Number of games in database: 462
Years covered: 1977 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2418 (2454 rapid, 2415 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580
Overall record: +156 -146 =156 (51.1%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 1-0
A Zapata vs Darcy Lima, 2001 1-0
A Zapata vs Ljubojevic, 1984 1-0
A Zapata vs Joel Benjamin, 1983 1-0
A Zapata vs Miles, 1987 1-0
P Nikolic vs A Zapata, 1985 0-1
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Capablanca Memorial (Elite) (2002)
Curacao Open (2002)
XV Carlos Torre (2002)
XVI Carlos Torre Memorial (2003)
112th US Open (2011)
Torneo Continental Americano (2003)
Bled Olympiad (2002)
39th World Open (2011)
Manila Interzonal (1990)
Chess Olympiad (2012)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Eduardo Bermudez's favorite colombian players by Eduardo Bermudez
2001 Capablanca memorial (premier - II) by gauer
Wijk aan Zee Hoogovens 1987 by suenteus po 147
2010 Pan-Am Continental by gauer
A Zapata vs M Villanueva (Feb-01-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
A Zapata vs A Pichot (Feb-01-17) 0-1, rapid
S Mareco vs A Zapata (Feb-01-17) 1-0, rapid
Tomas Sosa vs A Zapata (Feb-01-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
A Zapata vs Y Norowitz (Jan-18-17) 0-1, rapid
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FIDE player card for Alonso Zapata
(born Aug-28-1958, 58 years old) Colombia
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|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, 2002, 2004 and 2008.
Wikipedia article: Alonso Zapata
| page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 474
|1. Yusupov vs A Zapata
||Wch U20||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|2. A Zapata vs Geller
||Bogota||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|3. Nunn vs A Zapata
||Buenos Aires olm||B40 Sicilian|
|4. A Zapata vs C Silva Sanchez
||Buenos Aires ol (Men)||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|5. A Zapata vs Dzindzichashvili
||Manhattan CC||B01 Scandinavian|
|6. A Zapata vs H Morales Moreno
||Bayamo||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|7. Alburt vs A Zapata
||Manhattan CC||E73 King's Indian|
|8. A Zapata vs Ftacnik
|9. A Zapata vs Joel Benjamin
||Manhattan CC||B06 Robatsch|
|10. R Vera vs A Zapata
||Bayamo||E70 King's Indian|
|11. C Van Tilbury vs A Zapata
||Radio Rebelde||E73 King's Indian|
|12. A Zapata vs R Mascarinas
||Chess Olympiad||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|13. Murey vs A Zapata
||Chess Olympiad||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|14. M Sisniega vs A Zapata
||Bayamo||A89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6|
|15. A Zapata vs R Vera
||Bayamo||B91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation|
|16. A Zapata vs G Timoshchenko
||Bayamo||B80 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|17. R Vera vs A Zapata
|18. A Zapata vs Igor Ivanov
||Chess Olympiad||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|19. Myagmarsuren vs A Zapata
||Chess Olympiad||A04 Reti Opening|
|20. A Zapata vs Hebden
||New York||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|21. Alburt vs A Zapata
||New York (USA)||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|22. Igor Ivanov vs A Zapata
||New York Kavkasian||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|23. K Spraggett vs A Zapata
||NY Kavkasian||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|24. A Zapata vs V Zaltsman
||New York||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|25. A Zapata vs K Burger
||USA||B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4|
| page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 474
|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.
|Jan-20-17|| ||ColeTrane: Los caracoles zapatistas....|
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