The Weekly Show with Lawrence Trent

by Lawrence Trent
7/3/2018 – Tuesdays at 18:00 CEST (5:00 pm UK time, Noon EDT) Lawrence Trent goes on air on In his show, Lawrence will be dealing with the latest trends, games and combinations from elite chess tournaments. This week features GM Cristian Chirila's exploits in Las Vegas...playing chess of course!

The Amazing Albin Counter-Gambit The Amazing Albin Counter-Gambit

On this DVD IM Trent shows the Albin Counter-Gambit (1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5). Trent found a number of extremely dangerous Theoretical Novelties which will truly put the Albin Counter-Gambit back on the map.


National Open Las Vegas

This week Lawrence looks at the annual tournament in Las Vegas, which was recently won by GM Cristian Chirila who took home the "Edmondson Cup" and the first prize of USD $8,000.

Chirila scored 6.0 / 7, a half point ahead of Dariusz Swiercz, Illia Nyzhnyk and Nikola Mitkov.

But first a warm-up:


A nice combination here allows White to play for two results.

This week

Lawrence is live most Tuesdays at 18:00 CEST / 5 pm BST time / 12 Noon EDT

Previous show on-demand

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Lawrence Trent's new 60 Minutes on the Fort Knox Variation:

The Fort Knox Variation in the French Defence

If you're one of those French Defence players who has been desperately searching for a reliable and easy-to-learn system against White's two main 3rd moves (3.Nd2 or 3.Nc3) then this is the 60 Minutes for you! The Fort Knox variation (3...dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bd7!


Born in 1986, Lawrence Trent is an international master, who has represented England in numerous international youth championships (including a 7th place in the U18 WCh in 2003). The Londoner, who has a degree in Romance languages, already has a lot of experience as a trainer. Trent has recorded several DVDs for ChessBase.


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