Worldrank

#3

Hikaru Nakamura

Fearsome in all forms of speed chess and with an army of online fans behind him, the American is the real deal in the online arena. Nakamura is the world’s top Blitz player with an incredible rating of 2900. Deadly in armageddon tiebreaks, the 33-year-old’s secret is that he has a finely-tuned game plan for every match. Lost out to Carlsen in the New In Chess Classic final, but he’ll want payback against his big rival and is more than capable of getting it.

Tour Performance

TOTAL POINTS

54.4%

WINS

60

DRAWS

127

LOSSES

40

All data sourced from Champions Chess Tour pgn files, and including rapid, blitz and armageddon games

Born

December 9, 1987

FIDE Title

Grandmaster

FIDE ID

2016192

Peak Rating

2853

Rating

2829

Rank

#3

Tour Performance

TOTAL SCORE

54.4%

WINS

60

DRAWS

127

LOSSES

40

All data sourced from Champions Chess Tour pgn files, and including rapid, blitz and armageddon games