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P Cramling 
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Pia Cramling
Number of games in database: 1,023
Years covered: 1976 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2499 (2443 rapid, 2433 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550
Overall record: +322 -178 =344 (58.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      179 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Indian (58) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14 E16
 Queen's Pawn Game (58) 
    D02 E10 A46 A40 A41
 King's Indian (51) 
    E60 E90 E92 E61 E71
 Slav (49) 
    D11 D17 D15 D16 D18
 Queen's Gambit Declined (41) 
    D38 D37 D30 D31 D39
 Semi-Slav (30) 
    D43 D44 D47
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (204) 
    B42 B43 B40 B48 B22
 Sicilian Kan (61) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Slav (58) 
    D17 D12 D15 D11 D10
 Sicilian Taimanov (43) 
    B48 B47 B49 B46 B45
 Queen's Pawn Game (34) 
    A46 E00 A40 D02 A45
 King's Indian (27) 
    E62 E94 E92 E90 E60
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Cramling vs S Kindermann, 1991 1-0
   P Cramling vs A Galliamova, 1994 1-0
   R Haring vs P Cramling, 1981 0-1
   P Cramling vs E Tsuboi, 1992 1-0
   P Cramling vs Korchnoi, 1984 1-0
   P Cramling vs Uhlmann, 1992 1/2-1/2
   P Cramling vs R Klipper, 2006 1-0
   P Cramling vs F Basta-Sohair, 2006 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   EU-ch 4th, Women (2003)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Gibraltar (2008)
   2008 Women's Olympiad (2008)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2010 FIDE Women's Grand Prix Nalchik by TheFocus
   Women WCC Index [FIDE 2000 Knockout Matches] by chessmoron

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(born Apr-23-1963) Sweden

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Pia A. Cramling was born in Stockholm. She was awarded the WGM title in 1982, the IM title in 1983 and the GM title in 1992. She also won the Women's Chess Oscar in 1983. She is the younger sister of Dan Cramling and is married to Spanish GM Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez. She competed in the FIDE Knock-Out Women's World Championship (2012) and beat Shayesteh Ghader Pour in round 1 before losing to Irina Krush in the 2nd round tiebreaker.

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 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,023  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Van der Wiel vs P Cramling ½-½20 1976 Wattignies Wch-16B77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. Kasparov vs P Cramling ½-½19 1976 WattigniesC42 Petrov Defense
3. M Moe vs P Cramling 1-020 1980 Politiken CupB89 Sicilian
4. R Haring vs P Cramling 0-137 1981 VICC Women's TournamentB24 Sicilian, Closed
5. P Cramling vs B Hund  1-033 1981 VICC Women's TournamentA16 English
6. K Nika vs P Cramling  0-134 1982 Luzern ol (Women)A22 English
7. M Muresan vs P Cramling  0-127 1982 Luzern ol (Women)B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
8. P Cramling vs N Starr 0-126 1982 Women's OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
9. P Cramling vs Hort  ½-½31 1982 London LBB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
10. P Cramling vs P Moulin  1-035 1982 EU-ch U20B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. P Cramling vs G Andruet  ½-½78 1982 Gausdal INTB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. P Cramling vs Hort  ½-½31 1982 BielB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
13. P Cramling vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½21 1982 Luzern ol (Women)B32 Sicilian
14. P Cramling vs Korchnoi ½-½42 1982 London LBC77 Ruy Lopez
15. P Cramling vs Speelman  ½-½17 1983 It (cat.8)B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
16. Adorjan vs P Cramling  1-026 1983 It (cat.8)A14 English
17. Huebner vs P Cramling  1-038 1984 BielE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
18. P Cramling vs P Ostermeyer  ½-½46 1984 ReykjavikB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. L Shamkovich vs P Cramling  0-142 1984 Reykjavik (Iceland)E90 King's Indian
20. Petursson vs P Cramling 0-118 1984 It ReykjavikB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
21. Ftacnik vs P Cramling  1-050 1984 BielA61 Benoni
22. Hort vs P Cramling 1-042 1984 BielA00 Uncommon Opening
23. J Garwell vs P Cramling  ½-½43 1984 Thessaloniki ol (Women)D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
24. P Cramling vs B Zueger  ½-½21 1984 BielB58 Sicilian
25. P Cramling vs I Rogers  1-046 1984 Biel SwitzerlandB01 Scandinavian
 page 1 of 41; games 1-25 of 1,023  PGN Download
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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.
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  waustad: Congratulations on being the only active 50 year old on the list here:

Note that the second oldest is 36. Hopefully you are embracing the event and having a great party.

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  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...
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  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 where one can find out who played for whom with what results quickly.
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  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.
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  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:
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  waustad: She's playing Grandelius now:
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  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.

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  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.
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  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: 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.
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  waustad: <csmath>By the way thanks, 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.
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  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.
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  waustad: Now that Korchnoi is inactive, I wonder is anybody active has played more tournament games than she has.
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  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.
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  HeMateMe: Pia's chess playing daughter. Too cute for words:


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  perfidious: <HMM> Met Pia many years ago; pleasant enough, but not overwhelming in looks.
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  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.

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  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
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  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??
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  HeMateMe: Waustad--much better picture, indeed.
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  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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  waustad: Happy B'day! I guess the CG folks must have been pals with Lembit Oll, since he is always the POTD on April 23rd, but you, Tony Miles and Alexandra Kosteniuk all deserve some love too.
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  waustad: In a Swedish Women's tournament I just ran across she won all of her games except for one draw, against Anna Cramling.
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