Saturday, December 12, 2009

Fil-Aussie Arianne Caoili leads London Chess Classics Womens Invitational

Philippine born but now lives full time in Australia, WIM Ariane Caoili currently leads the London Chess Classics Womens Invitational tournament after three rounds in London, England. Caoili swept her first two games but was stopped by IM Susan Lalic of Engalnd in the 3rd round. It's been quite a while since we wrote something about the charismatic Miss Caoili, the lover of Levon Aronian and perhaps, the only women chess player today that can rival Alexandra Kosteniuk for the unofficial title of the "Queen of Chess" based on their performance over the board and their colorful social life outside the board. Kosteniuk is the present World Womens Champion and Miss Caoili is the Australian Womens champ and the top womens player in that country. Before moving to Australia for good, Miss Caoili represents the Philippines in many international competition including the Chess Olympiad.

Better believe it or not but two of some of the most popular chess personalities in both sexes came from the Philippines. Wesley So and Arianne Caoili.

For photos and more of her, please visit Miss Arianne Caoili's website

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