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Ken Rogoff Chess Highlights
Compiled by GumboGambit
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As we are from the same hometown, Ken Rogoff is one of my favorite Chess players. He left competitive Chess at an early stage and has had one of the most successful post-chess careers that anyone can think of. Think about it: whose life would you rather have, Rogoff or Bobby Fischer?

Unfortunately, instead of commemorating a true success story, his forum on this site has quickly devolved into the same political flamewar that can be found all across the internet, talk radio, pundit TV, etc.

I wanted to establish a place on this site to commemorate his chess career. Here are some of his most prominent games.

Drawing the Great Dane while in his teens
Larsen vs K Rogoff, 1968 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Quick work in the Junior Championship
K Rogoff vs S Spencer, 1969 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 20 moves, 1-0

Upsetting a future World Championship Challenger
K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

Utilizing the Grand Prix to outrace a Sicilian expert
K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov, 1972 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 41 moves, 1-0

This time its the Rossolimo against another Sicilian master
K Rogoff vs Adorjan, 1972 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Employing a marching pawn army to seal the deal
E Paoli vs K Rogoff, 1973 
(B06) Robatsch, 39 moves, 0-1

Cornering a German GM and former Candidate
Pilnik vs K Rogoff, 1973
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 56 moves, 0-1

1974 US Championship
L C Gilden vs K Rogoff, 1974
(C76) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation, 42 moves, 0-1

1974 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Reshevsky, 1974 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 28 moves, 0-1

1974 US Championship
J A Grefe vs K Rogoff, 1974
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

1974 US Championship
Saidy vs K Rogoff, 1974 
(A15) English, 36 moves, 0-1

1974 US Championship
K Rogoff vs A Karklins, 1974
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

1974 US Championship
N Weinstein vs K Rogoff, 1974
(C42) Petrov Defense, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

1974 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Larry Evans, 1974
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 46 moves, 0-1

1974 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974
(E08) Catalan, Closed, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

1974 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Soltis, 1974
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 14 moves, 1/2-1/2

1974 US Championship
Browne vs K Rogoff, 1974 
(B60) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 41 moves, 1-0

1974 US Championship
Benko vs K Rogoff, 1974 
(B30) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

1974 US Championship
K Rogoff vs K Commons, 1974
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

1975 US Championship
J Peters vs K Rogoff, 1975
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 27 moves, 0-1

1975 US Championship
Kavalek vs K Rogoff, 1975 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 56 moves, 0-1

1975 US Championship
K Rogoff vs J A Grefe, 1975
(A15) English, 33 moves, 1-0

1975 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Mednis, 1975
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 55 moves, 1-0

1975 US Championship
Browne vs K Rogoff, 1975
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

1975 US Championship
Bisguier vs K Rogoff, 1975 
(B30) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

1975 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Reshevsky, 1975
(A15) English, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

1975 US Championship
K Rogoff vs K Commons, 1975
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

1975 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Benko, 1975
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

1975 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Vukcevich, 1975
(A20) English, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

1975 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Robert E Byrne, 1975
(E12) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

1975 US Championship
Tarjan vs K Rogoff, 1975 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

1978 US Championship
L Shamkovich vs K Rogoff, 1978 
(B01) Scandinavian, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

1978 US Championship
K Regan vs K Rogoff, 1978 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

1978 US Championship
Benko vs K Rogoff, 1978
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

1978 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Lombardy, 1978
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

1978 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Zuckerman, 1978
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

1978 US Championship
K Rogoff vs K Commons, 1978
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

1978 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Tarjan, 1978
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

1978 US Championship
L Christiansen vs K Rogoff, 1978 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 25 moves, 0-1

1978 US Championship
Robert E Byrne vs K Rogoff, 1978 
(B01) Scandinavian, 31 moves, 1-0

1978 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Kavalek, 1978 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 55 moves, 0-1

1978 US Championship
N Weinstein vs K Rogoff, 1978
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

1978 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Soltis, 1978
(B06) Robatsch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

1978 US Championship
A Lein vs K Rogoff, 1978
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

1978 US Championship
K Rogoff vs Mednis, 1978
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 0-1

Outlasting in a hard fought endgame
J Bielczyk vs K Rogoff, 1975 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 68 moves, 0-1

Victory over a multi-time Polish Champion
K Rogoff vs Doda, 1975 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Defeating one of Poland's all time greats
W Schmidt vs K Rogoff, 1975
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 57 moves, 0-1

Biel Interzonal
V Liberzon vs K Rogoff, 1976 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 39 moves, 0-1

Biel Interzonal
K Rogoff vs Smyslov, 1976 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 73 moves, 0-1

Biel Interzonal
Petrosian vs K Rogoff, 1976
(A22) English, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Biel Interzonal
K Rogoff vs Larsen, 1976
(B38) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Biel Interzonal
A Matanovic vs K Rogoff, 1976
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Biel Interzonal
K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 36 moves, 1-0

Biel Interzonal
Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1976 
(D76) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6, 41 moves, 1-0

Biel Interzonal
K Rogoff vs J Diaz Diaz, 1976
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Biel Interzonal
R Sanguineti vs K Rogoff, 1976
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 85 moves, 1-0

Biel Interzonal
K Rogoff vs Robert E Byrne, 1976 
(E63) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Biel Interzonal
K Rogoff vs Gulko, 1976
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Biel Interzonal
Tal vs K Rogoff, 1976 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Biel Interzonal
K Rogoff vs Portisch, 1976 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 33 moves, 0-1

Biel Interzonal
A Lombard vs K Rogoff, 1976 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Biel Interzonal
K Rogoff vs Ulf Andersson, 1976
(A16) English, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Biel Interzonal
Sosonko vs K Rogoff, 1976
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Biel Interzonal
K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 
(A15) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Biel Interzonal
K Rogoff vs Csom, 1976 
(A19) English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation, 78 moves, 0-1

Biel Interzonal
Geller vs K Rogoff, 1976 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Entertaining win at Lone Pine
K Rogoff vs R Blumenfeld, 1976 
(A20) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Upsetting the Powerful Portisch
Portisch vs K Rogoff, 1976 
(E52) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6, 53 moves, 0-1

Defeating strong Czech GM with Black
Smejkal vs K Rogoff, 1980
(A21) English, 39 moves, 0-1

Outdueling Reshevsky at Lone Pine
Reshevsky vs K Rogoff, 1978 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 33 moves, 0-1

The infamous draw with Huebner
Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1972  
(A15) English, 12 moves, 1/2-1/2

His shot against a young Karpov
Karpov vs K Rogoff, 1971 
(A22) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Cycle completes: Drawing against another Scandinavian Prodigy
K Rogoff vs Carlsen, 2012 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

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