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Lawrence Trent
L Trent 
 
Number of games in database: 197
Years covered: 1999 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2439 (2435 rapid, 2556 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2487

Overall record: +63 -76 =57 (46.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (26) 
    B51 B40 B52 B43 B45
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A45 A40
 French Defense (13) 
    C05 C00 C03 C07 C04
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C78 C91 C65 C68 C60
 French Tarrasch (8) 
    C05 C03 C07 C04 C09
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B12 B10
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (25) 
    E81 E94 E77 E70 E62
 Ruy Lopez (16) 
    C78 C60 C64 C80 C75
 Sicilian (12) 
    B20 B23 B51 B30 B70
 English (7) 
    A15 A10 A16 A13 A14
 Reti System (4) 
    A04 A06 A05
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Trent vs D Tan, 2002 1-0
   G Gajewski vs L Trent, 2003 0-1
   L Trent vs Galego, 2015 1-0
   L Trent vs L Mueller, 2014 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Bunratty Classic (2015)
   British Championship (2008)
   British Championship (2009)
   British Championships (2017)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   European Union Championships (2008)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Isle of Man Open (2017)
   Isle of Man Open (2016)

RECENT GAMES:
   🏆 Isle of Man Open
   V Balint vs L Trent (Sep-30-17) 1-0
   L Trent vs E Player (Sep-29-17) 1-0
   Kosteniuk vs L Trent (Sep-28-17) 1-0
   L Trent vs Kramnik (Sep-27-17) 1/2-1/2
   I Sokolov vs L Trent (Sep-26-17) 1-0

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LAWRENCE TRENT
(born Apr-28-1986, 31 years old) United Kingdom

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Lawrence Trent showed an early talent for chess, winning the British championship for Under 11, Under 12, and Under 13. He was awarded the IM title in 2005. He took time off from chess to attend Lancaster University. He returned to competitive play for a bit and then moved to Mexico to teach chess to children. Trent then took another break from chess in favor of fulltime employment. He reconnected with chess again by way of live commentary on major events such as London Chess Classic (2009), World Cup (2013), and Anand - Carlsen World Championship (2013).

Sources / References:

(1) https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast... (podcast episode by Ben Johnson with him and Macauley Peterson), (2) Wikipedia article: Lawrence Trent (Wikipedia page).

Last updated: 2017-04-16 14:54:57

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 197  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Trent vs K Nicholas 0-1241999Herts Congress-26C56 Two Knights
2. O Gladyszev vs L Trent  ½-½622001SWYMD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. L Trent vs M Broomfield  1-0412001SWYMB03 Alekhine's Defense
4. S Williams vs L Trent 1-0502001SWYMD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. L Trent vs D Ippolito  ½-½222001SWYMC42 Petrov Defense
6. C Hanley vs L Trent  1-0372001SWYMA13 English
7. L Trent vs B C Addison  0-1552001SWYMC78 Ruy Lopez
8. J Lappage vs L Trent  0-1402001SWYMB23 Sicilian, Closed
9. L Trent vs G Jones 0-1522001SWYMB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. M Thiruchelvam vs L Trent  ½-½582001SWYMC60 Ruy Lopez
11. L Trent vs Miles  0-1362001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB03 Alekhine's Defense
12. J Conlon vs L Trent  1-0332001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRC60 Ruy Lopez
13. L Trent vs E Bamber  ½-½502001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB01 Scandinavian
14. M Steadman vs L Trent  ½-½412001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
15. L Trent vs J Kennedy  ½-½382001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. C Waters vs L Trent  1-0322001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRA06 Reti Opening
17. L Trent vs R Willmoth  1-0342001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
18. E Player vs L Trent  0-1562001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRC28 Vienna Game
19. L Trent vs G Moore  0-1342001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRB01 Scandinavian
20. G Oswald vs L Trent  ½-½662001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRA07 King's Indian Attack
21. D E Rumens vs L Trent  ½-½422001Smith & Williamson ch-GBRA04 Reti Opening
22. A Collinson vs L Trent  ½-½1820014NCLC48 Four Knights
23. L Trent vs C Cobb  0-13720014NCLC03 French, Tarrasch
24. S Porat vs L Trent  0-1292001WYB16E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
25. L Trent vs Mamedyarov 0-1312001WYB16C45 Scotch Game
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Apr-02-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: Lawrence Trent was just fabulous - witty, likable, in command, natural.

