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Interview with Pia Cramling
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Have you ever been in Armenia before? What are your first impressions about the city of Jermuk?

Jermuk is very beautiful and nice, very fresh air and quiet.

Which of the previous Grand Prix tournaments was more successful for you and what was the reason of it?

Nalchik, I don’t know why but I always feel happy playing in Nalchik.

What expectations and objectives do you have from this tournament?

To try to play some fine games - nothing more.

All Grand Prix tournaments have rather strong participants. What can you say about the participants of this tournament? Do you think there are favorites?

I had Hou Yifan as favorite but now I am not sure.

Which important traits do you appreciate in people? How do you want to see the world champion?

A skillful player and a kind person.

The Grand Prix men’s tournament was devoted to the 80th anniversary of the world champion Tigran Petrosian and this tournament is devoted to the 100th anniversary of the famous chess composer Genrikh Kasparian. Are you familiar with his creations?

Yes, of course.
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