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Eric Rosen (chess player)

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Eric Rosen
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Rosen in 2017
CountryUnited States
Born (1993-09-03) September 3, 1993 (age 27)[1]
Skokie, Illinois
TitleInternational Master (2015)
FIDE rating2353[2]
Peak rating2423 (June 2015)

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Eric Rosen is an American chess International Master, Twitch streamer, and YouTube personality.

Rosen was born in Skokie, Illinois in 1993. He achieved the title of National Master in 2009, Life Master in 2010, FIDE Master in 2011, and International Master in 2015.[1] He is especially known for Blitz chess.

Chess career[edit]

At age 7, Rosen learned the rules of chess from his older brother. Playing in his first tournament at age 8, Rosen won the Illinois 3rd Grade State Championship at age 9.[3] In 2011 Rosen won the U.S. K-12 National Championship, winning all 7 of his games.

Rosen has competed in a number of tournaments, including the 2019 U.S. Open Blitz Championship, 2015 National Open Championship, and the 2013 World Open Blitz Tournament.[4]

Rosen's coaches have included Tamara Golovey, as well as Grandmasters Dmitry Gurevich and Yury Shulman.

In 2018, Rosen defeated World Champion Magnus Carlsen in an online Bullet game.[3][5]

Online Presence[edit]


Rosen began livestreaming online chess on Twitch in 2016, with viewership growing steadily from 2018 to 2020.[6] As of July 2020, Rosen has over 40,000 followers on Twitch.


Rosen's YouTube channel was started in 2013 as "RosenChess." In 2017, Rosen began uploading regular videos of his Twitch streams, which included instructional content and online chess gameplay. Rosen plays primarily on lichess. As of July 2020, Rosen has over 105,000 subscribers on YouTube.


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  2. "FIDE Chess Profile". FIDE. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Eric Rosen". US Chess Champs. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  4. "Eric S Rosen". US Chess Federation. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  5. "GM manwithavan vs IM EricRosen". lichess. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  6. "imrosen". TwitchTracker. Retrieved 26 July 2020.

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