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Alexandra Botez
Number of games in database: 37
Years covered: 2010 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2051 (2059 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2092
Overall record: +15 -17 =5 (47.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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C11 French (2 games)
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   A Botez vs A Solomons (Sep-13-16) 1-0
   A Botez vs M Shibata (Sep-12-16) 1-0
   Olga Badelka vs A Botez (Sep-11-16) 1-0
   J Krivec vs A Botez (Sep-09-16) 1-0
   A Botez vs Rita Maria Osorio Jorge (Sep-08-16) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-24-1995, 21 years old) Canada

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She is a Women's FIDE master who represented Canada in 2010 (1) at the WYCC and tied for 1st-2nd in the U-16 Women's CYCC. In 2009, she won the U-14 CYCC. The Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012) saw her debut with a draw and 4 wins in 9 games played for the Canadian team at Turkey in women's international team play (2) and played in the Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014) (score: +5-4=1) at 3rd seat. She tied for first with Alice Huanyi Xiao at the U18 women's Canadian youth chess championship in 2013. For women youth playing blitz in August of 2014, she was ranked 85th overall in the world. She became the first female president of the Stanford University chess team where she studied at (5). She scored 3 points (+2-4=2) for the Canadian women's Olympiad team's 3rd board(7) in 2016.

Videos: Alexandra plays Aman Hambleton at the 2013 Canadian open: ; Eric Hansen interview: with Canadian women's Olympiad team; ; .

References: (1) (World youth chess championship - Canadian team), (2) (team chess archives), (3) (North American 2013 (women's) U-18 chess championship), (4) , (5) , (6) , (7)

Last updated: 2016-09-15 12:17:43

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 37  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. G Hakimifard vs A Botez  1-041 2010 WYCC Girls U16C05 French, Tarrasch
2. A Botez vs V Pechenkin  1-039 2011 Canadian openA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
3. R Wang vs A Botez  1-033 2011 Canadian openA48 King's Indian
4. A Botez vs L Day  1-037 2011 Canadian openA55 Old Indian, Main line
5. M Kleinman vs A Botez  ½-½36 2011 Canadian openC07 French, Tarrasch
6. A Botez vs M Humphreys  0-131 2011 Canadian openE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
7. I Ibrahim vs A Botez  0-142 2011 Canadian openA07 King's Indian Attack
8. N Gusev vs A Botez  1-027 2011 Canadian openC11 French
9. A Botez vs M Meszaros  0-158 2011 Canadian openD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
10. M Song vs A Botez  0-150 2011 Canadian openA04 Reti Opening
11. A Botez vs Maria Paula De Mey  1-025 2012 Chess Olympiad (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. D Saduakassova vs A Botez  1-066 2012 Chess Olympiad (Women)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
13. Y Cho vs A Botez  0-129 2012 Chess Olympiad (Women)C00 French Defense
14. A Botez vs Z Hernandez  1-055 2012 Chess Olympiad (Women)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. A Botez vs S Foisor  0-139 2012 Chess Olympiad (Women)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Li Ting Tan vs A Botez  1-036 2012 Chess Olympiad (Women)E97 King's Indian
17. S Wafa vs A Botez  ½-½51 2012 Chess Olympiad (Women)C12 French, McCutcheon
18. A Botez vs S Chevannes  1-059 2012 Chess Olympiad (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. P Reyes Jara vs A Botez  1-035 2012 Chess Olympiad (Women)C01 French, Exchange
20. S Ramsay vs A Botez  0-134 2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Hoang Thi Bao Tram vs A Botez  1-035 2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. A Botez vs L Unuk  0-145 2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
23. M Kyrkjebo vs A Botez  0-151 2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
24. A Botez vs M Nevioselaya 1-0116 2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. A Botez vs Jenid Figueroa Calderon  1-024 2014 Chess Olympiad (Women)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 37  PGN Download
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  SimplicityRichard: It appears that the rating on the profile page may be currently erroneous; I read elsewhere that Alexandra's rating is 2351 Elo. It would be great if the relevant facts were updated on this site. #
Nov-19-15  sonia91: <SimplicityRichard> Are you kidding?! The simplest way to check the rating is clicking on the <FIDE page> of the player
Jul-16-16  The Kings Domain: Attractive gal, and a fine player too. There should be more like her.
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  HeMateMe: Gorgeous. Reminds me of a young Lauren Bacall:


It's in the eyes.

