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.

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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

June 12-23

Tal Memorial 2013

A 10 player round robin event featuring 7 of the top 10 players in the world. The event takes place in Moscow, Russia.

June 25-30

Geneva Chess Masters

An 8 player rapid event in Geneva with Kramnik, Mamedyarov, Polgar, Bacrot, Romain, Pelletier, Kosteniuk and myself. Learn More »

Aug 10-Sept 4

Fide World Cup

A 128 player single elimination knockout consisting of 2 game matches. The event takes place in Tromso, Norway.

Sept 18-Oct 2

Fide Grand Prix -Paris

The 6th in the 6 part tournament series of the Fide Grand Prix in which the top two finishers will advance to the World Championship cycle in 2014.