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Elisabeth Paehtz
E Paehtz 
Number of games in database: 1,418
Years covered: 1994 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2473 (2369 rapid, 2396 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2493

Overall record: +327 -195 =378 (57.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 518 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (203) 
    B22 B25 B90 B40 B47
 Queen's Pawn Game (74) 
    D02 D00 A46 E00 A45
 French Defense (63) 
    C11 C05 C01 C15 C18
 Caro-Kann (45) 
    B10 B18 B13 B12 B15
 Giuoco Piano (36) 
    C50 C53
 Sicilian Najdorf (32) 
    B90 B96 B93 B99 B92
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (121) 
    B90 B22 B29 B42 B51
 Queen's Pawn Game (107) 
    A41 E00 A40 D02 A45
 King's Indian (64) 
    E63 E94 E61 E62 E90
 French Defense (60) 
    C03 C02 C11 C18 C10
 English (55) 
    A10 A13 A15 A19 A14
 Slav (53) 
    D12 D10 D11 D15 D16
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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
   E Paehtz vs M Geldiyeva, 2016 1-0
   L Galojan vs E Paehtz, 2009 0-1
   E Paehtz vs T Banusz, 2017 1-0
   N Umudova vs E Paehtz, 2015 0-1
   M Socko vs E Paehtz, 2009 0-1
   E Paehtz vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 2006 1/2-1/2
   E Paehtz vs Kosteniuk, 2002 1/2-1/2
   A Muzychuk vs E Paehtz, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2017)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2016)
   European Championship (Women) (2018)
   Moscow Open (2010)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2016)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2010)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2007)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

   🏆 FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial (Women)
   M Sebag vs E Paehtz (May-17-20) 1-0, blitz
   S Khademalsharieh vs E Paehtz (May-17-20) 0-1, blitz
   E Paehtz vs Tingjie Lei (May-17-20) 0-1, blitz
   E Paehtz vs Kosteniuk (May-17-20) 0-1, blitz
   Z Abdumalik vs E Paehtz (May-17-20) 1-0, blitz

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(born Jan-08-1985, 35 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 Grandmaster), 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: 2019-01-08 06:53:34

 page 1 of 57; games 1-25 of 1,418  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  ½-½481999EU-ch U14 GirlsB01 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 A Horvath 1-0222001Porz CupB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. E Paehtz vs E Moser 1-0192001Porz CupB32 Sicilian
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
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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.
Aug-05-17  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.
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  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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  ketchuplover: Down goes Keymer!
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  ketchuplover: ...straight to drawville!
Apr-15-19  e4Newman: why are we not getting any of the EUROPEAN WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP games?
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  ketchuplover: she's commentating on the women's candidate matches on
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  ketchuplover: Has announced her retirement from the german national team
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  Telemus: She announced her retirement in this letter:

And here is the reply of the German chess federation:


In her letter she complains about the association's attitude towards women's chess. In this context she mentions the tournaments in Dortmund and Baden-Baden for men. If that's really the discrimination she has in mind, I am surprised about this naivety (these tournaments are not organized by the association).

Sep-01-19  waustad: She’s now playing for Baden Baden in the FBL, if the preseason lists are correct.
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  Paint My Dragon: I can thoroughly recommend Elisabeth's YouTube channel. Her analysis is crystal clear and not too lengthy.

Ruthless German efficiency (and no shortage of charm!):

May-08-20  Octavia: The problem with women's chess is that we think men are better and as long as that happens we can't win.

Good luck tomorrow, Elisabeth

May-08-20  SChesshevsky: <Octavia> That's very true. A way to train for a woman man-beating champion might be for any girl with the potential to play as many of the top boys/ men as possible in the juniors. Best case say at least 50% of her games.

Then, as progressed at age maybe 19 to 24, play some matches against better, more experienced men.

Any wins on the way, though the more the better, should boost confidence as well as skill. With both giving the woman foundation for future wins.

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