Zapata in 2011
|Full name||Alonso Zapata Ramirez|
|Born||August 28, 1958(age 60)|
|FIDE rating||2441 (July 2019)|
|Peak ranking||2580 (January 1993)|
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).
In 2014, shortly after relocating to Atlanta, Zapata won the Southeast Open with 4.5/5.
In 2018, Zapata tied for first place in the inaugural National Senior Tournament of Champions.
- Campeones colombianos Archived 2012-02-06 at the Wayback Machine
- Zapata, Alonso team chess records at olimpbase.org
- Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 476, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6
- "Kingpin Chess Magazine » When Vishy lost in 6". www.kingpinchess.net. Retrieved 2016-03-30.
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