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Pia Cramling
P Cramling 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 1,181
Years covered: 1980 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2452 (2433 rapid, 2265 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550

Overall record: +372 -202 =415 (58.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 192 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (62) 
    D02 A46 E10 A41 A40
 Queen's Indian (58) 
    E12 E15 E16 E17 E14
 Slav (55) 
    D11 D17 D15 D16 D18
 King's Indian (54) 
    E60 E90 E92 E61 E71
 Queen's Gambit Declined (52) 
    D38 D37 D30 D31 D35
 Semi-Slav (36) 
    D43 D44 D46 D47
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (240) 
    B42 B43 B40 B48 B28
 Sicilian Kan (69) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Slav (58) 
    D17 D12 D15 D11 D10
 Sicilian Taimanov (51) 
    B48 B47 B46 B49 B45
 Queen's Pawn Game (44) 
    A46 E00 A45 D02 D00
 Nimzo Indian (30) 
    E32 E46 E56 E42 E21
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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
   L Ordaz Valdes vs P Cramling, 2014 0-1
   P Cramling vs J Yrjola, 1984 1/2-1/2
   P Cramling vs B Yildiz, 2009 1-0
   P Cramling vs R Klipper, 2006 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   EU-ch 4th, Women (2003)
   FIDE Women's World Chess Championship (2015)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   Gibtelecom (2009)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   Gibraltar (2010)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   Gibtelecom Chess Festival (2006)
   Gibraltar Chess Festival (2008)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1997 (women's) candidates tournament by gauer
   Women WCC Index [FIDE 2000 Knockout Matches] by chessmoron

   P Cramling vs S Vega Gutierrez (Apr-22-17) 1/2-1/2
   N Ziaziulkina vs P Cramling (Apr-21-17) 0-1
   P Cramling vs G Mammadova (Apr-20-17) 1/2-1/2
   Nataliya Buksa vs P Cramling (Apr-19-17) 1/2-1/2
   P Cramling vs U Fataliyeva (Apr-17-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born Apr-23-1963, 54 years old) Sweden

[what is this?]
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 48; games 1-25 of 1,181  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Moe vs P Cramling 1-020 1980 Politiken CupB89 Sicilian
2. R Haring vs P Cramling 0-137 1981 VICC Women's TournamentB24 Sicilian, Closed
3. P Cramling vs B Hund  1-033 1981 VICC Women's TournamentA16 English
4. P Cramling vs G Andruet  ½-½78 1982 Gausdal INTB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. P Cramling vs Hort  ½-½31 1982 London LBB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
6. P Cramling vs Korchnoi ½-½42 1982 London LBC77 Ruy Lopez
7. K Nika vs P Cramling  0-134 1982 Chess Olympiad (Women)A22 English
8. P Cramling vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½21 1982 Chess Olympiad (Women)B32 Sicilian
9. M Muresan vs P Cramling  0-127 1982 Chess Olympiad (Women)B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
10. P Cramling vs N Starr 0-126 1982 Chess Olympiad (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
11. P Cramling vs P Moulin  1-035 1982 EU-ch U20B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. P Cramling vs Speelman  ½-½17 1983 It (cat.8)B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
13. Adorjan vs P Cramling  1-026 1983 It (cat.8)A14 English
14. P Cramling vs Petursson  0-149 1984 ReykjavikB32 Sicilian
15. P Cramling vs P Ostermeyer  ½-½46 1984 ReykjavikB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
16. P Cramling vs Petursson  0-154 1984 It opB32 Sicilian
17. P Cramling vs J L Arnason  1-026 1984 ReykjavikB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
18. L Shamkovich vs P Cramling  0-142 1984 Reykjavik (Iceland)E90 King's Indian
19. Petursson vs P Cramling 0-118 1984 It ReykjavikB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. P Cramling vs Alburt  1-044 1984 Bunadarbanka (Iceland)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
21. P Cramling vs J Yrjola ½-½20 1984 GausdalB08 Pirc, Classical
22. Geller vs P Cramling 1-047 1984 ReykjavikB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
23. Nunn vs P Cramling 1-054 1984 ZurichB44 Sicilian
24. E Schiller vs P Cramling ½-½42 1984 Gausdal InternationalE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
25. P Cramling vs N Alexandria  ½-½56 1984 TbilisiB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
 page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,181  PGN Download
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Aug-01-14  waustad: This year she's playing for the Swedish women's team this time. She's played 4 times for the men and this will be the 7th for the women. Her first appearance in the olympiads was in 1978, where she went +7 as a 15 year old reserve.

She has a website in Swedish:

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  HeMateMe: 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.
Aug-02-14  waustad: <HHM>Perhaps Barbara Hund should get that title. She's a few years older and has been playing for either Germany or Switzerland very often. This will be her 15th olympiad. Pia Cramling has played 4 times in the men's section and this will be her 7th time in the women's section. Has anybody still active played in more?
Aug-02-14  Olavi: <HHM> Eugenio Torre, 12 years older, is still in the Philippines line up. And his olympiads, well have to check.
Aug-02-14  Olavi: Torre´s 22nd appearance, the absolute record. Portisch scored 20.
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.) 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.
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  cro777: Pia Cramling reached semi-finals in Sochi. Still going strong at 51.

(Ana Cramling Bellon in Sochi: "My mother in semifinals!!")

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  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.
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  HeMateMe: Congratulations, Pia. A fine run to the semis!
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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.
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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Pia Cramling.
Apr-23-16  waustad: 53 a prime of life! Happy b'day!
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