Nakamura, Hikaru Age 31


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#15 (active)
United States
#4 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2853 World #2 (active)
2902 World #3 (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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Recent Games (Find more games)

#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Topalov, Veselin2749Nakamura, Hikaru28531-047C65Riga2019
2Nakamura, Hikaru2853Topalov, Veselin27491/2-1/250A05Riga2019
3Topalov, Veselin2740Nakamura, Hikaru27541/2-1/225C53Riga2019
4Nakamura, Hikaru2754Topalov, Veselin27401/2-1/239C88Riga2019
5Nakamura, Hikaru2754Anand, Viswanathan27671/2-1/242E35Zagreb2019
6Giri, Anish2779Nakamura, Hikaru27541/2-1/239C67Zagreb2019
7Nakamura, Hikaru2754Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime27791/2-1/243B51Zagreb2019
8So, Wesley2754Nakamura, Hikaru27541-055C67Zagreb2019
9Nakamura, Hikaru2754Aronian, Levon27521/2-1/231C65Zagreb2019
10Carlsen, Magnus2875Nakamura, Hikaru27541-043E10Zagreb2019
11Nakamura, Hikaru2754Nepomniachtchi, Ian27751/2-1/265D85Zagreb2019
12Ding, Liren2805Nakamura, Hikaru27541/2-1/245D26Zagreb2019
13Karjakin, Sergey2748Nakamura, Hikaru27541/2-1/278E10Zagreb2019
14Nakamura, Hikaru2754Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27741/2-1/225D85Zagreb2019
15Caruana, Fabiano2819Nakamura, Hikaru27541-040E10Zagreb2019
16Grischuk, Alexander2772Nakamura, Hikaru27611-054E10Moscow2019
17Nakamura, Hikaru2761Grischuk, Alexander27721/2-1/235C55Moscow2019
18Nakamura, Hikaru2824Dubov, Daniil27791/2-1/248A20Moscow2019
19Dubov, Daniil2779Nakamura, Hikaru28240-179A29Moscow2019
20Dubov, Daniil2690Nakamura, Hikaru27611/2-1/232E10Moscow2019
21Nakamura, Hikaru2761Dubov, Daniil26901/2-1/228A16Moscow2019
22Radjabov, Teimour2738Nakamura, Hikaru28241/2-1/230E10Moscow2019
23Nakamura, Hikaru2824Radjabov, Teimour27381-041E10Moscow2019
24Nakamura, Hikaru2761Radjabov, Teimour27591/2-1/214E10Moscow2019
25Radjabov, Teimour2759Nakamura, Hikaru27611/2-1/212A05Moscow2019
26Nakamura, Hikaru2934Carlsen, Magnus29540-145D30Abidjan2019
27So, Wesley2744Nakamura, Hikaru29340-154A16Abidjan2019
28Nakamura, Hikaru2934Nepomniachtchi, Ian27781-086C60Abidjan2019
29Karjakin, Sergey2816Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/272A16Abidjan2019
30Nakamura, Hikaru2934Topalov, Veselin26821-055A06Abidjan2019
31Ding, Liren2773Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/222E10Abidjan2019
32Nakamura, Hikaru2934Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime29331-039B23Abidjan2019
33Amin, Bassem2662Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/240B01Abidjan2019
34Wei, Yi2641Nakamura, Hikaru29340-183E01Abidjan2019
35Carlsen, Magnus2954Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/245C47Abidjan2019
36Nakamura, Hikaru2934So, Wesley27441-049A06Abidjan2019
37Nepomniachtchi, Ian2778Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/253E10Abidjan2019
38Nakamura, Hikaru2934Karjakin, Sergey28161/2-1/293C65Abidjan2019
39Topalov, Veselin2682Nakamura, Hikaru29341/2-1/256A20Abidjan2019
40Nakamura, Hikaru2934Ding, Liren27731-048A06Abidjan2019
41Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2933Nakamura, Hikaru29341-098C67Abidjan2019
42Nakamura, Hikaru2934Amin, Bassem26620-147A05Abidjan2019
43Nakamura, Hikaru2934Wei, Yi26411/2-1/255C42Abidjan2019
44Nepomniachtchi, Ian2785Nakamura, Hikaru28240-140A29Abidjan2019
45Nakamura, Hikaru2824So, Wesley28011/2-1/259C65Abidjan2019
46Wei, Yi2698Nakamura, Hikaru28241/2-1/241A06Abidjan2019
47Nakamura, Hikaru2824Ding, Liren27601-038C88Abidjan2019
48Amin, Bassem2617Nakamura, Hikaru28241-085B40Abidjan2019
49Nakamura, Hikaru2824Topalov, Veselin27811-044A06Abidjan2019
50Carlsen, Magnus2869Nakamura, Hikaru28241/2-1/232A18Abidjan2019