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Emory Tate
E Tate 
Photograph by Daaim Shabazz, copyright 2001,  
Number of games in database: 209
Years covered: 1987 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2206 (2231 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2413

Overall record: +101 -86 =18 (53.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 4 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (47) 
    B47 B87 B90 B89 B54
 French Defense (11) 
    C00 C11 C02 C19 C18
 French (8) 
    C00 C11
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C68 C62 C60 C80 C85
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B10 B11
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B47 B46 B48
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B22 B90 B56 B40 B89
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B90 B94 B92 B91 B93
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 A46 D02 A50 A40
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A57 A56 A58
 Old Benoni (8) 
    A43 A44
 Reti System (7) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Terrie vs E Tate, 2001 0-1
   E Tate vs T Braunlich, 2001 1-0
   E Tate vs D Coleman, 1993 1-0
   de Firmian vs E Tate, 2001 0-1
   E Tate vs Yudasin, 1997 1-0
   E Tate vs Chibukhchian, 2013 1-0
   E Tate vs Shulman, 2001 1-0
   E Tate vs Sagalchik, 1995 1-0
   E Tate vs Shabalov, 2006 1-0
   Zhe Quan vs E Tate, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   National Open (2007)
   New York Open (1993)
   102nd US Open (2001)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   World Open (2007)
   United States Chess League (2008)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Emory Tate Chess Hero by Timothy Glenn Forney
   Emory Tate plays 1 e4 by takchess puzzles by rollerblader
   US Open 1989, Chicago by Phony Benoni

   🏆 Golden Sands Open
   E Tate vs D Kadric (Jun-08-15) 0-1
   E Tate vs Chibukhchian (Jan-26-13) 1-0
   E Tate vs T Gelashvili (Dec-29-12) 0-1
   N Mitkov vs E Tate (Dec-28-12) 0-1
   Shabalov vs E Tate (Dec-28-12) 1-0

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(born Dec-27-1958, died Oct-17-2015, 56 years old) United States of America

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Tate was born in Chicago, Illinois and awarded the International Master title in 2007. While serving in the Air Force, he won the Armed Forces Championship five times. Tate earned a reputation as a swashbuckling tactician. He collapsed and died at a chess tournament on October 17, 2015. A biography, "Triple Exclam!!! The Life and Games of Emory Tate, Chess Warrior," by Daaim Shabazz, was published in March, 2017.

Wikipedia article: Emory Tate

Emory Tate: Savant Warrior:
Triple Exlam!!! The Life and Game of Emory Tate, Chess Warrior:

Last updated: 2021-10-11 06:54:59

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 212  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O C Moen vs E Tate 0-1381987NATO-ch 10thA04 Reti Opening
2. E Tate vs K A Mork 1-0351987NATO-ch 10thE91 King's Indian
3. E Tate vs R Mandl 1-0531987NATO-ch 10thB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
4. M Eiber vs E Tate  1-0321987NATO-ch 10thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. E Tate vs O Steffens  ½-½631987NATO-ch 10thA12 English with b3
6. E Tate vs R Elseth 1-0401987NATO-ch 10thB40 Sicilian
7. E Tate vs P Waldowski  ½-½161988USA Air Force-chB02 Alekhine's Defense
8. B G Moore vs E Tate  0-1311988USA Air Force-chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. Larsen vs E Tate 1-0641988Software Toolworks opE60 King's Indian Defense
10. S Echaure vs E Tate  0-1391988USA Air Force-chA12 English with b3
11. E Tate vs D Gurevich 1-0601988STW op Long BeachB89 Sicilian
12. E Tate vs Miles  0-1441988Long BeachB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
13. E Tate vs P Waldowski 0-1551989USA Air Force-chB02 Alekhine's Defense
14. B Lankey vs E Tate  0-1181989USA Air Force-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. E Tate vs I Ivanov  0-137198917th World OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
16. E Tate vs B de Cat  1-0361989NATO-chA34 English, Symmetrical
17. E Tate vs N Michaelsen  0-1551989NATO-chC26 Vienna
18. Marc Becker vs E Tate  0-1411989NATO-chA26 English
19. S Woelk vs E Tate 0-1381989NATO-chA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. E Tate vs M Werner  0-1401989NATO-chA07 King's Indian Attack
21. J Crook vs E Tate 0-1251989Maryland opA03 Bird's Opening
22. E Tate vs I Ivanov  0-137198917th World OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
23. R J Kermeen vs E Tate 0-1241989NATO-chB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
24. J L Burden vs E Tate 1-0361989USA Air Force-chB56 Sicilian
25. E Tate vs T Beckman  1-032198917th World OpenA43 Old Benoni
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  Domdaniel: <Jambow> Great story, and I reckon Emory Tate would not object to having it here. It feels right.

I've never been shot at -- though I worked as a security guard, and later interviewed the director of the film Repo Men, Alex Cox. Which is a really vague connection...

I'm also much the same age as Tate was. I never met him, but I admire his games.

