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Meier leaves German federation

Georg Meier, the fifth-ranked player in Germany, will represent Uruguay, the home country of his mother, from 1 November, even though the Uruguyan Chess Federation cannot pay him or provide him good tournaments. The 34-year-old is fed up with bullying by players and officials. He is the second player from the team who won the European Team Championship in 2011 to leave after Arkadij Naiditsch, who wanted to return after representing Azerbaijan and was refused by the German Chess Federation.