Unknowingly Beating the World Chess Champion
Small time chess streamer enters an anonymous online chess tournament unknowingly beats the world champion in the first game

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I played Magnus Carlsen. I didn't even know it. I won. Analyze the game here: https://lichess.org/QzY2veh4 I had to upload this video twice since I forgot to include the game analysis in the first upload. Watch live on Twitch! http://bit.ly/2JnuTtI Social Media: Discord: http://bit.ly/2KTDlBK Twitter: http://bit.ly/2sFmNqa Instagram: http://bit.ly/2HspaBa Website: http://bit.ly/2JGqVA1


b0rg : 100% win rate against Carlsen :)

String_Dogg : *Beats Carlsen*, "Okay, that was a nice start" XD Nice win

SmarterEveryDay : Congratulations.I appreciated your humble commentary.

Output Coupler : I feel like you should get a trophy that says "I beat Carlsen with Black". Sure, he was in a car, bullet chess, etc. etc., but how many people have beaten Carlsen as black in _any_ situation?

Poseidon’s Mafia : „I thought i was playin‘ some random grandmaster“ I think i will never say that line…ever.

netjunkie9 : "But Magnus was wearing flip flops so it doesn't count."

Petch Chaiput : That moment when you accidentally enter Nightmare difficulty without realising

Hamza Kılıç : if you knew that he is Carlsen you probably couldn't beat him. So maybe whoever we play we should trust ourselves. Sorry for my english

JBishop29 : Mobile or not no small accomplishment beating the World Champ. Congrats.

Basic_Assumption : Jokes on you—Carlsen was getting head from the Norwegian Miss Universe candidate while he was playing you. He finished right when he hung the rook, so all in all, pretty good performance for Carlsen, considering the circumstances. Nice try though.

federico francisco : Congratulations Master Eric, you beat the best player of the world!!! My englisk is very bad, but I want to say you, that psichogic is very important in a game, and you play so well, because not to know, that our oponent was Carlsen. Now study more for beat him more times!!!! Congratulations from Argentina!!

dtooearth : Magnus still came 3rd playing on mobile, lol

Hello 123456789 : Hi (Sorry for my bad english)

Rob Sommers : This is every chess players dream, congrats on this W!

LordLike : Congrats man :) You even got featured in one of Agadmators videos

Steve Yzerman : Now that you won against the World Champion the time has come for you to slaughter Ben Finegold!!

Guilherme Rampazzo : When I played Eric, I was so nervous that I hanged my Queen in the 5th move, and then my morale just dropped. So knowing your opponent is strong can definetly make you play a little worse than usual. But congrats on winning, Eric!

Haiku aday : fyi magnus was playing in a car on mobile

Anialator : When you accidentally set the difficulty on Nightmare but you finished it thinking it was on easy mode

Jeremy Nasmith : Congratulations IM Eric Rosen! I posted a comment on Agadmator's channel to this effect as well because he had asked whether it's an advantage for Magnus to play anonymously or a handicap? My point was this: had he played under DrDrunkenstein perhaps, as you said in this video, you'd have been nervous and not as focussed on the game. I dubbed this psychological element "The Magnus Effect" and I'm sure almost any player would be somewhat affected by this. Is it an advantage for Magnus? If his goal is to win LiChess tournaments of course he should use DrDrunkenstein and make his presence known and take full advantage of "The Magnus Effect". But is this his goal? ... First, he's known to win online tournaments and immediately donate the winnings back, so he clearly isn't interested in prize money. My feeling is his real goal is this: entering these tournaments anonymously might present the only opportunity to play against opponents whose play isn't suffering under "The Magnus Effect"! Maybe the only truly objective test of his skill he can get against human players on a regular basis!! This is likely more valuable to him than winning LiChess tournaments which, as world #1 ranked and reigning World Champion should be the surest bet any time he enters. Maybe he was in a van on mobile with lag issues. Maybe you weren't hindered by "The Magnus Effect". But so what? You managed to not only play, but defeat the world champion! And even if he lost, at least he got to play you at your most focussed. Awesome result, congratulations.

The Lordananas : Congratulations Eric! Now you can stop playing chess and start your checkers career. haha (joke, please dont stop chess :) )

gweah : Ha ha fantastic! Look at that gleaming face. Eric can't hide his joy. And why should he. I didn't even watch this video yet except for the first 30 seconds, I have been watching your videos for a while and now I can't wait to proceed and watch this one. Big congratulations, you're awesome. I hope this will further motivate you to do whatever it is you aspire doing.

Sergio Aguilar : Hello Eric! Congratulations, its like a dream for many of us! i want to ask you if you can do a lesson of endgames? I found 1 old video, but maybe you can do another one, thank you!

Gibby : What place did you get? And beating Carlsen, a world _master_, good job dude!

Shakeeb Kashif : One of my favorite chess channels, you're really modest and soft. I love the content. Thanks so much for teaching. Could you please do chess openings? I mean like basics up to move 8-12 of the openings... Thanks so much for everything!

Lance Bakker : That's great! Not knwing who your opponent really is seems to be positive sometimes.

ZMZ TV : Congrats!!!

Nobodeh DontNeedToKnow : Well it was bullet but heck yes good job man happy for this accomplishment:))

Charissa Hakes : Sometimes I’ll eat over easy scrambled eggs and watch your vids

Can John get 10,000 Unordinary subs? : *POGGERS* *Dr.Nykerstein/yikeS drunkenstein washed up world champion lost itself in confusion*

mahmod oday : actually i know that cuz i saw agadmator talking about it ..... good job ... play by teaching really brighten u up ... hope u be a gm

chochaos7 : Absolutely love your style of videos. It makes me realize how much I don't know about chess, yet I pick up so much from you. Thanks for the uploads

newyorkslim : VERY impressive. Eric Rosen can teach... and fight!

Adam : "I will go back in time...after the stream" -eric rosen 2019

Augusto Rodríguez : Congrats !! Is awesome how happy you seem

Jason Lee : The game is so fast that you need to be on mouse and desktop to have a chance. He just blundered on time. Not a big deal.

Giraffe Man : Accidentally beat Carlsen 😂 *Pro 100*

Peco : im a bit surprise Carlsen had 166 wins , 42 losses 14 draws! and congrats to you

Hugo : Yes, that's definitely a nice start

Escape Room Leander : He was playing on mobile...but you were commentating during the game!

Erudition : Being anonymous is genius on Magnus's part. I'm sure he see's much better play that way. It would be nearly impossible for an amateur player to play well when knowingly playing him.

Cyberwarfare : Congrats Eric!! Absolute legend.

Jinzo : I missed it, how did you know it was actually him?

Patrick Abella : "Rook d6, real champion move" hahahaha

Flowzerker : The future is now, old man!

Akash Sahoo : Now you will have no regrets...

S Bhatt : Eric you are such a humble and down to earth person. Even after beating Magnus Carlsen, you mentioned about his cellphone lag.

Chris Miranda : You're awesome, Eric. Looking forward to more instructive chess!

Andy Pandy : A win of any sort against Magnus Carlsen is amazing.He was playing on mobile in a car and still came third haha.But not taking away from a win.