As is my annual tradition, I took an opportunity to play several young chess players in a simultaneous exhibition to celebrate my birthday. This year’s Birthday Simul took place on December 20th (not December 18th) so as not to conflict with The Calchess Grade Level Championships which took place on my actual birthday. The event began at 7:30 pm Pacific Time and was scheduled to be broadcast on chess(dot)com’s ChessTV from 8:00 until 9:00. At five boards, the simul took just under 1 hour and all participants had their games appear on ChessTV!
Because my Birthday Simul concluded before my ChessTv broadcast finished, I was able to use my last half hour of scheduled programming time to present a special Emory Tate game you have to see to believe! Fast forward to the last 30 minutes of the YouTube video below to watch the “out of this world chess moves” that occurred during the battle between Robert J Kermeen and Emory Tate at the 1989 NATO Chess Championship in Germany. With the late International Master Emory Tate’s birthday exactly one week away, tonight’s Twitch broadcast fittingly turned into a special dual birthday celebration. And what better way to celebrate getting older than to share a chess themed birthday party with my good friend, the legendary IM Emory Tate.