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Lawrence Trent
The New Voice of Chess

Hello and welcome to my website! Here you’re able to find out all about me and what I do in the wonderful world of chess, if you didn’t know already.


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  • Welcome to My Website!

    07 January 2014 | Link


    Hello there and welcome to my new website! My name is Lawrence Trent and I’m a professional chess player, commentator, author and coach.

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Chess chat with a coupla cheeky chaps! International Master Lawrence Trent, Grandmaster Stephen Gordon, and host Macauley Peterson sound off on current events in the professional chess world.

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What They Say

Over the last few years, Lawrence established himself as the voice of live chess broadcasting. I have some experience in this line of work,and can testify first-hand how hard it is to balance being informative and entertaining, and keep the audience interested for hours on end.Lawrence carries it off with aplomb, and great flair. The fact that he is a very nice bloke as well is an added bonus.
Grandmaster Peter Svidler, 7-time Russian Champion
Lawrence is a natural commentator, he brings a great mix of excitement, humour and education to any event.
Grandmaster Mickey Adams, England Number 1
The silent symbolism of chess needs distinctive voices to bring the game's exquisite tension to life. Lawrence has that kind of voice; an engaging mixture of playful inquiry and serious fun.
Grandmaster Jonathan Rowson, Author & British chess champion 2004-6
Lawrence is a wonderful, fun guy to work with. It is always a great pleasure commentating with him.
Grandmaster Nigel Short, Former World Championship Finalist and England Number 2

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In Granada for the @AjedrezNazari @naza GM tourney. At least the 10th time I've come back since living here in 2007. Still feels like home.
26 Mar 15 09:07 am

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LIVE tactics trainer with me in 5 minutes on @chess24com Premium users can ask me anything they like while laughing at my lack of ability!
19 Mar 15 02:57 pm

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Blunders galore in the round 1 blitz playoffs @worldwomenchess , love it! chess24.com/en/watch/live-…
19 Mar 15 01:10 pm

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Who will win the Women's World Chess Championship? It's to call, but here are my 3 picks: @VCmilyte M.Muzychuk & V.Gunina @worldwomenchess
17 Mar 15 12:20 pm

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Cohiba Robustos...box of 25...interested? Personal message me
17 Mar 15 08:26 am

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Commentating at the London Chess Classic.
With Judit Polgar
London Chess Classic 2011. Photo: Pascal Simon
With Grandmaster Luke McShane.

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