On September 17th, Curtis Anderson spent an hour discussing with Daaim Shabazz, “Triple Exclam: The Life and Games of Emory Tate, Chess Warrior.” Anderson’s “Talking with Authors” podcasts are within a series of interviews of authors of different genres. The hour-long interview also touches on the beginnings of The Chess Drum, the objective of the site and various chess-related issues.
Tate, who died on October 17, 2015, and was a magnetic personality on the chess scene with quite a fan following. His contribution to chess lies not merely in his level of play, or even his scintillating victories, but in his creation of unique ideas and inspiring dreams. The book chronicles his life, his challenges, his triumphs and his adventures, but also 35 of his games, fully annotated.