IM Miguel Mosquera is a rising player in the Columbian ranks, but Latin American players seldom get the attention they merit. Mosquera has represented his country in three consecutive Olympiad tournaments (2000, 2002, 2004).

Mosquera's first Olympiad experience was in Istanbul, Turkey where he scored 4-7, winning his only game on 14-move crush over
FM Mok Tze Meng of Malaysia. In Bled, Slovenia, he improved to 5-4 holding a few strong players equal. His best result was at the Calvia Olympiad. In this tournament, he played eight Grandmasters, scoring 7-4 points for a 2539 performance and a GM norm.

In this game, he faces
Martha Mateus of Columbia This battle was a Najdorf Sicilian where Mosquera takes advantage of an opening error. The punishment is brutal.

Miguel Mosquera - Martha Mateus
IM Miguel Mosquera (Columbia)

IM Miguel Mosquera
(Photo by Cathy Rogers)

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