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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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Lawrence Trent

Anybody at Malaga airport from 6.30pm tonight heading towards Gib?
25 Jan 15 09:49 am

Lawrence Trent

First @MagnusCarlsen now Martin Odegaard. Why can't we, with 10x the population of Norway, produce any serious talent? Shocking really
22 Jan 15 09:54 am

Lawrence Trent

Classic Magnus...' @nigelshortchess has played some really bad Dutches...he sometimes put the knight on c6 in a Stonewall, those were bad!'
21 Jan 15 02:06 pm

Lawrence Trent

Is anybody going to be at Malaga airport next Sunday heading to Gibraltar at around 6.30pm? Please let me know if so!
19 Jan 15 02:54 pm

Lawrence Trent

Just got the message "I am lick your chess". Does that mean he likes my chess, or is going to lick my chest? Either way it could be worse!
19 Jan 15 12:56 pm

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Commentating with International Master Malcolm Pein.
Playing the late GM Tony Miles
With Judit Polgar
With Grandmaster Luke McShane.

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