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|Aug-02-14|| ||Nerwal: <Pia is perhaps the most experienced active Olympiad player, male or female? No one else from her generation is competing anymore, or, they have dropped down too far to be chosen for the Olympiad.>|
Probably not overall, maybe in the women section (since Chiburdanidze seems to have stepped down despite her respectable rating). By number of games played Short and Beliavsky are ahead. By date of appearance Werner Hug first played at Skopje in 1972 after his junior world title.
Still keeping up a steady 2500 level for more than 25 years is a great achievement.
|Aug-02-14|| ||Olavi: Torre has 250 games, Portisch 260; the pre-1970 (when Torre started competing) olympiads were longer.|
|Jan-27-15|| ||waustad: Here is a picture of Anna from a Swedish Girls championship (if I'm reading it right.) http://www.schack.se/wp/wp-content/... She's playing in the amateur sections again at Gibraltar.|
|Mar-18-15|| ||waustad: Pia made it through the first round of the WWCC knock out round and will play Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant in the second round.
In other news, Anna has been gaining elo very rapidly in the recent past, picking up over 200 pts in the amateur sections at Gibraltar and a tournament in Vaxjo Sweden, this after picking up over 100 at the Rilton 1800 section. That's over 300 elo in two months. It looks like it won't be long before she has her own page here.|
|Mar-29-15|| ||cro777: Pia Cramling reached semi-finals in Sochi. Still going strong at 51.|
(Ana Cramling Bellon in Sochi: "My mother in semifinals!!")
|Mar-31-15|| ||paulalbert: Great effort Pia, holding up the banner for the mature set. I was hoping you could emerge as the ultimate winner, but it was not to be.|
|Mar-31-15|| ||HeMateMe: Congratulations, Pia. A fine run to the semis!|
|Apr-01-15|| ||diagonal: Nice interview with the <Grande Dame of Chess>, Pia Cramling - just remember, she is born the same year and same month as Garry Kasparov, in April 1963, and still playing chess on highest (female) level:
|Apr-23-15|| ||waustad: Have Pia Cramling, Tony Miles or Alexandra Kosteniuk ever been POTD? Happy Birthday to all!|
|Oct-05-15|| ||waustad: She is now at +1 in the Women's Grand Prix, which is being held in Monaco. Most of the top female players in the world are there. http://monaco2015.fide.com/|
|Oct-05-15|| ||HeMateMe: wasn't she playing Hou in the first round? +1?|
|Oct-05-15|| ||waustad: Yes. Hou Yifan is also at +1, both have one loss and two wins. Koneru Humpy and Mariya Muzychuk lead at +2 after 3 rounds.|
|Oct-05-15|| ||HeMateMe: Oh, I see. I thought it was an elimination tournament.|
|Oct-06-15|| ||waustad: <HHM> It's the first tournament of a GP series. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIDE_...|
|Oct-06-15|| ||waustad: The top 4 in the WWCC knockout qualfied for this series.|
|Jan-26-16|| ||waustad: Gibraltar is an awfully strong Swiss when Pia Cramling, after winning in the first round is on board 45 in the second round.|
|Jan-28-16|| ||waustad: After a loss today to Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, she has taken an elo hit over the last several weeks. I recall from looking at her rating history that her rating seems to drop when she's playing a lot. Perhaps Rilton, the Swedish League and Gibraltar in a short time are leaving her a bit played out.|
|Feb-06-16|| ||waustad: She's playing in Tehran in a few days. After the last very busy month I can hope she'll do well, but her form in Gibraltar does not make one feel good about her chances.|
|Apr-23-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Pia Cramling.|
|Apr-23-16|| ||waustad: 53 a prime of life! Happy b'day!|
|Oct-22-17|| ||waustad: I see that she's entered in the European Women's Blitz Championship this year, though she didn't play in the rapids. http://chess-results.com/tnr297696....
Her blitz rating is much lower than for the other time categories.|
|Dec-30-17|| ||virginmind: After the first half of blitz games in Riad Rapid&Blitz World Championship, she leads with 9.5/11 points against the world elite. Impressive. Congratulations, Pia Cramling!|
|Apr-23-18|| ||diagonal: Happy Birthday, with best wishes from Switzerland:|
It was in Zurich, SGZ Jubilee Open in 1984, where Cramling met her future husband, Spanish GM Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez. In 1984, too, Pia Cramling beat Viktor Korchnoi at Biel/Bienne, in the closed Invitation Tournament.
It was in Bern, SVB Open in 1992, were Cramling made her final male GM norm. Subsequently, she became the third female to earn the FIDE GM title through conventional tournament play (fifth woman overall).
Since the early 1980s, Cramling has been one of the strongest female players in the world. She has been ranked clear No. 1 woman in the FIDE Elo list in January 1984, and joint No. 1 woman in July 1984.
Recent picture: https://en.chessbase.com/post/world...
List of the 36 women to hold the GM title (as of January 2018): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...
|Apr-23-18|| ||offramp: How does one craml?|
|Apr-23-18|| ||thegoodanarchist: <offramp: How does one craml?>|
It's like fingers.
Everyone calls them fingers.
But have you ever seen them fing?
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