The Botez sisters reveal their ‘most embarrassing’ chess losses against young players
Popular chess streamers Alexandra and Andrea Botez have spoken of their “most embarrassing” defeats in their competitive careers, especially from younger competitors.
Unlike most competitive sports, some of the greatest chess players can achieve grandmaster status at a very young age.
Renowned chess players and Twitch streamers Alexandra and Andrea Botez have yet to receive the title, at the time of writing. However, the BotezLive streamers have still won an incredible number of victories and awards in the chess world throughout their long career.
As with any player, they also had their fair share of losses – one of which was particularly embarrassing for them when one of their opponents started doing the Fortnite dance after their win.
Botez sisters claim ‘kids’ are hardest to lose in chess
On September 11, Alex and Andrea joined Lex Clips and explained that most of their embarrassing losses came when they faced much younger opponents. Especially, when they start heckling them or celebrating in an unusual way.
For Andrea, it was especially when confronted with “kids” or “younger boys” who were “really arrogant” and rubbed their success in her face during her high school days. Yet, as they get older, they still have issues with some of their younger opponents.
“I feel like when you’re adults and you’re paired against a kid, it’s just tough,” Andrea said. “Maybe it depends on whether they’re really nice. But, most of the time I play with kids, they’re just really arrogant.
However, for Alexandra, nothing beats being outplayed by a 14-year-old who then started doing the Fortnite dance after her win when she had to “swallow”. [her] Pride.”
She added, “He is a very young Master. I think he became a master when he was 9 or something. He’s very good at chess and practices a lot, but he’s also incredibly good at bad language.
The Botez sisters have been beaten by young players on their live streams on numerous occasions. However, with 1.1 million subscribers on Twitch, that has done nothing to tarnish their popularity as one of the most popular chess streaming channels.