If you’ve followed Andrew Tate on Twitter, he looks up to his father a lot.
In a podcast by 21 Studios, Andrew said that his father was a hero to him.
His father instilled discipline in him despite not being around 24/7.
In another podcast, Off The Record with DJ Akademiks, Andrew mentioned that his father loved the idea of being “hard to kill”.
He would win a chess tournament and gamble his winnings in a casino.
In this article, you’ll learn who is Andrew Tate’s father, what he does for a living, and his personality.
Who is Andrew Tate’s father?
Andrew Tate’s father is Emory Tate, born on December 27, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
He is an Indiana-bred International Master who passed away on October 17, 2015 (aged 56).
His death was after a sudden collapse in a chess tournament.
Chirila said that when Tate came out of the restroom, he mumbled “Call 911” and collapsed right after.
In the Off The Record Podcast with DJ Akademiks, Andrew mentioned that his father loved taking risks.
In addition, he learned from his father that failure isn’t the end of the world.
He also talked about his father’s radical mindset being complemented by his mother.
Metaphorically speaking, if Andrew followed in his father’s footsteps, he would’ve been either homeless or a billionaire.
That said, he started playing chess when he was 5 years old and beat a 15-year-old, and won the Indiana State Championship.
The 15-year-old cried, and Andrew said that it made him happy.
In a newspaper clip, there’s a photo of Andrew playing Chess against a team of fifth graders.
What does Andrew Tate’s father do?
Andrew Tate’s father, Emory Tate is an international chess master with a peak FIDE rating of 2413 and a peak USCF rating of 2499.
In October 2006, Emory Tate was the 72nd highest-rated player in the US.
In the 1980s, he enlisted in the air force where he developed his chess skills.
During that period, he won the U.S. Armed Forces Championship five times.
While serving in the air force, he was promoted to senior airman, sergeant, and staff sergeant respectively.
Dr. Daaim Shabazz, an editor of The Chess Drum said that Tate was a swashbuckling tactician.
Following Tate’s death, Shabazz told Chess.com that Tate was a special and generous player.
Emory Tate’s US chess profile states that he had played over 600 tournaments since 1991.
Andrew Tate mentioned that his father wasn’t materialistic—he didn’t need a house, car, or garden to feel at home.
Although he didn’t have a wife or a lot of material possessions—he was a genius.
NM Craig Jones, a chess teacher, said that Tate was the most charismatic and entertaining player in American chess history.
According to Andrew, his father led a peripatetic lifestyle as he frequently travels from one place to another.
A player by the name of Jacqueline Guglielmi said that Emory Tate never cheats and that he was rightly arrogant.
His mindset when losing a game is to “turn it into happiness for your opponent”.
Andrew Tate’s father death
Emory Tate, Andrew Tate’s father died on October 17, 2015 (aged 56).
Chirila was seated at his board on Saturday with a view of the restrooms.
During the first round, he said that Tate came out of the restroom and mumbled “Call 911”.
Immediately after that, he collapsed and fell to the ground.
Chirila said that he didn’t sense anything wrong with Tate in the first two rounds.
But when the tournament resumed, he was merely “pushing the pieces”.
Other players tried to give him first aid while the Chess Director, Abel Talamantez phoned for help.
Andrew Tate posted multiple posts on social media as tributes to his late father.
In one of his Facebook posts, he said that his father was the smartest man he’s ever met.
Andrew also said that people called him crazy—but he understood him—and he turned him into a brilliant person.