Hi, I’m Isaac Steincamp. I’m a 17 year old from Richmond, Virginia, and have been a competitive chess player for the last decade. I am currently rated 1932 USCF, and ranked 74th among all 17 year olds in the country (see http://bit.ly/Smn1NI). While I have had some success in my career, my ultimate goal is to break 2000 and reach Candidate Master (CM) before I graduate from high school. This blog is about my tournament play and experiences as a chess player as I try to make my goal (hopefully!) within the next 365 days.