BEST GAMES AND HIGHLIGHTS IN ALL CAPS
0:00 Largest chess tournament ever
0:28 BERZERKING until I lose
3:39 NAKHMANSON GAMBIT TRAP
10:12 Opponent makes unfortunate premove
13:15 Double Berzerk London time
17:40 Beating the London in 11 moves
19:10 The first tough game
26:58 Is this an ostrich? (Hillbilly Attack)
30:29 Halloween Gambit vs a cheetah
35:57 Staying focused and not talking about animals anymore
38:28 Slow and steady vs Caro-Kann
45:17 Opponent rage quits
51:44 “MAYBE I SHOULD STOP MEMEING…”
57:13 Getting the groove back
1:01:32 Berzerking a strong opponent (Vienna Gambit)
1:10:10 CLASSIC SMITH-MORRA GAMBIT TRAP
1:11:02 Nobody allows the Stafford 🙁
1:14:13 This London was going so well…
1:20:08 FIRST STAFFORD GAMBIT
1:25:07 Opponent keeps moving the Queen
1:26:51 Advice for improving 1400s (also a London)
1:35:14 STAFFORD GAMBIT VS 2500
1:46:11 You can’t play the Ponziani against the Petrov
1:49:46 Still not talking about animals
1:53:43 FRANKENSTEIN-DRACULA VARIATION IS SCARY AND STRANGE
2:01:50 TIME TROUBLE MIRACLE
2:10:46 Reverse center fork trick gets REALLY TRICKY
2:16:42 “No more Berzerking…” (INSTANTLY BERZERKS)
2:23:30 STAFFORD GAMBIT TIME
2:25:20 DRAMA with Ben Finegold?
2:35:37 A Ponziani… a mouseslip… but no talking about lemurs
2:39:54 What’s your favorite animal? (LONDON vs higher-rated player)
2:51:11 Crushing the Caro-Kann
2:53:45 A perfectly civil Queen’s Gambit Declined
2:56:56 ULTRA-SHARP PONZIANI OPENING
3:02:42 Falkbeer Countergambit gets complicated
3:11:04 Opponent didn’t Berzerk back
3:19:39 Who’s the oldest person to become GM?
3:27:07 ORTHOSCHNAPP GAMBIT DECLINED GETS TENSE
3:31:44 DIRTY CHEATER CRUSHES ME WITH HALLOWEEN GAMBIT
3:39:56 Will the Grand Prix cure my tilt?
3:45:32 “No berzerking this game…” (INSTANTLY BERZERKS)
3:50:07 Opponent declined my Hillbilly Attack
3:56:10 STAFFORD GAMBIT TIME
4:04:12 Boiling water for tea while playing the London
4:07:27 c3 Sicilian while brewing tea
4:11:31 “Am I losing material or winning material?”
4:14:58 Crushing the Trompovsky in 14 moves
4:16:57 Aggressive London setup against King’s Indian
4:25:06 STAFFORD GAMBIT TIME
4:27:05 Nothing to see here… let’s move on…
4:33:50 London gets out of hand
4:38:29 Really weird game
4:50:03 Mouseslip on move 1
4:58:39 Controlled aggression (Grand Prix)
5:06:57 STAFFORD GAMBIT TIME
5:12:10 “My body is awake but my eyes are tired” (London)
5:16:12 BLINDFOLD GAME TO REST MY EYES
5:24:53 QUEEN’S GAMBIT DECLINED VS UNKNOWN GRANDMASTER
5:35:32 STAFFORD GAMBIT TIME
5:46:59 Return of the Hillbilly Attack
5:53:37 London attack gets really weird
6:00:37 “I’m not proud of this”
6:03:43 NICE GRAND PRIX ATTACK
6:06:58 Battling another Trompovsky
6:13:56 OH NO, MY ROOK! (LONDON)
6:17:43 “I’M INVITING INSANITY HERE” (Bird’s Opening)
6:25:01 ORTHOSCHNAPP GAMBIT is always fun
6:27:16 Top 100 if I win
6:30:27 EPIC ROSEN TRAP FINISH
6:36:35 Fun Grand Prix Attack
6:40:34 “I’m going to play more aggressively than normal” (London)
6:45:04 STAFFORD GAMBIT TIME
6:46:18 LAST 24 MOVES IN LESS THAN ONE SECOND (London)
6:55:21 I got tricked
6:59:23 I was just drinking warm water, not tea (London)
7:04:57 OH NO, MY QUEEN!
7:09:07 Opponent thinks 52 seconds on move 2
7:14:57 STAFFORD GAMBIT TIME
7:23:11 London but I’m low on time of course
7:30:43 FIRST ENGLUND GAMBIT
7:32:41 Accidental Trompovsky (I mouseslipped)
7:36:27 Top 50!
