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Elisabeth Pähtz, Karlsruhe 2016
|Born||January 8, 1985|
Erfurt, East Germany
|FIDE rating||2487 (December 2018)|
|Peak rating||2502 (June 2016)|
Pähtz was trained in chess from early childhood by her father Thomas Pähtz, a chess grandmaster. At the age of nine years she won her first German championship, in the under-11 age group. In 1999 she became Germany's women's chess champion. She served as one of four advisors on the World team in the 1999 Kasparov versus The World chess match.
Pähtz attended the Sport High School Dresden until 2004 and is among the strongest German women chess players. She plays for the Dresdner Sport Club 1898 and other associations.
As one of the strongest German female talents, Pähtz was the subject of media interest when growing up. Among other things it was reported that she was likely to fail high school mathematics. Pähtz said that she was an intuitive player and not a universal genius.
She has played for Germany in 10 women's chess olympiads between 1998-2016. She also played for Germany in the women's World Team Chess Championship in 2007, scoring +2 =6 -0 for which she won the individual bronze medal on board one. She has also played for Germany in nine women's European Team Chess Championships between 1999-2015. She won the individual bronze medal on board two in 2001 with a score of +3 =4 -1 at León, Spain.
- "Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Elisabeth Pähtz win World Juniors". ChessBase. 2005-11-23. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
- Schulz, André (2015-09-09). "Elisabeth Pähtz hat geheiratet" (in German). ChessBase. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- Elisabeth Paehtz chess games at 365Chess.com
- Elisabeth Paehtz player profile and games at Chessgames.com
- Press Conference with Elisabeth Paehtz
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