Known for his daring, creative style; won multiple United States Armed Forces Championships during his career.
He grew up in Chicago, Illinois.
He beat U.S. chess champion Nick DeFirmian in the 2001 New Jersey Open.
His father Emory Sr. taught him to play chess. His son is kickboxer Andrew Tate.
He lost to Yury Shulman in the 2006 U.S. Open.