Arianne Caoili

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Arianne Caoili
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Country  Australia
Born (1986-12-22) 22 December 1986 (age 28)[1]
Title Woman International Master
FIDE rating 2164 (August 2014)
Peak rating 2309 (October 2002)

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


Caoili began playing chess at the age of six. At the age of 14, she scored 5.5/9 in the strong Conca Della Presolana tournament in Italy in 2001.[2] 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. Nevertheless, she remains one of Australia's leading woman players and played top board for the national team at the Dresden Olympiad in 2008.[3] In 2009 Caoili won the London Chess Classic Women's Invitational tournament with 8/9, two points ahead of the runner-up.[4]

Dancing with the Stars[edit]

Caoili was one of the celebrity dancers in the fifth season of Dancing with the Stars.[5] 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.[6]

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. [7][8] She speaks several languages fluently, and is studying for her Ph.D. at a German university on "Russian foreign policy, especially its economic and business relations with Armenia on a state and individual level," and works as a consultant for a global consultancy firm.[9]


  1. ^ "Caoili, Arianne FIDE Chess Profile". World Chess Federation. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  2. ^ "The chess games of Arianne Caoili". Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "Women's Chess Olympiads: Arianne Caoili". OlimpBase. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Saunders, John (2009-12-19). "London Arianne wins Women's Invitational by two points". Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Champ has all the right moves - TV & Radio - Entertainment -". 2006-09-21. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Player Profiles - Chess - Arianne Caoili". Philippine Sports News and Updates. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 
  7. ^ 2008 Pearl Spring Chess Tournament, Nanjing, China, Chessbase, 21 December 2008
  8. ^ "I am not so stupid to play against Levon Aronian - Arianne Caoili". 22 August 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Player Profiles - Chess - Arianne Caoili". Philippine Sports News and Updates. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 

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