The top row of players are Bay Area teens while the bottom row of youngsters are still in elementary school. Two things that they all have in common: love and talent for the game of chess. They all entered in the top three sections (Open, U2100 and U1900) at the Pacific Coast Open just for the challenge and experience.
- top row left to right: Evan Sandberg, Michael Zhong and Arthur Liou
- bottom row left to right: Tanuj Vasudeva, Samuel Sevian and Daniel Liu
- 5.5 GM Khachiyan
- 4.5 IM Matikozyan and IM Tate
- 4.0 IM Sevillano, NM Manukyan, NM Tanaka, NM Kudryavtsev and NM Y.Liou