Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Elisabeth Paehtz.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
Paehtz vs Tina Mietzner, Halle, 1994
r2r2k1/1bq1bppp/p1np1n2/1p2pPB1/4P3/PNNB2Q1/1PP3PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 Bxf6 Nd5 ]

b)
Paehtz vs Ekaterina Korbut, Cannes, 1997
r4rk1/pppq2p1/2n1p3/1BP4b/Qn1PRp2/5PPp/PP1N3P/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxb4 ]

c)
White Mates in 2. Paehtz vs Maryna Kazak, Oropesa, 1999
r3r3/pbq1NQpk/4p3/2p4N/1nP5/8/Pb3PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Paehtz vs Natasa Bojkovic, Istanbul, 2000
5r1k/4r1pp/3pBn2/p2P1P2/7Q/2pR3R/PP2q2P/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Nxh7 Rxh7+ ]

e)
Paehtz vs Stefan Holuba, Bad Woerishofen, 2000
3q1r2/pR4bk/N2Nb1np/P1pp1ppn/Q7/B1rP2P1/5PBP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 Rxd3 Nxc5 Bc8 Rxg7+ Nxg7 Nxd3 ]



Paehtz Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 2. Paehtz vs Iweta Radziewicz, Moscow, 2001
2r2k2/1q2bB1r/p4n2/1p2p3/n2N1B2/2P2PQ1/PP5P/1K1R2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6+ ]

b)
Paehtz vs Gesa Luess, Greifswald, 2001
k1r2r2/1p1nbp1p/4pnpP/pqP5/1N1B4/PB3Q2/1P3PP1/1KR1R3 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 if Qa4 b3 Qxa3 Nc2 ]

c)
White Mates in 2. Paehtz vs Erling Mortensen, Germany, 2002
1r2r1k1/4q1b1/2n1p1Q1/p2pP1N1/1p3PP1/2p5/PPP1N3/1K2B2R w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Paehtz vs Angela Dragomirescu, Dresden, 2004
5q2/p3N1kp/1r1P1bp1/1p6/2p1Q1P1/8/PPP2r2/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qxg6+ Kh8 Rh1+ ]

e)
Paehtz vs Bartlomiej Macieja, Internet, 2004
8/q3rpk1/P1R2bp1/7p/3pQ3/7P/3B1PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf4 ]

New Title from wtharvey.com


2,817 Checkmates !

Paehtz Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Paehtz vs Monika Seps, Biel, 2004
r1bqr1k1/pp1nbppp/2pp1n2/4p3/2B1P3/2PP1N2/PP1N1PPP/R1BQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ Kxf7 Ng5+ Kg8 Ne6 Qa5 Nc4 Qb5 a4 ]

b)
Paehtz vs Paloma Gutierrez Castillo, Kochin, 2004
r6k/2p5/1r1p1pq1/p6p/P1PNb3/7P/3Q1RP1/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Rxe4 Qxe4 Nf5 Kg8 Qh6 ]

c)
Paehtz vs Gokhan Narman, Berkshire, 2006
r2q1b1r/p4k1p/3pp1p1/8/2pNbP2/4B2P/PPPQ2P1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 if Kxe6 Qd4 or if Qe7 Ng5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Paehtz vs Dinesh Sharma, Port Erin, 2006
5R2/1r4k1/p2p2p1/1p1n2qp/4P3/1N1P3b/PP3Q1P/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Paehtz vs Eva Jiretorn, Fuegen, 2006
5k2/5p1Q/pr3r1p/8/B4P1P/6PK/P4b2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ ]

Paehtz Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Paehtz vs Ilaha Kadimova, Nalchik, 2008
r4rk1/pp1qb1pb/2p1pn1p/3p4/P1nP1PP1/1N1B4/1PP1QN1P/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ g5 hxg5 fxg5 Ne4 Nxe4 Bxe4 Bxe4 dxe4 Qxc4 ]

b)
Paehtz vs Triin Narva, Tallinn, 2009
3rr2k/1p6/p1p2npp/2Pq4/1PNnp2P/P5P1/5PB1/Q2RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd6 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Paehtz vs Edyta Jakubiec, Germany, 2009
4brk1/p2r3R/2p2Pp1/2p1p1P1/4P3/1P1P4/P1P3K1/7R w - - 0 1
[ f7+ ]

d)
Paehtz vs Karina Szczepkowska, Warsaw, 2009
r6k/1p1n2p1/p3R2p/3B3Q/3N4/2qb3P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ if Rxe8 Qxe8+ Kh7 Bg8+ mates ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Paehtz vs Kateryna Lahno, Beijing, 2011
3r1r2/q4pk1/p2P1R1p/np2p3/2p1Q3/P3P3/BP4PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg4+ if Kxf6 Rf1# or if Kh7 Bb1+ ]

Elisabeth Paehtz Puzzles, Part V. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alex Longson vs Elisabeth Paehtz, England, 4/1/2012
1r6/5pk1/4p3/4P1P1/4RK2/pP6/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...a2 if Ra4 Rb4+ or if Re1 Rb4+ Kf3 Rxb3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Lela Javakhishvili vs Elisabeth Paehtz, Batumi, 6/1/2012
8/1p1Q1R2/p1p3pk/2P5/1P2q3/P5rP/7K/1r3B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg2+ ]

c)
Elisabeth Paehtz vs Volker Jacob, Germany, 11/23/2013
R1b1r1k1/5p2/3p2pp/2nP4/2N1n1P1/7P/3N1P2/5BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe4 Nxe4 f3 ]

d)
Elisabeth Paehtz vs Tatiana Kosintseva, Beijing, 12/14/2013
r3qrk1/1b2b1p1/p3p2p/1p1p1p1Q/5PN1/1PpPP2R/P1P3PP/R1B3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh6+ if Kh7 Nf7+ Kg8 Qg6 or if gxh6 Qxh6 ]

e)
Emmanuel Senador vs Elisabeth Paehtz, Jakarta, 10/13/2013
6k1/5ppp/p7/Bp1n4/2p5/P2n1P2/2b1K1PP/RB6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc1+ Kf2 Nb3 ]


More German GMs
Back to the Index