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Emory Tate
Number of games in database: 185
Years covered: 1987 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2214 (2231 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2413
Overall record: +91 -73 =17 (55.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      4 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B87 B47 B89 B54 B90
 French Defense (11) 
    C00 C11 C18 C19 C02
 French (8) 
    C00 C11
 Sicilian Taimanov (6) 
    B47 B46 B48
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C68 C62 C85 C60
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A20 A25 A21
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (33) 
    B22 B90 B40 B56 B32
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B90 B94 B91 B92 B93
 Old Benoni (8) 
    A43 A44
 Reti System (6) 
 Modern Benoni (5) 
    A57 A56 A58
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A45 A40 A50 A46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   DeFirmian vs E Tate, 2001 0-1
   E Tate vs T Braunlich, 2001 1-0
   H Terrie vs E Tate, 2001 0-1
   E Tate vs D Coleman, 1993 1-0
   E Tate vs D Gurevich, 1988 1-0
   E Tate vs G Sagalchik, 1995 1-0
   E Tate vs Y Shulman, 2001 1-0
   E Tate vs R Mandl, 1987 1-0
   E Tate vs Yudasin, 1997 1-0
   Zhe Quan vs E Tate, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   National Open (2007)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   United States Chess League (2008)
   World Open (2007)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Emory Tate Chess Hero by Timothy Glenn Forney puzzles by rollerblader

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(born Dec-27-1958, 56 years old) United States of America

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International Master. Born in Gary, Indiana. While serving in the Air Force, he won the Armed Forces Championship five times. Tate has earned a reputation as a swashbuckling tactician.

Wikipedia article: Emory Tate

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 185  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. E Tate vs O Steffens  ½-½63 1987 NATO-ch 10thA12 English with b3
2. E Tate vs R Mandl 1-053 1987 NATO-ch 10thB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
3. E Tate vs K A Mork 1-035 1987 NATO-ch 10thE91 King's Indian
4. M Eiber vs E Tate  1-032 1987 NATO-ch 10thA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. E Tate vs R Elseth  1-040 1987 NATO-ch 10thB40 Sicilian
6. O Moen vs E Tate 0-138 1987 NATO-ch 10thA04 Reti Opening
7. Larsen vs E Tate 1-064 1988 Software Toolworks opE60 King's Indian Defense
8. B G Moore vs E Tate  0-131 1988 USA Air Force-chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. E Tate vs D Gurevich 1-060 1988 STW op Long BeachB89 Sicilian
10. S Echaure vs E Tate  0-139 1988 USA Air Force-chA12 English with b3
11. E Tate vs Miles  0-144 1988 Long BeachB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
12. E Tate vs P Waldowski  ½-½16 1988 USA Air Force-chB02 Alekhine's Defense
13. G Krauss vs E Tate  0-148 1989 US opB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
14. E Tate vs R Koepcke  0-139 1989 US opC00 French Defense
15. E Tate vs Kamsky 0-145 1989 AmericanB10 Caro-Kann
16. R J Kermeen vs E Tate  0-124 1989 NATO-chB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
17. E Tate vs M Werner  0-140 1989 NATO-chA07 King's Indian Attack
18. Wolff vs E Tate  0-135 1989 World opB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. E Tate vs J Hechtlinger  1-037 1989 US opB83 Sicilian
20. E Tate vs Igor Ivanov  0-137 1989 PhiladelphiaA00 Uncommon Opening
21. M Becker vs E Tate  0-141 1989 NATO-chA26 English
22. E Tate vs N Michaelsen  0-155 1989 NATO-chC26 Vienna
23. J L Burden vs E Tate 1-036 1989 USA Air Force-chB56 Sicilian
24. E Tate vs J Marconnet  1-046 1989 US opE73 King's Indian
25. E Tate vs M Brooks 0-153 1989 New York (USA)C26 Vienna
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  OhioChessFan: <Wyatt: Remember the time Tate kicked the livin' $h1t out of A.J. Goldsby?>

Only because he borrowed Naka's engine.

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  Nightsurfer: <OhioChessFan: ... only because he borrowed Naka's egine ...> I do not understand what you mean by posting that: Do you want to hint that <Tate>'s cheated?!
Dec-13-12  Jim Bartle: Old joke here, not sure from what page, and kibitzing on Goldsby games has been deleted.
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  perfidious: <Nightsurfer>: The remark by <OCF> was definitely a running joke at one time, because <AJ> accused Nakamura of cheating to win the following game: Nakamura vs A J Goldsby, 2003.

No insinuation whatever is being made regarding Tate's conduct; moreover, he's more than strong enough to beat the spots off Goldsby.

It should be noted that <AJ> also accused at least one far weaker opponent who managed to defeat him online of computer assistance as well (I Sabau vs A J Goldsby, 2003).

