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Hikaru Nakamura

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Nakamura.
Hikaru Nakamura
Full name Hikaru Nakamura
Country  United States

Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2772
(#9 in the April 2014 FIDE ranking list)
Peak rating 2775 (May 2012)
Hikaru Nakamura (中村光 Nakamura Hikaru) is the leading U.S. chess grandmaster (GM). He was born on 9 December 1987 in Japan (Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture). His parents moved to the U.S.A. when he was two. He has twice won the U.S. chess championship.

From January 14 through January 30, 2011, Nakamura competed in 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,