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

2015 Fide Grand Prix Khanty-Mansiysk

A new blog chronicling my recent event in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. http://www.chess.com/blog/Hikaru/fide-grand-prix-khanty-mansiysk

June 09, 2015 • Read More »

2015 US Chess Championship

As most of you know, I have started a collaboration with chess.com, so here is the link to the actual blog post. http://www.chess.com/blog/Hikaru/us-champs

June 08, 2015 • Read More »

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 »

Hikaru's Recent Tweets

Just did a live interview with @CTV_Television on my upcoming 50 board simul tonight at the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum!

There's no place like home! http://t.co/z1ZpeMjki1

Goodnight, world! http://t.co/qJXpwWzqlF

Upcoming Events

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 »

Jan 25-Feb 4

2016 Gibraltar Tradewise Chess Festival

A 9 round open tournament in Gibraltar featuring many of the top players in the world such as Anand, Vachier-Lagrave and myself. Learn More »