Name: Hikaru Nakamura
Federation:  United States
Sex:  Male
Born: 1987
 FIDE ID: 2016192 FIDE Profile
Title: Grand Master
ELO Classic: 2736
ELO Rapid: 2823
ELO Blitz: 2871
Years: 1997 - 2021
Total Games: 3107
Wins: 1241 (39.94 %)
Draws: 1325 (42.65 %)
Losses: 541 (17.41 %)
Score: 61.26 %

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 Championships 2021 12/29/2021 2571  Poland
World Rapid Championships 2021 12/26/2021 2581  Poland
Saint Louis Blitz 2021 08/14/2021 2746  United States

Hikaru Nakamura Repertoire with White pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
A45 Queen's pawn game 54 games
A05 Reti opening 48 games
C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence 46 games
A06 Reti opening 42 games

Hikaru Nakamura Repertoire with Black pieces (most played)

ECO Opening Games
D37 Queen's Gambit Declined, 4.Nf3 113 games
C67 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence, open variation 89 games
C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin defence 44 games
C53 Giuoco Piano 38 games

Games played by Hikaru Nakamura

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White ELO W Black ELO B Result Moves ECO Date Tournament View
Dubov, D 2720 Nakamura, H 2736 1-0 1 B00 2021 World Blitz Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Sindarov, J 2609 1-0 58 A56 2021 World Blitz Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Michalik, P 2568 1-0 34 A05 2021 World Blitz Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Durarbayli, V 2615 1-0 32 A05 2021 World Blitz Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Grischuk, A 2764 ½-½ 96 E32 2021 World Blitz Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Vokhidov, S 2536 ½-½ 66 A06 2021 World Blitz Championships 2021
Sychev, K 2550 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 59 E20 2021 World Blitz Championships 2021
Onyshchuk, V 2620 Nakamura, H 2736 0-1 37 C53 2021 World Blitz Championships 2021
Kadric, D 2572 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 47 C53 2021 World Blitz Championships 2021
Harikrishna, P 2717 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 50 C76 2021 World Blitz Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Berchtenbreiter, M 2506 ½-½ 74 A50 2021 World Blitz Championships 2021
Czarnota, P 2502 Nakamura, H 2736 0-1 57 B06 2021 World Blitz Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Puranik, A 2604 ½-½ 57 A05 2021 World Blitz Championships 2021
Nepomniachtchi, I 2782 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 14 C67 2021 World Rapid Championships 2021
Firouzja, A 2804 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 50 C53 2021 World Rapid Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Carlsen, M 2856 ½-½ 66 D37 2021 World Rapid Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Hovhannisyan, R 2643 1-0 74 D73 2021 World Rapid Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Predke, A 2682 1-0 64 C88 2021 World Rapid Championships 2021
Alekseenko, K 2702 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 45 C72 2021 World Rapid Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Fedoseev, V 2704 1-0 52 E35 2021 World Rapid Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Anton Guijarro, D 2693 ½-½ 28 D31 2021 World Rapid Championships 2021
Donchenko, A 2636 Nakamura, H 2736 0-1 83 A20 2021 World Rapid Championships 2021
Volokitin, A 2677 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 33 C67 2021 World Rapid Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Van Foreest, J 2702 ½-½ 73 E32 2021 World Rapid Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Maghsoodloo, P 2701 1-0 54 D31 2021 World Rapid Championships 2021
Halkias, S 2527 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 17 E06 2021 World Rapid Championships 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Rapport, R 2763 ½-½ 26 E32 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
So, W 2772 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 14 C67 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Caruana, F 2806 1-0 60 B10 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
Le, Q 2709 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 64 C70 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Shankland, S 2709 ½-½ 72 B52 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Svidler, P 2714 ½-½ 84 C88 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
Dominguez Perez, L 2758 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 59 C60 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
Xiong, J 2710 Nakamura, H 2736 0-1 53 C67 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Mamedyarov, S 2782 1-0 46 B40 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
Shankland, S 2709 Nakamura, H 2736 0-1 65 D37 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Dominguez Perez, L 2758 ½-½ 59 C65 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
Rapport, R 2763 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 22 E32 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
Svidler, P 2714 Nakamura, H 2736 ½-½ 44 C53 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
Nakamura, H 2736 Xiong, J 2710 1-0 32 D32 2021 Saint Louis Blitz 2021
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