Master vs Amateurs on Playchess

by ChessBase
10/22/2020 – On Thursday, October 22nd, at 4:00 p.m. European time (CEST) IM Elisabeth Pähtz will take on members of the Playchess community in a special blitz challenge. Elisabeth is a former World Junior Girls Champion, and is the current German no. 1 female player. The games will be commented by host IM Sagar Shah, who will also be analyzing them with Elli after they are over. You too can play against her, or simply watch how others fare.

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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.

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You can challenge Elisabeth or to simply watch the games in:

The event is being staged by ChessBase India, which has 479,000 subscribers on YouTube, with up to 35 million views of individual videos.

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 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.


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