Nakamura, Hikaru Age 31


Live Rating
FIDE Rating
#21 (active)
United States
#4 (active)
2816 - 01 Oct 2015
2812 World #4 (active)
2871 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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Recent Games (Find more games)

#White PlayerRatingBlack PlayerRatingResultMovesECOSiteYear 
1Topalov, Veselin2736Nakamura, Hikaru27411/2-1/225D20Hamburg2019
2Nakamura, Hikaru2741Topalov, Veselin27360-166C65Hamburg2019
3Nakamura, Hikaru2745Caruana, Fabiano28121/2-1/231C42Douglas2019
4Nakamura, Hikaru2745Aronian, Levon27581/2-1/231C65Douglas2019
5Kovalev, Vladislav2661Nakamura, Hikaru27450-131B31Douglas2019
6Nakamura, Hikaru2745Melkumyan, Hrant26501-043C88Douglas2019
7Adhiban, Baskaran2639Nakamura, Hikaru27451/2-1/230D26Douglas2019
8Nakamura, Hikaru2745Riazantsev, Alexander26451-032B19Douglas2019
9Papaioannou, Ioannis2645Nakamura, Hikaru27451/2-1/217E04Douglas2019
10Nakamura, Hikaru2745Mamedov, Rauf26451/2-1/230B31Douglas2019
11Demchenko, Anton2655Nakamura, Hikaru27451/2-1/221D02Douglas2019
12Nakamura, Hikaru2745Bachmann, Axel26291-031D26Douglas2019
13Parligras, Mircea Emilian2629Nakamura, Hikaru27451/2-1/235D20Douglas2019
14Nakamura, Hikaru2745Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter26561/2-1/230C42Khanty-Mansiysk2019
15Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter2656Nakamura, Hikaru27451-030A05Khanty-Mansiysk2019
16Nakamura, Hikaru2807Bellahcene,Bilel24701-047A05Khanty-Mansiysk2019
17Bellahcene,Bilel2470Nakamura, Hikaru28070-187C67Khanty-Mansiysk2019
18Bellahcene,Bilel2540Nakamura, Hikaru27451/2-1/216B15Khanty-Mansiysk2019
19Nakamura, Hikaru2745Bellahcene,Bilel25401/2-1/238E04Khanty-Mansiysk2019
20Anand, Viswanathan2756Nakamura, Hikaru27431/2-1/226C67Saint Louis2019
21Nakamura, Hikaru2743Giri, Anish27791/2-1/223E10Saint Louis2019
22Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2778Nakamura, Hikaru27431/2-1/259B10Saint Louis2019
23Nakamura, Hikaru2743So, Wesley27761/2-1/229E10Saint Louis2019
24Aronian, Levon2765Nakamura, Hikaru27431/2-1/240B92Saint Louis2019
25Nakamura, Hikaru2743Carlsen, Magnus28821/2-1/230B31Saint Louis2019
26Nepomniachtchi, Ian2774Nakamura, Hikaru27431-069E10Saint Louis2019
27Nakamura, Hikaru2743Ding, Liren28051/2-1/247C88Saint Louis2019
28Nakamura, Hikaru2743Karjakin, Sergey27501/2-1/2104E10Saint Louis2019
29Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2764Nakamura, Hikaru27431/2-1/244E10Saint Louis2019
30Nakamura, Hikaru2743Caruana, Fabiano28181/2-1/243C80Saint Louis2019
31Nakamura, Hikaru2902Dubov, Daniil26421-038A13Paris2019
32Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar2778Nakamura, Hikaru29021-063E10Paris2019
33Nakamura, Hikaru2902Duda, Jan Krzysztof27781/2-1/272B29Paris2019
34Anand, Viswanathan2730Nakamura, Hikaru29021-084A00Paris2019
35Nakamura, Hikaru2902Giri, Anish27701-038B50Paris2019
36Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime2948Nakamura, Hikaru29021-046A00Paris2019
37Nepomniachtchi, Ian2815Nakamura, Hikaru29021/2-1/247C50Paris2019
38Nakamura, Hikaru2902Caruana, Fabiano27721-069C78Paris2019
39Grischuk, Alexander2733Nakamura, Hikaru29021-081E10Paris2019
40Dubov, Daniil2642Nakamura, Hikaru29020-164E10Paris2019
41Nakamura, Hikaru2902Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar27781-055D85Paris2019
42Duda, Jan Krzysztof2778Nakamura, Hikaru29020-134A45Paris2019
43Nakamura, Hikaru2902Anand, Viswanathan27301/2-1/231A05Paris2019
44Giri, Anish2770Nakamura, Hikaru29021/2-1/247B01Paris2019
45Nakamura, Hikaru2902Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime29481-059B50Paris2019
46Nakamura, Hikaru2902Nepomniachtchi, Ian28151/2-1/233D85Paris2019
47Caruana, Fabiano2772Nakamura, Hikaru29021-041B01Paris2019
48Nakamura, Hikaru2902Grischuk, Alexander27331-081A06Paris2019
49Giri, Anish2769Nakamura, Hikaru28531/2-1/222C67Paris2019
50Nakamura, Hikaru2853Nepomniachtchi, Ian27570-193D85Paris2019