Eric Rosen, 18, visited the ABC7 studio to tell us about his strategy.
The tournament will take place at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis from July 10 - 15. The top 16 Junior players in the nation will play for the title of U.S. Junior Champion, more than $18,000 in prizes and a highly coveted invitation to the 2013 U.S. Junior Championship.