Alexandra Botez

Alexandra Botez

Nationality
Canada
Canada
GPI Rank 11,242
Total Live Earnings $61,383
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Biography

Alexandra Botez

Alexandra Botez is a popular chess streamer who has entered top poker tournaments around the world. She is an internationally recognized chess master and avid poker player. In March 2024, she was unveiled as an ambassador for GGPoker.

Alexandra Botez Background


Botez was born in Dallas but grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and was raised by Romanian parents. She began her chess training at six years old and won her first Canadian children’s national championship at the age of eight. Botez won four more children’s national chess titles before she won U.S. Girls Nationals at 15.

Botez attended Stanford University and began streaming chess on Twitch in 2016. She hosts the popular BotezLive show with her sister, Andrea.

Alexandra Botez Chess Career

Botez began playing the game at a young age and quickly rose in the ranks of the chess comunity. Botez accomplished the title of Woman FIDE Master in 2015 and Woman International Master in 2017. She has represented Canada in tournaments all over the world. Besides from her competitive accomplishments, Botez is widely recognized as a prominent chess content creator and commentator, particularly on Twitch and YouTube.

What is Alexandra Botez’s Chess Rating?

As of April 30, 2023, Botez had a FIDE Elo rating of 1977 in Classical Chess and a 2040 rating in Blitz.

Alexandra Botez Poker History

Botez has competed on live-streamed cash games and in tournaments all over the world. Her appearances on Hustler Casino Live and on the European Poker Tour have extended her fame beyond the chess community.

Is Alexandra Botez Good at Poker?

Botez has shown a great deal of progress since she picked up the game during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether or not someone is good at poker cannot be determined by results alone, but Botez has a chess pedigree that contributes to her success as a poker player. Botez may have a limited number of tournament results, but her poker career is only getting started.

She competed in the 2021 $25K WPT HU Championship, in 2022 she appeared on Hustler Casino Live and won over $450,000.

At the PCA/PSPC in 2023, Botez won her first-ever live tournament, coming out on top in PCA $550 Hyper Turbo for $10,815. Her biggest tournament cash came in the 2023 WSOP Main Event, where she finished in 1039th place.

Alexandra Botez's Top 5 Tournament Results

DateEventPlacePrize
03-Jul-2023$10,000 WSOP Main Event1039th$17,500
02-Feb-2023PCA $550 Hyper Turbo1st$10,815
09-Dec-2023$5,300 WSOP Paradise Main Event403rd$8,500
08-Dec-2023$3,300 WSOP Paradise 6-Handed94th$5,700
17-May-2023€1,100 888poker LIVE Barcelona Main Event16th$5,422

Alexandra Botez FAQs

What is Alexandra Botez’s IQ?

The IQ of Alexandra Botez is unknown.

What is Alexandra Botez's win-loss record?

Alexandra Botez is 33-145 with 44 draws in a total of 282 recorded matches.

Is Alexandra Botez a chess master?

Alexandra Botez holds the International Chess Federation title of Woman FIDE Master

Did Alexandra Botez go to Stanford?

Yes, Alexandra Botez attended Stanford University where she was the first female president of the Stanford Chess Club

Is Queen's Gambit based on Alexandra Botez?

She is often compared to the main character, Beth Harmon, but the story was not based on Alexandra Botez’s life.

What languages can Alexandra Botez speak?

Alexandra Botez speaks English, Romanian and Mandarin, with some proficiency in French and Spanish.

Does Alexandra Botez have a husband?

No, Alexandra Botez is unmarried.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 WSOP Paradise
Event #10: $5,000 Main Event Championship
403rd $8,500
2023 WSOP Europe
Event #9: €1,100 NLH Mystery Bounty
81st €1,205
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship
1040th $17,500
2023 888poker LIVE Barcelona
€1,100 Main Event
16th €5,000
2023 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo
€3,000 Mystery Bounty
83rd €3,150

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