Georg Meier (chess player)

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Georg Meier
Country Germany (until October 2021)
 Uruguay (since November 2021)
Born (1987-08-26) August 26, 1987 (age 36)
Trier, Germany[1]
TitleGrandmaster (2007)
FIDE rating2629 (November 2023)
Peak rating2671 (January 2012)
Peak rankingNo. 65 (September 2009)

Georg Meier (born August 26, 1987) is a German-Uruguayan chess grandmaster who represents Uruguay.

Chess career[edit]

Meier competed in the Chess World Cup in 2009, defeating Tigran L. Petrosian in the first round before being eliminated by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. In the Chess World Cup 2023, he again reached the second round, defeating Bernardo Roselli in the first round, before losing to Jaime Santos Latasa.[2]

In December 2009, Meier tied for 1st–4th places with Julio Granda, Viktor Láznička and Kiril Georgiev in the 19th Magistral Pamplona Tournament.[3] In 2014, he shared second place with Peter Leko in the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting, which was won by Fabiano Caruana.[4] Meier won the main Grandmaster tournament at the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem, ahead of Ukrainian Alexander Moiseenko.[5]

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.[6][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 November 1, 2021.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Title Applications. 2nd quarter Presidential Board, 22–24 June 2007, Tallinn, Estonia". FIDE. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  2. ^ "Carlsen, Magnus vs. Pantsulaia, Levan - FIDE World Cup 2023". Retrieved 2023-08-05.
  3. ^ Crowther, Mark. "The Week in Chess: 19th Pamplona International". Archived from the original on 30 September 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  4. ^ Crowther, Mark (2014-07-21). "42nd Dortmund Sparkassen Chess-Meeting 2014". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  5. ^ Afek, Yochanan (2017-07-21). "Georg Meier wins 20th Maccabiah". Chess News. ChessBase. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  6. ^ Crowther, Mark (2011-11-11). "Germany triumph in European Teams after beating Armenia". The Week in Chess. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  7. ^ "Germany wins the European Championship". Chess News. 2011-11-14. Retrieved 2017-08-09.
  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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