Topics Discussed: A private game vs Magnus Carlsen, Chess openings, Mental preparation, Chess tactics, Solving chess, Aggression and ego, Hans Niemann cheating scandal, How to cheat in chess, Greatest chess player of all time, Hikaru’s immortal game, Paul Morphy, World Chess Championship, Magnus Carlsen, Sergey Karjakin, Beauty of chess, Day in the life, Streaming, Taking risks, Depression, Advice for young people, Love.
Hikaru Nakamura is an American chess grandmaster, Twitch streamer, five-time U.S. Chess Champion, and the reigning World Fischer Random Chess Champion. A chess prodigy, he earned his Grandmaster title at the age of 15, the youngest American at the time to do so. Nakamura won the 2011 edition of Tata Steel Chess Tournament Group A and has represented the United States at five Chess Olympiads, winning a team gold medal and two team bronze medals. With a peak rating of 2816, Nakamura is the tenth-highest rated player in history. In May 2014, when FIDE began publishing official rapid and blitz chess ratings, Nakamura ranked No. 1 in the world on both lists.