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Karen Asrian (24 April 1980 - 9 June 2008) was an Armenian Grandmaster of chess (1998).
He won the Armenian Chess Championship in 1999, 2007, and 2008. Played in the Chess Olympiads of 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 (team bronze medal) and 2006 (team gold medal), in the World Men's Team Champioships of 2001 (team bronze medal) and 2005 (team bronze medal) and in the FIDE World Chess Championships of 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2004. Took bronze medal in World Junior Chess Championship of 1999. Came =3rd in the European Individual Chess Championship of 2005.
Other results include: =1st at Minsk 1998; =7th at Ubeda 1999; =1st at Dubai 2001; =8th at Antalya 2004; Stepanakert 2004; =10th at Moscow 2007; =9th at Moscow 2008.
In 2006, Asrian was awarded the Khorenatsi medal.
He died of a stroke on June 9, 2008 in Yerevan.