Elisabeth Paehtz is a German grandmaster and No. 1 female player from Germany. She was the 2002 World Youth Champion among girls under-18 and in 2005 won the World Junior Girls Championship. In 2018 Paehtz won the Women’s European Individual Rapid Championship and in December 2022, Paehtz earned the Grandmaster title, becoming the first German woman to do so. Elisabeth’s father, Thomas Paehtz, is also a chess grandmaster.