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Eric Rosen (chess player)

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Eric Rosen
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Eric Rosen (2017)
CountryUnited States
Born (1993-09-03) September 3, 1993 (age 26)
TitleInternational Master
FIDE rating2353 (November 2019)
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Eric Rosen (born September 3, 1993) is an American International Master (IM) in chess. He gained worldwide reputation as a producer of instructional web videos and online chess commentary on YouTube and Twitch.


Rosen grew up in Skokie, a suburb of Chicago.[1] He learned the chess rules at the age of seven. Two years later, he has won a student tournament of the state of Illinois.[2] He was professionally trained early, by including Tamara Golovey, Dmitry Gurevich, Yury Shulman and Mesgen Amanov.[1] In 2007, he first reached a national rating over 2000 points and has won the 2009 US Junior Open in Milwaukee.[3] In the same year he became National Master of the USCF.[1] In 2011 he has won the national "K-12 Championship" (for high school students)[4] and achieved at the U18 World Championship in Caldas Novas the first IM norm.[5] The second IM norm fulfilled Rosen 2013 at the "North American Masters" in Skokie.[6] In 2015, he secured the third IM norm at the "Philadelphia Open" with a 1st place in the category of U2400 players. Shortly thereafter, he accomplished at the "Chicago Open", a fourth IM norm,[6] and reached in June 2015 with 2423 his highest FIDE rating.[7] In the United States Chess League, Rosen played from 2009 to 2011 for Chicago Blaze.

In 2015–2017 Rosen attended Webster University (Missouri), graduating with a bachelor's degree in Interactive Digital Media. There he also played for the top-class and internationally successful[8] university SPICE team ("Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence").[9] After graduating, he began to work as a freelancer, including as a chess teacher, chess photographer and Webvideo producer. Rosen lives today (2019) in St. Louis.[10]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Eric Rosen: Timeline of Career Highlights". Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  2. "Illinois State Chess Tournament, Bloomington, 2003-03-29 thru 2003-03-30". Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  3. "Rosen Wins Junior Open as Closed Kicks Off, Milwaukee, July 10-12, 2009". Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  4. "Rosen Tops High School Nationals, Nashville, 28 April - 1 May 2011". Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  5. "Sucesso in Brazil, November 30, 2011". Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Title Applications 86th FIDE Congress 2015, 1-9 September, Abu Dhabi, UAE International Master (IM) Rosen, Eric S". FIDE. Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  7. "Eric Rosen: FIDE Rating Progress Chart". Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  8. "SPICE: Chess Team Accomplishments". Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  9. "Eric Rosen Bio". Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  10. "The Perpetual Chess Podcast: Episode 130 - IM Eric Rosen returns". Retrieved 2019-11-11.

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