Eric S. Rosen was born in the U.S. in 1993. He currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Rosen recently graduated from Webster University in May 2017 with a B.A. in Interactive Digital Media. Between 2015 and 2017, Rosen was part of the Webster University SPICE Chess program, one of the most prestigious collegiate chess programs in the world.

Rosen grew up in Skokie, IL and got interested in chess at a very young age. He learned the rules of the game at age 7, and competed in his first tournament at age 8. By age 9, he won the IL 3rd Grade State Championship.

During the early years of Rosen's chess career, he studied with Tamara Golovey, a professional chess coach originally from Belarus now living in the Chicago area. Golovey was a former coach of GM Yury Shulman and World Championship contender GM Boris Gelfand. She provided Rosen with a strong foundational understanding of the game.

As Rosen progressed, he spent several years working with Grandmaster Dmitry Gurevich. Gurevich trains many of the nation's top juniors and helped Rosen continue his path towards improvement.

Rosen became a National Master in 2009, a FIDE Master in 2011, and an International Master in 2015. Below is a complete timeline of Rosen's career highlights and achievements.

Timeline of Career Highlights

2002:

2003:

2007:

  • Broke 2000 USCF rating

2009:

2010:

  • Illinois Denker tournament of High School Champions Representative
  • Led the Niles North High School Chess Team to 1st place at the IHSA State Chess Team Tournament

2011:

2012:

  • Led the Niles North High School Chess Team to 1st place at the IHSA State Chess Team Tournament
  • Winner of K-12 National Bughouse Championship with partner Matthew Dahl
  • Led University of Illinois Chess Team to a tie-for-first finish at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Championships in Princeton, NJ

2013:

  • Awarded the Life Senior Master Title
  • Led University of Illinois Chess Team to a 3rd place finish at the Pan-American Intercollegiate Championships in Lubbock, TX

2014:

  • Featured in Chess State Documentary produced by Rick Rysso.

2015:

  • Secured 3rd IM Norm at the Philadelphia Open and tied for first place in the U2400 division
  • Tied for 2nd place overall the Chicago Open in Wheeling, IL
  • Awarded the International Master Title

2016:

2017: