Jonathan Kogen is a sophomore at Deerfield High School. He has played competitive chess since kindergarten, and now holds an Expert title from the United States Chess Federation. He won an Illinois State Grade Championship in middle school, and has won numerous awards in national and state competitions. In 2009 he won the Under 2000 class prize at the World Open in Philadelphia, as well as the Illinois Junior Grand Prix Award from the USCF. He has been named a Warren Junior Chess Scholar multiple times. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys playing and following sports.