Chess champion Andrew Tate’s father “never studied the game,” despite his incredible legacy

Andrew Tate is an American-British kickboxer and internet personality. But did you know that Andrea Tate’s father was a chess champion? HITC has all the details…

For better and for worse, Andrew and his brother Tristan Tate have taken social media by storm.

The two are best known for their provocative views, but less so for their connections to chess.

It turns out that Andrew Tate’s father was an American International chess champion Andrew himself was an Indiana State Champion at age five.

Who Was Emory Tate?

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Emory Tate was ranked as an International Master of Chess.

Much like his son Andrew, he learned to play chess as a child. His legacy in chess is well respected, with Grandmaster Maurice Ashely describing him as “a pioneer of African American chess”.

In addition to being a chess champion, he was also a sergeant in the US Air Force. The champion died shortly after collapsing during a tournament.

Emory Tate never went to college

What will shock many is Tate’s lack of formal training, he learned it as a child and was quick to pick it up.

His son remarked Andrew “I’ve never seen him study chess books. He also hated chess computers and never used them. He just sat down and played.”

Another insight into his brilliant mind is his ability to learn languages, he could speak Russian, German and Spanish, the latter two Andrew noticed he “accidentally” took it with him.

While he has inspired many players in the world of chess, his name is legendary for many African American players.

Emory Tate’s memory

Andrew and Tristian Tate continue to keep their father’s memory alive.

On their YouTube channel, the two often talk about their father and his legacy.

His games and techniques are still debated in the chess community.

His genius is discussed on forums and Triple Exclam author Daimm Shabazz even wrote a biography about him.

In other news, Anna Paul shocks TikTok fans after revealing her real job Chess champion Andrew Tate’s father “never studied the game,” despite his incredible legacy

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