Alexandra Botez joins Susan Polgar Foundation Board of Directors


Alexandra Botez joins Susan Polgar Foundation Board of Directors


Grandmaster Susan Polgar is pleased to announce the election of Women’s FIDE Master Alexandra Botez to the eleven-member Board of Directors of The Susan Polgar Foundation (SPF). Alexandra is a Social Media Influencer with more than 200,000 followers across social platforms, as well as being one of top three most popular chess streamers in the world.

She was born in Dallas, Texas and began competing in SPF events at the age of ten, and twice represented Oregon in the prestigious SPF Girls’ Invitational. Alexandra also represented Canada in three Chess Olympiads, and was the U.S. Girl’s Under 18 Champion. She graduated from Stanford University in 2017, where she was the first female President of the chess club.

Founded in 2002, SPF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported by charitable donations. The Foundation was established by Susan Polgar, winner of four Women’s World Chess Championships and the first woman to break the gender barrier in chess. The mission of the Susan Polgar Foundation is to promote chess, with all its educational, social, and competitive benefits throughout the United States, for young people of all ages, especially girls. The Susan Polgar Foundation is the proud sponsor of the annual SPICE Cup, SPF Girl’s Invitational, SPF National Open for Boys & Girls, SPF World Open for Boys & Girls, and numerous other events.

Together with its university partners, SPF has awarded more than $6 million in college scholarships, chess training materials and other valuable prizes during the past 18 years.

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Ricky Ayuyao Capa
Ricky Ayuyao Capa

Congrats Alexandra! You're such a beautiful genius! Keep it up! :)

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