Fearsome attacker Emory Tate, a local chess favorite, dies at 58

By David R. Sands – The Washington Times – Tuesday, October 27, 2015

This column lost a good friend — and a reliable source of Grade-A material — with the untimely passing of IM Emory Tate earlier this month at the age of 58.

With a gunslinger’s mentality and a fabulous flair for attack, the Chicago-born Tate claimed dozens of grandmaster scalps in his career, despite a rating that peaked at 2508. A pioneer for African-Americans in chess, he authored some of the most brilliant combinations of the past 20 years, and was never shy about letting fans in on his brilliance.

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