Nakamura, Hikaru Age 34


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#5 (active)
United States
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2789 World #5 (active)
2909 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, Hikaru2789Maghsoodloo, Parham26411-069E46Calcutta2022
2Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi2662Nakamura, Hikaru27891/2-1/227C55Calcutta2022
3Nakamura, Hikaru2789Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27471-047A05Calcutta2022
4Abdusattorov, Nodirbek2676Nakamura, Hikaru27891-084C65Calcutta2022
5Nakamura, Hikaru2789So, Wesley27840-190D35Calcutta2022
6Nihal, Sarin2616Nakamura, Hikaru27891/2-1/228A16Calcutta2022
7So, Wesley2771Nakamura, Hikaru27681-091A40Toronto2022
8Nakamura, Hikaru2768So, Wesley27710-174C48Toronto2022
9So, Wesley2771Nakamura, Hikaru27681/2-1/231C50Toronto2022
10Nakamura, Hikaru2768So, Wesley27711/2-1/2116C45Toronto2022
11So, Wesley2771Nakamura, Hikaru27681/2-1/249C50Toronto2022
12Nakamura, Hikaru2768So, Wesley27711/2-1/295C65Toronto2022
13So, Wesley2771Nakamura, Hikaru27681/2-1/235C65Toronto2022
14Nakamura, Hikaru2768So, Wesley27711/2-1/251C65Toronto2022
15Nakamura, Hikaru2768Duda, Jan-Krzysztof27311-063C42Toronto2022
16Duda, Jan-Krzysztof2731Nakamura, Hikaru27681-0115E10Toronto2022
17Nakamura, Hikaru2768Duda, Jan-Krzysztof27310-151C10Toronto2022
18Duda, Jan-Krzysztof2731Nakamura, Hikaru27680-144A00Toronto2022
19Nakamura, Hikaru2768Duda, Jan-Krzysztof27311-032C65Toronto2022
20Duda, Jan-Krzysztof2731Nakamura, Hikaru27680-194E04Toronto2022
21Nakamura, Hikaru2768Duda, Jan-Krzysztof27311-063C42Toronto2022
22Nakamura, Hikaru2850Xiong, Jeffery27141-050A20Saint Louis2022
23Nepomniachtchi, Ian2791Nakamura, Hikaru28500-171C36Saint Louis2022
24Nakamura, Hikaru2850Dominguez Perez, Leinier27081-070A05Saint Louis2022
25Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2812Nakamura, Hikaru28500-149B06Saint Louis2022
26Nakamura, Hikaru2850Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27101/2-1/293A05Saint Louis2022
27Shankland, Samuel L2645Nakamura, Hikaru28500-160B06Saint Louis2022
28Nakamura, Hikaru2850Firouzja, Alireza27950-163A06Saint Louis2022
29Aronian, Levon2850Nakamura, Hikaru28501-089C67Saint Louis2022
30Caruana, Fabiano2847Nakamura, Hikaru28500-174A16Saint Louis2022
31Xiong, Jeffery2714Nakamura, Hikaru28500-147B10Saint Louis2022
32Nakamura, Hikaru2850Nepomniachtchi, Ian27911/2-1/243A20Saint Louis2022
33Dominguez Perez, Leinier2708Nakamura, Hikaru28500-137C65Saint Louis2022
34Nakamura, Hikaru2850Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime28121-049B54Saint Louis2022
35Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2710Nakamura, Hikaru28501/2-1/239E10Saint Louis2022
36Nakamura, Hikaru2850Shankland, Samuel L26451-056A05Saint Louis2022
37Firouzja, Alireza2795Nakamura, Hikaru28501/2-1/229C67Saint Louis2022
38Nakamura, Hikaru2850Aronian, Levon28501-033A06Saint Louis2022
39Nakamura, Hikaru2850Caruana, Fabiano28471-046A20Saint Louis2022
40Nakamura, Hikaru2837Caruana, Fabiano27660-178A20Saint Louis2022
41Xiong, Jeffery2725Nakamura, Hikaru28370-141E73Saint Louis2022
42Nakamura, Hikaru2837Shankland, Samuel L26160-173C65Saint Louis2022
43Nepomniachtchi, Ian2795Nakamura, Hikaru28371/2-1/239E10Saint Louis2022
44Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2695Nakamura, Hikaru28371/2-1/272D41Saint Louis2022
45Nakamura, Hikaru2837Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27631/2-1/270B54Saint Louis2022
46Aronian, Levon2728Nakamura, Hikaru28370-129A16Saint Louis2022
47Nakamura, Hikaru2837Firouzja, Alireza27040-149A06Saint Louis2022
48Dominguez Perez, Leinier2705Nakamura, Hikaru28371-066C55Saint Louis2022
49Ding, Liren2806Nakamura, Hikaru27601-058D40Madrid2022
50Nakamura, Hikaru2760Duda, Jan Krzysztof27501-052B90Madrid2022