I'm Eric Rosen. I'm 24 years old. I'm from Chicago, IL, USA. I recently graduated from Webster University with a BA in Interactive Digital Media I've been teaching chess to players of all ages and levels for the last 7 years. I spend my time traveling, teaching, competing, streaming, and doing freelance web, design, and photography work.
Major Achievements: • 2nd place at 2015 Chicago Open • Led the University of Illinois Chess Team to back-to-back Final Four of College Chess appearances in 2013 and 2014 • 2011 National K-12 Champion • Defeated GM John Fedorowicz in 16 moves at 2009 US Open
Most recently, I trained under the direction of Former Women's World Champion, Susan Polgar at Webster University. Between 2015 and 2017 I trained with many elite GMs including Le Quang Liem, Ray Robson, and Illia Nyzhnyk on a regular basis.
Over last 7 years, I have given hundreds (if not thousands) of in-person and online lessons. In addition private instruction, I have also taught at countless camps, seminars, and after-school programs.
Many of my students have competed at national championships and represented the USA at World Youth events.
At a higher level, I have worked as a second for a few players at the US Women's Championships at a player at the World Women's Championships. Through this work, I have specialized in building custom opening preparation and finding weaknesses in an opponent's opening repertoire.
I worked as the "Resident IM" at the renowned Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis. Played Soccer and Basketball with Magnus Carlsen Featured on the Perpetual Chess Podcast Played bughouse against Aronian and Karjakin (and got smashed).
I specialize in: • Building an Opening Repertoire • Opening Preparation for a specific opponent • Tournament psychology and preparation • Using technology and computers to accelerate chess improvement
I actively seek out the strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies of students, and give them relevant material to improve on specific areas of their play. Lessons include a wide range of topics: • Game analysis (will send student annotated PGN of games after lesson) • Developing an opening repertoire that fits the student's style of play • Typical middle game ideas and structures • Specific opening preparation for an opponent • Thought process; Calculation; Visualization • Tournament advice and preparation • Endgame theory/strategy • Self-study methods • Anything else the student would like to cover