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Thomas Paehtz Sr
Number of games in database: 202
Years covered: 1974 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2350 (2297 rapid, 2415 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2515

Overall record: +61 -73 =67 (47.0%)*
   * 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 (22) 
    B42 B67 B81 B51 B32
 English, 1 c4 e5 (11) 
    A28 A25 A21 A29 A20
 French Defense (9) 
    C02 C18 C10 C00 C05
 English (6) 
    A10 A15 A16
 King's Indian (6) 
    E81 E67 E82 E70 E88
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A36 A34
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (24) 
    E90 E94 E67 E91 E63
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A40 E00 D02 A41 A46
 Sicilian (11) 
    B27 B39 B52 B31 B92
 French Defense (9) 
    C11 C10 C01 C02 C09
 Robatsch (6) 
 English (5) 
    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)
   Halle DSV (1974)
   European Championship (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2018)
   Gibraltar Masters (2016)
   Gibraltar Masters (2015)
   Isle of Man 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, 65 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 9; games 1-25 of 202  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Paehtz Sr vs Vogt  0-1201974Halle DSVB07 Pirc
2. G Moehring vs T Paehtz Sr  1-0391974Halle DSVA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. T Paehtz Sr vs H Liebert  ½-½231974Halle DSVA15 English
4. J Rodriguez Gonzales vs T Paehtz Sr  ½-½521974Halle DSVA07 King's Indian Attack
5. T Paehtz Sr vs A Filipowicz  ½-½431974Halle DSVA36 English
6. T Paehtz Sr vs B Malich  1-0331974Halle DSVA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
7. V Ciocaltea vs T Paehtz Sr  ½-½411974Halle DSVB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
8. K U Mueller vs T Paehtz Sr  1-0731974Halle DSVC10 French
9. D Neukirch vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1331974GDR-chB27 Sicilian
10. K Litkiewicz vs T Paehtz Sr 0-1191974GDR-chA80 Dutch
11. T Paehtz Sr vs W Heinig  ½-½401974GDR-chD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
12. T Paehtz Sr vs C Syre  1-0511974GDR-chA21 English
13. T Paehtz Sr vs M Boehnisch  ½-½411974GDR-chA00 Uncommon Opening
14. B Starck vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1411974GDR-chB27 Sicilian
15. H Rossmann vs T Paehtz Sr  ½-½291974GDR-chB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
16. L Zinn vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1281974GDR-chB27 Sicilian
17. T Paehtz Sr vs H Broberg  1-0411974GDR-chA28 English
18. H Gruenberg vs T Paehtz Sr  0-1571974GDR-chA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
19. T Paehtz Sr vs Uhlmann  ½-½321974GDR-chA10 English
20. Vogt vs T Paehtz Sr  ½-½331974GDR-chB27 Sicilian
21. H Liebert vs T Paehtz Sr  1-0391974GDR-chA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. T Paehtz Sr vs L Espig  0-1311974GDR-chA36 English
23. T Paehtz Sr vs Knaak  1-0231974GDR-chA10 English
24. B Malich vs T Paehtz Sr  ½-½181974GDR-chA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
25. T Paehtz Sr vs G Moehring  ½-½721974GDR-chA00 Uncommon Opening
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 202  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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