Alexandra Botez
(GG Ambassador)

"Poker is the first game I have found that I enjoy playing as much as chess. I am grateful to partner with GGPoker to become a better player and grow the game!"



  • Woman FIDE Master
  • Former U.S. & Canadian Girls National Champion
  • 3X Member of Canadian Women’s Olympiad Chess Team
  • 2022 Chess Streamer of The Year
  • Grew online chess following to 3M+ across platforms and is now going to focus on also growing poker

Alexandra Valeria Botez, is an American-Canadian chess player and commentator, Twitch streamer, and YouTuber. As a player, she became a five-time Canadian National Girls Champion and won the U.S. Girls Nationals at age 15.

She achieved her highest FIDE Elo rating of 2092 in March 2016, and she currently holds the International Chess Federation title of Woman FIDE Master.

Botez began streaming online chess content in 2016 while she was a student at Stanford University.

Paired with her younger sister Andrea Botez, she now manages the BotezLive Twitch and YouTube channels, which both have over 1 million followers.

Alexandra, now embarking on an exciting new chapter in her poker career with GGPoker. Venturing into the competitive world of poker. Known for her strategic acumen on the chessboard, Botez's collaboration with GGPoker signifies her readiness to tackle new challenges and expand her repertoire.

This move not only highlights her adaptability and eagerness to explore different strategic landscapes but also bridges the gap between the chess and poker worlds. With her exceptional analytical skills and a keen understanding of strategy, Botez is set to bring a fresh perspective to the poker table, promising an inspiring journey for both her followers and poker enthusiasts alike.