Nakamura, Hikaru Age 33


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#19 (active)
United States
#4 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2836 World #2 (active)
2884 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 
1Le, Quang Liem2690Nakamura, Hikaru29001/2-1/264C70Saint Louis2021
2Nakamura, Hikaru2900Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27551-046B40Saint Louis2021
3Dominguez Perez, Leinier2654Nakamura, Hikaru29001/2-1/259C60Saint Louis2021
4Nakamura, Hikaru2900Svidler, Peter27431/2-1/284C88Saint Louis2021
5So, Wesley2861Nakamura, Hikaru29001/2-1/214C67Saint Louis2021
6Nakamura, Hikaru2900Shankland, Samuel L27041/2-1/272B52Saint Louis2021
7Xiong, Jeffery2724Nakamura, Hikaru29000-153C67Saint Louis2021
8Nakamura, Hikaru2900Caruana, Fabiano27341-060B10Saint Louis2021
9Nakamura, Hikaru2900Rapport, Richard27761/2-1/226E32Saint Louis2021
10Nakamura, Hikaru2900Le, Quang Liem26901-042E35Saint Louis2021
11Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2755Nakamura, Hikaru29001/2-1/270E10Saint Louis2021
12Nakamura, Hikaru2900Dominguez Perez, Leinier26541/2-1/259C65Saint Louis2021
13Svidler, Peter2743Nakamura, Hikaru29001/2-1/244C53Saint Louis2021
14Nakamura, Hikaru2900So, Wesley28611/2-1/214C67Saint Louis2021
15Shankland, Samuel L2704Nakamura, Hikaru29000-165E10Saint Louis2021
16Nakamura, Hikaru2900Xiong, Jeffery27241-032D32Saint Louis2021
17Caruana, Fabiano2734Nakamura, Hikaru29001/2-1/271E47Saint Louis2021
18Rapport, Richard2776Nakamura, Hikaru29001/2-1/222E32Saint Louis2021
19Nakamura, Hikaru2829Caruana, Fabiano27581-043C78Saint Louis2021
20So, Wesley2774Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/258E47Saint Louis2021
21Nakamura, Hikaru2829Dominguez Perez, Leinier27861-037D26Saint Louis2021
22Shankland, Samuel L2609Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/236E32Saint Louis2021
23Nakamura, Hikaru2829Xiong, Jeffery27301/2-1/263D30Saint Louis2021
24Le, Quang Liem2744Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/251E32Saint Louis2021
25Nakamura, Hikaru2829Svidler, Peter27451-040D70Saint Louis2021
26Rapport, Richard2724Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/223E32Saint Louis2021
27Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2756Nakamura, Hikaru28291/2-1/236E32Saint Louis2021
28Artemiev, Vladislav2704Nakamura, INT2021
29Nakamura, Hikaru2736Artemiev, INT2021
30Artemiev, Vladislav2704Nakamura, INT2021
31Nakamura, Hikaru2736Artemiev, Vladislav27041/2-1/ INT2021
32Artemiev, Vladislav2704Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
33Nakamura, Hikaru2736Artemiev, INT2021
34Artemiev, Vladislav2704Nakamura, INT2021
35Artemiev, Vladislav2704Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
36Nakamura, Hikaru2736Artemiev, Vladislav27041/2-1/ INT2021
37Artemiev, Vladislav2704Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
38Nakamura, Hikaru2736Artemiev, Vladislav27041/2-1/ INT2021
39Artemiev, Vladislav2704Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
40Nakamura, Hikaru2736Ju, INT2021
41Iturrizaga Bonelli, Eduardo2607Nakamura, INT2021
42Nakamura, Hikaru2736Tari, INT2021
43Aronian, Levon2782Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
44Nakamura, Hikaru2736So, Wesley27721/2-1/ INT2021
45Firouzja, Alireza2759Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
46Nakamura, Hikaru2736Van Foreest, Jorden26881/2-1/ INT2021
47Adhiban, Baskaran2660Nakamura, INT2021
48Nakamura, Hikaru2736Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27821/2-1/ INT2021
49Le, Quang Liem2709Nakamura, Hikaru27361/2-1/ INT2021
50Nakamura, Hikaru2736Koneru, Humpy25861/2-1/ INT2021