Nakamura, Hikaru Age 34


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#22 (all players)
United States
#5 (all players)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2823 World #2 (active)
2850 World #1 (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, Hikaru2884Grischuk, Alexander27571/2-1/291E32Warsaw2021
2Nakamura, Hikaru2884Sindarov, Javokhir24521-058A56Warsaw2021
3Onischuk, Vladimir2657Nakamura, Hikaru28840-137C53Warsaw2021
4Nakamura, Hikaru2884Michalik, Peter26051-034A05Warsaw2021
5Kadric, Denis2469Nakamura, Hikaru28841/2-1/247C53Warsaw2021
6Nakamura, Hikaru2884Vokhidov, Shamsiddin26131/2-1/266A06Warsaw2021
7Harikrishna, Pentala2614Nakamura, Hikaru28841/2-1/251C76Warsaw2021
8Sychev, Klementy2615Nakamura, Hikaru28841/2-1/259E20Warsaw2021
9Nakamura, Hikaru2884Puranik, Abhimanyu24371/2-1/257A05Warsaw2021
10Nakamura, Hikaru2884Durarbayli, Vasif25991-032A05Warsaw2021
11Czarnota, Pawel2540Nakamura, Hikaru28840-157B06Warsaw2021
12Nakamura, Hikaru2884Berchtenbreiter, Maximilian25521/2-1/274A50Warsaw2021
13Nakamura, Hikaru2836Carlsen, Magnus28421/2-1/266D37Warsaw2021
14Nepomniachtchi, Ian2798Nakamura, Hikaru28361/2-1/214C67Warsaw2021
15Nakamura, Hikaru2836Hovhannisyan, Robert26131-074A07Warsaw2021
16Firouzja, Alireza2656Nakamura, Hikaru28361/2-1/250C53Warsaw2021
17Nakamura, Hikaru2836Fedoseev, Vladimir26921-052E35Warsaw2021
18Alekseenko, Kirill2637Nakamura, Hikaru28361/2-1/245C72Warsaw2021
19Nakamura, Hikaru2836Anton Guijarro, David26271/2-1/228D31Warsaw2021
20Nakamura, Hikaru2836Predke, Alexandr26301-064C88Warsaw2021
21Volokitin, Andrei2631Nakamura, Hikaru28361/2-1/233C67Warsaw2021
22Nakamura, Hikaru2836Maghsoodloo, Parham25121-054D31Warsaw2021
23Halkias, Stelios2576Nakamura, Hikaru28361/2-1/217A06Warsaw2021
24Nakamura, Hikaru2836Van Foreest, Jorden25631/2-1/273E32Warsaw2021
25Donchenko, Alexander2535Nakamura, Hikaru28360-183A20Warsaw2021
26Nakamura, Hikaru Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 1-034C00Chess24 INT2021
27Duda, Jan-Krzysztof Nakamura, Hikaru 0-144A28Chess24 INT2021
28Nakamura, Hikaru Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 0-169E60Chess24 INT2021
29Duda, Jan-Krzysztof Nakamura, Hikaru 0-136D37Chess24 INT2021
30Nakamura, Hikaru2736Artemiev, Vladislav26991/2-1/ INT2021
31Artemiev, Vladislav2699Nakamura, INT2021
32Artemiev, Vladislav2699Nakamura, INT2021
33Nakamura, Hikaru2736Artemiev, Vladislav26991/2-1/ INT2021
34Artemiev, Vladislav2699Nakamura, INT2021
35Nakamura, Hikaru2736Artemiev, Vladislav26991/2-1/ INT2021
36Nakamura, Hikaru2736Vachier-Lagrave, INT2021
37Nakamura, Hikaru2736Vachier-Lagrave, INT2021
38Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2763Nakamura, INT2021
39Nakamura, Hikaru2736Vachier-Lagrave, INT2021
40Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2763Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
41Nakamura, Hikaru2736Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27631/2-1/ INT2021
42Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2763Nakamura, INT2021
43Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, INT2021
44Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, INT2021
45Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2762Nakamura, INT2021
46Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2762Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
47Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, INT2021
48Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2762Nakamura, INT2021
49Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27621/2-1/ INT2021
50Carlsen, Magnus2855Nakamura, INT2021