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|Jan-22-13|| ||waustad: She lost to Paolo Pinho in the first round at Gibtel according to the results, but won her game according to 2700 chess: http://www.2700chess.com/glass_wome...
After the Shirov/Navara snafu, who can tell what really happened?|
|Apr-22-13|| ||waustad: Your final day as a quadragenerian. Happy birthday tomorrow!|
|Apr-22-13|| ||TheTamale: Wow, Pia, you and I are very close in age. I've got you beat by a couple of weeks. Happy birthday this Tues... hope they make you POTD.|
|Apr-23-13|| ||waustad: Congratulations on being the only active 50 year old on the list here: http://www.2700chess.com/women|
Note that the second oldest is 36. Hopefully you are embracing the event and having a great party.
|Apr-23-13|| ||waustad: It looks like she isn't wasting any time playing as a senior, 2700chess has her listed as playing here: http://scandinavian-chess-tournamen...|
|May-05-13|| ||waustad: She beat Nicolas Croad (2282) from New-Zealand in the 4NCL yesterday. It looks like her husband is the one playing today. He beat Mark Josse. I wonder if Ana will be starting playing in the Junior section in a year or two. Sadly the 4NCL site is much harder to get information from than chess-results.com where one can find out who played for whom with what results quickly.|
|May-22-13|| ||waustad: She came in second on tiebreaks in her first tournament as a Senior. I tried downloading the games but none of hers were in the file. Oh - from the file name I suspect that they haven't updated the site and they posted the games from 2011. I don't think it is a situation where I get a URL that I can edit to try to snag the correct file.|
|Jul-07-13|| ||waustad: After two rounds in the Swedish Championships she has a win and a loss. Tomorrow she plays two time champion Stellan Brynell. The chanmpionships can be found here: http://www.sm2013.schack.se/|
|Jul-11-13|| ||waustad: She's playing Grandelius now: http://live.schack.se/sm2013/r6/|
|Jul-29-13|| ||waustad: In periods where she is playing a lot, and playing in both the Swedish Championship and the European Individual Women's Championship (2013) in a month is playing a lot, she often loses rating points. Perhaps it is easier to play now due to the school schedule for her daughter, but with all of the long endgames she's been playing in Belgrade she must be getting tired.|
|Aug-07-13|| ||csmath: Remarkable lady.
Pia's games from Spanish team championship in 2000 are missing, most notably her theoretical discusion (draw) with Shirov following Cazorla match.
|Sep-09-13|| ||waustad: Monte Carlo will be favorites in the European Club Cup, as usual. They have Pia Cramling listed as board 4. There is only one player rated higher than she is who is not a teammate.|
|Sep-09-13|| ||waustad: <csmath>If you have them in pgn npotation with no copyright problems, please submit them here: PGN Upload Utility. They don't always get to them in a week, but it is the best we can do. I take it you refer to this game: http://www.365chess.com/game.php?gi... but chess365 has a copyright notice, so that source may be off limits. I don't know if it is the games or the site software that is copyrighted, but I've never posted anything I got from there to this site.|
|Sep-09-13|| ||waustad: <csmath>By the way thanks, http://www.365chess.com/game.php?gi... was a lesson in how to win an endgame I didn't know (I'm not all that good). I've always been interested in your handle, since those are the two topics I taught for most of my professional career. I won't go into the many other non-academic jobs that usually paid even less and were usually much more physically demanding.|
|Oct-17-13|| ||waustad: While looking into her international team record, it is interesting how many games are out there that are not in the CG database. She's been playing in Olympiads since she was 15, scoring 81.8% as the reserve for the Swedish women. Playing for the Swedish men, she was always at least 50%, going +2 on second board behind Ulf Andersson in 1996 and with higher scores several times on lower boards. A great source for many games in team events is olimpbase. Here is a link to her player info, which now is much easier to use than in the past, with a control to get to different events. http://www.olimpbase.org/playersnc/...|
|Oct-25-13|| ||waustad: Now that Korchnoi is inactive, I wonder is anybody active has played more tournament games than she has.|
|Jan-01-14|| ||waustad: The family is again in Sweden playing in the Rilton Cup. From an earlier instance of this tournament there was a TV interview with Ana in Swedish. Mom looked so proud. Living in Spain with a Swedish mother and often visiting or playing in English speaking tournaments she probably grew up tri-lingual. That is so much more common in Europe than on my side of the pond. Then again it is almost 1000km from where I live to the nearest big city where English isn't the official first language (Montreal). When I lived in Vienna, Kiev and Paris were only slightly farther away and Copenhagen and Rome were closer. A whole lot more official languages happen within that radius, so it is more important for Europeans to speak several languages. Many of my countrymen have taken another language in school but have never actually used it. That doesn't excuse the arrogance that some people have, expecting everybody else to speak their language, but it does indicate why so many people here are monolingual.|
|Feb-03-14|| ||HeMateMe: Pia's chess playing daughter. Too cute for words:
|Feb-03-14|| ||perfidious: <HMM> Met Pia many years ago; pleasant enough, but not overwhelming in looks.|
|Feb-03-14|| ||HeMateMe: Well, I meant the daughter, precocious kid. I think Pia must have bad teeth, or something. She never seems to fully smile, very shy.|
Good chessplayer, though, and very durable.
|Feb-03-14|| ||waustad: When she was a teenager and in her 20s she was as close to a "chess babe" as there was, though she did not embrace the role at all. Remember that the big names then were Nona G. and Maia C. Here is a more flattering picture http://en.chessbase.com/post/sigema...|
|Feb-03-14|| ||perfidious: When we met at the 1985 NY Open, Pia was certainly a name player, though of course Chiburdanidze was the champion at the time. Seemed a bit shy, though I am sure she met people everywhere she went.|
|Feb-03-14|| ||Granny O Doul: I saw Cramling at that NYO, too. Seemed cute enough to me. A bit shy, I guess, and rather unpretentious. Last I saw her, she was watching Adorjan's simul at the Manhattan CC, which she had visited, while waiting for her ride, I guess. HEY PIA, I DREW ADORJAN! Are you impressed??|
|Feb-03-14|| ||HeMateMe: Waustad--much better picture, indeed.|
|Mar-13-14|| ||waustad: Her performance this year in the Swedish league was excellent. Playing 8 rounds out of nine she went +5 =3 -0, beating everybody rated lower and drawing with those equal or higher.
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