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Thomas Paehtz Sr
Number of games in database: 179
Years covered: 1974 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2347 (2354 rapid, 2433 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2515

Overall record: +59 -63 =56 (48.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (21) 
    B67 B81 B32 B33 B42
 French Defense (9) 
    C02 C18 C03 C10 C17
 English, 1 c4 e5 (8) 
    A28 A25 A21 A20
 Ruy Lopez (5) 
    C77 C84
 English, 1 c4 c5 (4) 
    A36 A34
 King's Indian (4) 
    E82 E70 E88 E81
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (23) 
    E94 E90 E62 E91 E63
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A40 E00 D02 A41 A46
 Sicilian (10) 
    B27 B39 B93 B92 B40
 French Defense (7) 
    C11 C09 C10 C07 C08
 Robatsch (5) 
 Dutch Defense (4) 
    A88 A90 A85
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Sutovsky vs T Paehtz Sr, 2016 1/2-1/2
   T Paehtz Sr vs Uhlmann, 1986 1-0
   T Paehtz Sr vs M Hamer, 2015 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2015)
   Isle of Man Masters (2016)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2016)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2018)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2017)

   🏆 Tradewise Gibraltar
   T Paehtz Sr vs F Perez Ponsa (Jan-30-18) 0-1
   T Paehtz Sr vs Epishin (Jan-28-18) 1/2-1/2
   J Salomon vs T Paehtz Sr (Jan-27-18) 0-1
   T Paehtz Sr vs Celia Gillis Onieva (Jan-26-18) 1-0
   A Barthel vs T Paehtz Sr (Jan-25-18) 0-1

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(born Sep-04-1956, 63 years old) Germany

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Grandmaster (1991). East German champion in 1988 (=Lutz Espig) and 1990 (=Raj Tischbierek). German champion in 1993 (=Thomas Luther).

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 179  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Zinn vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1281974Potsdam ch-DDRB27 Sicilian
2. H Liebert vs T Paehtz Sr  1-0391974Potsdam ch-DDRA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. H Rossmann vs T Paehtz Sr  ½-½291974Potsdam ch-DDRB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
4. T Paehtz Sr vs R Knaak  1-0231974Potsdam ch-DDRA10 English
5. T Paehtz Sr vs C Syre  1-0511974Potsdam ch-DDRA21 English
6. H U Gruenberg vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1571974Potsdam ch-DDRA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
7. B Starck vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1411974Potsdam ch-DDRB27 Sicilian
8. B Malich vs T Paehtz Sr  ½-½181974Potsdam ch-DDRA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
9. T Paehtz Sr vs W Heinig  ½-½401974Potsdam ch-DDRD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
10. T Paehtz Sr vs Uhlmann  ½-½321974Potsdam ch-DDRA10 English
11. T Paehtz Sr vs G Moehring  ½-½721974Potsdam ch-DDRA00 Uncommon Opening
12. T Paehtz Sr vs M Boehnisch  ½-½411974Potsdam ch-DDRA00 Uncommon Opening
13. K Litkiewicz vs T Paehtz Sr 0-1191974Potsdam ch-DDRA80 Dutch
14. K U Mueller vs T Paehtz Sr 1-0441974Potsdam ch-DDRB40 Sicilian
15. Vogt vs T Paehtz Sr  ½-½331974Potsdam ch-DDRB27 Sicilian
16. D Neukirch vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1331974Potsdam ch-DDRB27 Sicilian
17. T Paehtz Sr vs L Espig  0-1311974Potsdam ch-DDRA36 English
18. T Paehtz Sr vs H Broberg  1-0411974Potsdam ch-DDRA28 English
19. T Paehtz Sr vs U Boensch  1-0381974Potsdam ch-DDRA25 English
20. T Paehtz Sr vs Savon  0-1401974Halle DSVA34 English, Symmetrical
21. Uhlmann vs T Paehtz Sr 1-0341974Halle DSVA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
22. U Boensch vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1371974Halle DSVA07 King's Indian Attack
23. Tal vs T Paehtz Sr 1-0221974Halle DSVB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
24. T Paehtz Sr vs Smejkal  0-1391974Halle DSVA28 English
25. T Paehtz Sr vs F Blatny  ½-½421974Leipzig SGL 13thA25 English
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 179  PGN Download
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Premium Chessgames Member Does anybody know if any or all games from Thomas Paehtz belong on this page?
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  cu8sfan: <> Speaking of which please check out my question from Aug 2nd here: Larry Melvyn Evans
Aug-16-04  Kaspy2: The Paehtz dynasty is the current mainstay of german chess. There is a hotspot in the City of Erfurt (Thomas Luther lives there too). He is like deFirmian or father Polgar in Germany, I'd like to say. Few native German players around these days. at least the world champion lives in Germany...
Sep-04-06  BIDMONFA: Thomas Paehtz Sr

PAEHTZ, Thomas

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  GrahamClayton: Here is a position where Paehtz plays a problem-like move:

Paehtz-Albena, Bulgaria, 1989

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Paehtz played the brilliant 1. ♕a2!!, winning at least a rook, while 1...♖a2 2. ♗xc4+ & 3. ♗xa2 wins both rooks.

Sep-13-12  Llawdogg: Graham, that is in fact problem # 0025150 on the chess dot com tactics trainer.
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  SteinitzLives: All I can say is that with a name that sounds like PaehtzSr, he had to play real well, or die!
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to Thomas Paehtz Sr.
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  Penguincw: Father of Elisabeth Paehtz.
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  perfidious: This player is, of course, best known for being on the short end of the following brilliancy: Tal vs T Paehtz Sr, 1974.
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  Penguincw: I first heard of this guy, after he was on the losing end of a POTD last year.

Topalov vs T Paehtz Sr, 2017

Feb-08-19  Granny O Doul: Of course, it hasn't been as much fun to republish that Tal game above ever since "Paehtz" with the 'e' became the standard spelling.
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