Dan Smith takes on the Botez sisters in an epic game of chess
Smith is one of poker’s most renowned personalities, having won over $38,000,000 in live tournaments, and looks likely to increase his earnings in the future. Smith was an accomplished chess player when he became a full-time poker player, and it seems he still enjoys the game.
He recently accepted Alexandra Botezoffers to play a few games of live chess during a live broadcast, betting $20 each to liven things up. Results were deadlocked after four games, so the two agreed to play the fifth and deciding game for $50. Smith recorded a dramatic victory, promoting his pawn to rook rank and delivering a checkmate to Alexandra’s penniless king.
At that point, his sister Andrea, acting as an observer and mocking Dan throughout the game, stepped forward in an attempt to save the dignity of the Botez family. She succeeded, beating the poker pro in the final game.
As a result, the match ended with no winner on the table, but it was a great sight, so poker and chess fans won. It was all nice feelings, and we look forward to a rematch.
Also, it’s only suitable for a poker player to take on Alex in her turf after she did so during a recent Hustler Live Stream when she won over $500,000 in a match against poker superstars such as Tom Dwan and Phil Hellmuth.
THE CRAZIEST POT I HAVE EVER WON, I still feel the excitement today lol pic.twitter.com/aYoeGHqi1M
— Alexandra Botez (@alexandravbotez) May 2, 2022
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