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Camilla Baginskaite
C Baginskaite 
Number of games in database: 164
Years covered: 1992 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2133 (2123 rapid, 2105 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2358

Overall record: +48 -58 =50 (46.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (13) 
    E60 E69 E63 E95 E91
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A57 A59 A56 A74 A70
 Slav (6) 
    D11 D10 D18 D12
 Benko Gambit (6) 
    A57 A59
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A40 A50 E10 E00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D31 D39 D30
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (28) 
    B51 B90 B97 B92 B22
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B90 B97 B92 B98 B94
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E32 E47 E58 E59 E51
 Queen's Gambit Declined (9) 
 Queen's Indian (4) 
    E17 E19 E15
 French Defense (4) 
    C18 C12 C03
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Baginskaite vs A C Calotescu, 2006 1-0
   Ruan Lufei vs C Baginskaite, 2010 0-1
   Y Gorlin vs C Baginskaite, 2000 0-1
   C Baginskaite vs A Melekhina, 2011 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Women's Chess Championship (2009)
   US Championship (Women) (2011)
   US Chess Championship (Women) (2013)
   US Women's Championship (2007)
   USA Women Championship (2010)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Turin Olympiad (Women) (2006)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)

   🏆 European Team Championship (Women)
   C Baginskaite vs J Heinemann (Nov-21-21) 0-1
   L Mkrtchian vs C Baginskaite (Nov-20-21) 1/2-1/2
   A Avramidou vs C Baginskaite (Nov-19-21) 1-0
   C Baginskaite vs Z Hagarova (Nov-18-21) 1/2-1/2
   G Hakimifard vs C Baginskaite (Nov-16-21) 0-1

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(born Apr-24-1967, 54 years old) Lithuania

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Born in Vilnius, WGM Baginskaite learned chess at the age of 8. She was Lithuanian Women's Champion at 15, the youngest to achieve that honor. Playing for the Soviet Union, Camilla won the World Women U-20 Championship in 1987, earning her the WIM title. In 2000, she shared the U.S. Women's Championship with Elina Groberman and came second to Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih in the US Women's Chess Championship (2009). Her victory in the 2000 US championship qualified her for the Women's World Chess Championship 2001 in Moscow, where she reached the last sixteen. This was, at the time, the best result for a female U.S. chess player since the Championship was founded in 1927. She was defeated by Yuhua Xu in a tiebreak. Next year in 2002, she earned her WGM title.

During the Women’s Chess Olympiads in 1994 and 1996, she played top board for Lithuania. After she moved to San Francisco in 1997, she played for the US. At the Chess Olympiad in 2000, she played top board for the women's (USA) team. In 2002 she played 2nd board, 2006 as a reserve, and returned for the women's 2010 Olympiad team on the 4th board.

She is the wife of GM Alexey Vladislavovich Yermolinsky, and they have two sons. She is also a chess teacher, playing only a handful of rated games in the last few years, although she competed in the USA Women Championship (2010), the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010), the US Championship (Women) (2011) and US Championship (Women) (2012).

