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Magnus Carlsen vs Hikaru Nakamura Net Worth 2022: Who is richer?

Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura are the two big names in the chess world. While Magnus holds the title of the greatest chess grandmaster of all time, Hikaru is the most popular chess streamer of all time. Therefore, fans are always curious to know which of these two Grandmasters earns the most money.

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While Magnus completely dominated Hikaru Nakamura in classic games, the American Grandmaster’s Rapid and Blitz game is very impressive. In fact, Hikaru is currently the highest rated Blitz Chess player in the world. Moreover, many even see him as the next challenger for the World Chess Championship in 2023.

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Is Hikaru Nakamura richer than Magnus Carlsen?

As of 2022 World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen’s net worth is estimated at $50 million. On the other hand, several other sources claim that Hikaru’s net worth is also somewhere around a similar number as Carlsen’s. Since the Norwegian Grandmaster has won many more tournaments and titles than his American rival, the number doesn’t add up.

Also, Magnus has a few million dollar deals with sports giants like Puma and Unibet. The world number 1 even has the Play Magnus app.

In comparison to Carlsen, Hikaru is the most popular chess streamer on Twitch with 1.4 million subscribers. His online presence is certainly impressive, but all his sponsorship deals and winnings don’t prove he has more money than the world champion. However, according to Net Worth Planet, Hikaru’s net worth in 2022 is estimated at $50 million.

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After being away from classical chess for two years, Hikaru Nakamura wins a place in the Candidates Tournament

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Who will be the next challenger for the world championship?

The seven players for the Candidates Tournament have already been selected and Chinese grandmaster Ding Liren will likely fill the remaining seat. However, before the tournament starts in June, many want Hikaru to be the next challenger for the World Chess Championship in 2023. He won the first stage of the FIDE Grand Prix in Berlin this year and later won qualified for the Candidates Tournament with Richard Rapport.

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The American Grandmaster has a very good record against the other players who will participate in the tournament. Although in chess, nothing is certain until the end and everything can change with a simple movement on the board.

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