Washington State attorney general is a grandmaster chess player who knows how to beat Trump's game


Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/18/washington-state-attorney-gene.html


Ah, but even the greatest grandmaster on earth can’t counter the “Flip the table” gambit…if none of the officials running the chess match seem to care…


None of them can beat a pigeon either. The pigeon flies in, makes a lot of noise, knocks the pieces over, craps everywhere, and flies out, loudly proclaiming victory.


Obligatory nitpick: Ferguson is a master, not a grandmaster.


Trump isn’t in to chess. He’s more of a tic-tac-toe man. He put X center square and now no one will win.


That sounds more like his voters


If only this shit was as simple as chess. It’s more like Go-Soccer.


Go-Soccer certainly sounds misogynistic enough.


Ah, but the problem, you see, is that Trump is playing Calvinball.


Let him him have it. It’s not wise to upset a Wookiee.
C-3PO: But sir. Nobody worries about upsetting a droid.
Han: That’s cause a droid don’t pull people’s arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookiees are known to do that.
C-3PO: I see your point, sir. I suggest a new strategy, R2. Let the Wookiee win.


As great as he is, I still think his name sounds like it was made up. like when an authority figure asks you who you are and you give them a false name.


Well, that was a nitpick, not an obligatory nitpick.


As we all know by now, that is Trump and his imaginary publicist John Barron.


If you want to earn the full title you need to have some pretty mad skills on a turntable.


Ferguson’s playing chess - Trump’s playing Chutes and Ladders…


Nope. Chutes And Ladders (aka Snakes And Ladders) is an ancient Indian game intended to impart lessons on morality and on the consequences of one’s actions. Trump is not interested in these lessons.




Due to the design of the game, there is no strategy involved: players are never required to make choices, just follow directions


Except his memory is so bad, (or he’s so stupid), that he repeats the same couple of plays over and over while thinking they’re all new and different.


Apparently, not even tic-tac-toe. Just tic-tac.