Name: Hikaru Nakamura
Federation:  United States
Sex:  Male
Born: 1987
 FIDE ID: 2016192 FIDE Profile
Title: Grand Master
ELO Classic: 2768
ELO Rapid: 2750
ELO Blitz: 2871
Years: 1997 - 2022
Total Games: 3217
Wins: 1285 (39.94 %)
Draws: 1375 (42.74 %)
Losses: 557 (17.31 %)
Score: 61.31 %

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
World Blitz 2022 12/29/2022 2543  Kazakhstan
World Rapid 2022 12/26/2022 2540  Kazakhstan
Tata Steel India Rapid 11/29/2022 2719  India

Hikaru Nakamura Repertoire with White pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
A45 Queen's pawn game 55 games
A05 Reti opening 53 games
C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence 50 games
A06 Reti opening 45 games

Hikaru Nakamura Repertoire with Black pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
D37 Queen's Gambit Declined, 4.Nf3 116 games
C67 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence, open variation 95 games
C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence 51 games
C50 King's pawn game 39 games

Games played by Hikaru Nakamura

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White ELO W Black ELO B Result Moves ECO Date Tournament View
Rapport, R 2740 Nakamura, H 2768 ½-½ 13 C67 2022 World Blitz 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Harikrishna, P 2705 ½-½ 179 A20 2022 World Blitz 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Shimanov, A 2581 ½-½ 46 B01 2022 World Blitz 2022
Nepomniachtchi, I 2793 Nakamura, H 2768 ½-½ 17 C65 2022 World Blitz 2022
Andreikin, D 2729 Nakamura, H 2768 0-1 43 A15 2022 World Blitz 2022
Keymer, V 2696 Nakamura, H 2768 0-1 64 A15 2022 World Blitz 2022
Sarana, A 2668 Nakamura, H 2768 1-0 85 A50 2022 World Blitz 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Artemiev, V 2701 0-1 53 C24 2022 World Blitz 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Grischuk, A 2745 1-0 39 C07 2022 World Blitz 2022
Martirosyan, H 2682 Nakamura, H 2768 0-1 53 A50 2022 World Blitz 2022
Dubov, D 2708 Nakamura, H 2768 ½-½ 12 C47 2022 World Blitz 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Nihal Sarin, 2670 1-0 62 C24 2022 World Blitz 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Caruana, F 2766 1-0 38 A20 2022 World Blitz 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Fedoseev, V 2688 1-0 30 C24 2022 World Blitz 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Carlsen, M 2859 ½-½ 21 D41 2022 World Blitz 2022
Yu, Y 2728 Nakamura, H 2768 0-1 54 B06 2022 World Blitz 2022
Giri, A 2764 Nakamura, H 2768 ½-½ 18 D37 2022 World Blitz 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Duda, J 2729 ½-½ 67 C65 2022 World Blitz 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Yudin, S 2469 1-0 35 C41 2022 World Blitz 2022
Yakubboev, N 2647 Nakamura, H 2768 0-1 21 A85 2022 World Blitz 2022
Andriasian, Z 2580 Nakamura, H 2768 0-1 47 C50 2022 World Blitz 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Indjic, A 2636 ½-½ 114 E46 2022 World Rapid 2022
Durarbayli, V 2612 Nakamura, H 2768 ½-½ 13 C72 2022 World Rapid 2022
Suleymanli, A 2543 Nakamura, H 2768 ½-½ 45 E71 2022 World Rapid 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Quparadze, G 2470 ½-½ 60 A45 2022 World Rapid 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Murzin, V 2561 ½-½ 59 B11 2022 World Rapid 2022
Savchenko, B 2552 Nakamura, H 2768 ½-½ 50 A08 2022 World Rapid 2022
Sargsyan, S 2645 Nakamura, H 2768 ½-½ 44 E10 2022 World Rapid 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Predke, A 2684 ½-½ 48 B40 2022 World Rapid 2022
Tabatabaei, M 2660 Nakamura, H 2768 ½-½ 54 E47 2022 World Rapid 2022
Donchenko, A 2636 Nakamura, H 2768 ½-½ 48 A28 2022 World Rapid 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Amin, B 2682 1-0 55 E90 2022 World Rapid 2022
Petrov, N 2537 Nakamura, H 2768 0-1 55 E49 2022 World Rapid 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Kovalev, V 2623 ½-½ 34 C88 2022 World Rapid 2022
Nakamura, H 2768 Mamedyarov, S 2741 1-0 47 A05 2022 Tata Steel India Rapid
Nakamura, H 2768 Maghsoodloo, P 2720 1-0 69 E46 2022 Tata Steel India Rapid
Vidit, S 2724 Nakamura, H 2768 ½-½ 27 C50 2022 Tata Steel India Rapid
Nihal Sarin, 2670 Nakamura, H 2768 ½-½ 28 A28 2022 Tata Steel India Rapid
Abdusattorov, N 2713 Nakamura, H 2768 1-0 84 C65 2022 Tata Steel India Rapid
Nakamura, H 2768 So, W 2760 0-1 90 D35 2022 Tata Steel India Rapid
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