Georg Meier is a Chess Grandmaster from Germany with Elo ratings exceeding 2600 from FIDE, making him one of the best German chess players of all time.
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Full Name: Georg Meier
Title: Grandmaster – Achieved in 2007
International Master – Achieved in 2006
Place of birth: Trier, Germany
Born: August 26, 1987
World ranking: 172
Peak rating: 2671 – Achieved in January, 2012
Most Frequently Played Openings
With The White Pieces
- Reti System
- Sicilian Defense
With The Black Pieces
- French Defense
- Queen’s Pawn Game
Georg Meier is a German chess Grandmaster born on August 26, 1987, in Trier, Germany. Meier was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 2007 and the International Master title in 2006. As of October 2022, his FIDE rating was 2613, while his Peak rating was 2671 as of January 2012.
Georg Meier is a grandmaster from Germany who currently competes for Uruguay. He began playing board games at the young age of three. Meier won the German U16 Tournament in 2003 and was appointed General Manager in 2007. With the German team, Meier won the European Team Tournament in 2011, scoring 5.5 points out of 9 games on the second board.
In January 2012, Meier achieved his highest rating—2671 Elo—ranking 75th worldwide.
At the Grenke Chess Classic 2013 tournament, Meier tied for third with grandmasters Michael Adams, one point behind Fabiano Caruana and 1.5 points behind GM Viswanathan Anand.
The following year, at the Dortmund Sparkassen Tournament 2014, Meier tied for second with GM Peter Leko, ahead of grandmasters; Arkadij Naiditsch, Adams, Ruslan Ponomariov, and Vladimir Kramnik. Meier regards his win over the 14th world chess champion as the biggest performance of his professional life. Georg Meier became a threat to his competitors upon gaining further experience in chess games.
In the 19th Magistral Pamplona Championship in December 2009, Meier shared first place with Julio Granda, Viktor Láznika, and Kiril Georgiev. Furthermore, Meier finished second to Peter Leko in the Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting in 2014, which Fabiano Caruana won.
Meier defeated Ukrainian Alexander Moiseenko in the main Grandmaster championship at the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem.
Georg Meier has been a member of the OSG Baden-Baden chess team since the 2013/14 season. Meier confirmed that he would depart the German Chess Federation and compete for Uruguay, referencing ambushing concerns with another chess player. The transition became official on November 1, 2021. As a chess player, Georg Meier took chess as a competitive prospect when actively engaged in chess tournaments. As a result, Meier managed to play 1336 games from 1999 to 2022. In those games, Meier won 427, lost 237, and drew 627.
Meier represented Germany in team events such as the Chess Olympiad, World Team Chess Championship, European Team Chess Championship, and Mitropa Cup.
Meier tied for the 1st-4th position with Viktor Laznicka, Julio Granda, and Kiril Georgiev in 2009 at the 19th Magistral Pamplona Tournament.
In 2011, Meier’s squad won gold at the European Team Championship in Porto Carras, Greece.
Georg Meier vs Sebastien Feller – SPICE Cup, Round 5 – Lubbock, USA – October 19, 2011
Viswanathan Anand vs Georg Meier – GRENKE Chess Classic, Round 8 – Baden-Baden, Germany – February 15, 2013
Vladimir Kramnik vs Georg Meier – Dortmund Sparkassen, Round 1 – Dortmund, Germany – July 12, 2014
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