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Viktorija Cmilyte
Number of games in database: 777
Years covered: 1994 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2538 (2394 rapid, 2435 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2542

Overall record: +279 -123 =224 (62.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 151 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (53) 
    D17 D12 D15 D11 D16
 King's Indian (48) 
    E62 E81 E60 E63 E67
 Queen's Gambit Declined (36) 
    D38 D31 D37 D35 D39
 Nimzo Indian (35) 
    E32 E21 E34 E33 E38
 Queen's Indian (27) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16
 Semi-Slav (26) 
    D43 D45 D44 D47
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (146) 
    B33 B30 B31 B22 B77
 Grunfeld (34) 
    D85 D91 D94 D80 D76
 Dutch Defense (33) 
    A88 A86 A84 A90 A81
 Modern Benoni (25) 
    A70 A57 A58 A62 A60
 Reti System (20) 
 Sicilian Dragon (20) 
    B77 B76 B72 B70 B74
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Cmilyte vs Lagno, 2012 1/2-1/2
   Cmilyte vs E Boric, 2008 1-0
   Cmilyte vs M Gutad Iversen, 1994 1-0
   P Hitzler vs Cmilyte, 2005 0-1
   Cmilyte vs C Vinas Guerrero, 2005 1-0
   Hoang Thanh Trang vs Cmilyte, 2012 0-1
   Khurtsidze vs Cmilyte, 2012 0-1
   Acs vs Cmilyte, 2003 1/2-1/2
   H Groffen vs Cmilyte, 2010 0-1
   A Ushenina vs Cmilyte, 2013 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2000)
   European Championship (Women) (2011)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   European Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   European Championship (Women) (2012)
   SportAccord World Mind Games (Women, Basque) (2013)
   Turin Olympiad (Women) (2006)
   Calvia Olympiad (Women) (2004)
   Istanbul Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   European Championship (Women) (2007)
   European Championship (Women) (2005)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   Gibraltar Masters (2011)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Cmilyte games by waustad

   🏆 Baku Olympiad (Women)
   J M Frayna vs Cmilyte (Sep-13-16) 0-1
   Cmilyte vs Y Shvayger (Sep-12-16) 1-0
   S Tsolakidou vs Cmilyte (Sep-11-16) 0-1
   A Milovic vs Cmilyte (Sep-10-16) 0-1
   Cmilyte vs S Sanchez Castillo (Sep-09-16) 1-0

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(born Aug-06-1983, 38 years old) Lithuania

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WIM (1998); WGM (1999); IM (2001) and GM (2010); European U10 Girls Champion (1993); European Girls U12 Championship (1995); World Girls U12 Champion (1995); Lithuanian Women's Champion (2000); Lithuanian Champion (2000).

Early days

Hailing from from Shaulyai, which is in the north of Lithuania, Čmilytė started playing chess when she was six.


<Youth> Her early achievements include winning the U10 Girls European Championship in 1993, the Girls U12 at Verdun in 1995, and the World Girls U12 Championship in Szeged in 1995.

<National> In 2000, at the age of 16, Čmilytė won the Women’s Lithuanian Championships. She was given permission to compete in the “Men’s” Lithuanian Championship the following week and made headlines by winning the contest ahead of 5 grandmasters.

<Continental> In 2003, Čmilytė came second after Pia Cramling in the European Championship (Women) (2003) that was held in Silivri,Turkey. 6/11 in the 12th European Individual Championship (2011) in March and early April and took outright 1st place with 9/11 in the European Women's Individual Championship 2011 in May. In March 2012, she scored 8/11 to place outright 4th, half a point behind the three co-leaders, in the European Individual Women's Championship (2012). In August she scored 8/11, placing =2nd at the European Individual Women's Championship (2013).

<World> Čmilytė contested the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004) in Elista, Russia, and made it to the quarter finals, losing to Maia Chiburdanidze. She also contested the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2006), and made it to the semi-final by defeating Maia Chiburdanidze in the quarter final, before losing to Alisa Galliamova. She reached the third round of the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010), bowing out in the tiebreaker to Almira Skripchenko.

