Although Pia Cramling schachlich initially stood in the shadow of her four years older brother Dan ( an International Master ), she made an early attention.
At the age of 15, she took part in 1978 in Buenos Aires for the first time with the Swedish selection at the Chess Olympiad of women. So far, it was six times with the Swedish women's team (1978, 1982, 1984, 1988, 2004 and 2008 in Dresden) and four times with the men selection (1990, 1992, 1996 and 2000 in Istanbul) participant in Chess Olympiads.
As a girl, she played in the first European Youth Championships, the second European Cup for girls in Kikinda 1978.
In 1984, she was standing with Zsuzsa Polgár at the top of the women's world rankings. In the season 1986/87 Pia Cramling played in Steglitz Lasker was the first woman in the first Bundesliga.
1983 her the title of International Master of Men was awarded in 1992 the Grandmaster title of men.
2003 in Istanbul and in 2010 in Rijeka won Cramling the European Women. In the season 2004/ 05 they played at SK Tower Emsdetten in the second division, with the same club they won in 2001 and 2002, the German team championship of women.
In July 2007, she won the final of Monro International Women's Grand Prix in Montreal. At the World Women's Championship 2008 in Nalchik she was disqualified in the semifinals against Alexandra Kosteniuk.
In February 2012, she won the rapid tournament in Tbilisi ACP Women Cup Rapid together with Nana Dsagnidse.
Pia Cramling is married to the Spanish grandmaster Juan Manuel López Bellón and mother of a daughter.
Your current Elo rating is 2518 (as of January 2013); so she takes 1st place in the Swedish Elo ranking of women and the 10th place in the women's world rankings of FIDE.