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Thomas Paehtz Sr
Number of games in database: 230
Years covered: 1974 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2350 (2297 rapid, 2415 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2515

Overall record: +68 -83 =78 (46.7%)*
   * 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 (24) 
    B32 B99 B33 B51 B42
 English, 1 c4 e5 (12) 
    A25 A28 A21 A20 A29
 French Defense (10) 
    C02 C18 C10 C00 C11
 King's Indian (6) 
    E81 E67 E70 E88 E82
 English (6) 
    A10 A16 A15
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E32 E54 E45 E46
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (30) 
    E90 E94 E63 E92 E67
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    A40 D02 E00 A41 A46
 French Defense (11) 
    C10 C11 C07 C08 C19
 Sicilian (11) 
    B27 B39 B52 B40 B92
 Robatsch (7) 
 English (6) 
    A15 A10 A16
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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?]
   GDR-ch (1974)
   Altensteig (1990)
   Halle DSV (1974)
   Chemnitz Open (1997)
   Czech Open (1998)
   European Championship (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2015)
   Isle of Man Masters (2016)
   Gibraltar Masters (2018)
   Gibraltar Masters (2016)
   Gibraltar Masters (2017)

   🏆 Gibraltar Masters
   T Paehtz Sr vs B Bellahcene (Feb-01-18) 0-1
   D Saduakassova vs T Paehtz Sr (Jan-31-18) 1-0
   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

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(born Sep-04-1956, 66 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 14; games 1-25 of 341  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Paehtz Sr vs M Schoeneberg  ½-½661974Leipzig SGL 13thA10 English
2. D Neukirch vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1331974East German ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
3. K Litkiewicz vs T Paehtz Sr 0-1191974East German ChampionshipA80 Dutch
4. T Paehtz Sr vs W Heinig  ½-½401974East German ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
5. H Liebert vs T Paehtz Sr  1-0391974East German ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
6. T Paehtz Sr vs M Boehnisch  ½-½411974East German ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
7. B Starck vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1411974East German ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
8. H Rossmann vs T Paehtz Sr  ½-½291974East German ChampionshipB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
9. L Zinn vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1281974East German ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
10. T Paehtz Sr vs C Syre  1-0511974East German ChampionshipA21 English
11. H Gruenberg vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1571974East German ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
12. T Paehtz Sr vs Uhlmann  ½-½321974East German ChampionshipA10 English
13. Vogt vs T Paehtz Sr  ½-½331974East German ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
14. T Paehtz Sr vs H Broberg  1-0411974East German ChampionshipA28 English
15. T Paehtz Sr vs L Espig  0-1311974East German ChampionshipA36 English
16. T Paehtz Sr vs U Boensch  1-0381974East German ChampionshipA25 English
17. T Paehtz Sr vs Knaak  1-0231974East German ChampionshipA10 English
18. B Malich vs T Paehtz Sr  ½-½181974East German ChampionshipA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
19. K Mueller vs T Paehtz Sr 1-0441974East German ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
20. T Paehtz Sr vs G Moehring  ½-½721974East German ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
21. Tal vs T Paehtz Sr 1-0221974Halle DSVB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
22. Uhlmann vs T Paehtz Sr 1-0341974Halle DSVA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
23. U Boensch vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1371974Halle DSVA07 King's Indian Attack
24. T Paehtz Sr vs Savon  0-1401974Halle DSVA34 English, Symmetrical
25. T Paehtz Sr vs Smejkal  0-1391974Halle DSVA28 English
 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 341  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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.
Aug-12-20  jith1207: Even Elisabeth Paehtz seems to approve of the spelling

The Paehtz Method: Practical chess common sense for Paehtzers

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