Hikaru Nakamura

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Nakamura.
Hikaru Nakamura
Full nameHikaru Nakamura
Country United States
FIDE rating2787
(#6 in the Jan 2016 FIDE ranking list)
Peak rating2816 (October 2015)

Christopher Hikaru Nakamura (中村光, Nakamura Hikaru) (born December 9, 1987) is a professional chess player and net streamer and 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 five times, and represented the United States of America at five Chess Olympiads.

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.

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