The Chicago Chess Blitzers community will host the 2nd Emory Tate Memorial on June 10th, 2017 at Daniel Jones’ Lion’s Paw Chess Academy on the city’s south side. Last year’s inaugural event was surprisingly won by Gwayne Lambert. Given the excitement generated from the Chicago Open, the club hopes to draw a larger crowd than last year’s event.
The chess community has gained momentum in the last year and will soon open a location on the south side. The upcoming tournament is expecting a larger turnout than last year’s. The event will include a book-signing for Triple Exclam, the biography of Emory Tate and a brief talk by it’s author, Daaim Shabazz. The festivities will start at 10am.
Emory Andrew Tate, Jr. is a hero in the annals of chess history. Daring, brash and unapologetically rebellious he gave a type of energy to chess that was rarely expressed by a master-level player. Tate, a quintessential chess performer, passed away last year October 17, 2015 and left behind a memorable legacy (death, obituary, funeral). We will celebrate him through his games and the edible memories he left behind.
2nd Annual Emory Tate Open
Hosted by Chicago Chess Blitzers
Lion’s Paw Karate & Chess Academy
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Nathan Kelly displaying Triple Exclam
in Chicago McDonald’s on 95th Halsted.
Video by Daaim Shabazz (The Chess Drum)