Nakamura, Hikaru Age 35


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#6 (active)
United States
#1 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2750 World #10 (active)
2879 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 
1Nakamura, Hikaru2750So, Wesley27801-019A06Saint Louis2023
2So, Wesley2780Nakamura, Hikaru27501/2-1/279C55Saint Louis2023
3So, Wesley2780Nakamura, Hikaru27501/2-1/256C67Saint Louis2023
4Nakamura, Hikaru2768So, Wesley27611/2-1/266A06Saint Louis2023
5Nakamura, Hikaru2750So, Wesley27800-163E46Saint Louis2023
6So, Wesley2761Nakamura, Hikaru27681/2-1/237E32Saint Louis2023
7So, Wesley2780Nakamura, Hikaru27501-066C65Saint Louis2023
8Nakamura, Hikaru2768So, Wesley27611/2-1/249A28Saint Louis2023
9Nakamura, Hikaru2768So, Wesley27611-041B06Saint Louis2023
10So, Wesley2739Nakamura, Hikaru28790-132B30Saint Louis2023
11Nakamura, Hikaru2768So, Wesley27611/2-1/241E32Saint Louis2023
12Nakamura, Hikaru2750So, Wesley27800-152B06Saint Louis2023
13So, Wesley2780Nakamura, Hikaru27500-1103B30Saint Louis2023
14Nakamura, Hikaru2768So, Wesley27611/2-1/234C65Saint Louis2023
15Dominguez Perez, Leinier2743Nakamura, Hikaru27680-149B33Saint Louis2023
16Nakamura, Hikaru2768Dominguez Perez, Leinier27431/2-1/252C42Saint Louis2023
17Sevian, Samuel2687Nakamura, Hikaru27681/2-1/244E10Saint Louis2023
18Nakamura, Hikaru2768Sevian, Samuel26871-052C77Saint Louis2023
19Nakamura, Hikaru2909Harikrishna, Pentala26171/2-1/2167A20Almaty2022
20Keymer, Vincent2600Nakamura, Hikaru29090-164A05Almaty2022
21Nakamura, Hikaru2909Shimanov, Aleksandr26051/2-1/246B01Almaty2022
22Sarana, Alexey2708Nakamura, Hikaru29091-085A50Almaty2022
23Andreikin, Dmitry2735Nakamura, Hikaru29090-143A05Almaty2022
24Nakamura, Hikaru2909Grischuk, Alexander27631-039C07Almaty2022
25Nakamura, Hikaru2909Artemiev, Vladislav28030-153C24Almaty2022
26Nepomniachtchi, Ian2782Nakamura, Hikaru29091/2-1/217C65Almaty2022
27Rapport, Richard2654Nakamura, Hikaru29091/2-1/213C67Almaty2022
28Nakamura, Hikaru2909Fedoseev, Vladimir27331-030C24Almaty2022
29Martirosyan, Haik M.2745Nakamura, Hikaru29090-153A50Almaty2022
30Nakamura, Hikaru2909Duda, Jan Krzysztof27731/2-1/267C65Almaty2022
31Dubov, Daniil2792Nakamura, Hikaru29091/2-1/212C47Almaty2022
32Nakamura, Hikaru2909Carlsen, Magnus28301/2-1/221D41Almaty2022
33Yu, Yangyi2807Nakamura, Hikaru29090-154B06Almaty2022
34Nakamura, Hikaru2909Caruana, Fabiano28471-038A20Almaty2022
35Giri, Anish2792Nakamura, Hikaru29091/2-1/218E10Almaty2022
36Nakamura, Hikaru2909Nihal, Sarin27021-062C24Almaty2022
37Andriasian, Zaven2625Nakamura, Hikaru29090-147C55Almaty2022
38Nakamura, Hikaru2909Yudin, Sergei25991-035B07Almaty2022
39Yakubboev, Nodirbek2560Nakamura, Hikaru29090-121A85Almaty2022
40Durarbayli, Vasif2513Nakamura, Hikaru27951/2-1/213C72Almaty2022
41Nakamura, Hikaru2795Quparadze, Giga25381/2-1/260A45Almaty2022
42Suleymanli, Aydin2448Nakamura, Hikaru27951/2-1/245E71Almaty2022
43Nakamura, Hikaru2795Indjic, Aleksandar25471/2-1/2114E46Almaty2022
44Sargsyan, Shant2561Nakamura, Hikaru27951/2-1/245E10Almaty2022
45Nakamura, Hikaru2795Murzin, Volodar25341/2-1/260B11Almaty2022
46Savchenko, Boris2592Nakamura, Hikaru27951/2-1/250A08Almaty2022
47Nakamura, Hikaru2795Predke, Alexandr25841/2-1/248B40Almaty2022
48Donchenko, Alexander2597Nakamura, Hikaru27951/2-1/248A16Almaty2022
49Nakamura, Hikaru2795Amin, Bassem25671-055E90Almaty2022
50Petrov, Nikita2519Nakamura, Hikaru27950-155E49Almaty2022