Čmilytė scored 4.5/11 in the Shenzhen Women's Grand Prix (2011) in August 2011, 6/11 to place 4th in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix Nalchik (2011) in September 2011, 7/11 to place 3rd at the FIDE Women's Grand Prix Kazan (2012) in June 2012 and 6.5/11 to place =4th in the Women Grand Prix Ankara (2012) in September 2012. These results gave her 7th place in the 2011-12 Women's Grand Prix series with 285 points. Playing in the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2012), she defeated Ingrid Yadira Aliaga Fernandez in the first round before losing to WGM Huang Qian in the second round. She competed in the Women Grand Prix Geneva (2013) in May 2013 and in the FIDE Women's Grand Prix Dilijan (2013), but on both occasions placed in the bottom half of the field with a below standard 4.5/11.

In 2015, she competed in the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2015), defeating Shamima Akter Liza and Ekaterina Kovalevskaya in the first two rounds before bowing out to Meri Arabidze in the rapid game tiebreaker of the third round.

Team events

Also in 2000, Čmilytė played for Lithuania and won the Gold Medal for Board One (Women’s) at the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul in 2000. In 2004, she won the Gold Medal at Calvia Olympiad (2004) for best percentage on top board, edging out Zsuzsa Polgar who took silver. In May 2010, she won 7/7 games in the 43rd team championship for women played in Bulgaria. She played board 3 for Lithuania in the Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010). In October 2013 in the European Club Cup (2013) she played board 2 for the Romanian team CS Politehnica-Antibiotice Iaşi, helping it to 4th place and in November 2013, when she won individual gold for top board representing Lithuania in the European Team Championship (Women) (2013). Čmilytė was also a member of the Snowdrops team that won the Snowdrops - Oldhands (2013) match, scoring 4.5/8, defeating veteran GM Borislav Ivkov and drawing with the other veteran GMs.


Čmilytė won the Corus Reserve Group (2001) at Wijk aan Zee. She played in the Gibraltar Masters (2005) and placed equal first in the Women’s with four other players. Also in 2005, she played in the giant Ordix Open which included 52 grandmasters, scoring 8/11 to gain equal 16th with 26 other players, winning the prize for second best woman player after Nino Khurtsidze. In August 2010 she scored 7.5/10 at the powerful Politiken Cup in Denmark. In 2011, she scored 6/10 in the Tradewise Gibraltar (2011). At the Politiken Cup in Denmark in August 2011, she scored a rating-neutral 7/10. At the beginning of 2014, Cmilyte competed in the Tradewise Gibraltar (2014), scoring 6.5/10.


In 2004, Čmilytė played and won a 4 game match with Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, who was runner up in the Women's World Championship that year, in Siaulai, Lithuania by 3-1.


Čmilytė was married to but is now divorced from Alexey Shirov and has two children. She married Danish GM Peter Heine Nielsen in December 2013.

In 2011, Čmilytė-Nielsen (as she is now known) was awarded the Cross of the Officer of the Order For Merits to Lithuania.

In recent years she has successfully pursued a political career as a member of Latvia's Liberal Party. She was sworn in to the Lithuanian Seimas (Parliament) on 21 April 2015. In 2019 she became the official leader of the opposition in the Seimas; in 2020 the Liberal Party became part of the new government and she was elected speaker of the Seimas (1)

References and Sources


Wikipedia article: Viktorija Čmilytė Live rating:

