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|Jul-05-11|| ||HeMateMe: She's a babe, but your link doesn't work.|
|Jul-05-11|| ||FSR: Hmm, works for me, but maybe that's just because I'm Ashot Nadanian's Facebook friend. See if this works better: http://on.fb.me/jWFT6p (The relevant pictures are in the bottom row.)|
|Jul-05-11|| ||HeMateMe: nope, the nuclear triangle shows up, "material unavailable." I'm not a facebook member, does that affect the link?|
|Jul-05-11|| ||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?
|Oct-27-12|| ||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.|
|Oct-13-14|| ||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.|
|May-05-15|| ||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: https://www.chess.com/news/chess-fr... .|
|May-17-16|| ||PhilFeeley: < Caissanist: Living in Armenia now: https://www.chess.com/news/chess-fr... .>|
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.|
|Apr-07-17|| ||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".|
|Sep-30-17|| ||sonia91: Today she married Levon Aronian: http://chess-news.ru/node/23794|
|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: https://www.panorama.am/en/news/201... .|
|Jun-22-19|| ||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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