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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

RT @rickygervais : I'm fucking heartbroken. pic.twitter.com/NSwyk9UbDf
20 Apr 15 09:55 pm

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Looking bad for @GMJanGustafsson vs Wang Hao. I prepared this line a couple weeks ago 9...Nxc3 followed by qd1 and f6 is close to equal
18 Apr 15 10:39 am

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15 minutes to go! 17.00 tournament on @chess24com for Premium users, with me commentating on our games! Even @DavidHowellGM is playing join!
17 Apr 15 02:45 pm

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Vishy has gone very wrong and it now seems Magnus will be able to hold. Carlsen's hold over Vishy set to continue...#ShamkirChess
17 Apr 15 02:37 pm

Lawrence Trent

#ShamkirChess CarlsenĀ“s position is about as attractive as me in the morning after a night out on the town, he will draw this 3/10 times IMO
17 Apr 15 02:14 pm

From the Gallery

With Grandmaster Jonathon Rowson at the London Chess Classic Closing Dinner. Photo: Ray Morris-Hill.
Commentating at the London Chess Classic.
At the World Cup.
With Grandmasters Peter Svidler and Susan Polgar.

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