What a bang for beautiful Alexandra Botez in WSOP Main! Loses with KK at 98%

The bubble burst main event of the WSOP of records and afterwards there are some stories to tell day 4.

One of the protagonists of the day (for better or for worse) was definitely the Canadian Alexandra Botez. Is his name new to you? Let’s talk about a player Chess and Poker from 1995, which certainly doesn’t go unnoticed at the table.

Alexandra is a vlogger sponsored by 888 who only started grinding live tournaments in earnest in 2023. He picked a great time to place his first-ever career ITM at the World Series as this WSOP Main is the richest and busiest in history!

During the last PCA he modestly explained that he studies the game and is aware of his inexperience: “I know I have less experience than most people here. I do my best, try to study and pay attention at the table. I will vlog and create content because it’s my job, after all. I am doing my job well and enjoying the experience. That’s all I can ask“.

And his emotions were clearly visible at the moment of the series’ most important bubble. To celebrate this with his fans, he donated 1% of his profits. He shared these days with several recordings and videos straight from Las Vegas.

But let’s get down to the painful comments… Because after the flag came the burning elimination on the Main for the beautiful Canadian. On her last shot, she pinned KK up front with 82,000 chips and thought she was on top form in the showdown against opposing KJ Allen Chang.

The flop came an ace that didn’t bother her that much. However, the turn 10 and river Q resulted in a runner-runner straight for the opponent! There was a general exclamation of astonishment around the table. Alexandra went to the cashier to withdraw $17,500 thanks to her place in 1,040th place.

Chang openly admitted after the coup: “If she wasn’t a patched player, I would have folded“. Taking to social media, Botez explained to her non-poker followers that her hand started with an 89% chance of winning. On the flop the probability had even increased to 98%…

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There was no shortage of messages of solidarity for Alexandra on social media. However, according to The Hendon Mob, it was his most important achievement. In fact, Alexandra is only there for her fifth ITS living officer within seven months.

However, it already boasts a double flag at PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Nassauwhere even one arrived Victory in a Hyper Turbo Freezeout. Not bad for a debutante! Subsequent ITMs came to the EPT Monte Carlo and at 888poker LIVE Barcelona in May.

In short, we can imagine one of those cases where classical education was skipped. Without fear, Alexandra was immediately catapulted into the top ranks of world poker. Obviously, he already has what it takes to compete with the best. We’ll see if we hear more from her in the future for important results… In the meantime, write her name down.

The chess story of Botez

Alexandra Valeria Botez is of Romanian origin and was born in Romania Dallas and grew up in Vancouver. Her father introduced her to chess at the age of six and she became a five-time Canadian girls’ champion; at 15 she also won the US Girls Nationals.

In March 2016, she achieved a FIDE Elo rating of 2092 and was awarded the title of Woman FIDE Master. He also started streaming in 2016 while studying at Stanford University. Together with his (younger) sister, Andrea boasts over 1 million followers!

Alexandra wasn’t afraid to speak out about sexism and misogyny at chess tournaments. He openly admitted that “60% of people only follow her to flirtchat or comment on his appearance“. Apparently these people don’t care about the technical aspect of his aggressive playstyle.

It’s definitely interesting to see if all of this also applies to poker, where the female minority has always been the solution to gender issues. For these reasons too, we will continue to pursue it. Good luck!

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