Karen Asrian

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Karen Asrian (24 April, 1980 — 9 June, 2008) was an Armenian International Grandmaster of chess.

He participated in six Chess Olympiads and was one of the contributing players (board 3) on the Armenian chess team which won gold at the 2006 Chess Olympiad (Turin) ahead of second placed China and third placed United States.

Asrian won the Armenian Chess Championship in 1999, 2007, 2008.

He passed away suddenly on Monday 9th June 2008.

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