Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

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]
* 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
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
There is no kibitzing for this page, yet.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific tournament and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us

Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC