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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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Listen to Lawrence

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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27 Nov 15 12:55 pm

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Saw Spectre tonight. Disappointing to say the least. My least favourite Bond movie by quite some distance.
20 Nov 15 12:13 am

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17 Nov 15 08:36 pm

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RT @EddieHearn : It's an honour to announce we've signed a new exclusive 3 year deal with @anthonyfjoshua helping guide him to the World hea…
17 Nov 15 10:01 am

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RT @GMJanGustafsson : Sunday's fourth biggest upset after Rousey-Holm, Gustafsson-Trent and Lakers-Pistons: youtube.com/watch?v=A7USsN… https://…
17 Nov 15 09:42 am

From the Gallery

With Grandmaster Danny King at the London Chess Classic. Photo: Ray Morris-Hill.
Commentating with International Master Malcolm Pein.
With Grandmasters Peter Svidler and Susan Polgar.
Interviewing Garry Kasparov with Judit Polgar at the Judit Polgar Chess Festival, Budapest 2013.

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