Katherine Eisenbrand writes in Standford’s Pulse Magazine — You Just Got Pawned:
ALEXANDRA BOTEZ IS among Canada’s best female chess players, speaks five languages, attends Stanford, and on top of all that she’s trending on Reddit, 9GAG, Imgur, and Tumblr. It also seems like no other “Alexandra Botez” exists in the world, because sixteen search pages later the headlines still read “Botez, Canada’s Best, Most Accomplished, Most Beautiful, Most Amazingly Talented Chess Players.” I’m paraphrasing, but you get the gist.
At the current ELO rating of 2092, I think she’s still far from what she is being described as The Most Amazingly Talented Chess Player. Yet, I can only imagine how perturbed a much higher-rated, alpha male chess player can be playing in front of such refined beauty:
Photo credit: Pulse Magazine.