IM Michael Brown is a 20-year-old college senior studying at BYU. He is a strong IM with 2 GM norms and a fide rating over 2500. Michael boasts several wins over strong GMs including Super GMs Yu Yangyi and Zoltan Almasi. Michael is pictured here (left) next to a random patzer that he met at the Isle of Man closing ceremony 😉
IM John Daniel Bryant is the 2017 Southern California Chess Champion. John is consistently one of the top players on the SoCal circuit, and boasts many tournament wins. John is one of the top blitz players on chess.com, often with a blitz rating well over 2600, which should bode well for the PCL format.