Play against Lawrence Trent!

by Arne Kaehler
11/20/2020 – The ChessBase Playchess server now offers a "Video & Audio" option which allows you to see your opponents and to talk to them. With this function, playing online comes as close as it can get to playing in real life. After successful Playchess tournaments with Elisabeth Pähtz, Vincent Keymer and Simon Williams, Lawrence Trent waits to play against ChessBase readers. If you are a premium member, and if your computer has a microphone and webcam, apply to join the tournament on Monday!

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Play against Lawrence Trent

November 23rd, 7pm CET

Lawrence Trent is known for his entertaining commentary. Now you can enjoy his comments while facing him in an online blitz tournament.

Only these conditions have to be met:

  • You have a ChessBase Account and are a Premium Member
  • You have a webcam
  • You have a microphone

Premium annual subscription + 1 month (payment method: credit card)

Order the annual ChessBase Premium Membership and save twice! You only pay for ten months Premium and you get a 13th month for free. Payment only by credit card. The subscription is automatically renewed on the expiration date.

The ChessBase crew is playing every week. 

How to register?

If you meet the requirements, you can be one of the nine lucky tournament players. Please send your applications to

feedback @ (Subject: Premium Blitz with Lawrence)

And in the text it is enough to post your real, full name, and of course your nickname / handle.

How is this working?

This video explains how to create a virtual room with your friends and for your club.


Arne Kaehler, a creative mind who is passionate about board games in general, was born in Hamburg and learned to play chess at a young age. By teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess-related videos on YouTube, Arne was able to expand this passion and has even created an online course for anyone who wants to learn how to play chess. Arne writes for the English and German news sites, but focuses mainly on content for the ChessBase media channels.


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