Alonso Zapata

Alonso Zapata Ramirez (born August 28, 1958) is a Colombian chess Grandmaster .

He was Colombian Champion in 1980, 1981, 1995 (joint), 1996, 2000, 2002, and 2004. [1]

Zapata played twelve times for Colombia in the Chess Olympiads (1978-1992, 1996-1998, 2002 and 2012). [2]

He finished second, behind Artur Yusupov , in the 16th World Junior Chess Championship at Innsbruck 1977, tied for third and fourth at Havana 1983, and twice shared first at Cienfuegos in 1980 and Matanzas in 1994 ( Capablanca Memorial ).

Zapata was awarded the International Master (IM) title in 1980 and the GM title in 1984. [3]

In 1988, Zapata beat future world champion Viswanathan Anand in only six moves. [4]

In 2014, shortly after relocating to Atlanta, Zapata won the Southeast Open with 4.5 / 5. [5]

References

  1. Jump up^ Campeones colombianos Archived2012-02-06 at theWayback Machine.
  2. Jump up^ Zapata, AlonsoTeam Chess Records at olimpbase.org
  3. Jump up^ Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography , McFarland, p. 476, ISBN  0-7864-2353-6
  4. Jump up^ “Kingpin Chess Magazine” When Vishy lost in 6 ” . Www.kingpinchess.net . Retrieved 2016-03-30 .
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