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Some people know me as Hikaru Nakamura, while others may know me as GMHikaru. I’m an esport athlete and chess grandmaster. I’ve been playing computer games since I was eight years old, and I was just signed by USA esport giant TSM as its first esport chess player.

My stepfather and brother are both chess players and my interest started when I followed them to tournaments. In 2003, I became the youngest American to earn the title of grandmaster at the age of 15 years and 79 days.

I realized chess could be more than a hobby for me when I dropped out of Dickinson College in 2006 and decided to pursue a career as a professional chess player, competing around the world.

I was first introduced to console games at the age of 6.

It was 1994, and I was in Japan with my mom and brother visiting my biological father. I played games like Mario Kart with the old cartridges, but it wasn’t until 1998 that I had my first real introduction to PC games, with StarCraft: Brood War. I also played chess online, but I didn’t start playing it seriously until much later.

In 2018, I started streaming on …read more


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