Emory Andrew Tate Jr. was an American chess player and father of American Kickboxer and social media influencer, Andrew Tate. He was referred to as “absolutely a trailblazer for African-American chess” by Maurice Ashley, the first black grandmaster.
Andrew addressed his father’s love of taking chances during the most recent Off the Record podcast session. Additionally, he claimed that his father taught him that failure is not the end of the world.
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Early Life and Professional Career
Emory Tate was born in the year 1958 in Chicago, US. His father Emory Andrew Tate Sr. was a famous attorney. He started playing chess when he was young. His linguistic abilities were extremely useful while he was a sergeant in the United States Air Force.
Andrew Tate said, “The military taught him Russian. He picked up Spanish and German by accident.”
During his stint at the Air Force in the 1980s he developed expertise in the game of chess and became professional. Andrew Tate, his oldest son said, “I never saw him study chess books, ever. He also hated chess computers and never used them. He just sat down and played”.
Tate was ranked as the 72nd highest-rated player in the United States and among the top 2000 active players in the world in October 2006 with a FIDE (International Chess Federation or World Chess Federation organization) rating of 2413.
On the April 1997 list, his highest USCF (United States Chess Federation) rating was 2499. Following his third norm at the World Open in 2006, he was awarded the international master title in 2007.
Accolades and Achievements
He triumphed in around 80 tournament games against Grandmaster and developed a reputation as a clever and perilous tactician. Tate took first place in the US Armed Forces Chess Championship five times.
He was admitted into the Indiana State Chess Hall of Fame in 2005 after capturing the state title six times (1995, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2006, and 2007). Additionally, he was the state champion for Alabama in 2010.
Leroy Hill, his colleague at US Air Force and 2003 United States Armed Forces Chess Champion said, “All the players had street names. Emory’s was ‘Extraterrestrial’ because we thought his play was out of this world.”
If anyone had watched Tate play or seen him evaluate a position, they would have noticed his tendency of taking daring steps. Even the most cynical minds were consistently astounded by his brilliant ideas as he fancied rook lifts and daring sacrifices.
With his English wife Eileen Ashleigh Tate, he had three children. After their separation, Eileen relocated to the UK along with her kids.
Andrew Tate, his oldest child, is a kickboxer commentator and popular social media influencer. His daughter, Janine Tate Webb, is a lawyer in the United States.
He passed away in 2015 after collapsing all of a sudden during a tournament in Milpitas, California.
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