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Emory Tate
E Tate 
Photograph by Daaim Shabazz, copyright 2001,  

Number of games in database: 227
Years covered: 1987 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2206 (2231 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2413
Overall record: +106 -98 =19 (51.8%)*
   * 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 (50) 
    B90 B87 B47 B89 B54
 French Defense (12) 
    C00 C11 C19 C18 C02
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C68 C85 C80 C62 C60
 French (9) 
    C00 C11
 Sicilian Taimanov (7) 
    B47 B48 B46
 Caro-Kann (7) 
    B10 B11
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (37) 
    B56 B90 B40 B22 B33
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
    B90 B94 B93 B92 B91
 Old Benoni (9) 
    A43 A44
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    A45 A46 A50 A40 D02
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A57 A56 A58
 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 A 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
   E Tate vs R Mandl, 1987 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   National Open (2007)
   17th World Open (1989)
   102nd US Open (2001)
   New York Open (1995)
   New York Open (1994)
   New York Open (1993)
   World Open (2007)
   United States Chess League (2008)
   US Championship 2006 (2006)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   0ZeR0's Favorite Games Volume 44 by 0ZeR0
   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 A Thakur (Jun-10-15) 0-1
   A Givon vs E Tate (Jun-09-15) 1-0
   E Tate vs D Kadric (Jun-08-15) 0-1
   E Tate vs A Chibukhchian (Jan-26-13) 1-0
   E Tate vs T Gelashvili (Dec-29-12) 0-1

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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. FIDE awarded him the International Master title in 2007. While serving in the United States 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: 2023-02-23 08:28:23

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 227  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. B G Moore vs E Tate  0-1311988USA Air Force-chB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
8. Larsen vs E Tate 1-0641988Software Toolworks opE60 King's Indian Defense
9. S Echaure vs E Tate  0-1391988USA Air Force-chA12 English with b3
10. E Tate vs P Waldowski  ½-½161988USA Air Force-chB02 Alekhine's Defense
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 I Ivanov  0-137198917th World OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
14. E Tate vs P Waldowski 0-1551989USA Air Force-chB02 Alekhine's Defense
15. B Lankey vs E Tate 0-1181989USA Air Force-chA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. E Tate vs I Ivanov  0-137198917th World OpenA00 Uncommon Opening
17. J L Burden vs E Tate 1-0361989USA Air Force-chB56 Sicilian
18. J Crook vs E Tate 0-1251989Maryland opA03 Bird's Opening
19. E Tate vs T Beckman  1-032198917th World OpenA43 Old Benoni
20. P Wolff vs E Tate 0-135198917th World OpenB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. G Krauss vs E Tate  0-148198990th US OpenB59 Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3
22. E Tate vs J A Marconnet  1-046198990th US OpenE73 King's Indian
23. Browne vs E Tate  1-033198990th US OpenE70 King's Indian
24. E Tate vs J Hechtlinger  1-037198990th US OpenB83 Sicilian
25. E Tate vs R Koepcke  0-139198990th US OpenC00 French Defense
 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 227  PGN Download
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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
----- -----
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.

Feb-07-23  Honest Adin Reviews: did zukertort die during the game like emory tate? so what happens when u die like that and you are leading, is final game given to u?>what happeened with tate?
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  FSR: The Wikipedia article on him quotes his son Emory Andrew Tate III (now a famous alleged international sex criminal) as saying, "I never saw him study chess books, ever." This surprised me, as I knew Emory a little in his early years, when he spoke reverentially of Vladimir Vukovic 's "The Art of Attack in Chess." (This inspired me to read and study the book carefully some years later.) Jesse Kraai calls it "the only book Emory Tate ever actually studied"! (at 35:45). David Pruess cackles.
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  FSR: Dr. Daaim Shabazz, Tate's biographer and author of "The Chess Drum" blog, discusses Tate and his sons Andrew and Tristan in this video: (starting at 13:00).
Feb-23-23  SChesshevsky: <...never saw him study chess books, ever...>

Wondering if Emory had some sort of extraordinary memory? Where he could view chess related material, remember it, and just run through it in his mind.

