Karen  Asrian's Memorial

Karen Asrian
(1980 - 2008)


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Name: Mr Karen Asrian
Gender: Male
Age: 28 years old
Lived: Thursday, 24 April 1980 - Monday, 9 June 2008

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Karen Asrian (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 national Armenian Championship in 1999, 2007, and 2008, and the tournaments of Dubai 2001 and Tigran Petrosian Memorial in 2004.

In 2006, Asrian won the Chess Olympiad in Turin as a member of Armenian team. He was playing on board three. Asrian had a solid playing style, refusing to take much risk on board. Combined with good endgame technique this made him an excellent team player.

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Country of Birth: Armenia
Country of Residence: Armenia



Date of Passing: 9 June 2008
Cause of Passing: Suspected heart attack
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