Content Creator Alexandra Botez Wins First Live Poker Tournament Title


Alexandra Botez is one of the biggest names in the content creation game, with over a million YouTube and Twitch subscribers to her BotezLive channel which features herself and her sister Andrea. The 27-year-old’s YouTube videos have received over 245 million total views.

Botez is best known as a chess player, but the American-Canadian has been playing a lot of poker recently. Botez was famously one of the big winners in a high stakes live streamed cash game held Hustler casino live in 2022 which included the likes of Jimmy ‘Mr. Beast’ Donaldson and Phil Hellmuth. Botez also recently played in the World tour poker championship and the PokerStars Players Championship tournaments.

Botez failed to cash in either of these huge tournaments, but managed to win her first live in the money not long after busting out on day 2 of the PSPC extension. Botez finished 42nd out of a field of 366 in the $3,300 buy-in deep stack no-limit hold’em event for $5,200.

Botez confirmed this result by winning his first tournament title. She outlasted a field of 79 entries in a $550 buy-in no-limit hold’em hyper turbo freezeout, earning $10,815 and a spade trophy as champion.

“I won my first poker tournament! It was a small $550 buy-in and I made $10,815, but definitely a milestone,” she said in a social media post as he celebrated the win.

Botez was the last player standing in the frantic affair. He earned 84 Card player Player of the Year aims for the win, which was his first POY extension-score qualified never.

Here’s a look at payments and POY extension points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY extension Points
1 Alexandra Botez $10,815 84
2 Janvier Chalopin $6,950 70
3 Yannick Schumacher $4,950 56
4 Siarhei Chudapal $3,850 42
5 Dennis Wilke $2,950 35
6 Jared Madfes $2,350 28
7 Diogo Coelho $1,850 21
8 Daniel Stancer $1,500 14
9 Aleksandr Lahrenchik $1,200 7

Photo credit: Manuel Kovsca / Rational Intellectual Holdings Ltd.

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