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Kurt Meier
K Meier 
Number of games in database: 41
Years covered: 1995 to 2014
Overall record: +13 -19 =9 (42.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-09-1947, died Aug-14-2014, 67 years old) Switzerland (federation/nationality Seychelles)

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Candidate Master since 2009. He was Seychelles number two player after Peter Meier and his wife Flora also attended the Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014) (FIDE cards: 9800301, 9800310; with no Olympiad games played in 2014) as their reserve player.

The game K Meier vs A Niyibizi, 2014 at the Chess Olympiad (2014) match between Rwanda and Seychelles had an unusual ending for both teams. Another player might have been in contention for a Candidate master title as a result of the team standings in the round, but team captain Maxence Murara of Rwanda "chose to sacrifice two games as loses in a gesture of goodwill to Seychelles, a decision which did not go down well with his teammates (2)." Links to G Kabera vs P Meier, 2014 (1st board), M Murara vs Ragul Pillay, 2014 (3rd board) and B Hoareau vs A Ruzigura, 2014 (4th board) were the other games of that final round.

References: (1), (2), (3), (4)

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 41  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Meier vs J F Krebs 1-0111995Bad RagazC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. K Meier vs G Quattrocchi  ½-½251998EM/M/GT/A015D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
3. K Weber vs K Meier  1-0401999EM/M/A081D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. K Meier vs E Dervishi  0-1532006Turin OlympiadC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
5. K Meier vs J Baules  0-1782006Turin OlympiadB33 Sicilian
6. S Celis vs K Meier  ½-½532006Turin OlympiadB56 Sicilian
7. C Eichab vs K Meier  1-0382006Turin OlympiadB64 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
8. K Meier vs R Nanjo  0-1572006Turin OlympiadB30 Sicilian
9. K Meier vs R Zamora  ½-½572006Turin OlympiadC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. Sanghoon Lee vs K Meier  1-0382006Turin OlympiadE16 Queen's Indian
11. K Meier vs Yueh Wei Po  ½-½302006Turin OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. S Fancy vs K Meier  ½-½582006Turin OlympiadA36 English
13. K Meier vs Z Kovacova  1-0532006Turin OlympiadC71 Ruy Lopez
14. O Cuellar vs K Meier  0-1532006Turin OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. D Malla vs K Meier  1-0422006Turin OlympiadB83 Sicilian
16. K Meier vs A Ghasra  0-1402006Turin OlympiadB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
17. K Meier vs F Espinoza  ½-½802008Dresden OlympiadB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
18. R Phillips vs K Meier 1-0322008Dresden OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
19. K Meier vs D Warner  0-1412008Dresden OlympiadC07 French, Tarrasch
20. O Nakapunda vs K Meier  ½-½612008Dresden OlympiadA43 Old Benoni
21. Michael Smith vs K Meier  0-1292008Dresden OlympiadB27 Sicilian
22. K Meier vs J Ayombo  0-1232008Dresden OlympiadC78 Ruy Lopez
23. Lin Chung Yu Lee vs K Meier  0-1372008Dresden OlympiadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. K Meier vs C Ratsimikatry  0-1412008Dresden OlympiadB08 Pirc, Classical
25. N Faulks vs K Meier  ½-½822008Dresden OlympiadB27 Sicilian
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  whiteshark: SEYCHELLES is being represented at the 38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden, Germany, by a 14-member delegation.

The chesslers on the team are Arnold Mein, Dericka Figaro, Andry Accouche, Lalatianna Accouche, Douglas Accouche, Marianna Eulentin, Keith Vital, <Kurt Meier, <Peter Meier, <Flora Meier>>> and Shirley Annette.

They are accompanied by Seychelles Chess Federation chairperson and coach Benjamin Hoareau, Rachelle Hoareau and Bernadette Mein.

The tournament comprises 11 rounds (per day) and is played on a team basis of four players on one team (2x team total).

Two special rules are being implemented in Dresden. The first says that no draws will be allowed before move 30 of a game. And the second, more radical, says that all players must be present at their boards at the starting time of each round. Anyone who is not there when the clocks are started will be immediately disqualified.

Organised by the City of Dresden, the German Chess Federation (DSB) and FIDE (International Chess Federation), the tournament started yesterday and will end on Tuesday November 25.

During the Olympiad, there will also be the 79th FIDE Congress from November 17-25.

