European Team Chess Championships 2011 - Tech Student Meier doing well
Nov 8, 2011 by Haraldur R Karlsson
The European Team Chess Championships finished its six round today. Meier has played for native country, Germany, in every round. His team drew Israel in round two, beat Hungary in round three, beat the Ukraine in round four, lost to Bulgaria in round five and beat Italy in round six. Meier (playing on board two except in round 6) drew in rounds 3 and 4, lost in round 5 but won in rounds 4 and 6. In round 6 he played first board for Germany and defeated Fabiano Caruna who is rated at FIDE 2727. Meier's rating is 2659 so this is quite a feat. He has 3.5 points out of 6 so far. Germany is now in fifth place in the tournament with three rounds remaining. Germany plays first place Romania tomorrow (Wednesday). Games can be seen live on the tournament website (http://euro2011.chessdom.com/).