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  Nightsurfer: <Jim Bartle> and <perfidious> I see, that was a running joke back then, I did not know that, thank you very much for the information! :-)
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  FSR: <Nightsurfer> Here's an October 9, 2011 comment I made to the aforementioned Nakamura vs A J Goldsby, 2003 game:

<Here is the complete list of AJ's losses in the database: As you can see, four of them are Internet games. As shown below, in each of those games, AJ stated that his opponent definitely or may have used a computer to cheat.

A Diaz vs A J Goldsby, 2003:

<Aug-11-10 LIFE Master AJ: ... For all I know, my opponent used a computer. If you check all of White's moves carefully, they match up to a version of Crafy almost 100%.>

S Minero Pineda vs A J Goldsby, 2003:

<Sep-08-05 LIFE Master AJ: White wins, but many of the guys (in this tournament) obviously used a computer. (Whether this one did or not, I am unsure.)>

I Sabau vs A J Goldsby, 2003:

<Sep-08-05 LIFE Master AJ: Obviously a comp user.>

Nakamura vs A J Goldsby, 2003:

<Sep-08-05 LIFE Master AJ: Its interesting to see just how many moves here ... match those of a popular chess engine (for White).

And if you don't think it does not happen ... I just happened to log onto ICC one day. "Nak" and some other player had just finished their game. I don't even remember who won, but I do know BOTH parties were busy PUBLICLY accusing their opponent of cheating!!!>

Of course, when AJ's <own> moves match those of a popular chess engine, that proves only that he's a genius.

A J Goldsby vs V Hodgson, 2009:

<Oct-29-10 LIFE Master AJ: ... Fritz shows NO IMPROVEMENTS on White's play ... none at all.) I am very proud of this fact.>

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  TheFocus: I bet he doesn't post those 2 games he just lost in Dothan.
Dec-14-12  Riverbeast: In the Soviet Union, they called Tal the White Tate!
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  Nightsurfer: <FSR> Thanx for that most interesting stuff that you have posted on <Dec-14-12>!
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  perfidious: <TheFocus: I bet he doesn't post those 2 games he just lost in Dothan.>


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  FSR: Good thing he's got that 2200 floor, because he's crawling along it. He actually only lost one game in Dothan, but two in each of the tournaments before and after it (the Montgomery Open and the Louisiana Pro-Am).
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  FSR: I wonder if Tate has a lot of things emblazoned with his initials, <EAT>?
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  Gazman5: I have a vague memory of Tate defeating a young Caruana in around 20 moves in the New York Masters around a decade ago. Can't seem to find any record of it sadly.
Aug-24-13  nescio: <Gazman5: I have a vague memory of Tate defeating a young Caruana in around 20 moves in the New York Masters around a decade ago. Can't seem to find any record of it sadly.>

Maybe the following helps:

[Event "59th NY Masters"]
[Site "New York USA"]
[White "Caruana,F"]
[Black "Tate,E"]
[WhiteElo "2165"]
[BlackElo "2353"]
[Date "2003.06.03"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Round "1"]
[ECO "B22"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c3 d5 4. exd5 exd5 5. d4 c4 6. Be2 Bd6 7. O-O a6 8. Ne5 Ne7 9. Bf3 Nbc6 10. Re1 O-O 11. b3 cxb3 12. axb3 Be6 13. Bg5 Qc7 14. Bxe7 Nxe7 15. Qd2 Rac8 16. h3 Ng6 17. Nxg6 hxg6 18. Qg5 Bf4 19. Qh4 g5 20. Qh5 g6 21. Qh6 g4 0-1

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  Gazman5: <nescio> Thanks, much appreciated!
Sep-05-13  SetNoEscapeOn: Nightsurfer: <Mudphudder> Thank you for underlining the courageous attacking style of Emory A Tate. I am convinced that his fearless attitude has something to do with the fact that Emory A Tate is - side by side with Joshua Waitzkin - one of the supporters of the <Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF)>.

A nice idea, but Tate's legend long predates the establishment of the HHCF,

Sep-05-13  SetNoEscapeOn: Unless you mean that he joined because he is a fighter. But he probably just enjoys the music.
Nov-09-13  Conrad93: Him and Larry Christiansen would get along.
Nov-09-13  Wyatt Gwyon: <Conrad> You and Michael Falk would get along.

Nov-10-13  Conrad93: Magnus Carlsen has autism.
Nov-10-13  Conrad93: And probably Fischer, so thanks for the compliment.
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  PhilFeeley: <Conrad93: Magnus Carlsen has autism.>

No, he doesn't:

Jan-31-15  thegoodanarchist: I have been through Gary, Indiana, Tate's birthplace. To say it had fallen on hard times would be an understatement. Hope Tate was able to move away to someplace less bleak!
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  TheFocus: <I don't pay attention to Fritz's suggestions... it's only a machine...> - Emory Tate.
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  TheFocus: <I am one of very few strong players who doesn't book up against a particular opponent before a game..... that is... why even get involved in an opening line that my opponent is comfortable with and plays all the time...I want to get AWAY from THAT right away…> - Emory Tate.
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