Botezlive Chess: Meet Sisters Alexandra and Andrea
Alexandra Botez and Andrea Botez run Botezlive, a Twitch account and YouTube channel. They’re well-known for their chess videos.
Let’s Get To Know The Two Botezlive Chess Sisters.
Who is Alexandra Botez?
Alexandra Valeria Botez is a chess player, commentator, Twitch broadcaster, and YouTuber of American and Canadian descent.
She won the U.S. Girls Nationals at the age of 15 and was a five-time Canadian National Girls Champion.
She attained her maximum FIDE Elo rating of 2092 in March 2016, and she presently holds the title of Woman FIDE Master from the International Chess Federation.
Botez began broadcasting internet chess content while a Stanford University student in 2016. She now runs the BotezLive Twitch and YouTube channels with her younger sister Andrea Botez.
How She Started
Botez’s father taught her how to play chess when she was six years old. She later joined the Romanian Community Center’s Golden Knights chess group, which is tutored by Chess Master Valer Eugen Demian.
She has won several awards and competitions. Botez won her first Canadian children’s national championship when she was eight years old, in 2004.
In 2010, she was selected for the Canadian National Team and went on to win four more Canadian young national medals. Botez won the U.S. Girls Nationals at the age of fifteen after returning to the United States, and she has twice represented Oregon in the SPF Girls’ Invitational.
She is known as @missbotez on Instagram and has 527k followers.
Who is Andrea Botez?
Andrea Botez is a chess player, content creator, entertainer, and live stream sensation from Canada. Her sister, WFM Alexandra Botez, co-hosts the wildly successful Twitch channel BotezLive.
Andrea began playing chess when she was six years old, with the help of her father and sister. At the age of seven, she began competing in USChess events.
Botez was the Women British Columbia Chess Champion in 2015 and won the U8 Girls Canadian Youth Chess Championship in 2010. Andrea also won the Susan Polgar National Open in the Girls U14 division in 2015.
Botez’s FIDE classical rating peaked at 1773 in 2018 and her USChess rating peaked at 1933 in 2019.
She is known as @itsandreabotez on Instagram and has 388k followers.
The Botezlive was created by the two sisters, Alexandra Botez and Andrea Botez. As of March 2022, the BotezLive channel on Twitch has 1 million followers.
As of March 2022, the BotezLive channel on YouTube had 786,000 subscribers and over 138 million views. The sisters use their channel to broadcast content from their Twitch feed.