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Alonso Zapata
A Zapata 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 738
Years covered: 1977 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2421 (2412 rapid, 2376 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2580

Overall record: +267 -213 =235 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 23 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (169) 
    B90 B33 B56 B32 B83
 Ruy Lopez (82) 
    C77 C84 C69 C78 C65
 French Defense (41) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04 C09
 Sicilian Najdorf (40) 
    B90 B92 B93 B91
 French Tarrasch (39) 
    C05 C07 C03 C04 C09
 Caro-Kann (27) 
    B18 B13 B17 B15 B11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (154) 
    B47 B46 B40 B42 B43
 King's Indian (88) 
    E63 E94 E70 E92 E97
 Sicilian Taimanov (53) 
    B47 B46 B48 B49
 Sicilian Kan (37) 
    B42 B43
 Old Indian (23) 
    A53 A55
 English (18) 
    A15 A10 A16 A17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A Zapata vs Anand, 1988 1-0
   A Zapata vs Lima, 2001 1-0
   A Zapata vs Ftacnik, 1992 1-0
   P Nikolic vs A Zapata, 1985 0-1
   A Zapata vs Ljubojevic, 1984 1-0
   A Zapata vs Benjamin, 1983 1-0
   A Zapata vs Miles, 1987 1-0
   A Zapata vs Azmaiparashvili, 1994 1-0
   A Zapata vs Van Wely, 1995 1-0
   A Zapata vs Taimanov, 1984 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (1999)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Seville Open (1990)
   Amsterdam OHRA-B (1986)
   Dutch Open (1987)
   Capablanca Memorial-A (1991)
   Hoogovens (1987)
   Zenica (1986)
   Subotica Interzonal (1987)
   Valletta Olympiad (1980)
   112th US Open (2011)
   Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984)
   Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)
   Lucerne Olympiad (1982)
   Dubai Olympiad (1986)
   Manila Interzonal (1990)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)

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

   🏆 Charlotte Open
   B Jacobson vs A Zapata (Jan-02-20) 1-0
   J G Ludwig vs A Zapata (Jun-06-18) 1/2-1/2
   A Zapata vs B Jacobson (Jan-15-18) 1-0
   D Kadric vs A Zapata (Jan-12-18) 1/2-1/2
   A Zapata vs L Bruzon Batista (Jun-17-17) 0-1

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(born Aug-28-1958, 64 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 33; games 1-25 of 811  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yusupov vs A Zapata 1-0471977Wch U20A05 Reti Opening
2. J Szmetan vs A Zapata  ½-½401978BogotaE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
3. A Zapata vs Geller  0-1331978BogotaC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Nunn vs A Zapata 1-0321978Buenos Aires OlympiadB40 Sicilian
5. S Fedder vs A Zapata  1-0421978Buenos Aires OlympiadE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
6. A Zapata vs Ramesh Jhunjhnuwala  1-0421978Buenos Aires OlympiadB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. J Szmetan vs A Zapata  ½-½671978Buenos Aires OlympiadB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
8. G Ligterink vs A Zapata  0-1361978Buenos Aires OlympiadB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. A Zapata vs P M Jamieson  ½-½611978Buenos Aires OlympiadB08 Pirc, Classical
10. A Zapata vs L Ogaard  1-0411978Buenos Aires OlympiadB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
11. A Zapata vs J Arnason  ½-½631978Buenos Aires OlympiadB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. A Zapata vs H Hurme  0-1331978Buenos Aires OlympiadB32 Sicilian
13. A Zapata vs C Silva Sanchez  1-0541978Buenos Aires OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
14. V Torre vs A Zapata  0-1471978Buenos Aires OlympiadE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. A Zapata vs M Campos Lopez  1-0581978Buenos Aires OlympiadC87 Ruy Lopez
16. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs A Zapata  0-1451979Santa Fe Bogota 4thB44 Sicilian
17. A Soltis vs A Zapata  1-0311979House of Spain InternationalB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. A Zapata vs Ftacnik  ½-½131980CienfuegosB50 Sicilian
19. A Zapata vs Benjamin  1-0401980Manhattan CCB06 Robatsch
20. R Vera vs A Zapata  0-1361980BayamoE70 King's Indian
21. A Zapata vs Dzindzichashvili  0-1681980Manhattan CCB01 Scandinavian
22. A Zapata vs H Morales Moreno  ½-½421980BayamoB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
23. Alburt vs A Zapata  1-0691980Manhattan CCE73 King's Indian
24. C Van Tilbury vs A Zapata 1-0341980Radio RebeldeE73 King's Indian
25. A Zapata vs D K Johansen  1-0851980Valletta OlympiadB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 811  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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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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  HeMateMe: He gave guys the boot...

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