GM Hikaru Nakamura is scheduled for a Lecture/Simul on Thursday July 12th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Registration for this exciting event will begin Saturday July 7th at the Welcome BBQ (Fisherman's Wharf Park). Registration will also be available at the Canadian Open Registration desk until the event sells out. The event will start off with a short lecture titled "Life at the Top". GM Nakamura will then play chess simultaneously against 30 players. Anyone that wins against GM Nakamura will have bragging rights forever. Don't miss this event.
Hikaru Nakamura (中村光 Nakamura Hikaru?), born December 9, 1987 in Hirakata, Osaka, Japan) is an American chess Grandmaster (GM). He has been ranked among the top six players in the world by FIDE.
Nakamura's first supertournament victory came at Wijk aan Zee 2011, finishing clear first ahead of the four top-rated players in the world in a performance described by former World Champion Garry Kasparov as better than any tournament by Bobby Fischer, and the best by an American in more than 100 years.
Nakamura was rated No. 1 in the United States according to the November 2011 FIDE ratings list, at 2758. He tied for No. 1 with Kamsky on the October 2011 USCF ratings list at 2740.