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Grandmaster, Armenian chess champion Karen Asrian dies at 28
YEREVAN, Armenia - Karen Asrian, an Armenian chess grandmaster who was the ex-Soviet nation's reigning champion and helped it win the 2006 Chess Olympiad, died Monday after suddenly losing consciousness, the Armenian Chess Federation said. He was 28.
Asrian was ranked 92nd by the World Chess Federation, or FIDE.
Apparently feeling ill, Asrian pulled his car into a court yard in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, early Monday and lost consciousness, the Armenian Chess Federation said. An ambulance crew pronounced him dead at the scene, possibly of a heart attack, it said.
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