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Elisabeth Paehtz
E Paehtz 
Number of games in database: 1,491
Years covered: 1994 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2473 (2369 rapid, 2396 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2493

Overall record: +356 -208 =403 (57.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 524 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (217) 
    B22 B25 B40 B90 B42
 Queen's Pawn Game (76) 
    D02 D00 A46 E00 A45
 French Defense (64) 
    C11 C05 C18 C15 C01
 Caro-Kann (46) 
    B10 B18 B13 B12 B15
 Giuoco Piano (36) 
    C53 C50
 Sicilian Najdorf (34) 
    B90 B96 B93 B99 B98
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (133) 
    B90 B51 B22 B29 B92
 Queen's Pawn Game (109) 
    A41 E00 A40 D02 A46
 King's Indian (70) 
    E63 E94 E62 E61 E92
 French Defense (60) 
    C03 C02 C11 C18 C10
 English (57) 
    A10 A13 A15 A17 A14
 Slav (54) 
    D12 D10 D11 D15 D16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Paehtz vs M Mueller-Seps, 2004 1-0
   E Paehtz vs Klitschko Brothers, 2001 1-0
   L Galojan vs E Paehtz, 2009 0-1
   E Paehtz vs M Geldiyeva, 2016 1-0
   M Socko vs E Paehtz, 2009 0-1
   E Paehtz vs T Banusz, 2017 1-0
   N Umudova vs E Paehtz, 2015 0-1
   E Paehtz vs Kosteniuk, 2002 1/2-1/2
   A Muzychuk vs E Paehtz, 2012 0-1
   E Paehtz vs I Vasilevich, 2005 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (Girls) (2005)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2017)
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2000)
   Wch U20 Girls (2001)
   Moscow Open (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2001)
   European Championship (Women) (2006)
   European Championship (Women) (2009)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   European Championship (Women) (2005)
   European Championship (Women) (2004)
   Turin Olympiad (Women) (2006)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2007)
   European Championship (Women) (2013)

   🏆 European Team Championship (Women)
   E Paehtz vs S Zaksaite (Nov-21-21) 1-0
   E Paehtz vs E Atalik (Nov-20-21) 1/2-1/2
   J Zawadzka vs E Paehtz (Nov-19-21) 1/2-1/2
   E Paehtz vs S Vajda (Nov-18-21) 1-0
   S Vega Gutierrez vs E Paehtz (Nov-16-21) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-08-1985, 36 years old) Germany

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Elisabeth Phtz 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 62; games 1-25 of 1,550  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 S Chang  1-0201998Elista Olympiad (Women)B81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
5. E Paehtz vs E D Epstein  0-1531998Elista Olympiad (Women)B42 Sicilian, Kan
6. E Paehtz vs N Ioseliani 0-1671999Bundesliga 1998/99 (Women)B44 Sicilian
7. I Mai vs E Paehtz 1-0501999Bundesliga 1998/99 (Women)E97 King's Indian
8. E Paehtz vs M Sebag  ½-½481999EU-ch U14 GirlsB01 Scandinavian
9. E Paehtz vs M Sebag  1-0321999WCh U14 GirlsA00 Uncommon Opening
10. N Mihevc-Mohr vs E Paehtz  0-1381999European Team Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
11. P Blazkova vs E Paehtz  ½-½281999European Team Championship (Women)B40 Sicilian
12. E Paehtz vs N Bojkovic  0-1271999European Team Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
13. E Paehtz vs R Varniene  1-0441999European Team Championship (Women)C10 French
14. C Flear vs E Paehtz  1-0551999European Team Championship (Women)E10 Queen's Pawn Game
15. E Paehtz vs A Gara 1-0332000t-EuCh U18 GirlsB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
16. E Paehtz vs Nadezda Stojanovic 1-0342000t-EuCh U18 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
17. I Birgisdottir vs E Paehtz 0-1212000t-EuCh U18 GirlsA15 English
18. E Paehtz vs Y Dembo ½-½252000t-EuCh U18 GirlsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. Pokorna vs E Paehtz ½-½432000t-EuCh U18 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
20. E Paehtz vs E Bamber  1-0222000Istanbul Olympiad (Women)B01 Scandinavian
21. E Paehtz vs Guldjahan Atbashieva  1-0232000Istanbul Olympiad (Women)B06 Robatsch
22. N Phan-Koshnitsky vs E Paehtz  ½-½492000Istanbul Olympiad (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. E Paehtz vs N Garcia Vicente  ½-½382000Istanbul Olympiad (Women)C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
24. E Paehtz vs N Bojkovic 1-0352000Istanbul Olympiad (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. E Paehtz vs S Meenakshi  ½-½352000Istanbul Olympiad (Women)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
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Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: She can name the aide or have a lot of people not believe her-Schormann and Loffler notwithstanding.
Oct-22-20  Doktorn: FIDE seem to have acquitted Paehtz for the Lichess incidents. Some kind of "screenshot" was used as proof she wasn't at her computer at the time of the "crime" (doesn't specify if it is the racist incident or the cheating incident) and her unnamed aide also confessed to FIDE.

