2007 World Open: Emory Tate vs. Salvijus Bercys


Emory Tate (right) showing me his game against Salvijus Bercys, a 27-move gem.

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Emory Tate approached me and asked, “Is The Chess Drum open for business?” He then demonstrated the game with his usual flair and spell-binding analysis. There was a small crowd, but I hear he did the game earlier to a much larger crowd. It was gracious of him to offer this opportunity… and he allowed me to tape it. The Tate-Bercys game includes the commentary he gave.

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Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

5 Comments

  1. I absolutely love Tate’s analyses…especially at the end…”its the end of the world as you know it” well done Emory

  2. Hey Tate,

    nice game, after Bxf6 Black has big problems, maybe he should play Nc6 instead of b6 to remove your knight out of the center. Anyway, you finished it like a pro. Oh, his Ke7? this is a punch drunk move. He is blocking with his face. I know how that feel.

    peace, Glenn

  3. EMORY YOU ARE THE GRANDEST MASTER I
    KNOW GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS.

    ROBERT SANDERS FROM RON WASHINGTON
    OLD CHESS SHOP YEARS.

  4. Nice job on the Gamecast, Daaim. Tate has a flair when he goes over his games that’s rarely seen at that level of chess.

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