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  cro777: WFM Alexandra Botez: "THREE more days until I head off to Baku to represent Canada at the World Chess Olympiad!"

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  notyetagm: <HeMateMe: Gorgeous. Reminds me of a young Lauren Bacall: >

I don't see what is so pretty about her.

I think Tania Sachdev and Ju Wenjun are much prettier. And higher-rated. :-)

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  notyetagm: A beautiful pic of <Ju Wenjun> from the Olympiad:

Sep-07-16  epistle: Any full body shot of Botez? Let's see if she has the curves to match her pretty face.
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  HeMateMe: "Recently, she participated in the "Second Chess Festival UNAM", after winning a scholarship of $40,000 in the Texas Tech University."

The pipeline of chess talent to Texas colleges goes on and on. I'm not sure how much $40 large gets you these days, maybe pays for two years?

Gotez--is that Dutch?

Sep-07-16  kardopov: It will just bother your mind if you will be given the chance to take a look at her curves.
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  HeMateMe: She's a bit thin, but people who model often look like that. Very pretty girl.
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  cro777: <epistle> By choosing healthy over skinny you are choosing ...

Alexandra Botez grew up in a close-knit Romanian community in Vancouver, Canada and plays for the Canadian Women's chess team. Her parents came from Bucharest, Romania. She was born in Dallas, and the family moved to Vancouver, B.C., when she was 4. Botez is quite popular last name mostly concentrated in Romania which signifies that it is originated from Romania.

Alexandra is Stanford's first female Chess Club president. After considering focusing on Chess in college, she came to Stanford to study International Relations:

"I felt like I would grow a lot more as a person if I came to Stanford," she said.

She's proving the thesis: "A beautiful woman is a person, not a body. Once you have that straight, then the body will fall into line with appropriate clothing and appropriate makeup and appropriate hair and everything else."

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  HeMateMe: Good photo above, IMO. She's not too skinny at all, just perfect.
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  OhioChessFan: I'm with <notyet> and don't find her all that attractive.
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  kenkur: Always thought that names ending in -ez were Spanish but I guess I was wrong. Then again Romanian, like Spanish is a Latin (not like the country's Slavic neighbours) culture.
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  cro777: <Recently, she participated in the "Second Chess Festival UNAM">

Gran Fiesta UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) in Mexico City is one of the largest chess festivals in the world, with thousands of chess fans, many tournaments and activities.

The main attraction of the second edition held in 2012 was a rapid and blindfold knockout tournament Magnus Carlsen beat Judit Polgar in the final.

The main events also included the Magistral Grandes Maestras Female tournament with 18 titled players from three continents

For the qualification heats (preliminaries) the participants were divided in three groups of six players each. Alexandra Botez was in the third group.

Alexandra Botez (Canada) against Nino Maisuradze (France)

As part of the Second Chess Festival UNAM was inaugurated the exhibition 'Monumental Horses', hence the picture 'Alexandra Botez with a monumental horse' (reposted bellow). The UNAM rector reported that horses, a symbol of strength and beauty, decorated by artists and artisans, symbolize the universality of the game-science. The horses measure 2.5 meters in height.

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  john barleycorn: <OhioChessFan: I'm with <notyet> and don't find her all that attractive.>

It'll do.

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  cro777: If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

In the Chinese tradition both the external and inner dimensions determine the beauty of a woman.

The Chinese Women’s chess team:

Ju Wenjun, Yifan Hou, Zhao Xue and Tan Zhongyi

Combining external and inner dimensions – the Latvian Minister of Finance WGM Dana Reizniece-Ozola, the top board of the Latvian Women's chess team:

Sep-07-16  kardopov: Botez could be a strong contender in any beauty pageant, or a showbiz star, or a supermodel, but never a chess champion nor a chess queen as long as yifan hou is around.
Sep-08-16  Mr. V: <Cro777> Do you know if her last name has any meaning in Romanian? Thanks.
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  cro777: Botez in Romanian means baptism.

Sep-08-16  gokusano: She is Botez V!
Sep-08-16  gokusano: This must be her sister
Sep-09-16  epistle: It is still a mystery, though, if Botez has an onion rear bumper, i.e., an ass which could make you cry.
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  cro777: Katherine Eisenbrand: "Her femininity shines through her style."

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