Photos of her are at and

Wikipedia article: Camilla Baginskaite

Last updated: 2019-02-23 09:32:36

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 182  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Fischdick vs C Baginskaite  ½-½371992Manila Olympiad (Women)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
2. T Amelang vs C Baginskaite  ½-½221994Berliner Sommer 12thA07 King's Indian Attack
3. C Baginskaite vs Glek  1-0331994Berliner Sommer 12thA81 Dutch
4. C Baginskaite vs V Chuchelov  0-1321994Berliner Sommer 12thE12 Queen's Indian
5. C Baginskaite vs A Mikhalevski  0-1441994Berliner Sommer 12thD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. C Baginskaite vs J Wellendorf  1-0361994Berliner Sommer 12thE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
7. M Faust vs C Baginskaite  0-1521994Berliner Sommer 12thA03 Bird's Opening
8. S Kiselev vs C Baginskaite  ½-½421994Berliner Sommer 12thE77 King's Indian
9. D Klaus vs C Baginskaite  0-1351994Berliner Sommer 12thB50 Sicilian
10. Frank Schneider vs C Baginskaite  0-1501994Berliner Sommer 12thA15 English
11. A Stefanova vs C Baginskaite  ½-½381995It (w)B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. E Danielian vs C Baginskaite  1-0211996Yerevan ol (Women)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
13. Zsofia Polgar vs C Baginskaite  1-0361996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)C12 French, McCutcheon
14. C Baginskaite vs A Stefanova  ½-½141996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)A10 English
15. A Cela vs C Baginskaite  0-1582000Val Zemitis IMC03 French, Tarrasch
16. C Baginskaite vs J Shahade ½-½352000USA-ch (Women)D85 Grunfeld
17. S Burtman vs C Baginskaite  1-0532000USA-ch (Women)E01 Catalan, Closed
18. C Baginskaite vs O Sagalchik  1-0332000USA-ch (Women)D09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
19. J Frenklakh vs C Baginskaite  0-1342000USA-ch (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. C Baginskaite vs S H Airapetian  1-0542000USA-ch (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Y Gorlin vs C Baginskaite  0-1292000USA-ch (Women)B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
22. C Baginskaite vs E Groberman  ½-½162000USA-ch (Women)E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
23. C Baginskaite vs A Hahn  ½-½382000USA-ch (Women)B06 Robatsch
24. E D Epstein vs C Baginskaite  0-1612000USA-ch (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. C Baginskaite vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½122000Istanbul Olympiad (Women)A04 Reti Opening
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 182  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-03-06  Karpova:
Mar-06-06  jamesmaskell: A photo of Camilla after her third round victory over Nakamura in the US Championship

Mar-06-06  Karpova: <jamesmaskell> the link shows a photo of Batchimeg Tuvshintugs. Here's a photo of Cammila after her win over Nakamura:
Mar-06-06  jamesmaskell: Sorry, I was on a page which had her photo. For some strange reason it didnt have the right one there. Better check in future.
Mar-06-06  Jim Bartle: Now I know she's a (chess) teacher. The look on her face, and those glasses riding low on her nose, prove it.
Mar-06-06  Karpova: yes, and the way she taught Nakamura a lesson
Mar-06-06  Jim Bartle: Right, forgot that part. She might have scared him with that "disapproving teacher" look over her specs.
Mar-06-06  Karpova: Nakamura might be one of those guys falling in love with their teachers and this just affected his concentration on the game
Mar-06-06  jamesmaskell: Nakamura made the mistake of throwing his queen out early to disrupt the queenside. It might work on the chessforums but in tournament play he needs to be more methodical about it. Otherwise he will be known for his early queen attacks and nothing else which is a shame.
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  Eric Schiller: <jamesmaskell> That's ancient thinking that doesn't apply anymore. There are many, many openings involving early queen moves. Bringing outthe queen early is not necessarily bad, and is often essential. Don't forget that Camilla brought her queen out first and it was her queen who was kicked around in the opening, not Hikaru's.
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  BishopBerkeley: Ms. Baginskaite teaches a free class for women on Sundays at the Mechanics Institute Chess Club of San Francisco:

This wonderful club is right near the Montgomery Street BART station, for those familiar with that noteworthy rapid transit system. (Since parking is pretty scarce in downtown San Francisco, this is a very helpful alternative.)

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

Sep-07-07  Darth Lasker: Many years ago...

In "Ceskoslovensky Sach" 9/1986 there was an article about some European girls cup in Vilnius. Ildiko Madl dominated, Camilla came 2nd. The game Madl vs Baginkaite was kinda sharp: Camilla sacrificed three pawns and got dangerous attack, then she even offered her knight, but Ildiko denied, and rather sacrificed an exchange by herself. Otherwise she would have got mate. The game ended in perpetual repetition and draw. I did respect for Camilla then, she has nerves made from steel.

There was also a photo of this game, Ildiko poking at her nose and mysterious Camilla with long black hair thinking...

Several years later one night i was reading a horror novel by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu "Carmilla" and i imaginated her as Baginskaite. I got mortal tremble. :o)

Dec-20-10  BIDMONFA: Camilla Baginskaite


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