Nakamura, Hikaru Age 31


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#16 (active)
United States
#3 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2845 World #2 (active)
2894 World #3 (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 
1Nakamura, Hikaru2845Duda, Jan Krzysztof27161-052C47Saint Louis2019
2Duda, Jan Krzysztof2716Nakamura, Hikaru28451/2-1/2107C53Saint Louis2019
3Nakamura, Hikaru2749Grandelius, Nils26821/2-1/245B90Gibraltar2019
4Howell, David2685Nakamura, Hikaru27491/2-1/230A18Gibraltar2019
5Nakamura, Hikaru2749Svane, Rasmus25941-027B12Gibraltar2019
6Artemiev, Vladislav2709Nakamura, Hikaru27491-031A05Gibraltar2019
7Nakamura, Hikaru2749Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo26371-029E17Gibraltar2019
8Karthikeyan, Murali2570Nakamura, Hikaru27490-143B90Gibraltar2019
9Nakamura, Hikaru2749Gavrilescu, David24791-058E10Gibraltar2019
10Seeman, Tarvo2386Nakamura, Hikaru27490-143A07Gibraltar2019
11Blesic, Vaso2390Nakamura, Hikaru27491/2-1/241A46Gibraltar2019
12Nakamura, Hikaru2749Dreev, Alexey26701/2-1/ INT2019
13Nakamura, Hikaru2749Hilby, INT2019
14Brown, Michael William2524Nakamura, INT2019
15Kiewra, Keaton F2362Nakamura, INT2019
16Nakamura, Hikaru2889Nepomniachtchi, Ian28461/2-1/221A06Saint Petersburg2018
17Svidler, Peter2770Nakamura, Hikaru28891/2-1/247C65Saint Petersburg2018
18Nakamura, Hikaru2889Aronian, Levon28581/2-1/245C67Saint Petersburg2018
19Nakamura, Hikaru2889Duda, Jan Krzysztof26941-051A05Saint Petersburg2018
20Carlsen, Magnus2939Nakamura, Hikaru28891/2-1/223A17Saint Petersburg2018
21Andreikin, Dmitry2777Nakamura, Hikaru28890-139A45Saint Petersburg2018
22Nakamura, Hikaru2889Artemiev, Vladislav28251-030A21Saint Petersburg2018
23Giri, Anish2751Nakamura, Hikaru28891/2-1/223B01Saint Petersburg2018
24Nakamura, Hikaru2889Amin, Bassem26591-027E71Saint Petersburg2018
25Tsydypov, Zhamsaran2573Nakamura, Hikaru28891/2-1/240B01Saint Petersburg2018
26Nakamura, Hikaru2889Jobava, Baadur27051/2-1/247A05Saint Petersburg2018
27Nakamura, Hikaru2889Paravyan, David26291-043A05Saint Petersburg2018
28Christiansen, Johan-Sebastian2635Nakamura, Hikaru28890-130B01Saint Petersburg2018
29Nakamura, Hikaru2889Adly, Ahmed26750-160B29Saint Petersburg2018
30Maghsoodloo, Parham2642Nakamura, Hikaru28890-138A07Saint Petersburg2018
31Nakamura, Hikaru2889Korobov, Anton26770-128A06Saint Petersburg2018
32Vitiugov, Nikita2696Nakamura, Hikaru28891/2-1/275A45Saint Petersburg2018
33Nakamura, Hikaru2746Oparin, Grigoriy26131-047A14St Petersburg2018
34Roiz, Michael2617Nakamura, Hikaru28890-145A06Saint Petersburg2018
35Nakamura, Hikaru2889Sarana, Alexey26161/2-1/243A06Saint Petersburg2018
36Frolyanov, Dmitry2557Nakamura, Hikaru28890-146B01Saint Petersburg2018
37Nakamura, Hikaru2844Carlsen, Magnus29031/2-1/258D30Saint Petersburg2018
38Yu, Yangyi2758Nakamura, Hikaru28440-1120B01Saint Petersburg2018
39Nakamura, Hikaru2844Sargissian, Gabriel26741-032A06Saint Petersburg2018
40Riazantsev, Alexander2677Nakamura, Hikaru28440-142A81Saint Petersburg2018
41Riazantsev, Alexander2649Nakamura, Hikaru27460-141A81St Petersburg2018
42Nakamura, Hikaru2844Duda, Jan Krzysztof26831/2-1/282A05Saint Petersburg2018
43Salem, A.R. Saleh2682Nakamura, Hikaru28441/2-1/231C65Saint Petersburg2018
44Nakamura, Hikaru2844Bocharov, Ivan26571-060D12Saint Petersburg2018
45Savchenko, Boris2660Nakamura, Hikaru28441/2-1/2121B15Saint Petersburg2018
46Nakamura, Hikaru2844Kovalev, Vladislav26241-051D41Saint Petersburg2018
47Petrosian, Tigran L2676Nakamura, Hikaru28441-061A00Saint Petersburg2018
48Nakamura, Hikaru2844Adly, Ahmed26301-054B52Saint Petersburg2018
49Nepomniachtchi, Ian2771Nakamura, Hikaru28441-048A17Saint Petersburg2018
50Nakamura, Hikaru2844Bocharov, Dmitry26841/2-1/272E17Saint Petersburg2018