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  FSR: A biography, "Triple Exclam!!! The Life and Games of Emory Tate, Chess Warrior," by Daaim Shabazz of "The Chess Drum," is expected to be published in late 2016. I had a minor role in it, being the proofreader.
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Jan-16-17  mastrocira: Great!
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  FSR: "Triple Exclam!!!: The Life and Games of Emory Tate, Chess Warrior" has been published!
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  FSR: I just got my copy of Triple Exclam!!! in the mail! It is really a gorgeous book! A great tribute to Tate.
Mar-15-17  Moszkowski012273: Was gonna say the same thing <FSR>! GREAT BOOK!
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  saffuna: Uncomplimentary comment by Joel Benjamin about Tate is in his book: If you go for broke in every game you're bound to come up with some brilliancies.
Sep-12-17  Ron: Here is a video of Emory Tate's son. I was surprised at the son's right-of-center politics.

Feb-13-20  Poisonpawns: Watch the sacrifice! A young Emory Tate vs Maurice Ashley 1993
Dec-18-22  Honest Adin Reviews: amazing tactician, even the best in usa feared him!
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  fredthebear: ChessDojo Jesse reflects on the life and times of Emory Tate after reading Triple Exclam by Daaim Shabazz:
Dec-30-22  posoo: This man’s SON has Gone LOONEY.
Jan-09-23  Honest Adin Reviews: is son chessmasta too? one thing emory knew, secrets of chess traps!
Jan-09-23  Honest Adin Reviews: courtesy of lubek castle 2000/0000 (aka game 2000, move 2000, move M.M) productions: THE LUBEK CASTLE IN AUDIO N VIDEO!!!


Emory Tate / GM Ivanov
----- -----
1. c2-c4 g7-g6
2. b1-c3 f8-g7
3. d2-d4 c7-c5
4. d4-d5 d7-d6
5. e2-e4 e7-e6
6. d5xe6 g7xc3+
7. b2xc3 f7xe6
8. h2-h4 g8-f6
9. h4-h5 f6xh5
10. g1-f3 b8-c6
11. c1-g5 d8-c7
12. f1-e2 e6-e5
13. f3-h4 h8-f8
14. e2xh5 g6xh5
15. d1xh5+ f8-f7
16. h4-f3 c8-e6
17. g5-h4 e6xc4
18. f3-g5 c7-a5
19. h1-h3 c6-d4
20. g5xf7 c4xf7
21. h5-g5 d4-c6
22. g5-g7 c6-d4
23. g7-f6 e8-f8
24. h3-g3 d4-c2+
25. e1-d2 a5xc3+
26. d2xc3 c2xa1
27. f6-e7++ ----- Score 99.99 pawns; Line: f6-e7++.

Analysis of play for Both Sides. (circa 1996)

Dennis Seibel / J.P.L. Lubek
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1. e2-e4 e7-e5
2. g1-f3 b8-c6
3. f1-b5 a7-a6
4. b5-a4 b7-b5
5. a4-b3 f7-f6
6. e1-g1 g8-h6
7. d2-d4 f8-b4
8. c2-c3 b4-a5
9. a2-a3 a5-b6
10. b3-d5 c8-b7
11. d4xe5 f6xe5
12. f3xe5 c6xe5
13. d5xb7 h6-g4
14. b7xa8 d8-h4
15. h2-h3 g4xf2
16. f1xf2 h4xf2+
17. g1-h1 e5-g6
18. b1-d2 g6-h4
19. d1-f1 f2-g3
20. a8-d5 c7-c6
21. d5-a2 b6-c7
22. f1-g1 h8-f8
23. d2-f3 f8xf3
24. g2xf3 g3xf3+
25. g1-g2 -----
25. ----- f3xg2++ Score 99.99 pawns; Line: f3xg2++. Analysis completed!

Jan-11-23  Honest Adin Reviews: so he hit da bucket during the game? how does that count, if he was winning, did TD declare game drawn? i know others died during games, how do you rule that?
Jan-30-23  Ron: Emory Tate’s son Andrew Tate is in the news. The Wikipedia article on Andrew Tate has a good account of the criminal prosecution against him:

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  Williebob: The last line in that Wiki section on Andrew's Romanian adventure: "As of 23 January 2023, no charges have yet been filed."

He and his business partners have been detained there for over a month now.
Jan-30-23  stone free or die: Unfortunately for the two Tates, Romanian law is quite permissive in the duration allowed - a detention can be extended to up to 180 days:

<After an initial 24-hour pre-trial detention, the judge prolonged their detention by 30 days. The Tates appealed the extension, but the appeal was rejected on January 10. <Under Romanian law, it can be prolonged for a maximum of 180 days.>>

According to wiki (see above).

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  Williebob: The process is the punishment.
Jan-30-23  stone free or die: <Williebob> welcome to the legal system (no matter what country!).

At least the Tate's have money enough for good legal representation.

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  Williebob: <sfod>, no doubt. I now have the song, "That's the Way of the World" by Earth, Wind & Fire stuck in my head.

'...a child is born
with a heart of gold
the way of the world
makes his heart so cold'
Jan-30-23  stone free or die:

Some shine a bit (or a lot) better than others, some are even dark stars.

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