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Camilla Baginskaite
C Baginskaite 
Number of games in database: 159
Years covered: 1994 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2201
Highest rating achieved in database: 2358

Overall record: +50 -60 =49 (46.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (13) 
    E60 E69 E63 E62 E64
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A57 A56 A74 A70 A59
 Queen's Pawn Game (7) 
    A40 E00 A50
 Slav (6) 
    D11 D10 D12 D18
 Benko Gambit (6) 
    A57 A59
 Nimzo Indian (5) 
    E46 E41 E47
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (27) 
    B51 B90 B92 B22 B97
 Sicilian Najdorf (13) 
    B90 B97 B92 B95 B98
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E32 E47 E58 E56 E51
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A45 A46 D02
 Catalan (4) 
    E04 E01 E06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   C Baginskaite vs A C Calotescu, 2006 1-0
   C Baginskaite vs A Melekhina, 2011 1-0
   Y Xu vs C Baginskaite, 2001 0-1
   C Baginskaite vs V Ni, 2014 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Women's Chess Championship (2009)
   US Championship (Women) (2011)
   US Chess Championships (Women) (2013)
   US Women's Championship (2007)
   USA Women Championship (2010)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)

   V Gunina vs C Baginskaite (Mar-18-15) 1-0
   C Baginskaite vs V Gunina (Mar-17-15) 0-1
   C Baginskaite vs T Abrahamyan (May-19-14) 0-1
   I Zenyuk vs C Baginskaite (May-17-14) 1/2-1/2
   C Baginskaite vs K Nemcova (May-16-14) 0-1

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(born Apr-24-1967, 49 years old) Lithuania (federation/nationality United States of America)

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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 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 Alex 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 Chess Championship (2010), the US Championship (Women) (2011) and US Championship (Women) (2012).

Photos of her are at and

Wikipedia article: Camilla Baginskaite

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 159  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. C Baginskaite vs Glek  1-033 1994 Berlin opA81 Dutch
2. A Stefanova vs C Baginskaite  ½-½38 1995 It (w)B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Zsofia Polgar vs C Baginskaite  1-036 1996 Olympiad (w)C12 French, McCutcheon
4. C Baginskaite vs A Stefanova  ½-½14 1996 Olympiad (w)A10 English
5. A Cela vs C Baginskaite  0-158 2000 Val Zemitis IMC03 French, Tarrasch
6. C Baginskaite vs J Shahade ½-½35 2000 ch-USA WomenD85 Grunfeld
7. S Burtman vs C Baginskaite  1-053 2000 ch-USA WomenE01 Catalan, Closed
8. C Baginskaite vs O Sagalchik  1-033 2000 ch-USA WomenD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
9. J Frenklakh vs C Baginskaite  0-134 2000 ch-USA WomenB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
10. C Baginskaite vs S H Airapetian  1-054 2000 ch-USA WomenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Y Gorlin vs C Baginskaite  0-129 2000 ch-USA WomenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
12. C Baginskaite vs E Groberman  ½-½16 2000 ch-USA WomenE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
13. C Baginskaite vs A Hahn  ½-½38 2000 ch-USA WomenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
14. E Epstein vs C Baginskaite  0-161 2000 ch-USA WomenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. C Baginskaite vs M Vucic  0-140 2001 Linklater MemA57 Benko Gambit
16. A Kretchetov vs C Baginskaite  ½-½30 2001 Linklater MemE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
17. Y Shulman vs C Baginskaite  1-029 2001 Linklater MemE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. C Baginskaite vs Baburin  ½-½66 2001 Linklater MemD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. Wojtkiewicz vs C Baginskaite  1-051 2001 Linklater MemE17 Queen's Indian
20. C Baginskaite vs Mulyar  ½-½12 2001 Linklater MemE00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. C Lakdawala vs C Baginskaite  ½-½66 2001 Linklater MemD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
22. C Baginskaite vs G Shahade  ½-½22 2001 Linklater MemE15 Queen's Indian
23. A Stearns vs C Baginskaite  0-139 2001 Linklater MemB53 Sicilian
24. C Baginskaite vs K Qin  1-041 2001 US-China SummitD85 Grunfeld
25. C Baginskaite vs K Qin  ½-½51 2001 US-China SummitD85 Grunfeld
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 159  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-03-06  Karpova:
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  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:
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  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.
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  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
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  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
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  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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