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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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Lawrence Trent

Anothery day, another bet lost to @GMJanGustafsson - this is getting ridiculous
29 Aug 14 10:28 pm

Lawrence Trent

#sinqcup Caruana for President! Kid's as cool as a cucumber. His biggest strength IMO. Insanely talented. WILL be World champ some day.
29 Aug 14 09:43 pm

Lawrence Trent

#sinqcup Remember guys Naka won with the White pieces vs Kasimdzhanov in this line at the Olympiad, so knows what to do with both colours.
29 Aug 14 07:12 pm

Lawrence Trent

#sinqcup @JenShahade it is a MUCH inferior version of a KID; lack of light-squared bish makes a big difference, I learnt the hard way!!
28 Aug 14 07:33 pm

Lawrence Trent

#sinqcup that said the line he has chosen has also been proven to give very good chances for White, guy is well versed in this opening
28 Aug 14 07:20 pm

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Playing the late GM Tony Miles
Interviewing Garry Kasparov with Judit Polgar at the Judit Polgar Chess Festival, Budapest 2013.
At the World Cup.
London Chess Classic 2011. Photo: Pascal Simon

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