Everyone doesn't seem convinced though as Rasmus Svane and Matthias Blübaum refused to play on the Olympics team with her.

She previously also had some kind of twitter exchange with Georg Meier which led to her creating three videos analyzing three of his games with scathing remarks and dubbing him an "average GM". The twitter exchange seem to have been removed and I haven't figured out what it was about.

The above is according to an interview in German found here:

I was leaning to her being innocent of the Lichess stuff since I couldn't understand what she could gain by cheating in a tournament with close to no prize money and with how much she would lose if she got caught. Even though her explanation pretty much was a "the dog ate my homework"-explanation. Two major controversies in a short amount of time doesn't reflect well on her though. Hopefully there won't be a third.

I've noticed she has reappeared on the chess youtube scene lately with both a one day cameo during the St Louis event and on the channel of Chessbase India.

Oct-22-20  Doktorn: She seem to have quite a confrontational attitude. At the end of the interview she attacks Andreas Jagodzinsky (who has a position at the German chess federation and "mediated" between Meier and Paehtz) because his wife made a one move draw which secured her the win in the tournament. Paehtz thinks Andreas, as a believer in "sporting fairness", should have made sure his wife played a proper game of chess.
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  MissScarlett: <Aghiad Mero was told that all arabs where cheaters. He demanded an apology.>

OK, not all.

Oct-27-21  Albertan: Elizabeth Pahtz:Why chess players can’t win against artificial intelligence:

Nov-04-21  waustad: She’s on a pace so far to get another GM norm in Riga.
Nov-07-21  ndg2: With her win in the last round of the FIDE Grand Swiss, she not only has secured a spot in the next FIDE Grand Prix cycle, she's now to become a GM, since this win secures the last necessary GM norm. Congratulations!
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  0ZeR0: <ndg2>

That's good to hear. Hard work pays off. Congrats, and keep on fighting, Elisabeth!

Nov-08-21  waustad: Congratulations on the title!
Nov-08-21  Absentee: <Doktorn: She seem to have quite a confrontational attitude.>

She seems to be an entitled jerk who had her aide take the rap.

Nov-08-21  AngeLa: congrats on a gm title @ 36 , w0w?
Nov-08-21  Z truth 000000001: Time for a new <CG> photo of her perhaps?

(You know, to celebrate her GM title!)

Nov-09-21  SirChrislov: This chess beauty just made GM after coming 2nd at 2021 FIDE Grand Swiss.

Congrats! ???

I’m going out for German sausages.

Nov-10-21  Z truth 000000001: <SirChrislov ... I’m going out for German sausages.>

Brat... you could do wurst!

Nov-10-21  Albertan: ´´For every kilo I gained,I gained ten elo points.´´:

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  keypusher: <Albertan: ´´For every kilo I gained,I gained ten elo points.´´:>

Why am I not World Champion?

Nov-11-21  Z truth 000000001: <<kp> Why am I not World Champion?>

Not enough bratwurst?!

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  MissScarlett: Carlsen seems to have packed on a lot of muscle. I would like to see him topless.
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  fredthebear: <MissScarlett: Carlsen seems to have packed on a lot of muscle. I would like to see him topless.>

Ask, and ye shall receive! (Pay close attention...)

On second thought, I probably won't be fulfilling anymore requests for photos, videos, or autographs... I just happened to know this one was out there.

Oh, here is Levy's take on the day:

Nov-11-21  Absentee: <keypusher: <Albertan: ´´For every kilo I gained,I gained ten elo points.´´:>

Why am I not World Champion?>

I think that only works for women.

Nov-11-21  Z truth 000000001: <FtB> everyone else is losing it, but not Hikaru - completely nonplussed.
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  alexmagnus: <just made GM after coming 2nd at 2021 FIDE Grand Swiss.>

Apparently there is some dispute about the validity of her second norm, so the title is not yet sure.

Premium Chessgames Member
  fredthebear: She looks normal, but there's something up with the angle of that chessboard.

Perhaps the future upgrades on could include multiple pictures of a player through the years. Keep the scowl, include a smile!

Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: why would you pose before a broken chessboard?
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  fredthebear: Looks like both kings are in check. Those pawns are jacked too. She must be casting spells, hypnosis, or the like.
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