Team Germany with Knight Raider Meier to play for European Team Chess Championships Title!
Nov 10, 2011 by Haraldur R Karlsson
Tech student Georg Meier's team, Germany, is doing much better than expected in the European Team Chess Championships. Germany came into the tournament ranked 10 (out of 38 team) and is now in second place. Germany defeated defending European Team Champ, Azerbaijan, today and will face first-place Armenia in 9th and final round tomorrow. Third-place Azerbaijan will play sixth-place Romania. The race for first place is tight and will be exciting to watch. I suggest that you log onto the tournament website (http://euro2011.chessdom.com/) and watch Meier play. Finally, Meier was interviewed after round 7 and asked about Germany's unexpected success in the tournament. Georg gets a chance to plug TTU and SPICE in this brief video. The link to the video is: http://euro2011.chessdom.com/etcc-round-7-interviews/.
The attached photo shows the German team on the right (Meier second from right) getting ready to play the Azerbaijani team in round 8.