Nakamura, Hikaru Age 34


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#8 (active)
United States
#4 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2837 World #1 (active)
2850 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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#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Ding, Liren2806Nakamura, Hikaru27601-058D40Madrid2022
2Nakamura, Hikaru2760Duda, Jan Krzysztof27501-052B90Madrid2022
3Nepomniachtchi, Ian2766Nakamura, Hikaru27601/2-1/214C67Madrid2022
4Nakamura, Hikaru2760Rapport, Richard27641/2-1/296B33Madrid2022
5Nakamura, Hikaru2760Firouzja, Alireza27931-032B90Madrid2022
6Radjabov, Teimour2753Nakamura, Hikaru27601-041C65Madrid2022
7Nakamura, Hikaru2760Caruana, Fabiano27831-074C82Madrid2022
8Duda, Jan Krzysztof2750Nakamura, Hikaru27601/2-1/240E47Madrid2022
9Nakamura, Hikaru2760Ding, Liren28061/2-1/242C55Madrid2022
10Nakamura, Hikaru2760Nepomniachtchi, Ian27661/2-1/234C42Madrid2022
11Rapport, Richard2764Nakamura, Hikaru27601/2-1/244C65Madrid2022
12Firouzja, Alireza2793Nakamura, Hikaru27601/2-1/254E32Madrid2022
13Nakamura, Hikaru2760Radjabov, Teimour27531-075C65Madrid2022
14Caruana, Fabiano2783Nakamura, Hikaru27601-050C65Madrid2022
15So, Wesley2769Nakamura, Hikaru28371-065C67Berlin2022
16Nakamura, Hikaru2837So, Wesley27691/2-1/256C26Berlin2022
17Nakamura, Hikaru2750So, Wesley27781/2-1/214C67Berlin2022
18So, Wesley2778Nakamura, Hikaru27501/2-1/230E32Berlin2022
19Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2722Nakamura, Hikaru28370-134A15Berlin2022
20Nakamura, Hikaru2837Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27221-041A05Berlin2022
21Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2776Nakamura, Hikaru27501/2-1/251E10Berlin2022
22Nakamura, Hikaru2750Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27761/2-1/230C42Berlin2022
23Esipenko, Andrey2723Nakamura, Hikaru27500-138C24Berlin2022
24Nakamura, Hikaru2750Oparin, Grigoriy26741-057E36Berlin2022
25Nakamura, Hikaru2750Aronian, Levon27851-050C65Berlin2022
26Oparin, Grigoriy2674Nakamura, Hikaru27501/2-1/233E73Berlin2022
27Nakamura, Hikaru2750Esipenko, Andrey27231/2-1/240C55Berlin2022
28Aronian, Levon2785Nakamura, Hikaru27501-065D20Berlin2022
29Aronian, Levon2719Nakamura, Hikaru28230-150C50Berlin2022
30Nakamura, Hikaru2823Aronian, Levon27191-061C88Berlin2022
31Aronian, Levon2772Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/229C50Berlin2022
32Nakamura, Hikaru2736Aronian, Levon27721/2-1/254C88Berlin2022
33Rapport, Richard2763Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/230A07Berlin2022
34Nakamura, Hikaru2736Rapport, Richard27631-071D36Berlin2022
35Esipenko, Andrey2714Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/258C50Berlin2022
36Nakamura, Hikaru2736Grischuk, A.27641-042E73Berlin2022
37Nakamura, Hikaru2736Bacrot, E.26421/2-1/225C11Berlin2022
38Grischuk, A.2764Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/231D27Berlin2022
39Nakamura, Hikaru2736Esipenko, Andrey27141-046A29Berlin2022
40Bacrot, E.2642Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/230C67Berlin2022
41Nakamura, Hikaru2884Grischuk, Alexander27571/2-1/291E32Warsaw2021
42Nakamura, Hikaru2884Sindarov, Javokhir24521-058A56Warsaw2021
43Onischuk, Vladimir2657Nakamura, Hikaru28840-137C53Warsaw2021
44Nakamura, Hikaru2884Michalik, Peter26051-034A05Warsaw2021
45Kadric, Denis2469Nakamura, Hikaru28841/2-1/247C53Warsaw2021
46Nakamura, Hikaru2884Vokhidov, Shamsiddin26131/2-1/266A06Warsaw2021
47Harikrishna, Pentala2614Nakamura, Hikaru28841/2-1/251C76Warsaw2021
48Sychev, Klementy2615Nakamura, Hikaru28841/2-1/259E20Warsaw2021
49Nakamura, Hikaru2884Puranik, Abhimanyu24371/2-1/257A05Warsaw2021
50Nakamura, Hikaru2884Durarbayli, Vasif25991-032A05Warsaw2021