Best chess commentators (all time)
A ranking of professional English-commenting chess commentators; professionals who comment chess events live and in English.
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.
Pyotr Veniaminovich Svidler (Russian: Пётр Вениами́нович Сви́длер; born June 17, 1976, in Leningrad) is a Russian chess Grandmaster, author, and commentator...
Jan Gustafsson (born June 25, 1979) is a German chess grandmaster, author, and commentator.
Daniel John King (born 28 August 1963 in Beckenham, England) is an English chess grandmaster, writer, coach, journalist and broadcaster.
Evgenij Miroshnichenko (born December 28, 1978) is a Ukrainian chess Grandmaster and commentator.
Simon Kim Williams (born 30 November in England), also known as GingerGM, is an English chess grandmaster, writer, coach, journalist and broadcaster.
Lawrence Trent (born 28 April 1986) is an English chess player, commentator, and manager.
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...
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...
Chris G Ward (26 March 1968) is a British chess Grandmaster (GM), chess coach, author, and commentator.
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,...
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...
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.
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...
Ilja Zaragatski is a German chess grandmaster, author and commentator, as well as the CEO of the chess portal Chess24.com.
Elisabeth Paehtz (or Pähtz, born January 8, 1985) is a German chess Woman Grandmaster and commentator.
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...
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...
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