7:43:25 Playing until I lose a game
7:47:55 I lost
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Emperor penguin. Is my favourite animal. Tough as nails.
8:30 Seguin, TX
Who else watches these videos before passing out
My fav animal is cats for sure
To answer your questions: My favorite animal is the duck, and it is currently 11pm where I live – though that probably is ambiguous since I'm watching this video over the course of several days and when I first heard you say that it was like 4am or something and I didn't want to get up – as you said yourself, your voice is soothing and I watch this before going to bed and have to rewind the next day, I'm getting very good at remembering the time before I start drifting away. Thank you for not making loud noises 🙂
Just wanted to say that I really love these long stream recordings, please keep uploading them whenever they happen!
7:30:33 "Torture isn't pleasant, but maybe 50 dollars makes it worth it"
02:40:38 The Quetzal
3:00pm in Sydney, Australia
someone in his chat should keep on reminding him that he berserked.
“All I know is I want to fork.”
Same here brother.
What is magnensen
Fun fact: a group of wild or feral cats is called a destruction.
Best moment is 7:08:34. Absolutely hilarious. 😂
lol, 12:30 am on the nose
I like pangolins, but my favorite group of animals is a parliament of owls.
Rosen with the dirty flag
also Rosen: What a game
I keep watching the video bit by bit and am at the 4:20:00 mark !
Love the chess streams and videos Mr. Rosen!
My fav animal is definitely a toucan and it’s 18:04 for me now!
Much love <3
I made it that far 4:20:34 and it’s 2:22 am here
13:04 is the time here watching 🙂 (asked by eric at 04:20:00) haha my days working from home are better with chess company
2h40 in the stream, and my favourite animal is a tiger (I think).
I love your gentle and enchanting commentary:)
It's 1:22am of 10th April 2022 in India
I like to start off my every day with healthy dose of Vitamin Rosen in my blood.
I am watching this from Canada
I appreciate he recognized those of us who watch him to help us fall asleep and kept everything calm and peaceful no matter what was happening.
@50:00 I was like “mate in 2!!” And you almost missed it but then you found it
made it this far on youtube, it's 10pm
Hey Eric, not sure if you'll see this, but I was wondering @3:30:25 if you watch through the entire video to notice things like censoring a donation, plus how you also timestamp every game?
1000th! Everyone always wants first but I’m glad to be here 😄
Watching Eric is quite frustrating at times, as he is at times lacking in awareness of the clock – should probably play with at least 5 minutes on the clock for each game.
Hi, I'm Eric and despite playing tens of thousands of games and being extremely high rated, I still "develop" my queen into the center of the board on the fifth move.
Made it to 2:40:40 and my favorite animal is the ever-elusive Mating Rosen
5:07:37 isn’t there a line Qxg3 and rh1 followed by winning the queen or both rooks? I played it and I lost bc of the endgame. Could you address that line Eric?
its almost 5am and my favorite animal is a parrot
YES, MAKE MORE AND POST MORE OF THESE SIZED VIDEOS. DUDE I GATHER MORE INFO FROM YOU AND GOTHAMCHESS THAN ANY OTHER CHESSTUBERS
My favorite animals are aggressive swans! They seem harmless, but they can peck you!
Watching from Sweden 🙂
Analyze the position @ (1:58:10) and you’ll kick yourself for berserking, then playing with your food @ (2:13:15) backfired, but it’s fun to watch👍
I made it this far on YouTube and my favorite animal is a Dolphin. Of course, this is a year after you posted this video. If you're reading this Eric, I appreciate your content!
chenz a menz
Hi Rosen, 2:40:00 I made it this far while also at work. My favorite animal is well I don’t think I have one but I feel like the best animal videos involve monkeys so I’ll say a monkey.
35:39 yo no way a fellow cheetahh
my favorite animal is a cat 🙂
2 am in the future (part where you/he said what time are ya watching on YouTube in the future)
I’m watching from here 330am and I’ll make it to 7hrs
10:40 How did the opponent, going for mate, decide to take the knight and blunder instead of making the mate? Wasn't an f7 premove supposed to happen?
It's great that now YT holds the last time the video paused, even when I re-launch the browser. Video almost to its end, oh know. Haha. Somewhere Eric you mentioned visiting Greece is high in your "to-go-list". I would be glad to invite you and stay in my place, if that would b fine with you. But I haven't visited my mother-country for the past 2 – 3 years or so. You should definitely visit Crete, the largest and one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. Btw Greece has many islands, I think high up in the Guinness records.
I watch in Hamburg, Germany. Greetings to you
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