Looks as though he clearly had some expertise in chess theory, given his use of the Yugoslav v. Dragon and Velimirovic in some of the earliest games from the db.

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  saffuna: <Dr. Daaim Shabazz, Tate's biographer and author of "The Chess Drum" blog, discusses Tate and his sons Andrew and Tristan in this video:>

Shabazz's discussion would make more sense if he didn't just refer to Andrew and Tristan as controversial social media figures. He might have mentioned they are under arrest for sex trafficking.

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  Williebob: <saffuna>, while I am no admirer of sleaze merchants, it would appear that the Tate brothers have met their match with the Romanian authorities. Another 30 days detention without charges. The allegations certainly sound monstrous, claiming coercion, intimidation and physical violence, but apparently there is little evidence.

Never discount the possibility that all parties in such stories, including the tabloid media which plays along for maximum impact, can be sleazy and dishonest people. Andrew did say he preferred doing his business in Romania due to their narrow legal protections against sexual assault.
May-04-23  stone free or die: An update - a little late, but from early April came this announcement:

<<<Andrew Tate released from detention and moved to house arrest in Romania>

A Bucharest court of appeal ruled in favor of the controversial social media influencer and his brother, who have spent months in a Romanian jail under accusations of human trafficking and rape.>

Le Monde with AFP
Published on April 1, 2023, at 9:59 am (Paris)

Andrew Tate, left, and his brother Tristan, center, stand outside a police detention facility in Bucharest, Romania, after their release from prison on Friday, March 31, 2023.

* * * * *

Controversial influencer Andrew Tate and his brother were released on Friday, March 31, after three months detention in Romania and moved to house arrest while they are investigated for alleged human trafficking and rape.>

So both brothers has been released from detention. Not sure what legal jeopardy remains for them....

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  FSR: <Controversial influencer and former professional kickboxer Andrew Tate has reportedly been charged with rape and human trafficking offences in Romania, according to U.K. reports.

The BBC reported Tate, who was arrested by Romanian anti-terrorism authorities last December, has also been charged with “forming organised crime group to sexually exploit women.”

According to the indictment Tate and three others have been engaging in human trafficking in Romania as well as the U.S. and the U.K.

Tate’s brother Tristan has also reportedly been charged alongside two other suspects. The brothers are understood to have been under house arrest in Bucharest, Romania since March.

On Tuesday morning, Romanian prosecutors charged the brothers, who are now set to face trial.>

Aug-12-23  Ron: In the first game given by <Honest Adin Review > Emory Tate declined to play a sacrifice--which I think is in line with his playing style--that is favored by Stockfish 15. After the position:

----- -----
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

Stockfish 15 gives: 10. Rxh5 gxh5 11. Qxh5+ Kd7 12. e5 Qe8 13. Qh4 Nc6 14. Nf3 dxe5 15. Bd3 b6 16. Be4 Bb7 17. Bg5 Kc8 18. O-O-O Rf8 19. Bxc6 Qxc6 20. Qh6 Re8 21. Nxe5 Qa4 22. Qxh7 Bxg2 23. Bf4 Rb8 24. Qg6 Qa3+ 25. Kb1 Qa4 26. Rd6 Rf8 27. Rd7 Rxf4 28. Qxe6 Rxf2 + (1.47) Depth=35/58 0:05:11 115 MN

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  keypusher: Striking article about where Andrew Tate grew up <The Luton estate that made Andrew Tate: Crime, violence and a serial abuser stalked Marsh Farm>

Emory was not in the picture.

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  MissScarlett: <diceman> will be along to tell us that the GDP per capita of Luton is lower than that of Alabama.
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  perfidious: Opening line on that prop with Ladbrokes is -350.

The line on whether Chicago is mentioned is currently: off. Maybe it will go up at something like -10000.

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