Emory Tate, American chess player, Died at 56


Emory A. Tate, born December 27, 1958, and died October 17, 2015.

He was an American International Master of chess. He was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Tate highest FIDE rating was 2413 on the October 2006 rating list, which made him the 72nd highest-rated player in the United States and among the top 2000 players in the world.

Emory A. Tate peak USCF rating was 2499 on the April 1997 list.

He earned a reputation as a creative and dangerous tactician on the U.S. chess circuit, he won about 80 tournament games against Grandmasters.

Emory won the United States Armed Forces championship five times and he was one of the highest-rated African-American chess players ever.

Emory Tate passed away on October 17, 2015 after collapsing suddenly during a tournament in California.