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Alonso Zapata
A Zapata 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
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.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (108) 
    B90 B33 B47 B56 B57
 Ruy Lopez (53) 
    C69 C77 C65 C78 C64
 French Defense (28) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04 C09
 Sicilian Najdorf (27) 
    B90 B92 B91 B93
 French Tarrasch (26) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04 C06
 Sicilian Scheveningen (18) 
    B83 B84 B80 B82 B85
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (97) 
    B40 B46 B47 B43 B42
 King's Indian (53) 
    E63 E94 E61 E70 E92
 Sicilian Taimanov (32) 
    B46 B47 B49 B48
 Sicilian Kan (24) 
    B42 B43
 Old Indian (18) 
    A53 A55
 English (10) 
    A15 A10 A16 A17
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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 S Erenburg (Jan-18-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Aug-28-1958, 58 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, 2002, 2004 and 2008.


Wikipedia article: Alonso Zapata

 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 474  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 OlympiadB40 Sicilian
4. A Zapata vs C Silva Sanchez  1-054 1978 OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
5. A Zapata vs Joel Benjamin  1-040 1980 Manhattan CCB06 Robatsch
6. R Vera vs A Zapata  0-136 1980 BayamoE70 King's Indian
7. A Zapata vs Dzindzichashvili  0-168 1980 Manhattan CCB01 Scandinavian
8. A Zapata vs H Morales Moreno  ½-½42 1980 BayamoB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. Alburt vs A Zapata  1-069 1980 Manhattan CCE73 King's Indian
10. A Zapata vs Ftacnik  ½-½13 1980 CienfuegosB50 Sicilian
11. C Van Tilbury vs A Zapata 1-034 1980 Radio RebeldeE73 King's Indian
12. A Zapata vs R Mascarinas  0-139 1980 Chess OlympiadB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Murey vs A Zapata  1-036 1980 Chess OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
14. M Sisniega vs A Zapata  ½-½40 1981 BayamoA89 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with Nc6
15. A Zapata vs R Vera  0-191 1981 BayamoB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
16. A Zapata vs G Timoshchenko  ½-½42 1981 BayamoB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
17. R Vera vs A Zapata  0-175 1982 HavanaB40 Sicilian
18. A Zapata vs Igor Ivanov 0-142 1982 Chess OlympiadB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
19. Myagmarsuren vs A Zapata  ½-½48 1982 Chess OlympiadA04 Reti Opening
20. Dlugy vs A Zapata 1-048 1983 New YorkE61 King's Indian
21. A Zapata vs Hebden  1-074 1983 New YorkC77 Ruy Lopez
22. Alburt vs A Zapata 0-146 1983 New York (USA)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Igor Ivanov vs A Zapata  ½-½42 1983 New York KavkasianE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
24. K Spraggett vs A Zapata  1-051 1983 NY KavkasianE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
25. A Zapata vs V Zaltsman  ½-½60 1983 New YorkB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 474  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
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  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.

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  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

Aug-22-08  Danya: Happy 50th birthday!!!
Sep-27-08  Sularus: <DCP23: He beat Anand in EIGHT moves once.> It was SIX moves.
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  Phony Benoni: And here's the game: A Zapata vs Anand, 1988
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  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!
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  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.
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  brankat: Happy Birthday GM Zapata!
May-06-13  vanwely: Got to meet GM Zapata today in Atlanta. He won the Georgia State Championship.
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  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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  ColeTrane: Los caracoles zapatistas....
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