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Karen Zapata
Number of games in database: 28
Years covered: 2004 to 2006
Last FIDE rating: 2148 (2153 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2236
Overall record: +8 -16 =4 (35.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-28-1982, 36 years old) Peru

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Woman International Master. She was Peruvian Women's Champion in 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

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Last updated: 2019-05-11 14:16:31

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E B Berend vs K Zapata  1-051200436th Olympiad, WomenB07 Pirc
2. K Zapata vs G Koskoska  1-048200436th Olympiad, WomenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
3. V Cmilyte vs K Zapata  1-028200436th Olympiad, WomenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. D Alzate vs K Zapata  1-0512005American Continental ChampionshipB07 Pirc
5. K Zapata vs R Hungaski  1-0432005American Continental ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
6. M Zapata Ferrada vs K Zapata  ½-½462005American Continental ChampionshipB07 Pirc
7. K Zapata vs P Toloza  0-1462005American Continental ChampionshipB07 Pirc
8. K Zapata vs J Avalos Parra  1-0392005American Continental ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
9. K Zapata vs P Ricardi  0-1592005American Continental ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
10. K Zapata vs O Castro  0-1722005American Continental ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
11. K Zapata vs E Lawson  0-1262005American Continental ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
12. K Zapata vs Lagno ½-½512006Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. Lagno vs K Zapata 0-1552006Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentB33 Sicilian
14. K Zapata vs S Matveeva  0-1312006Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentC00 French Defense
15. S Matveeva vs K Zapata  ½-½1272006Women's World Championship Knockout TournamentE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
16. K Zapata vs A Al Khelaifi  1-032200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
17. D Reizniece-Ozola vs K Zapata  1-051200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenA14 English
18. K Zapata vs R Luna  1-046200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB23 Sicilian, Closed
19. K Zapata vs M Calzetta  0-176200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. N K Ortiz vs K Zapata  1-031200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. G Koskoska vs K Zapata 1-043200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB06 Robatsch
22. K Zapata vs E Boric  0-175200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB01 Scandinavian
23. Z Sultana vs K Zapata  ½-½82200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. K Zapata vs O Sabirova  0-173200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenC66 Ruy Lopez
25. H Zhu vs K Zapata  0-153200637th Chess Olympiad: WomenB33 Sicilian
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Mar-13-06  EmperorAtahualpa: A photo of her taken during the Women's World Chess Championships:

This is the lady responsible for kicking out Lahno. :)

Mar-25-06  lopium: Where is from this beautiful lady? Latin or south America to me.
Mar-25-06  Caissanist: Peru. Peru seems to have a stronger chess tradition than most other Latin American countries, don't know why.
Mar-25-06  Jim Bartle: Part of an interview with her after her second round loss. She's happy to play well, said she had her second round game won but blew it, and that the Peruvian Federation didn't want to pay for her trainer's flight, so she went alone:

Torre 64: que paso?,

Karen Zapata: hola acabo de terminar

Torre 64: Y?

Karen Zapata: Empate pero la tenia ganada

Torre 64: Que pena

Karen Zapata: Una pieza de mas y me equivoco…si pues, me puse nerviosa

Torre 64: Si estuve siguiendo tu partida

Torre 64: Que te esta pasando por la cabeza en este momento?

Karen Zapata: Bueno estoy feliz de todas maneras por que pase la segunda pero me hubiera gustado venir con mi entrenador - MI Juan Jose Samamé - como lo han hecho todas. Yo creo que así me hubiera ido mejor, de todas maneras le estoy muy agradecida a él, le agradezco por su empeño

Torre 64: Y por que no fue tu entrenador?

Karen Zapata: Por que no conseguí para el pasaje para él , si a las justas me dieron a mi

Torre 64: Ok, bueno, pero de todas maneras hiciste un gran papel, eso en lo personal es lo que pienso

Karen Zapata: Si yo también pero ahora que ya he medido el nivel se que puedo pasar hasta la tercera o mas pero necesito que alguien me guíe como lo tienen todas las chicas que han venido

Torre 64: Por cierto, quienes te apoyaron para ir a Rusia?

Karen Zapata: Bueno el IPD me dio el pasaje y en Trujillo me dieron algo

Mar-25-06  lopium: <Caissanist: Peru. Peru seems to have a stronger chess tradition than most other Latin American countries, don't know why.> I would say Argentina or even Mexico seems to have a stronger chess tradition.
Mar-25-06  LoFarkas: Hey, Peru certainly has the longest chess tradition... Some of the incas played really well and beat the spanish conquistadores in the 1500s, who brought the game in. AFAIK, one was killed because he humiliated a conquerer in chess.
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  acirce: Well, I knew they made sacrifices, but I'm not sure how successful they were.
Mar-25-06  Jim Bartle: The Inca Atahualpa was captured in Cajamarca in the 1530s. While in captivity the Spaniards taught him chess, and he began to defeat them all.

Atahualpa was later executed by the Spanish after sending to Cusco to have his chamber filled with gold as high as he could reach.

Mar-25-06  LoFarkas: I'll have to dig up that short story, or rather, "tradición" by Ricardo Palma "Los incas ajedrecistas"... I think it was not Atahualpa. He did play chess, but wasn't killed because of it, if I'm not mistaken. There were several chessplaying incas.
Mar-25-06  lopium: Nice information! I didn't know Incas were taught to play chess and were especially good at it. I went to Cuzco, I was feeling then out of this world :) I slept at a house of Peruvian people, the grandmother knows Quetchua, it was nice.
Dec-09-06  BIDMONFA: Karen Zapata


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  HeMateMe: She had a shoe up on the competition!
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