Author: Elisabeth Pahtz (1985- ) and Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi signed by both contestants
Publisher: Biel International Chess Committee
Original quarto (8 1/4" x 6"0) score sheet printed on official stationery of the event in Elisabeth Pahtz's hand. Signed by both Elisabeth Pahtz and Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi, played in round five, July 21st, not signed by the arbiters of the match. Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Anderssen Variation with a win by Pahtz in 23 moves.
Elisabeth Pahtz is a German chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM). Pahtz was trained in chess from early childhood by her father Thomas Pahtz, 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. She served as one of four advisers on the World team in the 1999 Kasparov versus The World chess match.
Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi (1979- ) is an Indian chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master and Woman Grandmaster, the first female player in her country to achieve these titles. She has won more medals than any other player for India in the Chess Olympiads. She has won almost all national age group titles, including the senior title. Her first tournament was the Tal Chess Open in 1986. In 1988 and in 1989 she won the Indian championship in the U10 girls category. Also in the U12 category she won twice. In the Zone tournament in Madras (1995) she finished second. She won the Asian Zone tournament in 1997 in Teheran, and also in 1999 in Mumbai. In 1996 in Kolkata she became Commonwealth women's champion, a title she won again in 2003 in Mumbai. Vijayalakshmi won the Indian Women's Championship in 1995 (Madras), 1996 (Kolkata), 1999 (Kozhikode), 2000 (Mumbai), 2001 (New Delhi) and 2002 (Lakhnau). She took part in the Women's Chess Olympiad with the Indian national team in 1998. At the 34th Chess Olympiad in 2000 in Istanbul she received a silver medal for her performance at board 1, which she repeated in Bled 2002. In 2007, she won the Leonardo di Bona Memorial in Cutro, Italy. In 1996 she was awarded the Woman International Master (WIM) title thanks to her result at the FIDE Zonal tournament in Chennai. In 2001, she became the first Indian to achieve the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She also holds the title of International Master (IM), thanks to her results at the Chess Olympiad 2000. She is the first female Indian player to become IM. In 2006 in Kalamaria she achieved a Grandmaster norm, and also in 2007 for her victory in Cutro.
38th Biel Chess Festival (Women) Tournament drew six women Almira Fyodorovna Skripchenko and Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi tied for first and Skripchenko beat Vijayalakshmi in the tie-break. In sole third was Inna Gaponenko with 6/10. In fourth, Elisabeth Paehtz with one of the two wins over Vijylkshmi. Elena Sedina, a half point behind was in third with 3.5 points. Last was Ekaterina Korbut at 3.
A near fine copy signed on the front.