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American Chess Grandmaster GMHikaru Career Life Explored


American Chess Grandmaster GMHikaru Career Life Explored

GMHikaru is a skilled and Well-known Twitch streamer, who is an American chess grandmaster and a game streamer.

GMHikaru bagged the title of Grandmaster at 15, who is a prominent Twitch streamer.

GMHikaru is making a name for himself, as his followers keep increasing on Twitch, Twitter, YouTube, etc.

His YouTube channel has stockpiled massive followers, currently at 1.26 million.

That mentioned, some might not know he is just more than a well-acclaimed streamer and content creator. If you fall under the group, you can learn about him exhaustively in the article below.


The eminent Twitch streamer GMHikaru is none other than the well-distinguished American chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura.

He has acquired various recognitions for his staggering exhibitions until this very day.

Apart from being a grandmaster, he notably serves as an excellent Twitch streamer. He has built substantial followers primarily on his Twitch account of over 1 million.

He has already established a name in the streaming industry. His every streamed video boast over 100k views on the streaming platform Twitch.

He is a celebrated five-time United States champion. He won the Tata Steel Chess Tournament 2011 Group A and represented the U.S.A. at 5 Chess. He bagged a team gold medal and 2 team bronze medals.

Nakamura made history as the youngest American to beat an International Master just at the age of 10 when he reportedly defeated Jay Bonin at the Marshall Chess Club.

He acquired the title from the United States Chess Federation as the youngest player to achieve the title of chess master by breaking the record formerly set by Vinay Bhat.

The chess grandmaster stood for the title until Nicholas Nip acquired the master title in 2008 at the young age of 9 and 11 months.

Speaking of his upbringing, he was just two when he moved to the United States with his parents. However, just a year of the family moved to the U.S., his parents reportedly divorced in 1990.

Brought up in White Plains, New York, the chess grandmaster started playing chess at seven years old. He was reportedly coached by Sunil Weeramantry, his Sri Lankan stepfather.

Hikaru started taking chess lessons from Sunil after his elder brother Asuka reportedly acquired the National Kindergarten Championship in 1992. While coaching the Nakamura brothers, Sunil developed a relationship with his mother, Carolyn.

Discouring GMHikaru’s age, the pre-eminent American Twitch streamer clocked 34 years a couple of months ago, i.e., on the 9th of December 2021.

He was reportedly introduced into the world in 1987 in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. The streamer was born to an American mother, Carolyn Merrow Nakamura, and a Japanese father, Shuichi Nakamura.

Talking about Nakamura’s mother’s profession, Carolyn Merrow Nakamura served as a school teacher. Excluding that, she was reportedly a classically trained musician.

Whereas the potential subtleties of his father remain concealed in the public domain until this day. Only his name and nationality are recognized to date.

The American Grandmaster is not the only child of his parents, but he has an elder brother named Asuka. Details of his brother remain hazy at this moment in time.

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