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Yopal Tournament

Peter Leko6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Gilberto Milos5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Ivan Eduardo Morovic-Fernandez5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Anthony Miles4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Stuart C Conquest4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Walter Arencibia Rodriguez4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Alonso Zapata4/9(+1 -2 =6)[games]
Gildardo Garcia4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Amador Rodriguez Cespedes4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Nelson Gamboa3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Yopal (1997)
A cozy little Category 12 tournament, giving players from Colombia and other Central/South American countries a little taste of competition with the European crowd. Let's see who we've got here:

Walter Arencibia (Cuba); Stuart C Conquest (United Kingdom); Nelson Gamboa (Columbia); Gildardo Garcia (Colombia); Peter Leko (Hungary); Anthony Miles (United Kingdom); Gilberto Milos (Brazil); Ivan Morovic-Fernandez (Chile); Amador Rodriguez Cespedes (Cuba); Alonso Zapata (Colombia).

The 17-year-old Leko leaps out of this group, and he indeed led from the start. Milos kept up until fellow countryman Gamboa got his only win of the event by defeating Milos in round 8.

Yopal, Columbia, 20-29 June 1997

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Leko * 1 1 1 1 6.5 2 Milos * 1 1 1 0 5.5 3 Morovic * 1 0 1 5.0 4 Miles * 0 0 1 1 4.5 5 Conquest 0 1 * 0 0 1 1 4.5 6 Arencibia 0 0 1 * 4.0 7 Zapata 0 0 1 * 4.0 8 Garcia 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 1 4.0 9 Rodriguez 0 0 0 1 * 1 4.0 10 Gamboa 1 0 0 0 0 * 3.0

A couple of interesting games from my biased point of view: Leko vs S Conquest, 1997 from round 1 and Miles vs A Rodriguez Cespedes, 1997 from round 5.

Original collection: Game Collection: Yopal 1997, by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Leko vs S Conquest  1-0501997YopalB07 Pirc
2. I E Morovic-Fernandez vs N Gamboa 1-0421997YopalB33 Sicilian
3. Miles vs G Garcia  1-0521997YopalA13 English
4. A Zapata vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  ½-½221997YopalB15 Caro-Kann
5. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs G Milos  ½-½411997YopalB44 Sicilian
6. N Gamboa vs Leko  ½-½301997YopalA57 Benko Gambit
7. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs I E Morovic-Fernandez  ½-½261997YopalB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
8. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs Miles  1-0431997YopalD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. S Conquest vs A Zapata  0-1391997YopalB40 Sicilian
10. G Milos vs G Garcia  1-0371997YopalA17 English
11. G Garcia vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  ½-½441997YopalC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
12. A Zapata vs N Gamboa  ½-½251997YopalB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
13. Miles vs S Conquest  0-1481997YopalD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. I E Morovic-Fernandez vs G Milos  ½-½241997YopalB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
15. Leko vs A Rodriguez Cespedes  1-0411997YopalB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
16. G Milos vs W Arencibia Rodriguez  1-0561997YopalC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
17. I E Morovic-Fernandez vs Leko  ½-½121997YopalC50 Giuoco Piano
18. S Conquest vs G Garcia  0-1491997YopalA07 King's Indian Attack
19. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs A Zapata  ½-½221997YopalB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. N Gamboa vs Miles  ½-½491997YopalE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
21. G Garcia vs N Gamboa  1-0421997YopalB33 Sicilian
22. A Zapata vs I E Morovic-Fernandez  ½-½421997YopalB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
23. W Arencibia Rodriguez vs S Conquest  ½-½261997YopalA48 King's Indian
24. Miles vs A Rodriguez Cespedes 1-0251997YopalA28 English
25. Leko vs G Milos  ½-½441997YopalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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