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Pia Cramling
P Cramling 
Photo courtesy of Eric Schiller.  
Number of games in database: 1,576
Years covered: 1976 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2464 (2396 rapid, 2320 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2550

Overall record: +466 -239 =533 (59.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 338 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (94) 
    D02 A46 A40 E10 A41
 King's Indian (74) 
    E60 E90 E92 E71 E61
 Queen's Indian (73) 
    E12 E15 E17 E16 E14
 Queen's Gambit Declined (72) 
    D38 D37 D39 D30 D31
 Slav (70) 
    D11 D17 D15 D16 D10
 English (55) 
    A15 A13 A14 A17 A10
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (309) 
    B42 B43 B48 B22 B28
 Sicilian Kan (83) 
    B42 B43 B41
 Slav (64) 
    D12 D17 D15 D10 D11
 Sicilian Taimanov (64) 
    B48 B47 B46 B49 B45
 Queen's Pawn Game (63) 
    D02 A46 A45 E00 E10
 Nimzo Indian (48) 
    E32 E46 E39 E54 E56
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   P Cramling vs Korchnoi, 1984 1-0
   P Cramling vs Kindermann, 1991 1-0
   P Cramling vs A Galliamova, 1994 1-0
   P Cramling vs R Klipper, 2006 1-0
   P Cramling vs J Yrjola, 1984 1/2-1/2
   Bronstein vs P Cramling, 1993 0-1
   P Cramling vs E Tsuboi, 1992 1-0
   P Cramling vs K Spraggett, 1994 1-0
   K Niemi vs P Cramling, 2005 0-1
   R Haring vs P Cramling, 1981 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women) (1984)
   European Championship (Women) (2003)
   European Championship (Women) (2010)
   Tromso Olympiad (Women) (2014)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2019)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (Women) (1988)
   World Cup (Women) (2000)
   Baku Olympiad (Women) (2016)
   European Championship (Women) (2004)
   Gibraltar Masters (2009)
   Calvia Olympiad (Women) (2004)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)
   Gibraltar Masters (2005)
   Gibraltar Masters (2013)
   Xtracon Open (2019)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hostdans Veterans vs Ladies 1997 by Phony Benoni
   Sigeman & Co 2001 by Tabanus
   1997 (women's) candidates tournament by gauer
   Women WCC Index [FIDE 2000 Knockout Matches] by chessmoron

   🏆 European Team Championship (Women)
   J Novkovic vs P Cramling (Nov-21-21) 0-1
   P Cramling vs I Hrescak (Nov-20-21) 1-0
   P Cramling vs L Unuk (Nov-19-21) 1/2-1/2
   Zhaoqin Peng vs P Cramling (Nov-18-21) 1/2-1/2
   P Cramling vs K Cyfka (Nov-16-21) 1-0

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(born Apr-23-1963, 58 years old) 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 66; games 1-25 of 1,626  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P Cramling vs Petursson  1-0321976Wch U16A34 English, Symmetrical
2. M Moe vs P Cramling 1-0201980Politiken CupB89 Sicilian
3. P Cramling vs B Hund  1-0331981VICC Women's TournamentA16 English
4. R Haring vs P Cramling 0-1371981VICC Women's TournamentA07 King's Indian Attack
5. P Cramling vs G Andruet  ½-½781982Gausdal INTB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
6. T Ernst vs P Cramling  ½-½691982Politiken CupB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. P Cramling vs Hort  ½-½3119826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
8. P Cramling vs Korchnoi ½-½4219826th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
9. K Nika vs P Cramling  0-1341982Lucerne Olympiad (Women)A22 English
10. P Cramling vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½211982Lucerne Olympiad (Women)B32 Sicilian
11. M Muresan vs P Cramling  0-1271982Lucerne Olympiad (Women)B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
12. B Hund vs P Cramling  ½-½371982Lucerne Olympiad (Women)B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. P Cramling vs N Starr 0-1261982Lucerne Olympiad (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
14. P Cramling vs P Moulin  1-0351982EU-ch U20B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. T Ernst vs P Cramling  0-1351983Gausdal IntB44 Sicilian
16. Adorjan vs P Cramling 1-0261983Gladsaxe / FarumA14 English
17. P Cramling vs Speelman  ½-½171983Gladsaxe / FarumB39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
18. Shamkovich vs P Cramling  0-1421984BunadarbankaE90 King's Indian
19. P Cramling vs J Yrjola ½-½201984GausdalB08 Pirc, Classical
20. E Schiller vs P Cramling ½-½421984Gausdal InternationalE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
21. P Cramling vs N Alexandria  ½-½561984TbilisiB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
22. P Cramling vs Alburt 1-0441984BunadarbankaB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
23. P Cramling vs Petursson  0-1491984BunadarbankaB32 Sicilian
24. P Cramling vs de Firmian  ½-½421984BunadarbankaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
25. P Cramling vs P Ostermeyer  ½-½461984Reykjavik opB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
 page 1 of 66; games 1-25 of 1,626  PGN Download
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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.
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. 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:

List of the 36 women to hold the GM title (as of January 2018):

Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: How does one craml?
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: How does one craml?>

It's like fingers.

Everyone calls them fingers.

But have you ever seen them fing?

Jun-24-18  PhilFeeley: Missing Schterenberg-Cramling (or vice versa) from the 1982 Olympiad.
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Not true; see Cramling-Starr above, as Shterenberg's games are listed under Nava Starr.
Aug-31-18  waustad: A tournament in her name is starting this weekend.
Jan-05-19  Caissanist: Interesting interview with Cramling at from last year, covering (among other things) her and her daughter's decision to not play for the Swedish olympic team: .
Mar-24-19  sonia91: She won the Västgöta Open in Skara, Sweden. her husband came second, half point behind:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Troller: And now she won in Halmstad, a full point clear of Jobava:
Apr-23-20  oolalimk1: Happy Birthday.
May-23-21  macer75: I'm surprised Anna Cramling doesn't have a page on Chessgames. Someone should create it.
Premium Chessgames Member
  fabelhaft: She had one for at least five years...
May-23-21  macer75: <fabelhaft: She had one for at least five years...>

How come I can't find it?
search "anna cramling"

Premium Chessgames Member
  fabelhaft: It’s here: Anna Cramling Bellon
May-23-21  macer75: <fabelhaft: It’s here: Anna Cramling Bellon>

Many thanks, old acquaintance from! ;)

Jul-08-21  Albertan: Pis Cramling leads the Swedish Championship:

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