Arianne Caoili, Chess Master, Is Dead at 33!!??

  BY:Asaf Afsordedel
  UPDATE:Wednesday, 8th April, 2020
The chess master Arianne Caoili in 2002, at the height of her career. She became well known in the insular world of chess.Credit...Paul Harris/Fairfax Media via Getty Images
The chess master Arianne Caoili in 2002, at the height of her career. She became well known in the insular world of chess.Credit...Paul Harris/Fairfax Media via Getty Images
Australian model and chess master, 33, tragically dies after being critically injured in a car crash.
Arianne Caoili, a chess master and a prominent figure both in the chess world and in Armenia, where she lived, died on Monday in Yerevan, the country’s capital. She was 33.

Her husband, Levon Aronian, a grandmaster ranked No. 7 in the world, announced her death on Twitter. Ms. Caoili died two weeks after being seriously injured in a car crash.

In the insular world of chess, Ms. Caoili (pronounced kay-OH-lee), who had done some modeling when she young, stood out — not only for her talents as a player but also for the glamour she brought to what is often thought of as an unglamorous game.