|Feb-29-04|| ||ConLaMismaMano: Remarkable player this GM Alonso Zapata from Colombia, in the recent Carlos Torre Memorial, he reached the semifinals against players with much more elo than him. This shows that the ELO, many times means nothing. |
|Nov-20-04|| ||Strategic Joker: yups , he resides in Puerto Rico currently and hes gonna be my coach :) and amazing strong player who esaly defeats master and IM where i live |
|May-19-05|| ||DCP23: He beat Anand in EIGHT moves once.|
|Jul-24-05|| ||alexandrovm: how old was Anand in that game? Very fast game indeed|
|Jul-24-05|| ||chancho: He's getting good coin training chess players in Puerto Rico.|
|Sep-15-05|| ||Queens Gambit: I dont see how in Gods name Anand-Zapata can be in notable games of him, that was a horrible blunder of Anand, not a great game of Alonso, i will start making a nice collection of Alonso Zapata to show here that he has some great games.|
|Sep-15-05|| ||Queens Gambit: I want to ask you something <Strategic Joker> already start training with Alonso????|
if yes, i would like to hear somehting from the training.
|May-22-06|| ||pawn to QB4: Hi Queens Gambit - let's be having the Zapata collection already! While trying Opening Explorer (to find out how my game yesterday should have gone) I came across this corker: A Zapata vs Y Gonzalez, 2001. Maybe the purists will compare it to a game from a simul but I thought it lots of fun.|
|Jul-01-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Alonso Zapata
|Aug-22-08|| ||Danya: Happy 50th birthday!!!|
|Sep-27-08|| ||Sularus: <DCP23: He beat Anand in EIGHT moves once.> It was SIX moves.|
|Aug-22-09|| ||Phony Benoni: And here's the game: A Zapata vs Anand, 1988|
|Aug-22-09|| ||egilarne: One of the few games I know by heart :)|
|Aug-22-09|| ||WhiteRook48: and the one that distracted anand from the petrov|
|Aug-22-09|| ||solskytz: Allons-y, Alonso!|
|May-08-10|| ||Tabanus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alonso...
|Aug-15-11|| ||wordfunph: from the book Playing to Win by James Plaskett, Alonso Zapata was voted Colombian Sportsman of the Year in 1977 for his bronze medal in the World Junior Chess Championship.|
|Aug-22-12|| ||brankat: Happy Birthday GM Zapata!|
|May-06-13|| ||vanwely: Got to meet GM Zapata today in Atlanta. He won the Georgia State Championship.|
|Jun-28-14|| ||diagonal: His bio needs a little refresher:
Alonso Zapata is <twice winner of the traditional Capablanca Memorial> (most often, but not always played at Havana). Zapata won shared 1st at <Cienfuegos 1980> with Lubomír Ftácnik and at <Matanzas 1994> joint with Loek van Wely and Tony Miles. Zapata tied for 3rd-4th at Havana 1983 (that Capablanca Mem was won by Lev Psakhis).
Zapata played tevlve times for Colombia in the Chess Olympiads (1978–1992, 1996–1998, 2002 and 2012, eight times on board one and three times on board two). Hopefully, we will see him again at Tromsø 2014.
He finished second, Sub-Champion behind Artur Yusupov, in the 16th World Junior Chess Championship at Innsbruck 1977.