Last updated: 2021-01-17 21:03:50

 page 1 of 32; games 1-25 of 799  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Cmilyte vs M Gutad Iversen 1-0301994EU-ch U12 GirlsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Cmilyte vs Grischuk  0-1261996Kasparov Cup opE90 King's Indian
3. V Belov vs Cmilyte  0-1591996Kasparov Cup opB32 Sicilian
4. Cmilyte vs L Zaitseva  ½-½571996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)A90 Dutch
5. Cmilyte vs L Piarnpuu  0-1351996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)A90 Dutch
6. Cmilyte vs Wang Yu  0-1301996Wch U14 GirlsA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
7. Cmilyte vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½441998Elista Olympiad (Women)E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
8. I Majul vs Cmilyte  0-1521998Elista Olympiad (Women)B02 Alekhine's Defense
9. Cmilyte vs N Lakos  1-0301998Elista Olympiad (Women)E97 King's Indian
10. J Demina vs Cmilyte  ½-½321998Elista Olympiad (Women)A04 Reti Opening
11. Cmilyte vs Eidelson  1-0391998Elista Olympiad (Women)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. D Reizniece-Ozola vs Cmilyte  1-0781998Elista Olympiad (Women)A30 English, Symmetrical
13. S Matveeva vs Cmilyte  0-1641998Elista Olympiad (Women)E41 Nimzo-Indian
14. Cmilyte vs Z Hagarova  ½-½691998Elista Olympiad (Women)E97 King's Indian
15. Cmilyte vs V Malakhatko  0-1421999Swidnica opA58 Benko Gambit
16. Cmilyte vs H Lisinski  0-1621999MK Cafe Cup-BD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. N Ioseliani vs Cmilyte  1-0761999European Team Championship (Women)E14 Queen's Indian
18. Cmilyte vs T Barbiso  1-0381999European Team Championship (Women)D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
19. Cmilyte vs K Kachiani-Gersinska  1-0321999European Team Championship (Women)E12 Queen's Indian
20. Cmilyte vs H Hunt  0-1441999European Team Championship (Women)E12 Queen's Indian
21. N Mihevc-Mohr vs Cmilyte  ½-½151999European Team Championship (Women)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. Cmilyte vs P Krupkova  ½-½331999European Team Championship (Women)D98 Grunfeld, Russian
23. T Lanchava vs Cmilyte  ½-½821999European Team Championship (Women)E22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
24. Cmilyte vs Malisauskas 1-0252000LTU-chD97 Grunfeld, Russian
25. Cmilyte vs J Houska  ½-½382000EU-ch U20 GirlsD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Feb-20-13  waustad: For those interested in the Frauenbundesliga there are some games available for OSG Baden Baden at:

I don't think that they are usable here due to copyright issues and they seem ephemeral, so get them while they're there if you are a fan. It is often difficult to find out more about some players since transliteration from Cryillic to German is often quite different from transliteration to English.

Jul-30-13  waustad: I was looking at the list for the Politiken Cup and noticed some of those I'd hope to see there were missing, until I realized that it overlaps with the European Individual Women's Championship (2013). They can't be in two places at once.
Aug-06-13  waustad: Happy b'day to another of the most entertaining players. Is this the second annual 29th?
Aug-06-13  waustad: A new picture for her birthday!
Nov-08-13  waustad: She quickly dispached her opponent, WGM Lenka Ptacnikova, in the first round of the European Team Chess Championship.
Nov-08-13  John Abraham: Was she ever married to Ivanchuk?
Nov-08-13  waustad: No, but she was married to Shirov.
Dec-01-13  waustad: She beat Borislav Ivkov in the first round of the Snowdrops vs Old Hands tournament:
Mar-13-14  virginmind: She married Peter Heine Nielsen in Dec. 2013. Right now they are both commenting live on the first round of FIDE Candidates Tournament 2014 - Khanty-Mansiysk. I wish them both a happy marriage!
Mar-13-14  RedShield: Well, I thought their chemistry was better than that of Trent and Gustafsson. She evidently has a liking for big men.
Mar-21-14  kenkur: do most women. Not dating 'down' (height-wise) is one of the last socially acceptable prejudices. Exceptions are occasionally made if the man has lots of $$$.
Mar-21-14  RedShield: Big, not tall.
Mar-29-14  waustad: She defeated Elisabeth Paehtz to draw first blood in the showdown match in the FBL.
Apr-16-14  Everett: Mar-13-14 RedShield: Well, I thought their chemistry was better than that of Trent and Gustafsson. She evidently has a liking for big men.

You privy to her dating history?

Apr-16-14  Everett: Or is this your excuse as to why she kicked you out of bed?
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  perfidious: <Everett> Not that <Red> would dare admit it, of course.....
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday to GM Victoria Cmilyte.
Mar-18-15  waustad: After a period of no rated games she's been quite busy recently, playing in the FBL, a Swedish league and in the knock out WWCC match.
Mar-24-15  waustad: Her WIKI page indicates that she now is a member of the Lithuanian Parliament.
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  norami: Good thing Bobby Fischer never became a member of Congress.
Mar-29-15  waustad: Her WIKI page also indicates that she now has 3 children, which explains why she took a period off from competition.
Feb-21-16  waustad: I'm glad to see that she's at least still playing in the Frauenbundesliga for Baden Baden. As a parliament member with 3 kids, she's obviously busy, but I hope she continues being an active player to whatever degree is possible for years to come.
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  monopole2313: Happy Birthday! The whole world cmiles at you.
Jan-17-21  Caissanist: I have updated her profile with more information on her currently flourishing political career. It would be pretty cool to see a grandmaster take over as a country's leader, to my knowledge that has not happened before.
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  fabelhaft: It’s in Lithuania chess players go in for politics

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