D11Paris2017
45Grischuk, Alexander2822Nakamura, Hikaru27960-190A45Paris2017
46Nakamura, Hikaru2796Bacrot, Etienne27101-026A07Paris2017
47Caruana, Fabiano2752Nakamura, Hikaru27960-142A07Paris2017
48Nakamura, Hikaru2796Karjakin, Sergey27731/2-1/260E15Paris2017
49Nakamura, Hikaru2796Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28251/2-1/256D70Paris2017
50Nakamura, Hikaru2785Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar28001/2-1/256E61Paris2017