Chess Player Alexandra Botez Wins Her First-Ever Poker Tournament for $10,815 03 Feb

Thousands of players all around the world and every big poker name is currently in the Bahamas where PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is being held at Baha Mar Hotel and Resort for one of the biggest poker series of the year. And it’s not only poker players but many other big names from similar communities like chess.

One of the many who switched from chess board to poker this week is popular chess player and Twitch/YouTube streamer Alexandra Botez, who was invited to Bahamas by PokerStars to attend the $25,000 Poker Players Championship.

She held her ground after an impressive Day 1 run, qualified for Day 2 where she was later eliminated near the end of Level 10 with KQ against KT.

But it was already next day when she made a first "serious" cash at the poker tournament, as Botez finished 42nd in $3.300 Deep Stack Event for $5,200.

Only two days later and she reached a new milestone once again, with her first-ever poker tournament win.

Alexandra attended the $550 Hyper Turbo Freezout, where she came on top of 79 players for a nice PokerStars trophy and $10,815 cash. "I won my first poker tournament!! It was a small one, $550 buy-in and I cashed $10,815, but definitely a milestone," Botez said on social media after her win.

2023 PCA $550 Hyper Turbo Freezout Event #65 Final Results

Place Name Country Prize
1 Alexandra Botez USA $10,815
2 Janvier Chalopin USA $6,950
3 Yannick Schumacher Germany $4,950
4 Sergey Chudopal Belarus $3,850
5 Dennis Wilke Germany $2,950
6 Jared Madfes USA $2,350
7 Diogo Coelho Portugal $1,850
8 Daniel Stancer England $1,500
9 Aleksandr Lahrenchik Russia $1,200

Alexandra Botez wins big at Hustler Casino Live

Botez first stirred the poker community at Hustler Casino Live back in May 2022, as she attender High Stakes cash game with many fellow YouTubers like MrBeast, Ludwig, Ninja, xQc and two poker superstars Tom Dwan and Phil Hellmuth.

She was the biggest winner of the night with a $456,900 profit, while Alan Keating lost more than $1.1 million in front of 100,000 concurrent viewers.