Monday, August 11, 2014

Canada's Prettiest Chess Player

Olympiads really get me fired up. I've barely had any sleep over the last week. By midnight Tokyo time only a handful of games will have already finished. So I tend to keep going until about one or 2 in the morning.

Last night, for example, I was basically glued to Chess24's coverage - mainly paying attention to the Aussie men's games. That they ended up losing 3 - 1 against the Uzbeks was pretty frustrating. At one point, I was actually figuring a 2.5 - 1.5 win for the Aussies. Only the gods know how Illingworth couldn't win his game, and only Ikeda knows why he had to take the bloody knight on move 19. On the latter encounter, even a mug like me could see that the knight was surely taboo. Opening up the enemy rook file like that. Sheesh!

Anyway, while some of us are paying attention mostly to the chess, apparently plenty of social media are paying attention to something else. Or rather someone. Meet WFM Alexandra Botez (2089), Canada's prettiest chess player.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That title belongs to Yuanling Yuan. Very interesting woman too.