Topic: chess

GLENDALE, Calif. – Armenians have played chess since medieval times and the game is considered a national pastime. It is not a surprise that Armenians are active in the game in the Los Angeles area. One of the main institutions teaching[...]

YEREVAN ( — Filipino-Australian chess player, FIDE WIM (World Chess Federation Women’s International Master) Arianne Caoili, the wife of Armenian GM Levon Aronian, died on March 30, two weeks after sustaining serious[...]

YEREVAN ( — Australian chess player Arianne Caoili, the wife of leading Armenian chess player Levon Aronian, remains in a grave but stable condition after suffering serious injuries in a car crash. She continues to receive[...]

LOUIS, Mi. (Chessbase) — Levon Aronian emerged as the winner of the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz leg of the Grand Chess Tour on August 16, after a tumultuous day of blitz games here at the Saint Louis Chess Club. The day almost belonged[...]

PARIS — Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian moved up six spots to 8th on the latest World Chess Federation (FIDE) ratings. Norwegian GM Magnus Carlsen continues to top the list of 100 strongest chess players of the world. Three other[...]

ASTANA, Kazakhstan ( — Individual medals were awarded on Friday, March 15, at the FIDE World Team Championship, which had concluded the day before. As the Chess Federation of Armenia reports, a member of the Armenian[...]

ASTANA, Kazakhstan ( — The Armenian national women’s team has defeated Egypt in the first round of the FIDE World Team Championship that kicked off today in Astana. The tournament has brought together the strongest national[...]

PARIS (Public Radio of Armenia) — Armenia’s leading grandmaster Levon Aronian has retained his second place ranking in the International Chess Federation (FIDE) December raking of the world’s top 100 players. Reigning champion Magnus[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Three members of the Armenian youth chess team have been awarded with the title of Grandmaster by FIDE, the World Chess Federation Hayk Martirosyan, Manuel Petrosyan and Arman Michayelyan[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress, Guardian) — Levon Aronian has had a very good week. Armenia’s leading GM Aronian married Arianne Caoili on Saturday, September 30. The wedding took place at Saghmosavank Monastery with Serzh Sargsyan, both[...]