Chess Life Cover Stories with IM Eric Rosen [PODCAST]

IM Eric Rosen with Magnus Carlsen

The February 2019 edition of “Cover Stories with Chess Life” is now live! This monthly podcast, hosted by Senior Director of Strategic Communication Daniel Lucas, goes in depth and behind the scenes for each month’s cover story.

This month, we talk to IM Eric Rosen, who not only took the cover photo that graces our February issue and the inside article photos, but who also did a Twitter takeover for US Chess from the London championship venue.

Extra features include “Checking in with Jen” in which our Senior Digital Editor Jennifer Shahade discusses what is new and upcoming on CLO at as well as our social media networks, including YouTube, where you can find the video of Timur Gareyev “chess-diving.”

This month, Jennifer discusses the U.S. Amateur Team events and a brand new elite women’s event on the U.S. calendar: the Cairns Cup at the Saint Louis Chess Club, which will be the strongest women’s event in US Chess history. We also discuss Jen’s brand new podcast Ladies Knight, which drops on the third Tuesday of every month.

And don’t miss your chance at winning a $50 gift certificate to! Send in your question to [email protected], and if your question is selected as the Best Question, you will win the gift certificate. Next month we have a profile of Dewain Barber, the Dean of Scholastic Chess, written by Al Lawrence. Send in your questions now for Al Lawrence or anything about Chess Life that strikes your fancy.


  1. TOLD YOU!! You really be rockin now Mr. Lucas/senior editor communications …fantastic pods all over the world , real deal, uncensored, let all the birds sing…US Chess fearlessly proudly takes off. It is only going to mushroom.You are on a motorcycle…and you can go anywhere you want……………………… Look around…. it’s the middle of the night. There is no one else on the road. Jude Acers/ New Orleans

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