Arianne Caoili Wiki
Arianne Bo Caoili was a Filipino-Australian chess player. She held the FIDE title of Woman International Master, won the Oceania women’s chess championship in 2009 and competed in seven Women’s Chess Olympiads, died on Monday in Yerevan, the country’s capital. She was 33. Outside of chess, she was a financial consultant and served as an advisor to Armenian prime minister Karen Karapetyan.
Arianne Caoili Biography
Arianne Caoili was born on December 22, 1986, in Manila, Philippines. She began playing chess at six years old. On 22 December 2000, she won the Asian girls under 16 championship in Bagac, Philippines. She spoke English & Tagalog fluently, and had studied for a Ph.D. at a German university on “Russian foreign policy, especially its economic and business relations with Armenia on a state and individual level”. She worked as a consultant for a global consultancy firm. From 2013 until her death in 2020, Caoili lived and worked in Armenia.
The following year, she scored 5½/9 points in the strong Conca Della Presolana tournament in Italy. Also in 2001, she was awarded the Woman FIDE Master and Woman International Master titles by FIDE. In the FIDE rating list of October 2002, Caoili achieved her peak rating of 2309.
In 2004 Caoili transferred chess federations to represent Australia. In 2009, she won the London Chess Classic Women’s Invitational tournament with a score of 8/9, two points ahead of the runner-up.
In the same year, Caoili won the Oceania Women’s Zonal Championship and as a result, qualified to play in the Women’s World Championship 2010. However, she did not participate in this competition.
Caoili played for the Philippines in the Women’s Chess Olympiad in 1998 and 2000. She represented Australia in the same competition in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.
Arianne Caoili Parents
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Arianne Caoili Husband
From 2008, Caoili was in a relationship with one of the world’s top chess grandmasters, Levon Aronian. They first met in 1996, at the World Youth Chess Championships in Las Palmas, and became friends in 2006, being introduced by their mutual friend Alex Wohl. Aronian and Caoili became officially engaged in 2015 and were married on 30 September 2017 at the 13th-century Saghmosavank Monastery, with then Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and his wife Rita Sargsyan in attendance.
Her husband, Levon Aronian, a grandmaster ranked No. 7 in the world, announced her death on Twitter. Ms. Caoili died two weeks after being seriously injured in a car crash.
I have no words to express the grievance over my wife Arianne's death. She was intelligent , hard working and joyous person that lived a beautiful life…
I love you honeybun, sleep tight….
— Levon Aronian (@LevAronian) March 30, 2020
Caoili died on 30 March 2020 from injuries sustained following a car crash in Yerevan, Armenia, two weeks previously. After her death, condolences poured in from every top chess player in the world, including Magnus Carlsen, the world champion, and Garry Kasparov, the former world champion.