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Elisabeth Paehtz
E Paehtz 
Number of games in database: 1,214
Years covered: 1994 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2489 (2506 rapid, 2366 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2493

Overall record: +313 -181 =334 (58.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 386 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (190) 
    B22 B25 B40 B23 B42
 French Defense (61) 
    C11 C05 C01 C18 C15
 Caro-Kann (41) 
    B10 B18 B13 B12 B15
 Giuoco Piano (36) 
    C53 C50
 Sicilian Najdorf (28) 
    B90 B96 B93 B99 B98
 French (27) 
    C11 C10 C13 C00 C12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (100) 
    B90 B29 B42 B50 B23
 Queen's Pawn Game (92) 
    A41 E00 A40 A45 D02
 French Defense (55) 
    C03 C02 C18 C10 C11
 King's Indian (53) 
    E63 E61 E94 E90 E92
 Slav (46) 
    D12 D10 D15 D11 D16
 English (44) 
    A10 A13 A15 A11 A17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Paehtz vs M Seps, 2004 1-0
   E Paehtz vs Klitschko Brothers, 2001 1-0
   A Muzychuk vs E Paehtz, 2012 0-1
   E Paehtz vs M Geldyeva, 2016 1-0
   N Umudova vs E Paehtz, 2015 0-1
   E Paehtz vs J Gustafsson, 2014 1/2-1/2
   E Paehtz vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 2006 1/2-1/2
   E Paehtz vs Kosteniuk, 2002 1/2-1/2
   E Paehtz vs Z Stockova, 2006 1/2-1/2
   E Paehtz vs T Kosintseva, 2013 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament 2001/02 (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2016)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2017)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2015)
   Moscow Open (2010)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (2016)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2007)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

   🏆 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament
   Mobina Alinasab vs E Paehtz (Nov-04-18) 1/2-1/2
   E Paehtz vs Mobina Alinasab (Nov-03-18) 0-1
   E Paehtz vs T Nabaty (Oct-27-18) 0-1
   Gelfand vs E Paehtz (Oct-26-18) 1/2-1/2
   E Paehtz vs D Howell (Oct-25-18) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-08-1985, 33 years old) Germany

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Elisabeth Pähtz was born in Erfurt. Her father, GM Thomas Paehtz Sr, allowed her an extensive chess education from an early age. When only twelve years old, she won the German Under-20 championship for girls. In 1999 she became the youngest-ever German Women's Champion. She also won the U-18 category of the World Women's Championship in 2002. Currently she holds the titles of IM (International Master) and WGM (Woman Grand Master), and on the July 2005 edition of the FIDE women's rating list she was ranked 36th. In 2005, she won the World Women U-20 Championship. She is married to Luca Shytaj.

Wikipedia article: Elisabeth Pähtz

Last updated: 2018-04-08 04:22:08

 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,214  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Weclawski vs E Paehtz  1-0401994BL 9495 (Women)A48 King's Indian
2. M Litinskaya-Shul vs E Paehtz 0-1821997Dresden (Women)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
3. E Paehtz vs A Caoili 1-0281997Wch U12 GirlsB40 Sicilian
4. E Paehtz vs N Ioseliani 0-1671999Bundesliga 1998/99 (Women)B44 Sicilian
5. I Mai vs E Paehtz 1-0501999Bundesliga 1998/99 (Women)E97 King's Indian
6. E Paehtz vs M Sebag  ½-½481999Eur Youth Ch g14B01 Scandinavian
7. E Paehtz vs M Sebag  1-0321999WCh U14 GirlsA00 Uncommon Opening
8. E Paehtz vs A Gara 1-0332000t-EuCh U18 GirlsB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
9. E Paehtz vs Nadezda Stojanovic 1-0342000t-EuCh U18 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
10. I Birgisdottir vs E Paehtz 0-1212000t-EuCh U18 GirlsA15 English
11. E Paehtz vs Y Dembo ½-½252000t-EuCh U18 GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. Pokorna vs E Paehtz ½-½432000t-EuCh U18 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
13. E Paehtz vs N Bojkovic 1-0352000Olympiad (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. E Paehtz vs Y Xu  ½-½282000Olympiad (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. E Paehtz vs E Moser 1-0192001Porz CupB32 Sicilian
16. E Paehtz vs A Horvath 1-0222001Porz CupB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
17. Dvoirys vs E Paehtz  1-0442001Cappelle la GrandeB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
18. E Paehtz vs U Roessler  1-02320012nd ch-EUR WomenB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. A Dimitrijevic vs E Paehtz  1-04220012nd ch-EUR WomenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. E Paehtz vs A Bollengier  ½-½4320012nd ch-EUR WomenB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
21. A Matras-Clement vs E Paehtz  0-13220012nd ch-EUR WomenB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
22. E Paehtz vs T Fomina  1-04020012nd ch-EUR WomenC01 French, Exchange
23. A Stefanova vs E Paehtz  1-06920012nd ch-EUR WomenA04 Reti Opening
24. E Paehtz vs N Popova  1-03020012nd ch-EUR WomenB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
25. E Hasanova vs E Paehtz 0-14520012nd ch-EUR WomenA57 Benko Gambit
 page 1 of 49; games 1-25 of 1,214  PGN Download
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Dec-18-14  waustad: Her team in the Frauenbundesliga, Bad Königshofen, didn't play their scheduled match last weekend against Rodewischer SM. The former team has some members who were playing in tournaments elsewhere so perhaps the teams agreed to play on a different date. Last season several teams played a match before an officially scheduled round, but none after.
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  whiteshark: <waustad> You are probably right about the reasons. note that this was the single round weekend, where the 'joint traveling teams' played against each other. Next FBL weekend is 24/25 Jan 2015 so it's still possible that both teams meet before the next round. ;D
Dec-19-14  waustad: I'm mostly surprised that they are letting a much better team avoid playing on the official day to allow the top boards to be in town. Last year didn't work like that.
Dec-24-14  waustad: In looking at the main Bundesliga page, they will play Jan 23. The single round weekend is even more complicated for the men's Bundesliga since it is being played on 3 different days. I had assumed it was a typo at first. Now I understand.
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  whiteshark: FBL rd 5 match <Rodewischer SM vs Bad Königshofen> was played last Friday and ended 2:4.

