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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 | Comments


    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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RT @nytimes : Trump's New Jersey casinos had $30 million in tax debt. Then Chris Christie took office. nyti.ms/2bypKis https://t.co/…
19 Aug 16 10:54 am

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At the @Cardinals game with the boy @fabianocaruana. Great night,… instagram.com/p/BI8F4S2gogHC…
10 Aug 16 07:28 pm

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RT @JohnCUrschel : Spending my day off watching the #SinquefieldCup of the @GrandChessTour . Gotta support my boy US champ @FabianoCaruana !!!
7 Aug 16 09:41 pm

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RT @FabianoCaruana : Thrilled to be a part of this year’s @GrandChessTour . Getting ready for game 2 of the #SinquefieldCup! #STL @CCSCSL htt…
6 Aug 16 05:42 pm

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RT @FabianoCaruana : Just finished my interview with @Forbes Magazine & the @BusinessInsider. Thrilled to be sharing my story! #Chess https:…
4 Aug 16 05:32 pm

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A packed house watching the commentary at the London Chess Classic. Photo: Ray Morris-Hill.
At the World Cup.
At the World Cup 2013. Photo: Anastasia Karlovich.
With legendary German tennis player Boris Becker at the London Chess Classic. Photo: Pascal Simon.

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