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Hikaru Nakamura
Number of games in database: 1,403
Years covered: 1995 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2814 (2850 rapid, 2887 blitz)
Overall record: +439 -181 =411 (62.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      372 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (107) 
    B90 B42 B30 B23 B33
 Queen's Pawn Game (58) 
    A45 D00 E00 A50 E10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (39) 
    D31 D37 D38 D30 D35
 French Defense (36) 
    C02 C11 C10 C16 C00
 Nimzo Indian (35) 
    E32 E21 E44 E46 E20
 Grunfeld (35) 
    D85 D91 D70 D86 D97
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (153) 
    B90 B30 B92 B76 B42
 King's Indian (78) 
    E97 E90 E92 E63 E94
 Sicilian Najdorf (48) 
    B90 B92 B99 B94 B96
 Ruy Lopez (45) 
    C67 C78 C65 C80 C60
 French Defense (41) 
    C11 C03 C12 C10 C04
 Queen's Pawn Game (33) 
    A45 A41 D02 A40 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Krasenkow vs Nakamura, 2007 0-1
   Gelfand vs Nakamura, 2010 0-1
   Rybka vs Nakamura, 2008 0-1
   Crafty vs Nakamura, 2007 0-1
   W So vs Nakamura, 2015 0-1
   Nakamura vs Kramnik, 2012 1-0
   G Sagalchik vs Nakamura, 2003 0-1
   Nakamura vs Robson, 2012 1-0
   Nakamura vs Van Wely, 2010 1-0
   Anand vs Nakamura, 2011 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corsica Masters (2007)
   Casino de Barcelona (2007)
   Cap d'Agde (2008)
   US Championship (2012)
   Cap d'Agde (2010)
   Tata Steel (2011)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   34th World Open (2006)
   Ordix Open (2009)
   Geneva Chess Masters (2013)
   World Cup (2015)
   5th Gibraltar Chess Festival (2007)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Gibtelecom (2009)

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(born Dec-09-1987, 27 years old) Japan (federation/nationality United States of America)

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Awarded the title of IM in 2001 and that of GM in 2003, Nakamura is reigning US Champion, his prior victories coming in 2004, 2009 and 2012. He is the world's third-ranked player as of April 2015.


Christopher Hikaru Nakamura was born December 9, 1987 in Hirakata in Osaka, Japan, to a Japanese father and an American mother. He is the younger brother of Asuka Nakamura. When he was two years old, he and his mother and brother moved to the United States. He started playing chess when he was seven, coached by his stepfather, Sunil Weeramantry. He was the youngest player in US history to defeat an International Master (Jay R Bonin) in a USCF-rated game (10 years, 0 months), to become a National Master (USCF) (10 years 79 days), to defeat a Grandmaster (Arthur Bisguier) in a USCF-rated game (10 years, 117 days), and to become an IM (13 years 2 months), although most of these records have subsequently been surpassed. In 2003 he became the USA's youngest-ever grandmaster (15 years 2 months and 19 days), a record later broken by Fabiano Caruana and Ray Robson.


<Youth> In 2001 he won the World U14 championship.

<National> When he won the Chessmaster US Championships 2005 (2004) (on tiebreak from Alexander Stripunsky), he was the youngest player to win the US championship since Robert James Fischer. He also won the US Championship (2009) outright by half a point ahead of the joint runners-up Robert Lee Hess and Alexander Onischuk, and the US Championship (2012) outright by a full point ahead of the winner of the 2010 and 2011 events, Gata Kamsky. He won the national title for a fourth time when he took out the US Championships (2015) with 8/11, half a point ahead of the outright runner up Ray Robson.

<World championship cycle> Seeded number 87 and aged 16, Nakamura reached the final 16 in the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004), defeating 46th seed Sergey Volkov, 19th seeded Aleksej Aleksandrov, and 51st seed Alexander Lastin in the preliminary rounds before bowing out to number 3 seed and finalist Michael Adams in the round of 16. He qualified to play in the World Cup (2013) through his rating, and defeated Peruvian WGM Deysi Estela Cori Tello in the first round, Azeri GM Eltaj Safarli in the second round and Indian GM Baskaran Adhiban in the third round, but was eliminated in the Round of 16 (fourth round) by Ukrainian GM Anton Korobov. He qualified by rating to participate in the World Cup (2015), and is doing so although he has already qualified for the Candidates Tournament of 2016 via the Grand Prix series of 2014-15. He defeated Richmond Phiri, Samuel Shankland in the first two rounds, as well as Ian Nepomniachtchi in a third round thriller that Nakamura won in the deciding Armageddon blitz tiebreaker game after the three previous sets of rapid and blitz tiebreakers had been drawn. In the Round of 16 (the fourth round) he won against Michael Adams by 1.5-0.5 but lost to Pavel Eljanov in the quarter final, bowing out of the event.

