HIKARU NAKAMURA is an American chess Grandmaster. Nakamura is rated #1 in the United States and has been ranked among the top five players in the world by FIDE.

Hikaru's Recent Posts

45th Biel Chess Festival Part I

It seems like it has been an absolute eternity since I last blogged. This has mainly been due to the fact that tweeting is a lot easier since it is far more senseless and a mere 140 characters! At the same time, I have also been enjoying life a lot in between tournaments spending most…

July 28, 2012 • Read More »

Worldwide Randomness

Greetings to everyone from Arvier, Italy on this final day of April in 2012 …GULP. I have not blogged in a very long time, and my apologies for not keeping the fans updated, but I generally prefer tweeting (@GMHikaru) instead of writing long posts about my many other interests (non-chess) on this blog. Since the…

April 30, 2012 • Read More »

Reggio Emilia Part I

I know that it has been a long time since I added a proper blog, and with the new website up, now is as a good a time as any to start again. In September while competing in the Kings vs. Queens event in St. Louis, I was approached by one of the players on…

December 29, 2011 • Read More »

Upcoming Events

May 13-27

Fide Grand Prix: Khanty-Mansiysk

The 4th in the 4 part tournament series of the Fide Grand Prix in which the top two finishers will advance to the World Championship Candidates Tournament in 2016.

June 15-26

2015 Norway Chess

A 10 player round robin event featuring the top players in the world. The event will take place in Stavanger, Norway. Learn More »

Aug 21-Sept 3

2015 Sinquefield Cup

A 10 player round robin event featuring the top chess players in the world. Learn More »

Sept 10-Oct 4

2015 Fide World Cup

A 128 player single elimination knockout consisting of 2 game mini matches. The event will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan

October 8-12

2015 Millionaire Chess

An open event consisting of 7 rounds of classical chess followed by a knockout, with a top prize of $100,000. Learn More »

October 17-25

2015 European Club Cup

A competition featuring the best European teams in the world from Russia, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, etc. The event will take place in Skopje, Macedonia.

Nov 28-Dec 13

2015 London Chess Classic

A 10 player round robin featuring the top players in the world. Learn More »