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Viktorija Cmilyte
V Cmilyte 
Number of games in database: 720
Years covered: 1994 to 2016
Last FIDE rating: 2542 (2394 rapid, 2435 blitz)

Overall record: +263 -123 =217 (61.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 117 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (50) 
    D17 D15 D12 D11 D16
 King's Indian (40) 
    E62 E60 E81 E63 E67
 Queen's Gambit Declined (36) 
    D38 D37 D31 D35 D39
 Nimzo Indian (32) 
    E32 E21 E34 E38 E33
 Queen's Indian (26) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16
 Semi-Slav (23) 
    D43 D45 D44 D47
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (140) 
    B33 B30 B22 B31 B23
 Grunfeld (33) 
    D85 D91 D76 D94 D83
 Dutch Defense (29) 
    A88 A90 A86 A84 A81
 Modern Benoni (22) 
    A57 A70 A58 A62 A60
 Sicilian Dragon (20) 
    B77 B76 B72 B74 B70
 Reti System (19) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Cmilyte vs Lahno, 2012 1/2-1/2
   V Cmilyte vs E Boric, 2008 1-0
   V Cmilyte vs C Vinas Guerrero, 2005 1-0
   V Cmilyte vs M Gutad Iversen, 1994 1-0
   P Hitzler vs V Cmilyte, 2005 0-1
   Hoang Thanh Trang vs V Cmilyte, 2012 0-1
   V Cmilyte vs Ruan Lufei, 2006 1/2-1/2
   V Cmilyte vs Z Abdumalik, 2014 1-0
   H Groffen vs V Cmilyte, 2010 0-1
   V Cmilyte vs Ruan Lufei, 2006 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   EU-ch 4th, Women (2003)
   Russian Team Championships (Women) (2014)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   SportAccord World Mind Games (Women, Basque) (2013)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2012)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   Politiken Cup (2009)
   E.U. Championship and Cork Chess Congress (2005)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   Politiken Cup (2007)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2007)
   6th European Individual Women's Championship (2005)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2011)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)

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

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

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(born Aug-06-1983, 34 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 EU-ch 4th, 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 FIDE Women's World Championship (2004) in Elista, Russia, and made it to the quarter finals, losing to Maia Chiburdanidze. She also contested the FIDE Women's World Championship (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 Chess Championship (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 FIDE Knock-out Women's World Championship (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 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (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 36th 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 Chess 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.


In 2001, Čmilytė won the Corus Reserve Group at Wijk aan Zee. Čmilytė 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. She is also a member of the Lithuanian Parliament, having been sworn in to the Lithuanian Seimas (Parliament) on 21 April 2015. (1)

References and Sources


Wikipedia article: Viktorija Čmilytė Live rating:

Last updated: 2017-01-25 07:17:21

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 720  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Cmilyte vs M Gutad Iversen 1-0301994EU-ch U12 GirlsD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. V Cmilyte vs Wang Yu  0-1301996Wch U14 GirlsA77 Benoni, Classical, 9...Re8, 10.Nd2
3. V Belov vs V Cmilyte  0-1591996Kasparov Cup opB32 Sicilian
4. V Cmilyte vs Grischuk  0-1261996Kasparov Cup opE90 King's Indian
5. V Cmilyte vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½441998Elista ol (Women)E42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
6. V Cmilyte vs V Malakhatko  0-1421999Swidnica opA58 Benko Gambit
7. V Cmilyte vs H Lisinski  0-1621999MK Cafe Cup-BD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. V Cmilyte vs Malisauskas 1-0252000LTU-chD97 Grunfeld, Russian
9. V Cmilyte vs J Houska  ½-½382000EU-ch U20 GirlsD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. A Caoili vs V Cmilyte  0-1422000Olympiad (Women)A88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
11. V Cmilyte vs Hoang Thanh Trang 1-0402000FIDE WCh Women KOD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. Hoang Thanh Trang vs V Cmilyte 0-1262000FIDE WCh Women KOE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. V Cmilyte vs I Khurtsilava  1-0402000FIDE WCh Women KOA50 Queen's Pawn Game
14. I Khurtsilava vs V Cmilyte  ½-½772000FIDE WCh Women KOA21 English
15. V Cmilyte vs A Maric  ½-½702000FIDE WCh Women KOE12 Queen's Indian
16. A Maric vs V Cmilyte  1-0312000FIDE WCh Women KOD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. J Jogi vs V Cmilyte  1-0282001Keres mem openB50 Sicilian
18. J Timoshin vs V Cmilyte  0-1422001Keres mem openA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
19. V Cmilyte vs A Vosu  1-0502001Keres mem openD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. V Cmilyte vs D Reizniece-Ozola  1-0362001Keres mem openA58 Benko Gambit
21. T Nyback vs V Cmilyte 0-1282001Keres mem openA15 English
22. V Cmilyte vs Gavrikov 0-1352001Keres mem openE12 Queen's Indian
23. G Prakken vs V Cmilyte  ½-½632001Keres mem openA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
24. V Cmilyte vs A Smirnov 1-0232001Keres mem openE12 Queen's Indian
25. V Cmilyte vs Kengis  ½-½272001Keres mem openA10 English
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May-21-09  returnoftheking: I was just looking at some games on playchess, found out she just played a funny game. Probably not her usual level but quite entertaining because it was a total bluff:

