Arianne Caoili

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Arianne Caoili
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Full name Arianne Bo Caoili
Country  Philippines
Born (1986-12-22) 22 December 1986 (age 29)
Manila, Philippines
Title Woman International Master
Peak rating 2309 (October 2002)

Arianne Bo Caoili[1] (born 22 December 1986) is an Australian chess player who achieved the FIDE title of Woman International Master (WIM). She was born in Manila, Philippines.


Caoili began playing chess at the age of six. In 2000, on her 14th birthday, she won the Asian under-16 girls' championship in Bagac, Philippines.[2] The following year, she scored 5.5/9 in the strong Conca Della Presolana tournament in Italy.[3] At one point during 2002, she achieved a FIDE rating in excess of 2300, but this has been in decline since she scaled down her chess activities to concentrate on her studies. In 2004 Caoili transferred chess federations to represent Australia.[4] In 2009 she won the London Chess Classic Women's Invitational tournament with 8/9, two points ahead of the runner-up.[1]

Caoili played for Philippines in the Women's Chess Olympiads of 1998 and 2000. She represented Australia in the same competition in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.[5]

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

Caoili was one of the celebrity dancers in the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars.[6] Her professional dance partner was Carmelo Pizzino and she finished series runner-up behind Anthony Koutoufides.

In an episode of the TV show Deal or No Deal she won a car for the home competition entrant.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Caoili has been in a relationship with one of the world's top chess grandmasters, Levon Aronian since 2006, and got officially engaged in spring 2015. [8][9] She speaks several languages fluently, and 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". She works as a consultant for a global consultancy firm.[10] Since 2013, she has lived and worked in Armenia.[11]


  1. ^ a b Saunders, John (2009-12-19). "London: Arianne wins Women's Invitational by two points". ChessBase. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Severino, Caoili cop Asian U-16 chess titles". 22 December 2000. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  3. ^ 21 Conca Della Presolana. Tournament report FIDE. Retrieved 11 December 2015
  4. ^ Player transfers in 2004. FIDE.
  5. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Women's Chess Olympiads: Arianne Caoili". OlimpBase. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Champ has all the right moves - TV & Radio - Entertainment -". 2006-09-21. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Player Profiles - Chess - Arianne Caoili". Philippine Sports News and Updates. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  8. ^ 2008 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament, Nanjing, China, Chessbase, 21 December 2008
  9. ^ "I am not so stupid to play against Levon Aronian - Arianne Caoili". 22 August 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Player Profiles - Chess - Arianne Caoili". Philippine Sports News and Updates. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  11. ^ Arianne Caoili, Armenianization. Let the process begin,, 25 October 2013

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