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Name: Hikaru Nakamura
Federation:  United States
Sex:  Male
Born: 1987
 FIDE ID: 2016192 FIDE Profile
Title: Grand Master
ELO Classic: 2788
ELO Rapid: 2746
ELO Blitz: 2871
Years: 1997 - 2024
Total Games: 3316
Wins: 1318 (39.75 %)
Draws: 1424 (42.94 %)
Losses: 574 (17.31 %)
Score: 61.22 %

Hikaru Nakamura

Bio

Hikaru Nakamura was born in Osaka (on December 9, 1987), in the city of Hirakata. When he was two years old, he moved with his parents to the United States. He started playing chess at the age of five and was trained by his stepfather, FIDE master Sunil Weeramantry. At age 10 he achieved the title of chess master from the United States Chess Federation, the youngest American to achieve the title. In 2003, at the age of 15, he obtained the title of Grandmaster, 3 months before Bobby Fischer's record.

He won his first U.S. Chess Championship in 2005, among the outstanding players of the tournament were Gata Kamsky and Alexander Stripunsky. He won this tournament four more times: 2009, 2012, 2015, and the last in 2019. He brilliantly won the Tata Steel tournament in 2011, with 9 of 13 points against top players like Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. The same year he was trained by former world champion Garry Kasparov who had already trained Magnus Carlsen. He was the winner of the London Chess Classic in 2013 and the Zurich Chess Challenge in 2015 beating Viswanathan Anand. As the second board, he participated in the 42nd Olympiad in 2016, winning the gold medal for his country. He won the Gibraltar Chess Festival in 2016 beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in tie-breaks, and in 2017 by beating David Antón Guijarro in tie-breaks. In 2018, he won the London Chess Classic super tournament beating Fabiano Caruana with a score of 18-10, and in the final beating Maxime Vachier-Lagrave with a score of 15-13. This win contributed to obtain the Grand Chess Tour 2018.

Last tournaments played

Tournament Date Elo Avg. Country
Bundesliga 2023-24 10/21/2023 2570  Germany
CCT Final Survival Loser 12/12/2023 2749  Canada
CCT Final Playoff 2023 12/09/2023 2744  Canada
FIDE Grand Swiss 2023 10/25/2023 2637  

Hikaru Nakamura Repertoire with White pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
A45 Queen's pawn game 59 games
A05 Reti opening 53 games
C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence 51 games
A06 Reti opening 49 games

Hikaru Nakamura Repertoire with Black pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
D37 Queen's Gambit Declined, 4.Nf3 117 games
C67 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence, open variation 100 games
C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence 53 games
C50 King's pawn game 42 games

Games played by Hikaru Nakamura

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White ELO W Black ELO B Result Moves ECO Date Tournament View
Abasov, N 2679 Nakamura, H 2780 0-1 69 D30 2024 Bundesliga 2023-24
Nakamura, H 2780 Anand, V 2754 ½-½ 55 C47 2024 Bundesliga 2023-24
Bluebaum, M 2668 Nakamura, H 2780 ½-½ 23 D30 2024 Bundesliga 2023-24
Abdusattorov, N 2727 Nakamura, H 2788 ½-½ 56 C43 2023 CCT Final Survival Loser
Nakamura, H 2788 Vachier Lagrave, M 2731 1-0 30 B21 2023 CCT Final Survival Loser
Nakamura, H 2788 Lazavik, D 2566 1-0 58 C24 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Vachier Lagrave, M 2731 Nakamura, H 2788 ½-½ 59 C42 2023 CCT Final Survival Loser
Nakamura, H 2788 Abdusattorov, N 2727 ½-½ 31 C77 2023 CCT Final Survival Loser
Vachier Lagrave, M 2731 Nakamura, H 2788 1-0 65 B30 2023 CCT Final Survival Loser
Nakamura, H 2788 Abdusattorov, N 2727 ½-½ 63 C77 2023 CCT Final Survival Loser
Lazavik, D 2566 Nakamura, H 2788 0-1 57 E47 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Abdusattorov, N 2727 Nakamura, H 2788 0-1 38 B32 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Nakamura, H 2788 Caruana, F 2794 ½-½ 92 A45 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Caruana, F 2794 Nakamura, H 2788 ½-½ 55 B30 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Caruana, F 2794 Nakamura, H 2788 1-0 52 B30 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Nakamura, H 2788 Abdusattorov, N 2727 0-1 51 D00 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Abdusattorov, N 2727 Nakamura, H 2788 1-0 72 B32 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Nakamura, H 2788 Carlsen, M 2830 ½-½ 31 A45 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Firouzja, A 2763 Nakamura, H 2788 0-1 44 C42 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Carlsen, M 2830 Nakamura, H 2788 ½-½ 35 D06 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Nakamura, H 2788 Firouzja, A 2763 1-0 52 D00 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Carlsen, M 2830 Nakamura, H 2788 1-0 51 C42 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Vachier Lagrave, M 2731 Nakamura, H 2788 1-0 59 C42 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Vachier Lagrave, M 2731 Nakamura, H 2788 ½-½ 17 C42 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Nakamura, H 2788 Vachier Lagrave, M 2731 ½-½ 69 A45 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Nakamura, H 2788 So, W 2752 0-1 74 A45 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
So, W 2752 Nakamura, H 2788 ½-½ 45 A65 2023 CCT Final Playoff 2023
Esipenko, A 2683 Nakamura, H 2780 ½-½ 27 B27 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023
Nakamura, H 2780 Sarana, A 2682 1-0 70 E10 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023
Tabatabaei, M 2685 Nakamura, H 2780 0-1 44 D30 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023
Nakamura, H 2780 Aryan Chopra, 2634 1-0 49 D45 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023
Sadhwani, R 2641 Nakamura, H 2780 ½-½ 25 B22 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023
Nakamura, H 2780 Svane, R 2646 ½-½ 47 C50 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss 2023
Narayanan.S.L, 2651 Nakamura, H 2780 ½-½ 39 E16 2023 Qatar Masters Open 2023
Nakamura, H 2780 Pranav, V 2579 1-0 39 E12 2023 Qatar Masters Open 2023
Maghsoodloo, P 2707 Nakamura, H 2780 ½-½ 30 D32 2023 Qatar Masters Open 2023
Nakamura, H 2780 Paravyan, D 2599 ½-½ 38 D41 2023 Qatar Masters Open 2023
Sindarov, J 2658 Nakamura, H 2780 ½-½ 30 B35 2023 Qatar Masters Open 2023
Nakamura, H 2780 Kevlishvili, R 2521 1-0 50 C53 2023 Qatar Masters Open 2023
Vokhidov, S 2578 Nakamura, H 2780 ½-½ 38 B30 2023 Qatar Masters Open 2023