ANDREW Tate is a well known name on both the kickboxing and social media circuit.
But before Andrew found fame, his dad Emory was a big star in his own field of expertise.
Who was Andrew Tate’s dad?
American international master of chess Emory Andrew Tate Jr. was born on December 27, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois, US.
He was notably referred to as “absolutely a trailblazer for African-American chess” by the first black chess grandmaster Maurice Ashley and learned to play the game as a child.
Emory went on to earn a reputation as a creative and dangerous tactician on the US chess circuit.
He won around 80 tournament games against Grandmasters.
He had three children, which includes Andrew, and his attorney daughter Janine.
Emory had another son, multi-millionaire businessman Tristan.
When did Andrew Tate’s dad die?
Emory sadly passed away when he was just 56 years old.
He died on October 17, 2015, after collapsing suddenly during a tournament in Milpitas, California.
He was taken to a local hospital but sadly passed away.
His exact cause of death was never revealed.
What has Andrew Tate said about his dad?
Andrew often talks about his father on his podcast called, Let’s Not Meet: A True Horror Podcast.
Speaking in July 2022 he said of his dad: “My father was a massive influence on my life.
“I think I had the best father on the planet.
“I think he was the smartest man who’s ever walked the earth bar none. Smarter than me by 100 times.
“I wish he was alive cos having him on a podcast break the internet Dude was a genius. I have so many stories to prove his genius but that’s a tangent.”
Andrew also revealed his dad taught himself to play chess, and had never taken lessons to improve his art.
He said: “I never saw him study chess books, ever.
“He also hated chess computers and never used them. He just sat down and played”.
Source: The Sun