Cmilyte,V - Loeffler,S [E60]
3° Festival Internazionale Capo d'Orso Porto Mannu (6), 20.05.2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 c5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Nc3 cxd4 6.Nxd4 0-0 7.Bg2 Qc7 8.Ndb5 Qxc4 9.b3 Qe6 10.0-0 Qb6 11.Be3 Qa5 12.Rc1 Nc6 13.a3 d6 14.b4 Qd8 15.h3 Bd7 16.Nd4 Rc8 17.Nf3 b6 18.Qd2 Bf5 19.Nh4 Be6 20.f4 Bc4 21.g4 e6 22.g5 Ne8 23.Nf3 d5 24.Bf2 Nd6 25.Nh2 a5 26.Ng4 axb4 27.axb4 Ra8 28.b5 Nxb5 29.Nxb5 Bxb5 30.Rxc6 Bxc6 31.Bd4 Ra2 32.Qc3

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White has lost a pawn and sac'd some extra material along the way for vague threats. Bxd4 looks good enough for black because he can give back some material. Instead he played:

Rc2 33.Nh6+ Bxh6 34.Qxc2 1-0

2 pieces are attacked and g7 will be a problem as well.

May-21-09  returnoftheking:

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Guess White's move!

Jul-27-09  Troller: <refutor: you don't hear "still married" and "Shirov" in the same sentence very often>

Well, I am pretty sure she's divorced him now, as I believe she is currently dating Peter Heine Nielsen

Jul-27-09  wanabe2000: A fine 2009 Politiken Cup, in Helsingor DEN, for IM/WGM Victoria Cmilyte where she scored 7.5/10 (+6-1=3) beating a WIM in round 4 and a GM in round 10. Her only loss was to GM Postny.
Aug-06-09  Winter: Happy Birthday Victoria and many happy returns of the day...
Aug-06-09  SamAtoms1980: Happy Birthday Mrs. Cmilyte-Shirova.

Alexey is a very fortunate man.

Aug-15-09  Caissanist: Cimlyte and Shirov have been divorced for a while now, the bio needs to be updated.
Aug-18-09  returnoftheking: Maybe SamAtoms knows something about her character that we don't..:)
Aug-18-09  SamAtoms1980: Oh my, oh my, oh my. I had no idea. Ay caramba, oy vey.....
Oct-29-09  kwi: Has she achieved a 20 game GM norm in the 17th European Team Chess Championship 2009 (from the 8 games she played already per rule 1.41b)?
Jan-27-10  swordfish: Good job today, drawing Movsesian at Gibraltar.
Mar-15-10  kwi: She got a 9 GM norm at the 11th European Individual Chess Championship! Congrats!
Mar-16-10  dx9293: I think if Victoria wins the gold medal tomorrow (paired with Pia Cramling in the last round) she becomes a full GM automatically. This was the path that brought Peng Zhaoqin her IGM title.
Mar-17-10  kwi: Too bad, she lost. So she ends up with the (11 game?) norm.
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  Tabanus: 11th European Women Chess Championship, final ranking crosstable:

Mar-18-10  alexapple: <kwi: So she ends up with the (11 game?) norm.> Cmilyte got a 20 game GM norm according to the FIDE rules, I think.
Mar-18-10  dx9293: True. Norm at Euro Champ is 20-game she has become a GM anyway! Congratulations to one of the very strongest women without the GM title!
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  moronovich: I am very happy on behalf of Cmilyte that she got her final norm..Must be a tremendous comfort after blowing the EM in the final round vs Cramling.

Though she must feel guttted today.

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  wordfunph: happy birthday Victoria!
Aug-06-10  Troller: Happy birthday! A good way to celebrate would be a win today against Kristoffer Dyrgaard Sorensen, which should be possible :)
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  whiteshark: Happy birthday, Mrs. Cmilyte ! :D
Jan-27-11  BLarsen1967: 3 points out of 3 in Gibraltar, Cmilyte The Lovely Lithuanian,ohh - I bet Mr.Ivanchuk is terrified now! Dont stop the Music,Victoria!
Feb-10-11  BLarsen1967: <Troller> Here's a photo (both of them) - In the season 2008-09 The Lovely Cmilyte played in the Danish Xtra-Con League,same club as Peter Heine
May-10-11  BLarsen1967: one cannot help but Smile & Smile whenever Cmilyte is playing chess! - What a Magnificent victory today against the great Nadezhda Kosintseva in the Euro Ch.(w) - 4 out of 4 for the lovely lithuanian !
May-11-11  BLarsen1967: 5 out of 5 - it's getting better all the time ! (I think The Beatles would agree)
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