The Weekly Show with Lawrence Trent

by Lawrence Trent
10/30/2018 – Tuesdays at 18:00 CEST (5:00 pm UK time, Noon EDT) Lawrence Trent brings you the latest trends, games and combinations from elite chess tournaments. Lawrence is on-demand this week and free for ChessBase Basic account holders for a limited time! (Why not register for FREE in 30 seconds if you don't already have an account?) This week Lawrence continues his look at the recently completed Isle of Man International.

The Baffling 2.b3 Sicilian The Baffling 2.b3 Sicilian

Make life difficult for the Sicilian! 2.b3 is a thoroughly venomous but still solid kind of "Anti-Sicilian". No matter what setup black chooses, the bishop on b2 will always be unpleasant for him.


Isle of Man - part 2

Lawrence is on his way home from the star-studded open tournament on the Isle of Man but found time to record his weekly show from a London cafe to provide this week's look at key games from the tournament.

But first, a warm-up puzzle:


White to play!

This was a critical game for the tournament and Na5 seems to hold things together, or does it? 

This week

Lawrence is on-demand only this week, but free for ChessBase Basic account holders for a limited time!

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

Previous shows on-demand

After each show, the video is available along with all previous editions in the videos archive. To watch those you'll need a ChessBase Premium Account.

Lawrence Trent's latest

Read a recent review of Trent's latest Fritztrainer on the 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.


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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