042 A Passion For Chess Without Loving the Game with GM Elisabeth Paehtz

Nov 08, 2022
Elisabeth Paehtz

The #1 female player in Germany for many years: GM Elisabeth Paehtz.

Even beyond her impressive accomplishments as a chess player, which include:

  • Winning the 2018 European Women’s Championship in rapid chess.
  • Representing Germany for the Women’s Chess Olympiad over 10 times.

Elisabeth has some refreshing and pleasantly unexpected insights about the game. In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why she never “loved chess” but still has a deep passion for the game.
  • How being an adult has changed her playing style.
  • Writing a book on her life as a female chess player.
  • What caused her unexpected late-career rating climb. 

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