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Who is Alonso Zapata?
Alonso Zapata Ramirez is a Colombian chess Grandmaster.
He was Colombian Champion in 1980, 1981, 1995, 1996, 2000, and 2002.
Zapata played eleven times for Colombia in the Chess Olympiads.
He finished second, behind Artur Yusupov, in the 16th World Junior Chess Championship at Innsbruck 1977, tied for 2nd-3rd at Havana 1980, twice shared 1st at Cienfuegos 1980 and Matanzas 1994.
Zapata was awarded the International Master title in 1980 and the GM title in 1984.
In 1988, Zapata beat future world champion Viswanathan Anand in only six moves.
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- Aug 28, 1958
on July 23, 2013
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