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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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As for me, bungled it as usual but position was tricky so maybe shouldn't be too hard on myself. Looking forward to the next round!
19 Oct 14 01:18 pm

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Great result for Katernberg to draw against the super strong Hockenheim.
19 Oct 14 01:08 pm

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Just watched @polborta series on the 6.d3 Spanish on @chess24com The value for premium users is insane! Become one today you'd be mad not to
18 Oct 14 08:45 am

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Looking forward to playing in the Bundesliga for the first time this weekend, surely all this commentating has helped? #armchairgeneralnot
16 Oct 14 02:43 pm

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For all of you who have yet to see the clip about Millionaire Chess on the BBC, featuring yours truly! m.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-…
15 Oct 14 12:34 pm

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Big Slick 2013. Photo: Ray Morris-Hill.
With Grandmaster Luke McShane.
With Grandmasters Peter Svidler and Susan Polgar.
At the World Cup 2013. Photo: Anastasia Karlovich.

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