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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

I should point out that I actually won 5 of those games vs @MagnusCarlsen .. But still to lose 4 is just shocking.
2 Sep 15 07:43 am

Lawrence Trent

If It's any consolation I beat @Vachier_Lagrave at two pawn odds, but still I'll nightmares for some time to come.
2 Sep 15 07:06 am

Lawrence Trent

Just lost to the world champion @MagnusCarlsen rook odds... 4 Games. Actually the most disgusting moment of my life #retired4good
2 Sep 15 06:50 am

Lawrence Trent

RT @GuildfordChess : @LawrenceTrentIM I'm raising money for a Chess Academy. Please read about us & donate here: gofund.me/guildfordchess B…
1 Sep 15 04:26 pm

Lawrence Trent

Saw this lying around @CCSCSL , no wonder there has been a chess revolution here! @garylanechess pic.twitter.com/W5F0jJsfKw
31 Aug 15 08:58 pm

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A packed house watching the commentary at the London Chess Classic. Photo: Ray Morris-Hill.
Commentating with International Master Malcolm Pein.
Playing the late GM Tony Miles
With Grandmasters Vishy Anand and Stephen Gordon at the London Chess Classic. Photo: Ray Morris-Hill.

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