Rapid Match Game 1: Rosen v Finegold

Check out Ben’s Chessable courses here! Game: 1 of 4

Rapid Match with GM Ben Finegold vs IM Eric Rosen, Time Control: 10 inc 3

Clip from [11-19-2023]

If you’re interested in sponsoring a lecture of your choice, email Karen at [email protected]

Signup or gift a chess.com Premium membership to get access to their lessons, remove ads, improve your chess, AND help Ben at the same time!! Upgrade your chess.com membership or join! – .

Buy Merch today!

Watch live at

Donations are appreciated at:

Follow me on Twitter:

#benfinegold #chess #ericrosen


  1. Would've been interesting to see a heart rate monitor hooked up to Ben at the end of this one!

  2. You can tell s**t is about to go down when Ben is silent…. πŸ˜‚

  3. Wow, what a game! Incredible… Ben must really have nerves of steel πŸ˜²πŸ‘

  4. One of the nicest chess streamers. And Eric is not bad either.

  5. This was a really fun game it reminds me of the first game between Marshall and Lasker

  6. Go Ben! Stayed relatively cool all the while Rosen put on the pressure

  7. As much as I love Ben"s commentary, some of his best content is just playing. I think it encourages me to think about what I would play in the wild positions he gets himself into

  8. I love how through most of the video the chat (and even mods) are just calling each other out for either suggesting moves or asking if there’s a certain way they can suggest a moveπŸ˜‚. They just wouldn’t let it go lmao

  9. Accidentally paused, didn't notice until 15 minutes after.

  10. AWESOME! The one I watched yesterday was great, too. This one I pulled my board out and set it up when he was attacking with the rook, knight, and queen to see what I would do while pausing the video. When you finally withstood his offense and put your queen on the diagonal from his rook, he moved his king off the row and you took his rook! I noticed you pulled your fist down as if to say: "Yeah!!"
    Thumbs up!

  11. Winner plays F3/F6 next game depending on the color!

  12. Nice defense Ben. I get the sense that you are the better calculator. You should take that instrument to Texas!

  13. Lol @ the reaction to CLSmith after 3:15 . Chat being their usual 200 IQ selves, including TryingtoLearn

  14. When Ben finally castled somehow and he proceeded with moving all of the pawns in front of his King

  15. How intense was dat. Ben being quiet feel like fait of the world in on da line

  16. Ben's fist pump! Get the f*** in πŸ˜‚

  17. Now this is the match we wanna see OTB ASAP

  18. Ben should at least partially explain his moves as he's making them. I would hope Ben would teach us as he plays.

  19. Good game. I enjoyed watching that. Thanks and thumbs up.

  20. Bishop f8, defending the pawn, but not defending the pawn at all its an illusion rook takes pawn woah. Amazin πŸ˜‚

  21. what a game. the expletives after winning lol

  22. Twice I went to unpause this video to find it was still running. πŸ˜‚

  23. He played such a beautiful game then threw it all away. Tragic. Great defense though.

  24. Just amazing defence for so long … and then a killer fast attack! Quite brilliant πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

  25. Thanks for the game! Was so enjoyable! I thought white was winning till I don't really what happened!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *