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Arianne Caoili
A Caoili 
Number of games in database: 348
Years covered: 1996 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2137 (2171 rapid, 2166 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2309
Overall record: +149 -140 =59 (51.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A07 King's Indian Attack (11 games)
D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (11 games)
A04 Reti Opening (10 games)
B40 Sicilian (10 games)
B22 Sicilian, Alapin (10 games)
D37 Queen's Gambit Declined (9 games)
A48 King's Indian (9 games)
B42 Sicilian, Kan (8 games)
E12 Queen's Indian (8 games)
A00 Uncommon Opening (7 games)

   R Pert vs A Caoili (Dec-07-12) 1-0
   A Caoili vs B Arvola (Dec-06-12) 1-0
   A Caoili vs Cherniaev (Dec-05-12) 1-0
   Sarakauskas vs A Caoili (Dec-04-12) 1-0
   A Slavin vs A Caoili (Dec-03-12) 0-1

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(born Dec-22-1986, 30 years old) Philippines (federation/nationality Australia)

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Born in Manila, Arianne Caoili learned chess at the age of six and is an Australian WIM.

Tournaments At the age of 14, Arianne scored 5.5/9 at the powerful Conca Della Presolana in Italy in 2001. In 2002, she came in 3rd at the Australian Masters in Melbourne behind co-winners IM Guy West and IM Mikhail Gluzman. In 2009, she won the London Chess Classic Woman’s Invitation Tournament with 8/9 and in 2010 she was on the winning all-female Snowdrops team that defeated the all-male Old Hands Team 18-14. Most recently, she played in the 2012 London Classic Open. Although she only scored 3.5/8, she picked up 17 rating points, due in part to her defeats of GM Alexander Cherniaev and IM Alexey Slavin.

Olympiad She has participated in 7 Olympiads from 2000 to 2012 inclusive, twice for the Philippines and five times for Australia.

World Championship competition: Arianne has participated in several world youth championships including the U10 (Girls) in 1996 and the U12 (Girls) in 1997. In 2001 at Oropesa del Mar in Spain, Caoili scored =7th-13th in the World Youth U18 Championship (Girls). In 2009, she won the Oceania Zonal (Women) that was held at the Gold Coast in Australia, thereby qualifying to play in the Women's World Chess Championship (2010). She then lost in a walkover in the first round to Ju Wenjun when she didn't appear. (1)

In February 2015, she and Levon Aronian announced on Twitter that they are engaged. (2)

Trivia: She was a celebrity dancer on the Australian television show, Dancing with the Stars.



Wikipedia article: Arianne Caoili

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 348  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Caoili vs S Henderson  ½-½37 1996 Illinois opC08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
2. A Caoili vs C Rodriguez Monteiro 0-126 1996 Las Palmas opA07 King's Indian Attack
3. Zhang Jilin vs A Caoili 1-023 1996 Wch U10 GirlsB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. A Caoili vs J Splinter 0-143 1996 Illinois opC03 French, Tarrasch
5. L Gonzalez Perez vs A Caoili  1-025 1996 Las Palmas opA48 King's Indian
6. A Caoili vs G Breslavska  1-030 1996 Wch U10 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
7. I Sanchez vs A Caoili  ½-½54 1996 Las Palmas opB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. A Caoili vs I Naiditsch  0-135 1996 Wch U10 GirlsC26 Vienna
9. A Caoili vs C Rossello Padron  1-048 1996 Las Palmas opB02 Alekhine's Defense
10. H Eymann vs A Caoili  0-143 1996 Las Palmas opA05 Reti Opening
11. A Caoili vs Nadezda Stojanovic  1-036 1996 Wch U10 GirlsC06 French, Tarrasch
12. A Caoili vs P Najera de Miguel  0-122 1996 Las Palmas opB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. G G Intelangelo vs A Caoili  1-072 1996 Las Palmas opA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
14. A Caoili vs N Zdebskaja  0-148 1996 Wch U10 GirlsB20 Sicilian
15. A Caoili vs A Perez Toledo  1-044 1996 Las Palmas opB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
16. K Bolon vs A Caoili 0-135 1996 Wch U10 GirlsB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
17. A Caoili vs V Bashkite  1-078 1997 Wch U12 GirlsC00 French Defense
18. M Calzetta vs A Caoili  1-033 1997 Gran Canaria opB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
19. A Caoili vs K Yee  1-039 1997 Hawaii opB30 Sicilian
20. E Paehtz vs A Caoili 1-028 1997 Wch U12 GirlsB40 Sicilian
21. A Caoili vs J Cadillon Costa  ½-½49 1997 Gran Canaria opB40 Sicilian
22. B Udarbe vs A Caoili  ½-½33 1997 Hawaii opE85 King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox Variation
23. A Caoili vs R Song  ½-½59 1997 Wch U12 GirlsB30 Sicilian
24. A Caoili vs Saidy  0-124 1997 Hawaii opC45 Scotch Game
25. T Sachdev vs A Caoili 0-196 1997 Wch U12 GirlsB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
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Jun-26-11  bartonlaos: <MD> Here she sings a jazz song called Blueskies - (the freehosting site that I use is only temporary, which is why I have to ask before posting):

