American chess player Alexandra Botez is undoubtedly the hottest chess grandmaster in the world right now. She touched a 2092 FIDE rating in March 2016. Besides being a grandmaster, she is also a popular YouTuber and Twitch streamer. Iranian-American chess diva Dorsa Derakhshani and American beauty Alisa Melekhina also deserve their mentions among the hot chess players to watch out for this year.
Men dominated chess until some of the greatest female stars came to prove their worth. While most people thought it was almost impossible to attend the same brainpower while having a jaw-dropping look, the female grandmasters took a different way. And several hot chess players have already proved that stereotype wrong!
Many great players in international chess are not just known for their fantastic performance against other masters but also for their looks and appeal. So, without any further delay, let’s check all the beautiful chess stars to look for this year.
Indian chess queen Tania Sachdev currently holds both the titles of Woman Grandmaster (WGM) and International Masters. Besides, she is also among the hot chess players to look for this year for her real appeal having beauty with the brain.
She first came into prominence while becoming the Women’s Chess Champion in India twice consecutively, in 2006 and 2007. In that same year, she also won the Asian Women’s Chess Championship.
If you talk about the divas in chess from Estonia, you definitely talk about this gorgeous beauty, Triin Narva. She has chess in her gene as she is the granddaughter of iconic Estonia chess grandmaster Boris Rõtov and Women grandmaster Merike Rõtova.
Her father, Jaan Narva, and her mother, Regina Narva, are both FIDE masters. Triin won the Estonian Junior Chess Championship a record twelve times from 2004 to 2011.
Belarusian chess player Lanita Stetsko is truly among the super-hot chess players to look for this year. From 2003 to 2010, she achieved the Belarusian girl’s chess championship titles, participating in various age groups and conquering all of them.
She first won the Belarusian women’s chess championships in 2015. However, she has also achieved two silver medals and two more bronze medals during her career between 2010 to 2017.
Ukrainian cess glam idol, Anna Muzychuk, is among the only four female chess players in history to attend a minimum of 2600 FIDE rating. Unbelievable, it may sound; she attained her peak FIDE rating of 2606 in July 2012.
She won the fast chess championship thrice till now. She also won the Women’s World Rapid Chess Championship in 2014. Moreover, she achieved the Women’s World Blitz Chess Championship twice between 2014 and 2016.
she first achieved the European women’s championship title in 2004. Besides she has also achieved the Russian Women’s Chess Championship titles twice. She also helped her national side to win the gold medal in team games three times between 2010 and 2014
Hungarian chess queen Anna Rudolf is surely among the hot chess players to follow this year. Besides chess, she is also a Twitch streamer and a YouTuber having her own channels. However, she first came into prominence while becoming the Hungarian women’s national champion three times.
She has represented Hungary in the Chess Olympiad. She is also among the very few chess players who have defeated at least two international champions with more
than 2600 FIDE ratings. Besides her usual chess participation, she is also known for her chess commentary.
She first came into international prominence after becoming the Woman Grandmaster (WGM) in 2003. However, she delivered a brilliant performance in the 2006 Women’s Chess Olympiad. And the very next year, she achieved the International Master (IM) title in Abu Dhabi.
She became the silver medal winner at the Women’s World Chess Championship in 2013.
The United States is known for nurturing some of the most beautiful chess players of all time. However, no one can compete against Alisa Melekhina for her unmatched combination of beauty with brain. Believe it or not, she has achieved her peak rating of 2304 just at the age of 20.
She first got her international recognition while participating in the US Women’s Chess Championship. Besides she has also represented the USA team.
Iranian American chess star, Dorsa Derakhshani, is truly among the hot chess players to follow this year. In 2016, she achieved both the titles of Woman Grandmaster and International Master. Besides chess, she is also great at studies and attended the prestigious St. Louis University.
She has also become the talk of the town for her conflict with the Iranian Chess Federation in 2017.
One of the best chess players right now, Botez, is not just a great player but also an acclaimed commentator, YouTuber, and Twitch streamer. This beauty first came into prominence after winning the Canadian National Girls Champion title a record five times. Besides, she now holds the title of Woman FIDE Master from the International Chess Federation.
Other than playing, she has an interest in various subjects. She was nominated as one of the board of directors for the Susan Polgar Foundation. Besides she has also attended Stanford University.