Grandmaster Kayden Troff

Utah’s highest rated player and only Grand Master. Kayden was the world youth champion for kids under 14 in 2012. As an adult his passion for chess has not dimmed, and now has a desire to share it with others. Kayden has been professionally coaching for many years.

Tony Padron

Tony is among Utah’s highest rated players and Chess Dawgs social media expert. Catch him streaming on twitch almost every night.

Matt Crossette

Matt is currently on the board of the Utah Chess Association helping organize Utah chess tournaments. He also serves as one of Utah’s delegates to US Chess. He previously was a chess coach at Challenger School.