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Would you like to fight it out against the German no.1 - Elisabeth Paehtz

by Sagar Shah - 22/10/2020

Elisabeth will be playing against Premium members of the ChessBase Account. The time control will be 3 min + 2 sec increment. The games will be commentated by IM Sagar Shah, and he will be analyzing them with Elisabeth after they are over! This is a perfect way to match your wits against a great talent and at the same time learn from the commentary and post-game analysis. The show will take place on ChessBase India's YouTube channel at 7.30 p.m. IST on 22nd October. This is our third blitz challenge after the one with world's 2nd youngest GM D.Gukesh and World Junior Champion Evgeny Shtembuliak.

Current German no.1 and former World Junior Champion!

Elisabeth Pähtz is a former European Women's Rapid Chess Champion, and currently among the top 20 in the world! She 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.


In 2002 Elisabeth became World Youth Champion of the girls' under-18 age group, and in 2005 the World Junior Girls Champion. She has played for Germany in ten Women's Chess Olympiads, and 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, where she won the individual bronze medal on board two in 2001 with a score of +3 =4 -1 at León, Spain.


Elisabeth is currently rated 2472 and is the German no.1 female player. It is going to be very exciting to see Elisabeth in action as she takes on the premium members of ChessBase Account in blitz games that will have the time control of 3 min + 2 sec increment. While Elisabeth plays the games, IM Sagar Shah will commentate on them and once they are completed he will discuss it with her.

Elisabeth has her own YouTube channel, with themes like Professional Chess Player vs Amateurs, and courses like How to attack in chess, Typical Sacrifice, Mating Attack, How to Calculate like a Grandmaster, and Openings preparation. Definitely worth a visit.

How to play against Elisabeth?

First of all you need to be a ChessBase Account Premium Member. You can become either a 3-month premium member or a 12 month member.

Check out the above video to understand the features of ChessBase Premium Account

Elisabeth will accept challenges from anyone who is a Premium Member in the Blitz Challenge Room

Where can you watch it LIVE?

IM Sagar Shah and Elisabeth will be live on the ChessBase India channel. You can either watch the show from the embed given below, or if you would like to interact with them, then you can open the video from here, which takes you to YouTube and you can then type in the chat.

Tune in at 7.30 p.m. IST to watch the action unfold LIVE on 22nd October

Learning how to exchange pieces

Elisabeth has authored a DVD for ChessBase entitled "How to exchange pieces".

The content is divided into 4 parts:

1) Structural aspects of an exchange
2) Exchanging when attacking or defending
3) Exchanging to realize an advantage
4) The exchange of queens

You can buy it from below or read more about it here.

Related news:
Gukesh scores 6.0/6 in his blitz challenge on Playchess

@ 15/08/2020 by Sagar Shah (en)

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