Here's FBL rd 6+7 cb report:

All FBL results:

Jun-18-15  waustad: Playing most days on board 4 for Germany at the Mitropa Cup, she makes the German team seem to be split 3-3 by gender, where most are 4-2. This tournament, however, seems to treat the men and women as playing in separate events, unlike the Chinese league where it looks like there must be women playing on the teams. IM Paehtz is by a fair amount the highest rated woman in either section and is also likely to be the only woman there for whom chess is a full time occupation. If I recall from the last Mitropa Cup there were prizes for the open section, women section and overall. The French only sent an open team, so Austria II is paired and seated as if they were the French women. At the moment the Hungarian women lead and the very young open Hungarian team is in last place.
Jun-18-15  waustad: I suppose playing in the Alps must have sent her on a shopping spree. She's playing in a Dirndl. Now she just needs a tray with many beers.
Sep-12-15  waustad: It seems that the chessbase article about her recent marriage is only in German so far:
Nov-03-15  waustad: It will be interesting to see who actually plays in the expanded Austrian Frauenbundesliga. If top boards both play, in the first round the top two native German speaking women will meet with Elisabeth Pähtz playing for SK Baden and Eva Moser playing for SV Pamhagen. The latter team is much deeper, with Regina Theissl-Pokorna, who has recently transferred federations to Austria and a total of 5 players rated over 2200.

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  sonia91: She crossed 2500 in the live ratings playing in the Women's French League:
May-09-16  waustad: <sonia> I just noticed that. I don't know how many GM norms she has now, since I'm using a tablet and that doesn't allow one to navigate the FIDE menu structure.
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  whiteshark: Congrats on brea♔ the <2500 barrier>! (◕‿◕✿)

A short interview with her (on her German masters participation, living in and moving from Rome...)

May-16-16  waustad: To answer my own comment, she still has only one GM norm listed on the FIDE website. She may have earned more, but if so they are not yet posted. There seem to be quite a few tournaments that seem designed to make norms possible. 3 older GMs and a group of 7 IMs, WGMs and FMs looking for norms get together to play 9 rounds somewhere.
Oct-16-16  Octavia: Congratulations on getting your grading up! AND playing for Dresden in the Bundesliga proper! You're likely to get another GM norm there!
Aug-04-17  waustad: Congratulations on winning your match with Alexandra Kosteniuk in Erfurt.
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  sonia91: <Congratulations on winning your match with Alexandra Kosteniuk in Erfurt.> Complete results: http://www.frauenschachfestival-erf...
Dec-16-17  Octavia: You could practise your blitz games on lichess! Even Carlsen plays there!
Dec-31-17  Gudrun: herzlichen Glückwunsch für 3. Platz im Weltschnellschach!! Und viel Erfolg im neuen Jahr!
Apr-01-18  waustad: Congrats on the result in the European Women’s Rapid Championships. Chess-results has her winning on tiebreaks:
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  whiteshark: and also European Women’s Vice Blitz Champion the next day acc. to
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  offramp: She played 186 games in 2017, but that's just her games here at There were probably many more. That's a lot of games.
Jun-07-18  waustad: She’ll probably play for the women tomorrow at Mitropa. Germany has a .5 lead over Austria going into the final round. She has also played one game as board 3 on the open team.
Oct-21-18  ketchuplover: Drawn goes Karjakin!
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  MissScarlett: Are you <TheFocus> in disguise?
Oct-21-18  siggemannen: At the moment, she's rated slightly above her husband, Luca Shytaj
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