Hikaru Nakamura

American chess player
In this Japanese name, the family name is Nakamura.

Hikaru Nakamura (中村光, Nakamura Hikaru) is the leading U.S. chess grandmaster (GM).[1] He was born on 9 December 1987 in Japan (Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture). His parents moved to the United States of America when he was two. He has won the U.S. chess championship four times, and represented the United States of America at five Chess Olympiads.

Hikaru Nakamura
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Full nameHikaru Nakamura
Country United States
TitleGrandmaster
FIDE rating2787
(#6 in the Jan 2016 FIDE ranking list)
Peak rating2816 (October 2015)

In 2011, Nakamura won the Tata Steel Grandmaster A tournament in Wijk aan Zee. His opponents included world #1 and defending champion Magnus Carlsen, former world champion Viswanathan Anand, world #2 Levon Aronian, and former world champion Vladimir Kramnik.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Marshall, Cass (2021-04-09). "The chess grandmaster drama that led to a fistfight, explained". Polygon. Retrieved 2021-04-29.

He is considered as the best chess player like Magnus Carlsen..