FM Emory Tate hits the Jackpot in Las Vegas!!

FM Emory Tate, forever the tactical gunslinger at the chess board, went to Las Vegas for the National Open to throw his lot in with a horde of strong players.  Many of the big guns came to battle it out, but the final tally showed GM Alexander Yermolinsky and the surprising GM Walter Browne besting the field with 5 points. Perhaps Browne has disproved critics who thought his best chess was behind him; he has this tournament several times.

FM Tate finished with a respectable 4 which was good enough to win 1st place under 2400 and a prize of $1487.50. Despite Tate's strength, he is still able to play for these sectional prizes which is a nightmare for his peers. While chopping up his other opponents, he lost only to
IM Eugene Perelshteyn (2528), but ended the tournament on a high note by beating GM Ildar Ibragimov (2703).  While Tate certainly has a handsome collection of GM scalps, he must begin to put a string of results together so he can earn the GM title he's certainly capable of getting.

Posted by The Chess Drum: 11 March 2002

FM Emory Tate at the 2001 World Open. Copyright  2001, Daaim Shabazz.

FM Emory Tate