GM Simen Agdestein
GM Simen Agdestein: a most remarkable double talent. Not only did he win the Norwegian national chess championship six times, but he also used to be a highly gifted football player. He played for Lyn FC in Oslo and represented the Norwegian national soccer team on eight occasions. These days Agdestein teaches chess at the NTG, the Norwegian College for Top Athletes.
GM Jan Timman
GM Jan Timman: GM Jan Timman is a former World Champion Candidate, who rose to the number 2 spot of the FIDE world rankings in 1988, just behind Anatoly Karpov. He is the author of several highly acclaimed bestsellers, such as Curaçao 1962 (the printed version), Fischer World Champion (co-author Max Euwe), On the Attack, Power Chess with Pieces, and The Art of the Endgame. He is co-editor-in-chief of New in Chess where he has his regular column.
Andrew Burnett is a three time East of Scotland champion and winner of numerous weekend congress Opens, with a degree in journalism and a background in travel writing. His most recent success was a 1st equal finish at the Bardejov Open in Slovakia.