Nakamura, Hikaru Age 29


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#7 (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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Recent Games (Find more games)

#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Nakamura, Hikaru2842Artemiev, Vladislav28471-073A20Doha2016
2Mamedov, Rauf2770Nakamura, Hikaru28420-139B50Doha2016
3Nakamura, Hikaru2842Grischuk, Alexander27610-169A30Doha2016
4Ivanchuk, Vassily2754Nakamura, Hikaru28420-170A05Doha2016
5Nakamura, Hikaru2842Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28230-170A20Doha2016
6Nakamura, Hikaru2842Dominguez Perez, Leinier27831-057A30Doha2016
7Karjakin, Sergey2800Nakamura, Hikaru28420-169B10Doha2016
8Nakamura, Hikaru2842Carlsen, Magnus28731/2-1/256D11Doha2016
9Yu, Yangyi2712Nakamura, Hikaru28420-180B17Doha2016
10Nakamura, Hikaru2842Dubov, Daniil27241/2-1/2109A10Doha2016
11Riazantsev, Alexander2678Nakamura, Hikaru28420-177E10Doha2016
12Leko, Peter2697Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/231B12Doha2016
13Nakamura, Hikaru2842Korobov, Anton26661-035A30Doha2016
14Bosiocic, Marin2659Nakamura, Hikaru28421-074C65Doha2016
15Nakamura, Hikaru2842Nguyen26481-045E10Doha2016
16Morozevich, Alexander2684Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/247B90Doha2016
17Nakamura, Hikaru2842Naiditsch, Arkadij26471-034E11Doha2016
18Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2562Nakamura, Hikaru28421/2-1/2111A46Doha2016
19Nakamura, Hikaru2842Mareco, Sandro26251-060A20Doha2016
20Salem, AR Saleh2656Nakamura, Hikaru27791-057D15Doha2016
21Nakamura, Hikaru2842Pantsulaia, Levan26071-039A30Doha2016
22Nakamura, Hikaru2839Bu, Xiangzhi26631/2-1/250A45Doha2016
23Vitiugov, Nikita2648Nakamura, Hikaru28390-196D70Doha2016
24Nakamura, Hikaru2839Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27950-167B51Doha2016
25Nakamura, Hikaru2839Matlakov, Maxim26621-044A45Doha2016
26Leko, Peter2692Nakamura, Hikaru28391/2-1/264B18Doha2016
27Nakamura, Hikaru2839Najer, Evgeniy26671/2-1/263B47Doha2016
28Moiseenko, Alexander2651Nakamura, Hikaru28391/2-1/251E70Doha2016
29Nakamura, Hikaru2839Pantsulaia, Levan26220-155A65Doha2016
30Nguyen2685Nakamura, Hikaru28391/2-1/253A46Doha2016
31Nakamura, Hikaru2839Yu, Yangyi27431/2-1/241A45Doha2016
32Bortnyk O2678Nakamura, Hikaru28390-137B22Doha2016
33Nakamura, Hikaru2839Amin, Bassem26911/2-1/249E11Doha2016
34Sanal, Vahap2411Nakamura, Hikaru28390-134B96Doha2016
35Nakamura, Hikaru2839Wei, Yi26091/2-1/246A18Doha2016
36Adly, Ahmed2627Nakamura, Hikaru28391/2-1/234A48Doha2016
37Adams, Michael2748Nakamura, Hikaru27791/2-1/230C67London2016
38Nakamura, Hikaru2779Aronian, Levon27851/2-1/227E10London2016
39Nakamura, Hikaru2779Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28041-037B96London2016
40Caruana, Fabiano2823Nakamura, Hikaru27791-032B96London2016
41Nakamura, Hikaru2779Kramnik, Vladimir28091/2-1/261E10London2016
42Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-153B12London2016
43Nakamura, Hikaru2779Anand, Viswanathan27791-043E10London2016
44Giri, Anish2771Nakamura, Hikaru27791/2-1/243A49London2016
45Nakamura, Hikaru2779So, Wesley27940-129D85London2016
46Topalov, Veselin2760Nakamura, Hikaru27790-142B54Saint Louis USA2016
47Nakamura, Hikaru2779Caruana, Fabiano28230-148E11Saint Louis USA2016
48Nakamura, Hikaru2779Anand, Viswanathan27791-0139C44Saint Louis USA2016
49Nakamura, Hikaru2779Topalov, Veselin27601-062A45Saint Louis USA2016
50Caruana, Fabiano2823Nakamura, Hikaru27791/2-1/271C65Saint Louis USA2016