The range and quality of her singing is surprisingly good. Overall, it has affected my interest in Women's Chess in general since December 2010.

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  FSR: Dang, she's a good singer too! I'm in love! (Don't tell my wife.)
Jun-26-11  M.D. Wilson: Levon, you lucky devil!
Jun-27-11  bartonlaos: I think this next song makes it easy to appreciate her abilities both as a vocal performer, and a talented singer - esp. when comparing it with blueskies above:


Jun-28-11  bartonlaos: This song is originally by Canadian, Sarah McLaclan, called "Angel". It may be difficult for some to tell the difference between them:

I think these three songs make the point. (If anyone wants to hear her version of 'Over the Rainbow' make a request and I'll post it.)

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  FSR: For you Arianne fans: here's some pictures of Ashot Nadanian with Arianne and others:
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  HeMateMe: She's a babe, but your link doesn't work.
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  FSR: Hmm, works for me, but maybe that's just because I'm Ashot Nadanian's Facebook friend. See if this works better: (The relevant pictures are in the bottom row.)
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  HeMateMe: nope, the nuclear triangle shows up, "material unavailable." I'm not a facebook member, does that affect the link?
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  FSR: I would guess that's the problem, but I don't know.
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  Abdel Irada: <FSR>: <I'm in love!>

So, who isn't?

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  FSR: <Abdel Irada> I see you deleted your more risqué comment. :-)
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  Abdel Irada: To leave certain posts up here might be considered risqué business. :-D
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  Abdel Irada: <FSR: For you Arianne fans....>

And how exactly can anyone *not* be an Arianne fan?

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  OBIT: Caoili's likes: "Funny stories, The Cream, arguing, getting up to no good, shopping, quotes, tea, Pink Floyd album covers, dancing (all forms), chocolate, blitz, theatre, Karpov's games, Oreo's, black and dry humour, singing, good music, gravity (without it we're doomed), sunsets, sunrises, fine food (and fine boys), stars, moons, water, Edward Norton and Johnny Depp, grace, green lights, cooking, pina colada's, vodka, red wine, Kahlua, dwarfs and the odd Cuban cigar."

That's quite an interesting list, definitely well above the usual "puppies, sunsets, and walks on the beach".

Oct-13-14  waustad: One thing I noticed during her commentary at the Millionaire Chess tournament is that she doesn't sound even slightly Australian. Of course English was not her first language, but her accent is mostly American. Nicole Kidman can switch accents in a heartbeat, but that is less likely to be part of Arianne Caoili's repertoire.
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  OhioChessFan: You noticed her voice?
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  zanzibar: Is her middle name "Bo"?

If so, she played in USOpen96, and did rather well as a late entrant.

It must be her, age 9 at the time.

Mar-28-15  asianwarrior: Is she the one in the picture?
May-05-15  newzild: The article strangely doesn't mention her relationship with Levon Aronian, which is her main claim to fame in the chess world.
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  offramp: <SimonWebbsTiger: A few months ago, I discovered who broke up the (in)famous Olympic fracas...>

I've seen pictures of that, with Yasser in a black-and-white vertically striped shirt counting "Three-ah, Two-ah One-...he's up! He's up!"

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  Caissanist: I added a line to her bio about her relationship with Aronian, since they are engaged now.
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  Caissanist: Living in Armenia now: .
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  PhilFeeley: < Caissanist: Living in Armenia now: .>

Nice article. What was she studying in grad school? Journalism?

Imagine quitting Oxford to get married. Doesn't seem right, somehow.

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  Caissanist: I think it was international relations.
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