Born in Manila, Arianne Caoili learned chess at the age of six and was a WIM. She died on March 30, 2020 in Armenia after being critically injured in an automobile accident on March 15.
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 Sergeyevich 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 Championship Knockout Tournament (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