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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!

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    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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Congrats @GMGawain for a brilliant result at Politikin Cup. More of the same @chessolympiad please Ga!!!
30 Jul 14 08:18 am

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Prepping up for the big one! #ChessOlympiad Will be commentating every round of this very special event, leave for Tromso tomorrow!
29 Jul 14 11:17 am

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Seppo es un rayo me encantaria ver padelman @Chessidharta vs Seppo. Q paliza me ha dado hoy @chess24com
28 Jul 14 07:32 pm

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Afraid to say but the chap commentating with Andy Martin hasn't got a clue about what's going on! Nice bloke I'm sure, zero understanding...
28 Jul 14 05:00 pm

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Managed to hold a rook vs rook and knight ending, much to my own surprise...
27 Jul 14 02:06 pm

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Commentating with International Master Tania Sachdev at the World Championships 2013.
With International Master Tania Sachdev.
With Judit Polgar
London Chess Classic 2011. Photo: Pascal Simon

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