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Camilla Baginskaite
C Baginskaite 
Number of games in database: 161
Years covered: 1994 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2133 (2123 rapid, 2105 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2358

Overall record: +48 -57 =48 (47.1%)*
   * 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 E62 E67
 Modern Benoni (10) 
    A57 A74 A56 A59 A70
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A40 E00 A50 E10
 Slav (6) 
    D11 D10 D12 D18
 Benko Gambit (6) 
    A57 A59
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D31 D30 D39
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (28) 
    B51 B90 B97 B22 B92
 Sicilian Najdorf (14) 
    B90 B92 B97 B99 B94
 Nimzo Indian (13) 
    E32 E58 E47 E31 E59
 Queen's Gambit Declined (8) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    A45 D02
 Catalan (4) 
    E04 E01 E06
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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 Xu vs C Baginskaite, 2001 0-1
   C Baginskaite vs V Ni, 2014 1/2-1/2

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

   🏆 SPICE Cup Open
   Advait Patel vs C Baginskaite (Oct-25-17) 1-0
   C Baginskaite vs A Chandra (Oct-21-17) 0-1
   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

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(born Apr-24-1967, 53 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 7; games 1-25 of 161  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Baginskaite vs Glek  1-0331994Berlin opA81 Dutch
2. A Stefanova vs C Baginskaite  ½-½381995It (w)B97 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Zsofia Polgar vs C Baginskaite  1-0361996Olympiad (Women)C12 French, McCutcheon
4. C Baginskaite vs A Stefanova  ½-½141996Olympiad (Women)A10 English
5. A Cela vs C Baginskaite  0-1582000Val Zemitis IMC03 French, Tarrasch
6. C Baginskaite vs J Shahade ½-½352000ch-USA WomenD85 Grunfeld
7. S Burtman vs C Baginskaite  1-0532000ch-USA WomenE01 Catalan, Closed
8. C Baginskaite vs O Sagalchik  1-0332000ch-USA WomenD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
9. J Frenklakh vs C Baginskaite  0-1342000ch-USA WomenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. C Baginskaite vs S H Airapetian  1-0542000ch-USA WomenD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Y Gorlin vs C Baginskaite  0-1292000ch-USA WomenB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
12. C Baginskaite vs E Groberman  ½-½162000ch-USA WomenE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
13. C Baginskaite vs A Hahn  ½-½382000ch-USA WomenB06 Robatsch
14. E D Epstein vs C Baginskaite  0-1612000ch-USA WomenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. C Baginskaite vs M Vucic  0-1402001Linklater MemA57 Benko Gambit
16. A Kretchetov vs C Baginskaite  ½-½302001Linklater MemE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
17. Y Shulman vs C Baginskaite  1-0292001Linklater MemE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. C Baginskaite vs Baburin  ½-½662001Linklater MemD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. Wojtkiewicz vs C Baginskaite  1-0512001Linklater MemE17 Queen's Indian
20. C Baginskaite vs Mulyar  ½-½122001Linklater MemE10 Queen's Pawn Game
21. C Lakdawala vs C Baginskaite  ½-½662001Linklater MemD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
22. C Baginskaite vs G Shahade  ½-½222001Linklater MemE15 Queen's Indian
23. A Stearns vs C Baginskaite  0-1392001Linklater MemB53 Sicilian
24. C Baginskaite vs K Qin  1-0412001US-China SummitD85 Grunfeld
25. C Baginskaite vs K Qin  ½-½512001US-China SummitD85 Grunfeld
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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.
Oct-22-06  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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