Twitch streamer BoxBox stuns chess master Alexandra Botez with checkmate
Albert ‘BoxBox’ Zheng shocked the Twitch chess landscape after successfully defeating female FIDE Master Alexandra Botez in an exciting upheaval.
Box box had played several games against Botez in a May 25 broadcast and only had time for another before having to quit.
Having been beaten time and time again, though getting better with each battle, this final match was different, with the popular streamer gaining the upper hand early and snowballing that momentum.
For example, BoxBox made a brilliant play by putting Botez in check with his knight, forcing him to lose or queen or be mate by killing the knight with a pawn, opening a safe passage for Zheng’s own queen to join. the battle.
“Cat, he’s trying to mate me!” Botez exclaimed. “I can’t, because he’s playing Queen H4!” I must give him my queen. BoxBox, what?
In dismay, the chess star yelled, âsomeone nerfed BoxBoxâ as she reluctantly gave up on her most powerful piece.
From there, BoxBox was able to amplify its attack, having reduced Botez’s army to its king.
“Oh my God, my pawn’s promotion is the final blow!” BoxBox proudly proclaimed as he played his winning shot, securing the checkmate. “It’s so sick.”
The ecstatic 1,300-ranked player couldn’t believe his achievement and put his hands on his head in amazement and even needed a few seconds to enjoy his victory.
Finally, in the postgame, Botez joked that BoxBox must have watched fellow Twitch streamer and chess champion Hikaru Nakamura to “find such a good move.”
Hilariously, before the two could even chat any further, BoxBox had to jump in because he promised his brother that he would play Pictionary with him, but would be willing to play more in the future.
If Zheng is as good at Pictionary as he is at chess, then he might as well be Picasso, as being able to defeat Alexandra Botez is no small feat and something the streamer will likely remember for the rest of his life.
Only time will tell if the Twitch star can do it again when the two face off in what could be a hype rematch for the ages.