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A Zapata 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Alonso Zapata
Number of games in database: 448
Years covered: 1977 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2465 (2444 rapid, 2390 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580
Overall record: +150 -142 =152 (50.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      4 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (107) 
    B90 B33 B57 B47 B83
 Ruy Lopez (52) 
    C69 C77 C78 C64 C84
 Sicilian Najdorf (27) 
    B90 B92 B91 B93
 French Defense (26) 
    C05 C07 C03 C00 C04
 French Tarrasch (23) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04 C09
 Sicilian Scheveningen (18) 
    B83 B80 B84 B82 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (96) 
    B40 B47 B46 B42 B43
 King's Indian (50) 
    E63 E94 E92 E97 E70
 Sicilian Taimanov (32) 
    B47 B46 B49 B48
 Sicilian Kan (24) 
    B42 B43
 Old Indian (18) 
    A53 A55
 English (9) 
    A15 A10 A17 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 1-0
   A Zapata vs D Lima, 2001 1-0
   P Nikolic vs A Zapata, 1985 0-1
   A Zapata vs J Benjamin, 1983 1-0
   A Zapata vs Ljubojevic, 1984 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Curacao Open (2002)
   XV Carlos Torre (2002)
   XVI Carlos Torre Memorial (2003)
   112th US Open (2011)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   39th World Open (2011)
   Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1987 by suenteus po 147
   2010 Pan-Am Continental by gauer
   Eduardo Bermudez's favorite colombian players by Eduardo Bermudez

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ALONSO ZAPATA
(born Aug-28-1958, 56 years old) Colombia

[what is this?]
Alonso Zapata Ramirez was awarded the IM title in 1978 and the GM title in 1984. Tournament results include 2nd at Havana 1983, 1st at Bayamo 1984 and 2nd= at Dortmund 1984. He won the Medellin it (1987) Cali Zonal (1990) was Latin-American champion (1991), winner of Linares, Mexico [brasilbase-1] (1992), Latin-American champion [brasilbase-2] (1993).

He was Colombian national champion in 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1995 (jointly), 1996 and 2002.

reference:
http://www.ajedrezencolombia.com/ca...

Wikipedia article: Alonso Zapata


 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 448  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Yusupov vs A Zapata 1-047 1977 Wch U20A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
2. A Zapata vs Geller  0-133 1978 BogotaC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Nunn vs A Zapata  1-032 1978 Buenos Aires olmB40 Sicilian
4. A Zapata vs C Silva Sanchez  1-054 1978 Buenos Aires ol (Men)B42 Sicilian, Kan
5. Alburt vs A Zapata  1-069 1980 07, Manhattan CCE73 King's Indian
6. Murey vs A Zapata  1-036 1980 MaltaB42 Sicilian, Kan
7. A Zapata vs J Benjamin  1-040 1980 02, Manhattan CCB06 Robatsch
8. A Zapata vs Ftacnik  ½-½13 1980 CienfuegosB50 Sicilian
9. C Van Tilbury vs A Zapata 1-034 1980 Radio RebeldeE73 King's Indian
10. R Vera vs A Zapata  0-136 1980 BayamoE70 King's Indian
11. A Zapata vs R Mascarinas  0-139 1980 Malta ol (Men)B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. A Zapata vs Dzindzichashvili  0-168 1980 04, Manhattan CCB01 Scandinavian
13. A Zapata vs H Morales Moreno  ½-½42 1980 BayamoB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. A Zapata vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½42 1981 BayamoB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. A Zapata vs R Vera  0-191 1981 BayamoB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
16. M Sisniega vs A Zapata  ½-½40 1981 BayamoA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
17. R Vera vs A Zapata  0-175 1982 HavanaB40 Sicilian
18. A Zapata vs Igor Ivanov 0-142 1982 Luzern olm ;BIGB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. Myagmarsuren vs A Zapata  ½-½48 1982 Lucerne olmA04 Reti Opening
20. A Zapata vs R Vera  1-047 1983 BayamoC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
21. A Zapata vs J Benjamin  1-036 1983 WchT U26C08 French, Tarrasch, Open, 4.ed ed
22. Igor Ivanov vs A Zapata  ½-½42 1983 New York KavkasianE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
23. L Shamkovich vs A Zapata  0-156 1983 New York (USA)B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
24. Dlugy vs A Zapata 1-048 1983 New YorkE90 King's Indian
25. A Zapata vs Hebden  1-074 1983 New YorkC77 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 448  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

ZAPATA, Alonso
http://www.bidmonfa.com/zapata_alon...
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: And here's the game: A Zapata vs Anand, 1988
Aug-22-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alonso...

http://www.scr-kuppenheim.de/extra/...
http://www.thechessdrum.net/tournam...

Aug-15-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

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