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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 (20 games)
D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav (11 games)
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A04 Reti Opening (8 games)
B22 Sicilian, Alapin (8 games)
E12 Queen's Indian (8 games)
B40 Sicilian (8 games)
D02 Queen's Pawn Game (8 games)
B42 Sicilian, Kan (8 games)
A48 King's Indian (7 games)

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   R Pert vs A Caoili (Dec-07-12) 1-0
   A Caoili vs B Arvola Notkevich (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, 32 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) They married on September 30, 2017 (3)

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




Wikipedia article: Arianne Caoili

Last updated: 2017-10-10 03:36:35

 page 1 of 14; games 1-25 of 348  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Isaac Sanchez vs A Caoili  ½-½541996Las Palmas opB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
2. A Caoili vs I Naiditsch  0-1351996Wch U10 GirlsC26 Vienna
3. A Caoili vs C Rossello Padron  1-0481996Las Palmas opA07 King's Indian Attack
4. H Eymann vs A Caoili  0-1431996Las Palmas opA05 Reti Opening
5. A Caoili vs Nadezda Stojanovic  1-0361996Wch U10 GirlsC05 French, Tarrasch
6. A Caoili vs P Najera de Miguel  0-1221996Las Palmas opB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. G G Intelangelo vs A Caoili  1-0721996Las Palmas opA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
8. A Caoili vs N Zdebskaja  0-1481996Wch U10 GirlsB20 Sicilian
9. A Caoili vs A Perez Toledo  1-0441996Las Palmas opB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. K Bolon vs A Caoili 0-1351996Wch U10 GirlsB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
11. A Caoili vs S Henderson  ½-½371996Illinois opC07 French, Tarrasch
12. A Caoili vs C Rodriguez Monteiro 0-1261996Las Palmas opA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Zhang Jilin vs A Caoili 1-0231996Wch U10 GirlsB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. L Gonzalez Perez vs A Caoili  1-0251996Las Palmas opA48 King's Indian
15. A Caoili vs J Splinter 0-1431996Illinois opC03 French, Tarrasch
16. A Caoili vs G Breslavska  1-0301996Wch U10 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
17. A Caoili vs M Rodriguez Costa  1-0421997Wch U12 GirlsB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. A Caoili vs Jonathan Baker  0-1321997Hawaii opB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
19. B Rodriguez Gonzalez vs A Caoili  ½-½141997Gran Canaria opA04 Reti Opening
20. Zhao Xue vs A Caoili  ½-½321997Wch U12 GirlsD00 Queen's Pawn Game
21. A Caoili vs L Gonzalez Perez  0-1311997Gran Canaria opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. A Caoili vs S Paridar  1-0491997Wch U12 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
23. E A Mertens vs A Caoili  ½-½121997Gran Canaria opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Nadezda Stojanovic vs A Caoili  0-1641997Wch U12 GirlsB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
25. A Caoili vs H Galvao  ½-½401997Gran Canaria opC28 Vienna Game
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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.
Oct-27-12  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. :-)
Oct-27-12  Abdel Irada: To leave certain posts up here might be considered risqué business. :-D
Oct-30-12  Abdel Irada: <FSR: For you Arianne fans....>

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

Oct-30-12  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?
Mar-28-15  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!"

May-21-15  Caissanist: I added a line to her bio about her relationship with Aronian, since they are engaged now.
May-17-16  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.

May-17-16  Caissanist: I think it was international relations.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: According to her Wiki article, Arianne 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".
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  sonia91: Today she married Levon Aronian:
Oct-16-17  joeyj: Aronian and Caoili tie the knot

Dec-01-17  Caissanist: She has been named an advisor to the Armenian prime minister, no word on what her responsibilities will be: .
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  GrahamClayton: "Born to a Dutch mother and Filipino father, Arianne Caoili is an Australian entrepreneur and management consultant with a professional background in consulting to government and the private sector. After studying and working in Australia and Germany, Arianne moved to Armenia in 2013 and worked as an economic advisor to the RA President’s Office, then founded Akron Consulting in 2015 to establish Armenia’s first boutique strategy consulting firm, dealing in particular with the crossroads of business and public policy: her passion is future scenario planning. Former advisor to the Armenian Prime Minister, she serves as Chairman of the Board for the Champord Fund, an organization invested in the development of civil society and the training of young Armenian journalists, with a focus on regional Armenia. Arianne is currently the CEO of one of Armenia’s largest alcohol distributors."

Sep-24-19  Caissanist: Interesting Twitter thread from Arianne, back on July 20: <Happy International Chess Day. I cannot imagine my life without chess. But my take is probably more on the dark side. I think that most of all, chess players automatically expect the worst: that’s why we try to calculate and evaluate alternative variations because we dont expect our opponents to just do what we want. Its actually never about prediction,which #nassimtaleb would call arrogance or Platonic thinking. Chess is about anticipation of a range of futures and putting an emphasis on what u DON’T know, rather than what u do know.

And it doesn’t matter how much you prepare, the only thing you can be certain of is that the position you get today never happened before, and not under these circumstances. The constant feedback loops after mistakes train your brain that it’s not about losing, but learning.

And if you’ve achieved anything at all, you know that getting beaten up over and over trains your mental toughness and you expect difficulty. All things end and you have to move on. That’s hard to deal with but also realistic.

And unfortunately, no matter what your emotions are, “facts don’t care about your feelings”. That’s all very sober but good training for real life. #InternationalChessDay #foresight #skininthegame #fide>

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