<Grand Prix Series 2012-2013> He started the Grand Prix series with last at the FIDE Grand Prix London (2012). After bouncing back into contention with outright second in the FIDE Grand Prix Zug (2013), a poor showing at the FIDE Grand Prix Thessaloniki (2013) eliminated him from contention for the top 2 spots that will qualify for the 2014 Candidates Tournament. (1) He did however place 3rd behind Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand in the FIDE Grand Prix Paris (2013) to accumulate 300 GP points and place 6th in the 2012-13 Grand Prix series. Subsequently, his only chance to play in the 2014 Candidates Tournament was to be nominated as the Organizer's wild card once the venue was settled, however this did not eventuate.

<Grand Prix Series 2014-2015> Nakamura competed in the first leg of the series at the FIDE Grand Prix Baku (2014), where he scored 6/11 to place 3rd-7th, half a point behind the joint leaders Caruana and Gelfand. He therefore kicked off with a GP tally of 82 points, representing the even distribution of points applicable to each place from 3rd to 7th. In the second leg of the series, namely the FIDE Grand Prix Tashkent (2014), he placed =2nd and stood in 2nd place overall, excellently situated to take advantage of the opportunity to qualify for the Candidates tournament in 2016. He took full advantage of this in FIDE Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk (2015), when he came =1st to qualify for the Candidates Tournament of 2016.

Standard tournaments

In 2005, he won the 7th Foxwoods Open (2005).

In 2007, he won both the National Open (2007) that was held in Las Vegas and the Casino de Barcelona (2007).

The following year, he beat Bu Xiangzhi in the play-off to win the Gibraltar (2008) Masters Open with 8.0/10.

Nakamura tied for first with Evgeny Najer at the World Open (2009) after taking two last-day byes, each worth half a point and won the Donostia Chess Festival (2009) in tiebreak over Ruslan Ponomariov.

In 2010, he came =4th at Corus (2010), and was equal top scorer in the victorious Rising Stars team in the Rising Stars - Experience (2010) tournament. He scored 5/9 (+1 -0 =8) at the Tal Memorial (2010), placing =4th, and finished the year with =4th place in the London Chess Classic (2010).

Nakamura began 2011 by taking clear first place at the A-Group of the prestigious category 20 Tata Steel (2011) (formerly Corus) with a 9/13 score (+6 -1 =6) and a 2880 performance rating, ahead of a powerful field including the world's top four players: World Champion Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian and former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik. In June 2011, Nakamura placed =3rd in the Bazna King's Tournament (2011), in July he scored 4.5/10 at Dortmund (2011), in August he came =1st in the 2011 US Open Championship with 7.5/9 and in October he came =3rd in the 4th Bilbao Masters (2011) with 5/10. The following month, he suffered a lapse in form at the category 22 Tal Memorial (2011), scoring 3/9 and coming last but recovered to finish 2011 with second place behind Kramnik at the category 20 London Chess Classic (2011), scoring +4 -1 =3 (TPR of 2887).

He started 2012 by coming =2nd (4th on count back) at the Reggio Emilia (2011), half a point behind Anish Giri, and then came =5th at Tata Steel (2012), scoring 7.5/13 (+3 -1 =9). He followed up in April 2012 with 1st at the 6th Annual Grand Pacific Open held in British Columbia. He competed in the Tal Memorial (2012) held in June, scoring 4/9. In July/August 2012, Nakamura placed a solid =3rd at the Biel Chess Festival (2012), but underperformed at the 28th European Club Cup (2012), although in October 2012, he recovered to some extent by winning the 4 player double round robin 16th Unive Tournament (2012) (crown group) with 4.5/6 (+3 -0 =3). Nakamura finished 2012 with a strong 3rd placement in the London Chess Classic (2012) behind Carlsen and Kramnik, adding enough rating points to restore him to the top 10.

