Hikaru Nakamura
Name: Hikaru Nakamura
Federation:  United States
Sex:  Male
Born: 1987
 FIDE ID: 2016192 FIDE Profile
Title: Grand Master
ELO Classic: 2736
ELO Rapid: 2829
ELO Blitz: 2900
Years: 1997 - 2021
Total Games: 3029
Wins: 1215 (40.11 %)
Draws: 1280 (42.26 %)
Losses: 534 (17.63 %)
Score: 61.24 %

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
NIC Classic KO 2021 04/27/2021 2768  
NIC Classic Prelim 2021 04/24/2021 2728  
Magnus Carlsen Inv KO 03/16/2021 2777  
Magnus Carlsen Inv Prelim 03/13/2021 2744  

Hikaru Nakamura Repertoire with White pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
A45 Queen's pawn game 54 games
A05 Reti opening 45 games
C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence 42 games
A06 Reti opening 41 games

Hikaru Nakamura Repertoire with Black pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
D37 Queen's Gambit Declined, 4.Nf3 109 games
C67 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence, open variation 82 games
C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence 44 games
B90 Sicilian, Najdorf 37 games

Games played by Hikaru Nakamura

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White ELO W Black ELO B Result Moves ECO Date Tournament View
Mamedyarov, S 2770 Nakamura, H 2736 1-0 61 E21 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Mamedyarov, S 2770 Nakamura, H 2736 1-0 35 B06 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Mamedyarov, S 2770 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 43 C67 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Mamedyarov, S 2770 Nakamura, H 2736 0-1 54 A07 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Mamedyarov, S 2770 0-1 42 C80 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Mamedyarov, S 2770 ½-½ 41 C80 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Mamedyarov, S 2770 Nakamura, H 2736 1-0 33 E21 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Mamedyarov, S 2770 1-0 67 B11 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Mamedyarov, S 2770 Nakamura, H 2736 0-1 33 E21 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Mamedyarov, S 2770 1-0 43 B11 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Le, Q 2709 ½-½ 59 E34 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Le, Q 2709 Nakamura, H 2736 0-1 51 D37 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Le, Q 2709 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 90 E32 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Le, Q 2709 ½-½ 41 E34 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Le, Q 2709 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 48 D37 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Le, Q 2709 1-0 48 D31 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Le, Q 2709 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 43 D37 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Praggnanandhaa R, 2608 ½-½ 56 A08 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Duda, J 2729 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 66 D57 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Jones, G 2670 1-0 49 B76 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
So, W 2770 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 6 C20 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Firouzja, A 2759 ½-½ 14 C67 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Carlsen, M 2847 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 57 C53 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Aronian, L 2781 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 56 D02 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Christiansen, J 2618 1-0 41 C00 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Radjabov, T 2765 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 19 D37 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Tari, A 2639 1-0 47 E04 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Le, Q 2709 ½-½ 93 D31 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Vidit, S 2726 ½-½ 54 A05 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Dominguez Perez, L 2758 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 14 C67 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Karjakin, S 2757 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 14 C67 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Mamedyarov, S 2770 1-0 44 C80 2021 NIC Classic Prelim 2021
Carlsen, M 2847 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 43 B22 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Carlsen, M 2847 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 24 C53 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Carlsen, M 2847 0-1 39 D31 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Carlsen, M 2847 1-0 49 E35 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Carlsen, M 2847 ½-½ 38 C65 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Carlsen, M 2847 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 65 E32 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Carlsen, M 2847 0-1 37 D11 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Carlsen, M 2847 Nakamura, H 2736 1-0 90 C53 2021 NIC Classic KO 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Nepomniachtchi, I 2789 0-1 28 B47 2021 Magnus Carlsen Inv KO
Nepomniachtchi, I 2789 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 80 C70 2021 Magnus Carlsen Inv KO
Nepomniachtchi, I 2789 Nakamura, H 2736 1-0 39 C53 2021 Magnus Carlsen Inv KO
Nakamura, H 2736 Nepomniachtchi, I 2789 ½-½ 44 B46 2021 Magnus Carlsen Inv KO
Nakamura, H 2736 Nepomniachtchi, I 2789 1-0 46 B90 2021 Magnus Carlsen Inv KO
Nepomniachtchi, I 2789 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 54 C67 2021 Magnus Carlsen Inv KO
Nepomniachtchi, I 2789 Nakamura, H 2736 1-0 23 C67 2021 Magnus Carlsen Inv KO
Vachier Lagrave, M 2758 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 14 C67 2021 Magnus Carlsen Inv Prelim
Nakamura, H 2736 Giri, A 2776 ½-½ 14 C67 2021 Magnus Carlsen Inv Prelim
Nakamura, H 2736 Firouzja, A 2759 ½-½ 14 C67 2021 Magnus Carlsen Inv Prelim
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