The guy totally deserves to be on TV if chess makes it back on the Tube. Much better than the comically melodramatic Danny King and Maurice Ashley.

Apr-02-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Great job <Lawrence> !

Hope to watch you soon again.

<Eggman: Lawrence Trent was just fabulous - witty, likable, in command, natural.>

Thats it !

Apr-02-13  Hongkonger: Yes, agree with all the above, Lawrence did a brilliant job - especially on such long days. I particularly appreciated his candour when he admitted to not knowing what was going on!
Apr-02-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Eggman: ....(Trent) totally deserves to be on TV if chess makes it back on the Tube. Much better than the comically melodramatic Danny King and Maurice Ashley.>

Well do I remember being present for the semi and final stages of the New York Grand Prix in summer 1994, with King and Ashley as commentators.

King was actually not bad, but to his every assertion, Ashley's response was 'Indeed'.

Unimpressive, <indeed>.

Apr-02-13  Boxer123: Will Lawrence be on the scene again (via internet) for the World Championship?
Apr-02-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  SteinitzLives: I found Trent to be very entertaining, and not obsessed with the details of the games and willing to find silliness or human interest issues to fill the down times. He could re-focus quickly when a game heated up.

A real winning chess personality, he kept it interesting and fun without taking himself at all seriously. Some of the GM's he interviewed could take a lesson from him.

Apr-02-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tomlinsky: Could Short & Trent be the Laurel & Hardy of chess!? Top notch job Lawrence, you may have found your Friedrich Nietzsche.
Apr-28-13  BIDMONFA: Lawrence Trent

TRENT, Lawrence
http://www.bidmonfa.com/trent_lawre...
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Apr-28-13  ELCABALLO238: Yes I agree, great job Mr. Trent!! However, I don't think he needs to drink coffee, since he was getting plenty of caffeine from drinking Red Bull all day...LOL
Apr-28-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sneaky: Trent was certainly tireless during the candidates tournament. I'm sure he has a bright future ahead of him in the field of chess commentating if that's what he wants to pursue.
Nov-08-13  RedShield: One man, three pussies: http://cdn.fide.com/wp-content/uplo...
Nov-09-13  SoUnwiseTheKnight B4: The Lawrence Trent version of the drinking game. Swig it down every time he says he has no clue or idea whats going on in the game. Better for tournaments.
Feb-18-14  Troller: Trent is not only a commentator, currently he is participating in a GM tournament in Denmark.

Homepage of the tournament including link to live games (starts at 15.00 CET): http://chesshouse.dk/gm-2014/gm-201...

Mar-13-14  Shams: Lawrence Trent has bagged his second GM norm after a fine performance in the HSK (Hamburg Chess Club) tournament in Germany.
Mar-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <HSK Gro▀meister-Turnier 2014> Here's the link to the tournament page: http://www.hsk1830.de/pages/turnier...
Mar-16-14  blade2012: A recent interview to Lawrence:

http://www.scacchierando.it/intervi...

Mar-17-14  waustad: Congrats on the second norm! Here's the chessbase article on the result: http://de.chessbase.com/post/ftacni...
Apr-28-14  waustad: 28 was a good age, if I can recall that far back. Happy b'day!
Oct-13-14  waustad: He was in some form for the commentary for the Millionaire tourney. If it had been live TV in the puritanical US he might have gotten into trouble. Perhaps he had a bit more of a nip before the final rounds than Arianne Caoili or Robert Hess.
Oct-20-14  Mudphudder: I found him quite entertaining during his commentary for the MC open. I hope he continues to commentate these big tournaments.
Feb-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Trent has started with 2/2 in the Bunratty Classic. Is his final GM norm coming up?
Feb-19-15  SimonWebbsTiger: 2.5/3, <Dom>.

http://www.bunrattychess.com/classi...

One hopes so. He said before he went from the chess24 coverage that if not in this half year, he is giving up chasing it.

Jun-29-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: Good luck working with Mr.Caruana :)
Jul-23-15  waustad: As mentioned in the previous post, Trent is now Fabiano Caruana's manager. Here it is mentioned in the caption under a good picture of him. In German: http://de.chessbase.com/post/st-pau...
Apr-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Lawrence Trent.
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