2013 started with a modest 7/13 result for outright 6th at the Tata Steel (2013) event. He then followed up in May 2013 with equal 2nd at the Norway Chess Tournament (2013) with 5.5/9, half a point behind Sergey Karjakin and 3rd on tiebreak behind Carlsen; he also placed =2nd with 6/9 at the preliminary Norway Chess Tournament (Blitz) (2013) held to determine the draw for the main tournament, and earned the right to play with the White pieces in 5 games out of 9. In June 2013, he contested the category 22 Tal Memorial (2013), and was outright leader after 6 rounds. However, he lost the last 3 game to place 6th with 4.5/9, winning more games (4) and losing more games (4) than any other player in the tournament. Soon after, he came =3rd in the Houston Open in July 2013. In September he played in the quadrangular double round robin category 22 Sinquefield Cup (2013), and was in contention for first place until the last round, when he drew against Gata Kamsky finishing second with 3.5/6 (+2 -1 =3; TPR 2863) behind Magnus Carlsen.

Nakamura's first event in 2014 was the category 20 Tata Steel (2014) where he scored 5/11 (+2 -3 =6) to shed a few rating points for FIDE's February rating list. He next competed in the category 23 Zurich Chess Challenge (2014) in which he placed 4th with 2/5 after coming agonisingly close to defeating World Champion Magnus Carlsen. He came 2nd with 3.5/5 in the Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid) (2014) which followed the standard time event, to remain in 4th in the overall event with the results of the standard and rapid events combined. In April, he participated in the inaugural Gashimov Memorial (2014), a category XXII 6-player DRR event inaugurated in honor of the late Azeri grandmaster, scoring 5/10 and placing =3rd behind Carlsen and Caruana. At the London Chess Classic (2014), he scored 2.5/5 to place 4th.

Nakamura's start to 2015 was to win the powerful Tradewise Gibraltar (2015) with 8.5/10 (+7 =3), and return a PB on his live rating and his new FIDE rating due in March. Despite cracking the 2800 barrier in the live ratings during the RR category 22 Zurich Chess Challenge (2015) held in February, he placed outright 2nd in the standard portion of the event behind Anand, ahead of Kramnik, Karjakin, Aronian and Caruana respectively. His second place in the Zurich Chess Challenge (Rapid) (2015) with 3/5 made him =1st with Anand in the overall event, but he won an Armageddon tiebreaker with the former World Champion to win first prize. His good form continued at the category 22 Norway Chess (2015) event, where he was undefeated to place =2nd (3rd on a narrow SB tiebreak), behind Topalov and alongside Anand with 6/9 and a TPR of 2900.

Team Events

<Olympiads> Nakamura has represented the U.S. in the Olympiads of 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014, helping his country to the bronze medal in 2006 and 2008. He scored 6/10 during the Chess Olympiad (2010) on top board for the USA and a performance rating of 2741 and 6/9 in the Chess Olympiad (2012), coming in fourth on top board. His overall score in Olympiads is 30.5 points accumulated in 48 games played.

<World Team Championship> Nakamura played board 1 for the USA at the FIDE World Team Championship (2013), winning individual silver and helping his team to 4th place in the event.

<European Club Cup> In October 2013, he played top board for the Italian team O.R. Padova in the European Club Cup (2013), and won individual bronze, his team placing 10th. In September 2013, he played board 2 for the Italian team Obiettivo Risarcimento which also placed 10th.


Nakamura is one of the world's best rapid and blitz players, and the world's best bullet (one-minute) player. He regularly plays on the internet, usually at the ICC where he is the highest rated player (userid <Smallville>), and at Playchess, where he is known as <Star Wars>. He has set many rating records under different categories. In 2008, he challenged and broke blitz king Alexander Grischuk ’s record at ICC of 3737, reaching 3750. Grischuk subsequently challenged Nakamura to a 20 game 3 minutes blitz match, which Nakamura took out convincingly by 14.5-5.5. (2) He also won the first ICC Open in 2011 ahead of over 2000 other contestants. (3)

In 2007, he won the annual Corsica Masters (2007), defeating Rustam Kasimdzhanov in the final. One of the most convincing demonstrations of Nakamura’s ability as a rapid player was when he won the Cap d'Agde (2008), defeating Bu Xiangzhi, Anatoly Karpov and Vassily Ivanchuk in the playoff matches to take first prize in a field that included Carlsen. Nakamura also defeated Carlsen to take out the BNbank Blitz (2009). He was runner-up to Ivanchuk at the Cap d'Agde (2010) in the playoff. He also defeated Rising Stars team mate Anish Giri for the right to play at Amber 2011.

In 2012, Nakamura won the trifecta of silver medals at the SportAccord World Mind Games (Men's Rapid) (2012), the World Mind Games (Men's Blitz) and the World Mind Games (Men's Blindfold) events. He closed out 2013 by winning the London Chess Classic (Knockout) (2013), defeating Gelfand in the final by 1.5-0.5, after qualifying for the final by winning the preliminary London Chess Classic (Group C) (2013).

