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  1. Behind the scenes
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    05 Feb '17 23:00
    Bob Ferguson, Attorney General from Washington State, who was successful in obtaining the court order derailing Trump's immigration ban was once the Washington State chess champion. How cool!

    http://www.atg.wa.gov/about-bob-ferguson

    Chess master 1 The Donald - 0

    Still think you can be a Grandmaster in 2 years Donnie?? 😀
  2. SubscriberSuzianne
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    05 Feb '17 23:21
    Originally posted by mchill
    Bob Ferguson, Attorney General from Washington State, who was successful in obtaining the court order derailing Trump's immigration ban was once the Washington State chess champion. How cool!

    http://www.atg.wa.gov/about-bob-ferguson

    Chess master 1 The Donald - 0

    Still think you can be a Grandmaster in 2 years Donnie?? 😀
    Yeah, because, he's, like, a winner and stuff.
  3. Joined
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    06 Feb '17 00:08
    Originally posted by mchill
    Bob Ferguson, Attorney General from Washington State, who was successful in obtaining the court order derailing Trump's immigration ban was once the Washington State chess champion. How cool!

    http://www.atg.wa.gov/about-bob-ferguson

    Chess master 1 The Donald - 0

    Still think you can be a Grandmaster in 2 years Donnie?? 😀
    It is the judges that make the call. If the Donald can put his people in place, then he can do what he wants.
  4. Zugzwang
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    06 Feb '17 00:34
    Originally posted by mchill
    Bob Ferguson, Attorney General from Washington State, who was successful in obtaining
    the court order derailing Trump's immigration ban was once the Washington State chess champion. How cool!

    http://www.atg.wa.gov/about-bob-ferguson

    Chess master 1 The Donald - 0

    Still think you can be a Grandmaster in 2 years Donnie?? 😀
    "Bob Ferguson ... was once the Washington State chess champion."
    --Mchill

    He won it in 1984 and 1987 (presumably when GM Yasser Seirawan, for instance, did not play).

    "Bob [Fergunson] is an internationally-rated chess master. His games have appeared in
    local, national and international chess publications. Bob has twice won the Washington
    State Chess Championship"
    --from Bob Ferguson's official webpage

    While he has a USCF national master title, Bob Ferguson's current rating of 2146 USCF
    falls below the 2200 minimum rating expected of a USCF master. But he has a 2232 FIDE rating.
  5. Zugzwang
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    08 Feb '17 00:42
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    "Bob Ferguson ... was once the Washington State chess champion."
    --Mchill

    He won it in 1984 and 1987 (presumably when GM Yasser Seirawan, for instance, did not play).

    "Bob [Fergunson] is an internationally-rated chess master. His games have appeared in
    local, national and international chess publications. Bob has twice won the Washington
    State ...[text shortened]...
    falls below the 2200 minimum rating expected of a USCF master. But he has a 2232 FIDE rating.
    http://en.chessbase.com/post/the-former-chess-champ-who-tackled-the-president

    WIM Alexey Root (nee Rudolph) writes about her old friend, Bob Ferguson.

    “I often use chess analogies when speaking to my team at the Attorney General’s Office.
    Outside of my family, the most formative experience of my life was playing chess quite
    intensely as a young person. That experience has shaped the way I think about the law
    and how to utilize the law to achieve my goals."
    --Bob Ferguson
  6. Unknown Territories
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    08 Feb '17 01:11
    Originally posted by mchill
    Bob Ferguson, Attorney General from Washington State, who was successful in obtaining the court order derailing Trump's immigration ban was once the Washington State chess champion. How cool!

    http://www.atg.wa.gov/about-bob-ferguson

    Chess master 1 The Donald - 0

    Still think you can be a Grandmaster in 2 years Donnie?? 😀
    Any relation to the ubiquitous Turd Ferguson?
  7. Unknown Territories
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    08 Feb '17 01:12
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    "Bob Ferguson ... was once the Washington State chess champion."
    --Mchill

    He won it in 1984 and 1987 (presumably when GM Yasser Seirawan, for instance, did not play).

    "Bob [Fergunson] is an internationally-rated chess master. His games have appeared in
    local, national and international chess publications. Bob has twice won the Washington
    State ...[text shortened]...
    falls below the 2200 minimum rating expected of a USCF master. But he has a 2232 FIDE rating.
    Let me guess: you swapped out the entire supply of bathroom tissue (toilet paper) with ultra-fine sandpaper?
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