Meet Chess Player Emory Tate – Father of Andrew Tate

Emory Andrew Tate Jr. was an American chess player and father of American Kickboxer and social media influencer, Andrew Tate. He was called “an absolute pioneer of African-American chess” by Maurice Ashley, the first black grandmaster.

Andrew spoke about his father’s love of taking risks last Off the Record podcast session. Moreover, he claimed that his father taught him that failure is not the end of the world.

Here’s everything you need to know about Andrew Tate’s father, Emory Tate. Scroll down!

Youth and professional career

Emory Tate was born in 1958 in Chicago, USA. His father Emory Andrew Tate Sr. was a famous lawyer. He started playing chess when he was young. His language skills came in extremely handy when he was a Sergeant in the United States Air Force.

Andrew Tate said: ‘The army taught him Russian. He learned Spanish and German by accident.

Chess career

During his time in the Air Force in the 1980s, he developed expertise in the game of chess and turned professional. Andrew Tate, his eldest 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 the 72nd highest rated player in the United States and among the top 2000 active players in the world in October 2006 with an 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. After his third norm at the World Open in 2006, he was awarded the title of International Master in 2007.

Honors and Achievements

He triumphed in around 80 tournament matches against Grandmaster and developed a reputation as a clever and perilous tactician. Tate won first place in the United States Armed Forces Chess Championship five times.

He was inducted into the Indiana State Chess Hall of Fame in 2005 after winning the state title six times (1995, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2006, and 2007). Additionally, he was the 2010 Alabama state champion.

Leroy Hill, his Air Force colleague and 2003 United States Armed Forces Chess Champion, said: “All the players had street names. Emory was “alien” because we thought his play was out of this world.

If anyone had watched Tate play or seen him evaluating a position, they would have noticed his tendency to take bold steps. Even the most cynical minds were constantly amazed by his brilliant ideas as he dreamed up tower lifts and daring sacrifices.

Private life

With his English wife Eileen Ashleigh Tate, he had three children. After their separation, Eileen moved to the UK with her children.

Andrew Tate, his eldest son, is a popular kickboxer commentator and social media influencer. His daughter, Janine Tate Webb, is a lawyer in the United States.

He died in 2015 after collapsing during a tournament in Milpitas, California.

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