In June 2014, he competed in both the FIDE World Rapid Championship (2014) and the FIDE World Blitz Championship (2014) that were held in Dubai. In the former, he scored a relatively meager 8.5/15, losing 40 rapid rating points, while he was much more successful in the latter, scoring 16/21, being the runner up by a point behind the winner Magnus Carlsen. His blitz rating skyrocketed to over 2900. Subsequently he competed in the Super Rapidplay Open that was a companion event to the 2014 London Classic (see above), winning the event with an almost perfect score of 9.5/10. He also competed in the London Elite Player Blitz that was the other companion event, and placed =1st with 6/10.

He has authored the book Bullet Chess: One Minute to Mate.


In December 2004, Nakamura played the best-of-six game Karjakin - Nakamura Match (2004) in the "Duelo de los Jovenes Prodigios" (Duel of the Wonder Boys) in Cuernavaca, Estado de Morelos, Mexico, winning 4.5-1.5 (+4 -1 =1). In May 2011 at the St Louis chess club, he won the Nakamura - Ponomariov Match (2011) by 3.5-2.5 (+2 =3 -1). In June 2014, he played for the Cez Trophy Navara - Nakamura Match (2014) in Praha, Czechia, which involved a 4-game standard time match against David Navara. He won the match by 3.5-0.5.

960 Chess

In August 2009, Nakamura defeated Aronian in Mainz, Germany to become the 960 World Champion and remains unchallenged as such.

Ratings and rankings

Nakamura's highest ranking as a Junior (U20) was #3 in April 2004 and 2005. He first broke into the world's top 100 in October 2004 when he was still 16 years old, and has remained in the top 100 continuously since that time. He reached the world's top 10 in January 2011, and has remained in that elite group continuously since January 2013. His peak rating to date was in September 2015 when he reached 2814. Despite this stellar rating, he is still ranked world #4 behind Carlsen, Anand and Topalov respectively.

Sources and references

(1) Wikipedia article: FIDE Grand Prix 2012–2013 (2); (3) Further details are at this post: Hikaru Nakamura; Live rating list:; Wikipedia article: Hikaru Nakamura

Last updated 25 September 2015

 page 1 of 57; games 1-25 of 1,403  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Predescu vs Nakamura 1-064 1995 U.S. National Scholastic Grade 2 ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
2. Nakamura vs J Bonin 1-036 1997 Marshall Chess ClubC02 French, Advance
3. Nakamura vs B Karen 0-152 1997 Nassau FuturityB06 Robatsch
4. L Au vs Nakamura 1-043 1997 Hawaii opB83 Sicilian
5. P MacIntyre vs Nakamura  1-054 1998 US Amateur Team EastA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Bisguier vs Nakamura 0-121 1998 Somerset ACN Action SwissE70 King's Indian
7. Stripunsky vs Nakamura 0-143 1998 Marshall Chess ClubB40 Sicilian
8. B Karen vs Nakamura  0-126 1998 Nassau g/30B23 Sicilian, Closed
9. Nakamura vs I Krush 1-062 1998 Cardoza US opB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
10. Nakamura vs O Adu  1-037 1999 Washington Eastern opB54 Sicilian
11. Nakamura vs G Gaiffe 1-054 1999 U.S. Open (5)B23 Sicilian, Closed
12. Wang Yue vs Nakamura 1-0112 1999 Wch U12A04 Reti Opening
13. S Kriventsov vs Nakamura  1-024 1999 Rated TournamentB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Wojtkiewicz vs Nakamura 1-042 1999 U.S. OpenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. D Moody vs Nakamura 0-120 1999 U.S. OpenB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
16. D Schneider vs Nakamura 0-153 1999 Manhattan CC-chB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
17. S Kriventsov vs Nakamura  1-095 1999 Eastern OpenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
18. Nakamura vs A Aleksandrov  ½-½60 1999 U.S. OpenC47 Four Knights
19. Nakamura vs M Waxman 1-031 1999 Manhattan CC-chC45 Scotch Game
20. A David vs Nakamura  1-025 1999 World opB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
21. Nakamura vs J Fang 0-121 1999 Eastern Class- chB06 Robatsch
22. A Hoffman vs Nakamura 0-135 1999 U.S. Open 99E61 King's Indian
23. Nakamura vs Mulyar 1-056 2000 World OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Robert E Byrne vs Nakamura ½-½22 2000 New York State-chD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
25. Nakamura vs Harikrishna ½-½22 2000 Wch U14C16 French, Winawer
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Sep-26-15  SirRuthless: I'd rather Nakamura play in the world blitz and rapid but FIDE scheduled that during Millionaire chess which is a really lame thing to do.
Sep-26-15  schweigzwang: Do we know which got scheduled first?
Sep-27-15  MeatGrinder: No comments on CNN's report - ?
Sep-27-15  sydbarrett: I think the beard does good on Naka's appearance, lol. He has a big face. The beard softens his appearance quite nicely.
Sep-27-15  SirRuthless: Nice to see him get a little shine in US mainstream media even if it is related to sponsorship.
Sep-27-15  Pulo y Gata: Great vid! And he is shown mating a wannabe, lol!
Sep-27-15  Pulo y Gata: I don't mean the lady, but the one at Sinquefield.
Sep-27-15  john barleycorn: Actually, RedBull will put a retouched picture of Nakamura on their cans.
Sep-27-15  Pulo y Gata: You mean give him horns? Man, will that scare the competition.
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  Jambow: How cool thanks for the video link <MeatGrinder>.

