IM Eric Rosen will be taking over the US Chess twitter feed starting in round three of the highly anticipated Carlsen-Caruana World Chess Championship underway in London.
Even if the camera angle is not optimal, I'm excited to be photographing #worldchess2018 for the next couple weeks. Will be taking over @USChess social media starting tomorrow!#CarlsenCaruana2018 pic.twitter.com/idyOunCjTR
— Eric Rosen (@IM_Rosen) November 10, 2018
In anticipation of Eric’s contributions, we asked about his own favorite tweets and his predictions for the World Championship.
Jennifer Shahade- What were your best/most popular tweets ever?
Eric Rosen– I posted my most popular tweet just last week. It did not come from a major chess event, but rather from a funny moment in a small high school chess tournament.
Was coaching at a high school tournament today, when I noticed one of the players had a battery on the h-file… Literally. pic.twitter.com/0dlJrFAo9l
— Eric Rosen (@IM_Rosen) November 4, 2018
Upon waking up the next day, I was stunned to see the tweet had 100+ retweets and 500+ likes. It helped that accounts with massive followings like chess.com and chess24 retweeted it.
This GIF of a ridiculous handshake between Carlsen and So also made waves around the Chess Twitterverse…
— Eric Rosen (@IM_Rosen) August 22, 2018
JS: How do you evaluate Magnus and Fabi’s social media prowess?
Final preparations for London! pic.twitter.com/EXD2iCTshR
— Magnus Carlsen (@MagnusCarlsen) November 5, 2018
JS: Any match predictions?
- Petrovs, Catalans, Maybe some Berlins
- A handful of early draws followed by decisive games
- At some point, Carlsen will overpush and lose against Caruana’s Petrov.
- At some point, Caruana will unleash a groundbreaking Catalan novelty to take another point.
- Caruana will win before reaching tiebreaks
JS: Totally unbiased, but I love those predictions myself! What accounts are your favorite to follow?
ER: There are countless accounts with amazing content during these large chess events, but here are a few that stand out…
This guy knows how to photoshop.
One of the best chess journalists out there… always has great insights, both funny and informative. (Mike was interviewed on CLO last month.)
A super GM with a sense of humor
JS: What should we expect from your Takeovers?
ER: Expect a lot of variety
- Photos, GIFs, Analysis of key positions and openings
- Blunder alerts
- Behind the scenes from the world championship venue
- Interactions with chess fans
- Twitter polls
- Pregame predictions
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