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Dagnė Čiukšytė (FIDE Designation: Dagne Ciuksyte) (born 1 January 1977) is a Lithuanian chess player. In 2007 she moved to England and now represents England in international chess competitions. Her younger sister, Živilė Šarakauskienė is also a Lithuanian national chess player who was a national chess champion in 2002, 2009, and 2011.[1]

Dagne Ciuksyte
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Born (1977-01-01) January 1, 1977 (age 42)
Panevėžys, Lithuania
TitleWoman Grandmaster (2002), International Master (1995)
Peak ranking2450 (January 2007)

Lithuania from 1994 to 2006Edit

Dagnė Čiukšytė has been a professional chess player since she made her debut in 1994 for Lithuania. In 1994, she went on to win the Lithuanian Chess Championship, a National Chess Championship which is conducted annually in Lithuania. She repeated the same feat in 1996, 1997 and in 2003. Čiukšytė also represented Lithuania in five chess olympiads from 1994 to 2006.[2] Dagnė Čiukšytė has also competed at the 1999 Women's World Chess Championship and at the 2001 Women's World Chess Championship when she was on the Lithuanian national chess team.[citation needed]

Čiukšytė competed at the EU Individual Open Chess Championship in 2006 and was rated as the highest ranked female player on 6½ points equalling the achievement of fellow Lithuanian chess player, Viktorija Čmilytė.[3]

In 1995, she became an International Chess Master, but she was awarded the Grandmaster title only in 2002 as her Elo rating was less than 2300 points until 2002.[4]

England from 2007 to presentEdit

She left Lithuania and moved to England to represent the English national chess team. She participated at the 2011 London Chess Classic and emerged as a joint winner of the nine-round FIDE-rated Open along with the female Grandmaster, Gulikskhan Nakhbayeva of Kazakhstan.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Dagne Ciuksyte - Chess Games". Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  2. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: Women's Chess Olympiads :: Dagne Ciuksyte". Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  3. ^ "Home -". Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  4. ^ Administrator. "FIDE Title Applications (GM, IM, WGM, WIM, IA, FA, IO)". Retrieved 2017-11-05.

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