I still remember him as the little chubby kid in sweat pants at the Chicago open. Sorry Nak it's true I do.

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  Jambow: FIDE might be looking over their shoulder at St Louis right now and what Rex is doing and therefore schedule with strategic intent. Then again it might just be poor planning we have seen enough of both to make either plausible.
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  MissScarlett: Or it could just be that FIDE's schedule is not, and should not be entirely beholden to the whim of every private chess orgainser.
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  MissScarlett: <He is also a player that can have little time for his fans. A father and son described in harrowing detail how Hikaru had ignored them repeatedly despite his son being a huge fan of Nakamura and making a long trip to St Louis specifically to see Hikaru. However I know he goes out his way to train youngsters at the St Louis Chess Club. How can it be the same person? What's with the Jekyll and Hyde overtones?>

Is anyone familair with this reported incident, and, if so, where it can be found if itis online?

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  Jambow: <MissScarlett> Scheduling big events together is bad for both parties, and FIDE is getting unsolicited help from Siquefield, or at least chess fans are benefitting. No matter FIDE didn't invent chess and often they have been it's detriment. They frequently spoke with self-serving arrogance in times past. In recent years they have done better.

At the end of the day chess fans would be better served to have Nakamura play in both events as they are both unique and he just might be the worlds best blitzer so his absence detracts from the event as I see it, I'm sure you differ.

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  Appaz: <MissScarlett> Not in line with the character Naka is known for.

Anyone can have a bad day, but the tolerance for such things are very low on the Internet.

I wouldn't put much weight one such story.

Oct-05-15  john barleycorn: < Appaz: <MissScarlett> Not in line with the character Naka is known for....>

Well Nakamura's ego may exceed his chess abilities.

Oct-05-15  zanzibar: RE: Nakamura's ego:

(Only for those with a sense of humor)

But beware getting too close to something this ****, else this may happen:

Also beware, of the video's misidentification - it's really Nakamura's ego which is on display!

Oct-05-15  schweigzwang: LOL <zanzibar>.
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  Jambow: <john barleycorn> Ironically he appears to be a lot more humble than you do, and yet he is ranked number 2 at chess in a world 7 billion + or -.

What is your ranking? Maybe we can put an arrogance to accomplishment scale together and see how you stack up? ;0]

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  Jambow: <Zanzibar> Those videos are not funny at all, I find them extremely offensive and demand that you remove them immediately or I'm telling the admin.

Ok I laughed a little bit, but I'm just saying...

Oct-05-15  SirRuthless: Millionaire chess is next up starting on the 8th! I think they are playing two games per day in this event.
Oct-05-15  zanzibar: <Jambow> I tried to use my pencil eraser on 'em, but they still show up behind all the smudges.

I suggest you turn the sound off, might help a little.

Oct-06-15  john barleycorn: <zanzibar> try
Oct-06-15  SirRuthless: Yeah it's two games per day over 9 rounds. 7 rounds + a semi and final on the last day. Not sure about the color draws for the championship rounds though. That is a lot of chess but most of the players did this when they were younger(two a days) so it shouldn't be too much to handle.
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  Jambow: <Zanzibar> It is what it is

I'm only allowed to use crayons at for now...

Should be a nice payday for someone <SirRuthless> Unless Carlsen shows up top seed is Nakamura. Is Caruana or so in?

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