June 27, 2022

Top 10 Hot Chess Players To Watch Out for This Year

Men playing sports is a frequent sight, but ladies participating in a sport where males primarily dominate is indeed a sight to see. Likewise, as we all recognize, chess is a predominantly male-dominated sport.

Watching a chess tournament between male chess players is an entertaining, picture of witnessing a chess match between female attractive chess players. Yes, the majority of us like to watch women’s chess competitions. And now, only male celebrities, notably female divas, have proven their intelligence in this game. Here are some of the most popular beauties with brains.

1.    Alexandra Botez

Alexandra Botez is the sexiest professional chess player in the world, not just in Canada. That is why she is ranked first among the hottest chess players. Botez is also a professional player & commentator, as well as a Twitch broadcaster and YouTuber.

Similarly, at the age of 15, an American-Canadian chess player won the U.S. Girls Nationals and was a 5 times Canadian National Girls Champion. 

On both sites, she streams and shares videos on chess. In addition, as of October 2022, she has 554K Instagram followers. She enjoys a variety of subjects in addition to playing. She’s also a graduate of Stanford University.

2.    Dorsa Derakhshani

Dorsa Derakhshani, an Iranian-American chess champion, is one of the most exciting chess players to watch this year. She earned her rank as Woman Grandmaster & International Master in 2016. She is an excellent student who attended the elite St. Louis University in addition to chess. Dorsa has won three gold medals in Asian Youth Chess Tournaments (2012 to 2014). She also works as a reporter for FIDE.

She began representing the United States when Iran barred her from playing for the Iranian national team or competing in any Iranian competitions after she competed in the 2017 Gibraltar Chess Festival even without a headscarf.

3.    Alisa Melekhina

The U.s is renowned for producing some of the world’s most attractive chess players. No one, however, can equal Alisa Melekhina’s unrivaled mix of beauty and intelligence. She earned her top rating of 2304 at the age of 20, believe it or not. Her worldwide recognition began when she competed in the US Women’s Chess Championship. She has also competed there in World Youth & Junior Chess Championships for the United States. In 2014, she finished sixth in the United States Women’s Chess Championship.

4.    Anna Ushenina

Anna Yuriyivna Ushenina is a chess grandmaster from Ukraine who won the Women’s World Chess Championship in 2012 and 2013. She is also well-known as one of the finest female chess grandmasters, having defeated several notable figures in the game. Her opponents are intimidated by her terrifying gaze. People adore her presence and lovely appearance everywhere she goes. 

After earning as Woman Grandmaster (WGM) around 2003, she rose to international recognition. She won the World Master (IM) rank in Abu Dhabi after a fantastic performance in the 2006 Women’s Chess Olympiad.

5.    Anna Rudolf

Anna Rudolf, the Hungarian chess queen, is undoubtedly one of the most exciting chess players to watch this year. She is a Live broadcaster and a YouTuber with her channels in addition to chess. She rose to fame after winning the Hungarian women’s national championship three times. 

She has competed in Chess Olympiad on behalf of Hungary. She is also one of the handful of chess players to have defeated two global champions with FIDE ratings of above 2600. Her chess commentary is equally well-known. She achieved her best FIDE rating at 2393 in July 2010. She is now maintaining a position over 2300. 

6.    Alexandra Kosteniuk

Alexandra Kosteniuk, one of Russia’s most beautiful chess players, is not only stunning but is also regarded as one of the finest female chess players in history. She won the Women’s World Chess Championship twice between 2008 and 2010. She won the European women’s championship for the first time in 2004. She has also won the Russian Women’s Chess Championship on two occasions. Between 2010 and 2014, she also assisted her national squad to achieve three gold medals in team events. She just won the Women’s World Rapid Chess Championship in 2021. In January 2018, she reached her highest FIDE rating of 2561.

7.    Anna Muzychuk

Anna Muzychuk is a Ukrainian chess glam hero, and one of only 4 female chess players in the league to have a FIDE rating of at least 2600. It may seem unbelievable, but she reached her highest FIDE ranking at 2606 in July 2012.She has already won the quick chess championship three times. In addition, in 2014, she won the Women’s World Rapid Chess Championship. Between 2014 and 2016, she also won the Women’s World Blitz Chess Tournament thrice. She is, nonetheless, one of the most attractive female grandmasters. 

She has also demonstrated her dominance in traditional chess, in addition to quick chess. In 2017, she finished second in the Women’s World Championship. Aside from her brilliance, she has also performed admirably for her country in team games.

8.    Lanita Stetsko

Lanita Stetsko, a Belarusian chess player, is one of the year’s most exciting chess players. She won the Belarusian girl’s chess championship titles from 2003 to 2010, competing in several age categories and winning them all.  In 2015, she won the Belarusian women’s chess championships for the first time. She did, however, win two silver and two medallists during her career, which spanned the years 2010 to 2017.

She also won the International Women’s Chess Tournament in December 2016. In 2013, Lanita was awarded the title of FIDE Woman International Master. She was also awarded a FIDE Woman Grandmaster rank in 2015. She did, however, reach her highest FIDE ranking in 2297 for November 2014.

9.    Triin Narva

When it comes to Estonian chess divas, Triin Narva is without a doubt the most beautiful of them all. She is the granddaughter of legendary Estonian chess grandmaster Boris Rtov and women’s grandmaster Merike Rtova, hence she has chess in her blood.

Jaan Narva, her father, and Regina Narva, her mother, both are FIDE masters. From 2004 until 2011, Triin earned an Estonian Junior Chess Championship & register twelve times. In 2010, she won both the Blitz and Rapid titles at the Estonian Chess Championship. She competed in Chess Olympiad 4 times between 2010 and 2016 but never received a respectable performance. In April 2019, she received her best FIDE rating of 2129.

10.   Tania Sachdev

Tania Sachdev, an Indian chess champion, presently holds the designations of Woman Grandmaster (WGM) & International Master (IM). She’s also one of the hottest chess players to watch this year due to her genuine appeal, which combines beauty with intelligence.

She rose to popularity after winning the Women’s Chess Championship of India twice in a row in 2006 & 2007. She also claimed the Asian Women’s Chess Championship in the same year. In September 2013, she reached her highest FIDE rating of 2443. She also won the Commonwealth Women’s Chess Championship 3 times between 2016 and 2019. Red Bull is presently her sponsor

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