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Best chess commentators (all time)

A ranking of professional English-commenting chess commentators; professionals who comment chess events live and in English.

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Yasser Seirawan
1

Yasser Seirawan

Yasser Seirawan (born March 24, 1960) is a chess grandmaster, journalist, author, and commentator. He is four-time United States chess champion. He was the winner of the World Junior Chess Championship in 1979.
8.8
8.8
from 59 votes
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Peter Svidler
2

Peter Svidler

Pyotr Veniaminovich Svidler (Russian: Пётр Вениами́нович Сви́длер; born June 17, 1976, in Leningrad) is a Russian chess Grandmaster, author, and commentator...
8.8
8.8
from 54 votes
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Jan Gustafsson
3

Jan Gustafsson

Jan Gustafsson (born June 25, 1979) is a German chess grandmaster, author, and commentator.
8.7
8.7
from 52 votes
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Daniel King
4

Daniel King

Daniel John King (born 28 August 1963 in Beckenham, England) is an English chess grandmaster, writer, coach, journalist and broadcaster.
8.1
8.1
from 29 votes
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Evgenij Miroshnichenko
5

Evgenij Miroshnichenko

Evgenij Miroshnichenko (born December 28, 1978) is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster and commentator.
7.5
7.5
from 13 votes
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Simon Williams
6

Simon Williams

Simon Kim Williams (born 30 November in England), also known as GingerGM, is an English chess grandmaster, writer, coach, journalist and broadcaster.
7.4
7.4
from 5 votes
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Lawrence Trent
7

Lawrence Trent

Lawrence Trent (born 28 April 1986) is an English chess player, commentator, and manager.
7.3
7.3
from 24 votes
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Alejandro Ramírez
8

Alejandro Ramírez

Alejandro Tadeo Ramírez Álvarez (born in San José, Costa Rica, June 21, 1988) is a United States chess Grandmaster, author, and commentator. At the age of 15, he became the first Centro-American to achieve the Grandmaster chess ti...
7.1
7.1
from 15 votes
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Peter Heine Nielsen
9

Peter Heine Nielsen

Peter Heine Nielsen (born May 24, 1973) is a Danish chess player, coach, and commentator. Nielsen coached World Champion Vishy Anand from 2002 until 2012. Anand won the World Championship title in Mexico 2007, and defended it in B...
6.8
6.8
from 8 votes
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Chris Ward
9

Chris Ward

Chris G Ward (26 March 1968) is a British chess Grandmaster (GM), chess coach, author, and commentator.
6.8
6.8
from 8 votes
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Maurice Ashley
11

Maurice Ashley

Maurice Ashley (born March 6, 1966 in St. Andrew, Jamaica) is a chess grandmaster, author, commentator, app designer, puzzle inventor, and motivational speaker. He is currently a Director's Fellow at the Media Lab at MIT. In 1992,...
6.6
6.6
from 55 votes
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Nigel Short
12

Nigel Short

Nigel David Short (born 1 June 1965) is an English chess grandmaster, chess columnist, chess coach and chess commentator. Short earned the Grandmaster title at the age of 19, and was ranked third in the world by FIDE from January...
6.6
6.6
from 22 votes
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Sopiko Guramishvili
13

Sopiko Guramishvili

Sopiko Guramishvili (born 1 January 1991) is a Georgian chess player, author, and commentator. She was awarded the Woman Grandmaster title in 2009 and the International Master title in 2012.
6.3
6.3
from 19 votes
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Jennifer Shahade
14

Jennifer Shahade

Jennifer Shahade (born December 31, 1980 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American chess player, poker player, commentator and writer. She is a two-time American women's chess champion and has the FIDE title of Woman Grandmast...
6
6
from 29 votes
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Ilja Zaragatski
15

Ilja Zaragatski

Ilja Zaragatski is a German chess grandmaster, author and commentator, as well as the CEO of the chess portal Chess24.com.
5.7
5.7
from 7 votes
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Elisabeth Paehtz
16

Elisabeth Paehtz

Elisabeth Paehtz (or Pähtz, born January 8, 1985) is a German chess Woman Grandmaster and commentator.
5.2
5.2
from 10 votes
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Susan Polgar
17

Susan Polgar

Susan Polgar (born April 19, 1969, as Polgár Zsuzsanna and often known as Zsuzsa Polgár) is a Hungarian-born American chess Grandmaster, coach, author, blogger, and commentator. She is famous for having been a child prodigy at che...
4.7
4.7
from 21 votes
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Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
18

Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam

Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam (born January 11, 1957) is a Dutch chess writer, commentator and organizer. He is the editor-in-chief of New In Chess, an international chess magazine with readers in 116 countries. Ten Geuzendam graduated f...
3.7
3.7
from 20 votes
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