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|Nov-25-08|| ||DUS: Below I copy a nice posting of <Ezzy> from the page of Chess Olympiad 2008 because the posting concerns to Karen Asrian too who was a member of Armenian team in 2006.|
<Nov-25-08 Ezzy: Astounding effort again by Armenia!!. To retain the title against the worlds best, is a major achievement which will be remembered by all chess enthusiasts all over the world.
I think this ranks as one of the greatest achievements of a chess nation. Sargissian is just plainly "Mr Olympiad." He is making this event his own. But it's about the whole team.
A great tribute to Karen Asrian. They did it again just for him!
Congratulations to Armenia, a great chess nation!!>
|Apr-24-09|| ||wordfunph: We've got the same birthday GM Karen Asrian but unfortunately we lost a terrific GM like you..|
Happy Birthday GM Asrian!!!
|Jul-09-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
Vor meinem Tod ist mir nicht bang,
nur vor dem Tod derer,
die mir nah sind.
Wie soll ich leben,
wenn sie nicht mehr da sind?
Der weiß es wohl,
dem Gleiches widerfuhr,
Und die es trugen,
mögen mir vergeben.
Bedenkt, den eignen Tod,
den stirbt man nur,
doch mit dem Tod des andern
muss man leben.
|Jun-30-10|| ||Jafar219: <He died of a heart attack in 2008 at the age of 28>|
No, it was suicide.
|Jun-30-10|| ||wordfunph: <Jafar219: <He died of a heart attack in 2008 at the age of 28>|
No, it was suicide.>
<Jafar219> heart attack and not suicide..
|Jul-05-10|| ||Jafar219: <heart attack and not suicide..>|
Can you prove it?
|Jul-05-10|| ||Winter: It says here that he lost consciousness while driving... possibly heart attack.|
The burden of proof is now in your hand <jafar>. Show us why it was suicide.
|Jul-06-10|| ||alexmagnus: I see absolutely no reasons for suicide, but... heart attack at the age of 28? Was he known for heart problems prior to his death?|
|Oct-16-10|| ||ketchuplover: www.chessbase.com has a report on the third memorial tournament (ended 10-14-10)|
|Jun-10-11|| ||FSR: <alexmagnus: I see absolutely no reasons for suicide, but... heart attack at the age of 28? Was he known for heart problems prior to his death?>|
He wasn't anorexic, was he? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_...
|Jun-10-11|| ||perfidious: <FSR> Did you ever deal with Wildhartlivie on Wikipedia? She was something else.|
Always a shock to see someone go while so young, when they aren't an athlete or drug user. Long ago, I knew a girl even younger than Asrian was at his death who was heavily into coke, had a heart attack and almost didn't make it.
|Jun-10-11|| ||FSR: <perfidious> No, I never dealt with her. I did adopt a couple of handles like "FatNonVirgin" and used them to comment on a Featured Article Nomination by SlimVirgin. They were both nuked with stunning alacrity.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||perfidious: <FSR> FatNonVirgin, indeed! ROFL|
Funny-I'd never heard of SlimVirgin till now. 'Course, I'll bet she never got involved in chess and the like.
|Jun-10-11|| ||FSR: <perf> Actually, she did some (non-substantive) editing on my chess articles as I recall, particularly the two that got to Featured Article status. Google SlimVirgin; it's very interesting. There's a whole weird world of Wikipedia politics out there.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||chessthomas: <myschkin>
thank you very much for posting
the poem of Mascha Kaleko.
I had never heard of her before,
and I may say that I am very impressed.
|Jun-10-11|| ||IRONCASTLEVINAY: R. I. P.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||perfidious: <FSR> Agree with you there-I ran afoul of two admins who were nothing but a pain, and seldom edit Wkikpedia any more.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||FSR: <perfidious> I also edit infrequently these days. Just got PO'd over a few minor things, including the picture Nazis.|
|Jun-10-11|| ||kingfu: The tragic and premature death of this Grandmaster was a huge loss for The Chess World.|
We can only pray and hope that he is playing a Chess Game in Heaven with Petrosian.
|Jun-10-11|| ||Sho: "Premature death of [a] Grandmaster" [I think] would put him in good company. |
Chess has many talented players who died young though I can not think of any at the moment. Who else in chess died young? Who would Karen be sparring with now?
|Jun-10-11|| ||Breunor: Sho,
Charousek comes to mind.
|Jun-10-11|| ||SwitchingQuylthulg: User: Ziggurat has a good Died Young list in his profile. Far from complete yet still much too long.|
|Feb-08-13|| ||Old King Cole: Karen Asrian looks like a young, dashing, healthy Mikhail Tal. What a tragic loss.|
|Jun-24-15|| ||Penguincw: From June 16th to 24th, 2015, the 8th annual Karen Asrian memorial was held in Jermuk, Armenia.|
The top seed was Anton Korobov (2698), while the top Armenian player was 7th seed Arman Pashikian (2604).
There was a 3-way tie for 1st (7/9), with Ukrainian Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko (2629) edging Korobov and Armenian Samvel Ter-Sahakyan (2586).
|Jan-20-16|| ||Martin Riggs: Great poem by Mascha Kaleko. Thank you for posting this <myschkin>. :0]|
I'll soon be 42 and I've already lost a lot of friends/relatives around me. This is really one of the most tragic things in life. The tragedy number 1 is (and I speak here for myself): You've to live with it. But fortunately there are games such as chess.
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