Georg Meier (chess player)

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Georg Meier
Georg Meier 2013.jpg
Country Germany (until Oct 2021)
 Uruguay (since Nov 2021)
Born (1987-08-26) August 26, 1987 (age 34)
Trier, Germany[1]
TitleGrandmaster (2007)
FIDE rating2613 (July 2022)
Peak rating2671 (January 2012)

Georg Meier (born August 26, 1987) is a German grandmaster of chess. He competed in the FIDE World Cup in 2009.

In December 2009, Meier tied for 1st–4th places with Julio Granda, Viktor Láznička and Kiril Georgiev in the 19th Magistral Pamplona Tournament.[2] In 2014, he shared second place with Peter Leko in the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting, which was won by Fabiano Caruana.[3] Meier won the main Grandmaster tournament at the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem, ahead of Ukrainian Alexander Moiseenko.[4]

In team events, he played for Germany in the Chess Olympiad, World Team Chess Championship, European Team Chess Championship and Mitropa Cup. His team won the gold medal in the 2011 European Team Championship in Porto Carras, Greece.[5][6]

Since the season 2013/14, Georg Meier plays for the team OSG Baden-Baden in the chess Bundesliga.[7]

Citing mobbing issues with another chess player inside the German Chess Federation, Meier announced that he would leave the federation and play for Uruguay instead. The change-over became official on Nov 1, 2021.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Title Applications. 2nd quarter Presidential Board, 22–24 June 2007, Tallinn, Estonia". FIDE. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  2. ^ Crowther, Mark. "The Week in Chess: 19th Pamplona International". Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark (2014-07-21). "42nd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2014". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  4. ^ Afek, Yochanan (2017-07-21). "Georg Meier wins 20th Maccabiah". Chess News. ChessBase. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  5. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-11-11). "Germany triumph in European Teams after beating Armenia". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  6. ^ "Germany wins the European Championship". Chess News. 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  7. ^ "OSG Baden-Baden". Schachbundesliga.
  8. ^ "Nach Streit mit Deutschem Schachbund - Schach-Großmeister Georg Meier wechselt zu Uruguay". Deutschlandfunk (in German). Retrieved 2021-10-26.
  9. ^ "Georg Meier wechselt die Föderation - Deutscher Schachbund - Schach in Deutschland". (in German). Retrieved 2021-10-26.

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