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Camilla Baginskaite
C Baginskaite 
Number of games in database: 193
Years covered: 1991 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2133 (2123 rapid, 2105 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2358

Overall record: +56 -69 =60 (46.5%)*
   * 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 (15) 
    E60 E63 E69 E64 E67
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A57 A64 A59 A74 A56
 Grunfeld (8) 
    D85 D76 D78
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A40 E00 A50 E10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (6) 
    D31 D39 D35 D30
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E15 E12
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B51 B90 B22 B92 B99
 Sicilian Najdorf (16) 
    B90 B97 B99 B92 B94
 Nimzo Indian (14) 
    E32 E47 E58 E31 E56
 Queen's Gambit Declined (11) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A45 D02
 King's Indian Attack (5) 
    A07 A08
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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?]
   United States Championship (Women) (2000)
   US Women's Chess Championship (2009)
   US Championship (Women) (2011)
   US Chess Championship (Women) (2013)
   USA Women Championship (2010)
   US Women's Championship (2007)
   European Team Championship (Women) (1992)
   United States Championship (2002)
   Berliner Sommer 12th (1994)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   Turin Olympiad (Women) (2006)
    European Team Championship (Women) (2021)

   🏆 Chennai Olympiad (Women)
   C Baginskaite vs I Berzina (Aug-09-22) 0-1
   C Baginskaite vs Z Urh (Aug-08-22) 1-0
   M Morales Flores vs C Baginskaite (Aug-07-22) 1/2-1/2
   A Ortiz Verdesoto vs C Baginskaite (Aug-06-22) 1-0
   C Baginskaite vs T Gara (Aug-05-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-24-1967, 56 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 9; games 1-25 of 213  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Zaiatz vs C Baginskaite  0-1271987Team MatchE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. Hodgson vs C Baginskaite  1-028199115th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. G Fischdick vs C Baginskaite  ½-½371992Manila Olympiad (Women)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
4. C Baginskaite vs T Lematschko  1-0481992European Team Championship (Women)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. V Misanovic vs C Baginskaite  1-0521992European Team Championship (Women)E30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
6. S Lalic vs C Baginskaite  ½-½181992European Team Championship (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. C Baginskaite vs J Demina  ½-½141992European Team Championship (Women)D76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
8. C Baginskaite vs E Zaiatz  ½-½321992European Team Championship (Women)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. M Sheremetieva vs C Baginskaite  ½-½341992European Team Championship (Women)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. C Baginskaite vs Z Veroci  ½-½601992European Team Championship (Women)D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
11. A Safranska vs C Baginskaite  0-1651992European Team Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
12. C Baginskaite vs M Makropoulou  0-1391992European Team Championship (Women)E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
13. C Baginskaite vs V Zemerov  ½-½501993Katowice Fibak OpenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. C Baginskaite vs M Higatsberger  1-0501993Katowice Fibak OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
15. G Tunik vs C Baginskaite  0-1311993Katowice Fibak OpenD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
16. C Baginskaite vs R Skomorokhin  0-1501993Katowice Fibak OpenD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. S Shipov vs C Baginskaite  ½-½331993Katowice Fibak OpenE92 King's Indian
18. L Voloshin vs C Baginskaite  1-0401993Katowice Fibak OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. C Baginskaite vs Glek  1-0331994Berliner SommerA81 Dutch
20. D Klaus vs C Baginskaite  0-1351994Berliner SommerB50 Sicilian
21. S Kiselev vs C Baginskaite  ½-½421994Berliner SommerE77 King's Indian
22. M Faust vs C Baginskaite  0-1521994Berliner SommerA03 Bird's Opening
23. C Baginskaite vs J Wellendorf  1-0361994Berliner SommerE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
24. C Baginskaite vs A Mikhalevski  0-1441994Berliner SommerD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. C Baginskaite vs V Chuchelov  0-1321994Berliner SommerE12 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 213  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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