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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

Poor Baadur...I know exactly what he's going through. Just complete blindness and inability to calculate a single line. Absolute torture
24 May 15 12:46 pm

Lawrence Trent

Gelfand's 24...Nd7? Is a moment of utter madness. Especially when 25.Re4 is the only reply. He's now dead lost #happenstothebest #c24live
24 May 15 12:27 pm

Lawrence Trent

It's with a heavy heart that I've decided to retire from competitive chess, barring existing commitments. Thx to all who have supported me.
22 May 15 09:19 pm

Lawrence Trent

My game vs IM Rodriguez Lopez fully annotated, here: viewchess.com/cbreader/2015/… @chess24com
22 May 15 02:26 pm

Lawrence Trent

RT @mrfirstsaturday : @LawrenceTrentIM we have a GM tournament 6th-16th June in Budapest. Who does wish to play here now from your country? …
22 May 15 01:35 pm

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Commentating at the London Chess Classic.
With International Master Tania Sachdev.
Playing the late GM Tony Miles
At the World Cup.

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