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.
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)
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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FIDE player card for Alonso Zapata
(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
|1. Yusupov vs A Zapata
||1-0||47||1977||Wch U20||A05 Reti Opening|
|2. J Szmetan vs A Zapata
|| ||½-½||40||1978||Bogota||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|3. A Zapata vs Geller
|| ||0-1||33||1978||Bogota||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|4. Nunn vs A Zapata
||1-0||32||1978||Buenos Aires Olympiad||B40 Sicilian|
|5. S Fedder vs A Zapata
|| ||1-0||42||1978||Buenos Aires Olympiad||E99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov|
|6. A Zapata vs Ramesh Jhunjhnuwala
|| ||1-0||42||1978||Buenos Aires Olympiad||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|7. J Szmetan vs A Zapata
|| ||½-½||67||1978||Buenos Aires Olympiad||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|8. G Ligterink vs A Zapata
|| ||0-1||36||1978||Buenos Aires Olympiad||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|9. A Zapata vs P M Jamieson
|| ||½-½||61||1978||Buenos Aires Olympiad||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|10. A Zapata vs L Ogaard
|| ||1-0||41||1978||Buenos Aires Olympiad||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|11. A Zapata vs J Arnason
|| ||½-½||63||1978||Buenos Aires Olympiad||B45 Sicilian, Taimanov|
|12. A Zapata vs H Hurme
|| ||0-1||33||1978||Buenos Aires Olympiad||B32 Sicilian|
|13. A Zapata vs C Silva Sanchez
|| ||1-0||54||1978||Buenos Aires Olympiad||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|14. V Torre vs A Zapata
|| ||0-1||47||1978||Buenos Aires Olympiad||E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto|
|15. A Zapata vs M Campos Lopez
|| ||1-0||58||1978||Buenos Aires Olympiad||C87 Ruy Lopez|
|16. A Rodriguez Cespedes vs A Zapata
|| ||0-1||45||1979||Santa Fe Bogota 4th||B44 Sicilian|
|17. A Soltis vs A Zapata
|| ||1-0||31||1979||House of Spain International||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|18. A Zapata vs Ftacnik
|| ||½-½||13||1980||Cienfuegos||B50 Sicilian|
|19. A Zapata vs Benjamin
|| ||1-0||40||1980||Manhattan CC||B06 Robatsch|
|20. R Vera vs A Zapata
|| ||0-1||36||1980||Bayamo||E70 King's Indian|
|21. A Zapata vs Dzindzichashvili
|| ||0-1||68||1980||Manhattan CC||B01 Scandinavian|
|22. A Zapata vs H Morales Moreno
|| ||½-½||42||1980||Bayamo||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|23. Alburt vs A Zapata
|| ||1-0||69||1980||Manhattan CC||E73 King's Indian|
|24. C Van Tilbury vs A Zapata
||1-0||34||1980||Radio Rebelde||E73 King's Indian|
|25. A Zapata vs D K Johansen
|| ||1-0||85||1980||Valletta Olympiad||B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening|
| page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 811
|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|
|Jul-24-05|| ||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.
|May-22-06|| ||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
|Aug-22-08|| ||Danya: Happy 50th birthday!!!|
|Sep-27-08|| ||Sularus: <DCP23: He beat Anand in EIGHT moves once.> It was SIX moves.|
|Aug-22-09|| ||Phony Benoni: And here's the game: A Zapata vs Anand, 1988|
|Aug-22-09|| ||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!|
|May-08-10|| ||Tabanus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alonso...
|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....|
|Nov-03-18|| ||HeMateMe: He gave guys the boot...|
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