Eric Rosen

International Master

Eric Rosen is an International Master originally from Skokie, Illinois. He learned the rules of chess from his older brother at the age of 7 and competed in his first tournament at age 8. By age 9, he won the Illinois 3rd Grade State Championship. Over the years, Eric worked with a number of coaches who helped him tremendously. These have included Tamara Golovey, GM Dmitry Gurevich, GM Yury Shulman, and GM Mesgen Amanov.

In 2011, Eric won the K-12 National Championship in Nashville, TN with a 7/7 score. From 2015-2017, competed for Webster University SPICE under the direction of former World Women's Champion, Susan Polgar. In 2017, Eric graduated from Webster University in 2017 with a B.A. in Interactive Digital Media.

Since graduating, Eric has spent his time teaching chess, traveling the world, and pursuing a number of creative freelance projects. Eric also actively produces educational content on Twitch and YouTube and has a growing online following. In 2018, Eric defeated Magnus Carlsen in an online bullet game and consequently appeared on the Front Page of Reddit. Eric now lives in St. Louis, Missouri just a few blocks away from the STL Chess Campus. Learn more about Eric at