More than 2,000 chesslers are competing at the Chess Olympiad. With 152 registered nations, Dresden surpasses by seven the total of 145 countries represented at the previous Olympiad in Turin, Italy in 2006.

There are a total of 275 teams, 156 in the main tournament, including a second German team, teams for the deaf, blind, and correspondence chess players. In the women's section, there are 119 teams.

The Chess Olympiad is the sporting event with the second largest number of competing nations worldwide after the Summer Olympic Games.

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  alexmagnus: Meier died of a heart attack he suffered during the last round of the 2014 Olympiad.
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  alexmagnus: But he wasn't born in 1985! FIDE site gives no birth year but according to death reports he was 67
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  alexmagnus: Hm the article about his death was taken down (I read it on the Schachwelt blog).
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  alexmagnus: But here it's said he did die:

That's confusing.

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  WannaBe: He and Peter is related, I take it, either players page give details on that...
Aug-14-14  ketchuplover: Rest with pieces
Aug-14-14  number 23 NBer: <alexmagnus> His FIDE player card has a birth date of 1944. Rest in peace CM Meier.
Aug-14-14  cro777: Meier was 65, his 29-year-old son was playing next to him on the first board.

Rest in peace.

Aug-14-14  cro777: The position on the photo posted above is from his game against Mawuvi Koue Kouevi from Togo after 64.Bd5.

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K Meier vs Mawuvi Koue Kouevi, 2014

Aug-14-14  cro777: On the last day of the Olympiad, Kurt Meier suddenly seemed to suffer a seizure and fell to the floor. Two ambulances arrived quickly but they were unable to revive.

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  WannaBe: <cro777> so, Peter is Kurt's son?!
Aug-15-14  Riverbeast: RIP Kurt Meier - 'Died In Battle'
Aug-15-14  cro777: <Wannabe> I suppose Peter and Flora Meier are on the photo above. Kurt Meier was born in Switzerland.

Peter "Pete" Meier:

Aug-15-14  zanzibar: <“We have had the Red Cross inside the playing hall, and they immediately began resuscitation efforts,” Morgan Lillegård of the Chess Olympiad’s organizing committee told reporters “The ambulance team continued the emergency efforts.”

Most of the matches were over when the player collapsed while others interrupted their play. State broadcaster NRK reported that many people in the hall began to cry and several of the man’s teammates witnessed his collapse. The organizers said they were setting up a crisis team that would be available for anyone feeling a need for support.>

Also a nice color version of <cro777>'s photo:


According to this report, he was 65 years old (dob = ~1949):

<Olympics: Kurt Meyer could not be saved. He died of a heart attack Friday, 15/08/2014 1:41

Today, we reported on the commotion that happened in the game room Olympics after the player commands the Seychelles during the party suffered a heart attack. In the evening it became known that it was not possible to save a chess player.

Meyer was 65 years old, he played for the national team on the second board. Close to the first game of his 29-year-old son. >

Aug-15-14  Mr. V: R.I.P. to a fellow player and human brother.
Aug-15-14  cro777: Kurt Meier-Boudane (9.6.1947 - 4.8.2014) was a member of the Swiss Chess Seniors (Schweizer Schach Senioren) since 2007 and regularly participated in Adelboden Seniors chess tournaments (last time in June 2014). Recently he also participated in the 16th Dubai Open Chess Championship (April 2014).

Kurt Meier was also a correspondence chess player with ICCF rating of 2359. Recently he played for Switzerland in friendly matches against USA, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain and Finland and in the friendly match Germany vs Rest of Europe. In the latter match he drew the first game against SIM Hartmut Höbel. The second game was ongoing. Here is the position after 27 moves (one of Kurt's unfinished games).

Interestingly, GM Jan Gustafsson remembers him as his team captain in Niederrohrdorf (Switzerland): "Kurt Meier was my team captain in Niederrohrdorf, CH, 15 years ago. His passion for chess will not be forgotten."

Aug-16-14  Captain Hindsight: Now there's a return air ticket for sale
Aug-16-14  wordfunph: rest in peace, CM Kurt Meier.

Aug-17-14  The Last Straw: What sad news to hear, rest in peace, Kurt Meier.
Aug-31-14  zanzibar: Thanks to biographer for providing additional information on final OLM game result. It was confusing without that explanation.

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