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IM Lawrence Trent

Lawrence Trent
Full name
Lawrence Trent
Apr 28, 1986 (age 38)‎
Place of birth
London, England



IM Lawrence Trent is a British chess player and commentator. He earned his IM title in 2005 after a strong youth career and currently holds two GM norms. He was a quarterfinalist in both the inaugural IM Speed Chess Championship in 2020 and the 2021 edition. He also created a course on Chess Psychology in 2018.

As a commentator, Trent was on the official call with GM Susan Polgar and fellow IM Tania Sachdev when GM Magnus Carlsen defeated GM Viswanathan Anand to become the world chess champion in 2013. To this day, Trent can often be found in the commentary room for major chess events. 

Don’t miss the incredible final position from his best game (below)!

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