Everything in this world has a history and records, that is how come we have those who set records and those who also break previous records and set a new challenging ones. There have been many grandmaster and winners of chess emerging from Indiana State, but this article focuses on the youngest ever to win Indiana State chess championship. Kindly read a bit further to discover more.
Emory Andrew Tate Jr. is considered the subject of this article.
Who is Emory Andrew Tate Jr.?
Emory Andrew Tate Jr., born on December 27, 1958, is an American chess player who was named by Mairice Ashley, the first black grandmaster, “absolutely a trailblazer for African-American chess”.
Who is the youngest ever to win the Indiana State chess championship?
There have been many winners of Indiana State chess championship, however, talking about the youngest ever to win, it is Emory Andrew Tate Jr.
Let’s check out his career and ratings. Kindly read a bit further to discover more.
Emory Andrew Tate Jr. career and ratings
Emory Andrew Tate Jr.’s highest FIDE rating was 2413 on the October 2006 ratings list, which got him fixed on the 72nd highest-rated player in the United States and among the top 2000 that were active in the world at the time.
Tate’s peak USCF rating was 2499 on the April 1997 list. He received the international master title in in the year 2006, just after earning his third norm at the 2006 World Open.
His eldest son, Andrew, once 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 widely known to creative and dangerous tactician on the U.S. chess circuit, where he won about 80 tournaments games against grandmasters.
He won the United States Armed Forces Chess championship five times, the Indiana State Chess Championship six (6) times (1995, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2006 and 2007) where he was inducted into the Indiana State Chess Hall of Fame in 2005.
Tate also won the Alabama state championship in 2010. Where a fellow Air Force veteran and 2003 United States Armed Forces Chess Champion Leroy Hill said: “All the players had street names. Emory’s was ‘extraterrestrial’ because we thought his play was out of the world”.
Talking about the other life of the youngest ever to win the Indiana State Chess championship, Emory Andrew Tate Jr., let’s look at his early years.
Emory Andrew Tate Jr. early life
Emory Andrew Tate Jr. was born to Emory Andrew Tate Sr. who was a prominent attorney. Tate Jr. learned to play chess as a child.
Tate Jr. also served in the United States Air Force as a sergeant where it was known that his language skills were invaluable.
Is Emory Andrew Tate Jr. alive?
Emory Andrew Tate on October 17, 2015, died after he collapsed during a tournament in Milpitas, California.
Let’s not talk about some of Tate’s basic facts. Kindly read a bit further to discover more.
Emory Andrew Tate Jr. age
Being born on December 27, 1958, Chicago, Illinois, United States, and died on October 17, 2015, Emory Andrew Tate Jr. died at the age of 56 almost two months to his 57th birthday.
When did Emory Andrew Tate Jr. die?
Emory Andrew Tate Jr. died on October 17, 2015, San Jose, California, United States.
Where is Emory Andrew Tate Jr. from?
Emory Andrew Tate Jr. the international master title holder in chess, is an American. He was born at Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Emory Andrew Tate Jr. tittle
Emory Andrew Tate Jr. held international master tittle in chess.
Emory Andrew Tate Jr. wife
Emory Andrew Tate Jr. was married to an English wife with whom he had three children with. But unfortunately, the two parted ways.
Emory Andrew Tate Jr. children
Emory Andrew Tate Jr. had three children with his English wife. The children are; Andrew Tate, his eldest son who is a former kickboxer and an internet personality, Tristan Tate, and Janine Tate.