Karen Asrian

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Karen Asrian
Karen Asrian 2007.jpg
Full name Karen Asrian
Կարեն Ասրյան
Country  Armenia
Born (1980-04-24)24 April 1980
Died 9 June 2008(2008-06-09) (aged 28)
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating
(No. 92 on the April 2008 FIDE ratings list)
Peak rating 2646 (January 2006)

Karen Asrian (Armenian: Կարեն Ասրյան) (24 April 1980 – 9 June 2008) was an Armenian chess Grandmaster.

As of the October 2006 FIDE rating list, his Elo rating was 2634, tied for the fourth highest rank in Armenia.

He won the Armenian Chess Championship in 1999,[1] 2007,[2] and 2008,[3] and the Dubai 2001 and Tigran Petrosian Memorial (2004) tournaments.

In 2006, Asrian won the Chess Olympiad in Turin, playing third board on the Armenian team.[4] Asrian had a solid playing style, refusing to take much risk, and this combined with good endgame technique has made him an excellent team player.

He graduated from Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture in 2001.[5]

On 9 June 2008 the Armenian Chess Federation said Asrian had died of a suspected heart attack while driving.[6]

Tournament records[edit]

  • 2003 4th European Individual Championship 8/13
  • 2004 3rd Aeroflot Open 5.5/9
  • 2004 Petrosian Memorial Tournament 6/9
  • 2004 6th Dubai Open 5/9
  • 2004 5th European Individual Championship 8/13
  • 2005 65th Armenian Championship 7/11
  • 2005 4th Aeroflot Open 5.5/9
  • 2005 Karabakh International 4/9
  • 2005 6th European Individual Championship 9/13
  • 2006 66th Armenian Championship 5.5/9
  • 2006 5th Aeroflot Open 5.5/9
  • 2006 37th Chess Olympiad 5/10
  • 2007 67th Armenian Championship 9.5/13
  • 2007 6th Aeroflot Open 5.5/9
  • 2007 7th European Individual Championship 6/11
  • 2008 68th Armenian Championship 8/13
  • 2008 Moscow Open 6/9
  • 2008 7th Aeroflot Open 5.5/9
  • 2008 8th European Individual Championship 6.5/11

Notable games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crowther, Mark (1 November 1999). "The Week in Chess 260: 59th Armenian Chess Championship". London Chess Center. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark (29 January 2007). "The Week in Chess 638: 67th Armenian Chess Championship". London Chess Center. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (28 January 2008). "The Week in Chess 690: 68th Armenian Chess Championship". London Chess Center. Retrieved 1 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Olympiad R13 Armenia and Ukraine take Gold". ChessBase. 5 June 2006. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Скончался международный гроссмейстер Карен Асрян" (in Russian). Gazeta.ru. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Grandmaster, Armenian chess champion Asrian dies at 28". MSNBC. 9 June 2008. Archived from the original on 13 June 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2008. 

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