GM Karen Asrian dies at 28

GM Karen Asrian dies at 28

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 9, 2008, 12:53 PM |
6 | Chess Players

There was very sad news today as the young Armenian GM Karen Asrian (pictured) died suddenly and unexpectedly.  Early reports say that Asrian, who was just 28 years old, felt ill whilst driving in Verevan, the Armenian capital, and pulled over to stop.  He lost consciousness and ambulance crews at the scene believed he may have suffered a heart attack.

The opening of the "Chess Giants" tournament today in Armenia was delayed as players and spectators paid their respects to the young star with a minute's silence.

Karen Arsian was rated 2630 and ranked 92 in the world. 

Sincere condolences go to his family and friends.


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