REAL-LIFE CHESSER ALEXANDRA BOTEZ IS THE TRUE QUEEN’S GAMBIT!
BY KEVIN DE GUZMAN
PHOTOGRAPHY BY SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTOS Aug.26.22
If you haven’t watched The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix yet, we highly recommend it. Not only will you develop an immediate love for its main star Anya Taylor-Joy but you’ll probably begin to see the game of chess in a different light, from just a quiet boring game to a true high-energy battle of gray matter. The Netflix series is supposed to be fiction, but many say it’s based on real characters. Now, as far as the protagonist Beth Harmon is concerned, we found a real-life woman of beauty who’s a bona fide chess Master: 24-year-old American Canadian Alexandra Botez. She actually began as a chess prodigy and is now among the Top 10 Canadian women chess players. On top of that, she creates chess content on Twitch. Truly a modern-day chess darling!
Can you ever win against an opponent like Alexandra?