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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

Another draw with a lower rated opponent but a fair result, guy played well. Onto the next!
22 Jul 14 05:18 pm

Lawrence Trent

Yuck. What a gross game. Ugh. Gusti & Paco are right. I am a horrible player #talkthetalkbutdon'twalkthewalalk
21 Jul 14 07:27 pm

Lawrence Trent

It's official! I will be commentating at @HighStakesChess Millionaire Chess Open in Vegas! Big thx to @MauriceAshley ,gonna be a great event!
19 Jul 14 07:30 pm

Lawrence Trent

Calling all my Norwegian friends! Land in Oslo Gardermoen at 11pm and need to get to Oslo Torp for a flight at 8.30am next morning help plz!
18 Jul 14 11:25 am

Lawrence Trent

Overtaken Padelman @Chessidharta as number 1 ranked bullet player in Playzone on Chess24 @Chess24 :)
17 Jul 14 12:30 pm

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At the World Cup.
Playing the late GM Tony Miles
With Judit Polgar
Commentating with Grandmaster Nigel Short at the London Chess Classic.

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