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Arianne Caoili
A Caoili 
Number of games in database: 366
Years covered: 1996 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2137 (2171 rapid, 2166 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2309
Overall record: +156 -148 =62 (51.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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A07 King's Indian Attack (20 games)
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D02 Queen's Pawn Game (9 games)
D37 Queen's Gambit Declined (9 games)
B42 Sicilian, Kan (8 games)
E12 Queen's Indian (8 games)
B22 Sicilian, Alapin (8 games)
B40 Sicilian (8 games)
C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer (7 games)

   🏆 Stepanakert Women's Rapid
   S Gaboyan vs A Caoili (May-10-15) 0-1, rapid
   A Caoili vs L Mkrtchian (May-10-15) 0-1, rapid
   A Caoili vs E Danielian (May-10-15) 0-1, rapid
   R Pert vs A Caoili (Dec-07-12) 1-0
   A Caoili vs B Arvola Notkevich (Dec-06-12) 1-0

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(born Dec-22-1986, died Mar-30-2020, 33 years old) Philippines (federation/nationality Australia)

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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 of that year.

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 third at the Australian Masters in Melbourne behind co-winners IM Guy West and IM Mikhail Gluzman. In 2009, Caoili 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, Caoili 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 Caoili participated in seven consecutive Olympiads, from 2000 to 2012 inclusive, twice for the Philippines and five times for Australia.

World Championship competition: Caoili 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 on the Australian Gold Coast, thereby qualifying to play in the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010). Caoili then lost in a walkover in the first round to Ju Wenjun when she failed to appear. (1)

In February 2015, Caoili and Levon Aronian announced on Twitter that they were engaged. (2) They married on September 30, 2017 (3)

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




Wikipedia article: Arianne Caoili

Last updated: 2023-05-17 19:24:03

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 366  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Gonzalez Intelangelo vs A Caoili  1-0721996Las Palmas opA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
2. Isaac Sanchez vs A Caoili  ½-½541996Las Palmas opB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. H Eymann vs A Caoili  0-1431996Las Palmas opA05 Reti Opening
4. L Gonzalez Perez vs A Caoili  1-0251996Las Palmas opA48 King's Indian
5. A Caoili vs C Rossello Padron  1-0481996Las Palmas opA07 King's Indian Attack
6. A Caoili vs C Rodriguez Monteiro 0-1261996Las Palmas opA07 King's Indian Attack
7. A Caoili vs A Perez Toledo  1-0441996Las Palmas opB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
8. A Caoili vs P Najera de Miguel  0-1221996Las Palmas opB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. A Caoili vs J Splinter 0-1431996Illinois opC03 French, Tarrasch
10. A Caoili vs S L Henderson  ½-½371996Illinois opC07 French, Tarrasch
11. A Caoili vs I Naiditsch  0-1351996Wch U10 GirlsC26 Vienna
12. J Zhang vs A Caoili 1-0231996Wch U10 GirlsB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
13. K Bolon vs A Caoili 0-1351996Wch U10 GirlsB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
14. A Caoili vs N Zdebskaja  0-1481996Wch U10 GirlsB20 Sicilian
15. A Caoili vs Nadezda Stojanovic  1-0361996Wch U10 GirlsC05 French, Tarrasch
16. A Caoili vs G Shapoval  1-0301996Wch U10 GirlsA07 King's Indian Attack
17. A Caoili vs Y Chong  1-0561997AUS-ch U18 GirlsB01 Scandinavian
18. A Caoili vs J Cadillon Costa  ½-½491997Gran Canaria opC00 French Defense
19. A Caoili vs A Fernandez Manrique  1-0581997Gran Canaria opA07 King's Indian Attack
20. A Caoili vs H Galvao  ½-½401997Gran Canaria opC28 Vienna Game
21. A Caoili vs L Gonzalez Perez  0-1311997Gran Canaria opB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. M Calzetta vs A Caoili  1-0331997Gran Canaria opB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
23. Daniel Fischer vs A Caoili  0-1271997Gran Canaria opB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
24. B Rodriguez Gonzalez vs A Caoili  ½-½141997Gran Canaria opA04 Reti Opening
25. E A Mertens vs A Caoili ½-½121997Gran Canaria opA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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  yiotta: No words suffice...God bless you both
Mar-31-20  Chessinfinite: Shocked to hear passing away of Arianne Caoili. May her soul rest in peace and all strength to Levon Aronian in this time.
Mar-31-20  savagerules: So young, so sad and so unfair. 2020 has been a rotten year so far, that's for sure.
Mar-31-20  siamesedream:
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  piltdown man: Terrible news indeed. You're right about 2020.
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  tpstar: Sincere condolences to family and friends for her loss. Tragic.
Mar-31-20  siamesedream:
Mar-31-20  asiduodiego: Terrible to hear these news for such a young and talented woman.
Mar-31-20  amateur05: Condolences to Arianne's family and friends. Very sad and untimely death.
Mar-31-20  virginmind: Shocking news. May her soul rest in peace. My condolences to Arianne's family. Levon needs a lot of strength
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  JointheArmy: OMG, this is the saddest news I've heard in years.

Levon, I can't imagine what you're feeling right now.

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  Messiah: My sincere condolences. This is just so sad.
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  Penguincw: I have just heard about the tragic news, and would like to offer my condolences.

R.I.P. WIM Arianne Caoili.

Mar-31-20  LucB: Goodness...

Condolences to GM Aronian and to her family.


I've heard it said: "death lies not ahead of you, but walks right besides you".

Apr-01-20  PhilFeeley: I'm sure condolences will pour in from all over the chess world. I offer mine from Canada. May God comfort Aronian in his loss.
Apr-02-20  siamesedream: Funeral:

Apr-03-20  siamesedream: NYT obituary:

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  saffuna: Curious subtitle of the NYT obituary:

<A former model, she stood out in the chess world for her glamour in what is often thought of as an unglamorous game.>

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  keypusher: <Curious subtitle of the NYT obituary: <A former model, she stood out in the chess world for her glamour in what is often thought of as an unglamorous game.>>


<saffuna> They probably thought <except for a few months in 1972> was too unwieldy.

Apr-05-20  sfm: Blessed in all future for what she was.
Apr-05-20  Paint My Dragon: The NYT obituary was sadly blighted with all manner of errors, as GM Ian Rogers has pointed out on Twitter ...

<... Her father was an engineer, not a minister. Her mother was Australian, not Dutch. The 1996 World Youth Ch. was in Menorca, not Las Palmas. 2002 was not "the peak of her career". She was not a "former model". Etc.>

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  MissScarlett: <The NYT [...] was <<sadly>> blighted with all manner of error..>

My word is <predictably>.

Apr-05-20  Caissanist: As pointed out in the Twitter thread, the NYT obituary seems to be largely a rewrite of the obituary.
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  HeMateMe: My condolences to the Caoili family and the Aronians. a horrible accident.

one would think that those who write obits could try a little harder. It seems disrespectful to make such mistakes regarding a deceased person's professional career and life history.

Apr-17-20  siamesedream:
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