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Kenneth S Rogoff
K Rogoff 
Number of games in database: 133
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2505

Overall record: +39 -29 =64 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A16 A18 A19
 Sicilian (8) 
    B23 B21 B82 B27 B83
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C95 C60 C84 C91 C97
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A34 A30 A36
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E60 E63 E74
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A20 A29 A22
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B30 B60 B81 B52
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B17 B12 B13
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A30 A34 A33
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
 English (4) 
    A15 A16 A10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Rogoff vs R Blumenfeld, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 1-0
   K Rogoff vs A H Williams, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1972 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Steve Spencer, 1969 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Larsen, 1976 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1978)
   US Championship (1974)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Biel Interzonal (1976)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Ken Rogoff Chess Highlights by GumboGambit
   US Championship 1978 by suenteus po 147
   US Championship 1974 by Phony Benoni
   US Championship 1975 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 Exhibition blitz game
   K Rogoff vs Carlsen (Aug-28-12) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born Mar-22-1953, 65 years old) United States of America

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Kenneth Saul Rogoff learned chess from his father at age six, but only took up the game in earnest when he received a chess set for his 13th birthday. He was soon recognised as a chess prodigy. By age 14, he was a USCF master and New York State Open Champion, and shortly thereafter became a senior master, the highest US national title. At sixteen, Rogoff dropped out of high school to concentrate on chess, and spent the next several years living primarily in Europe and playing in tournaments there. When eighteen, he made the decision to go to college and pursue a career in economics rather than to become a professional player, although he continued to play and improve for several years afterward.

Rogoff was awarded the IM title in 1974 and the GM title in 1978. He came third in the World Junior Championship of 1971 and finished second in the US Championship of 1975, which doubled as a Zonal competition, one-half point behind Walter Shawn Browne; this result qualified him for the 1976 Interzonal at Biel, where he finished 13-15th. In other tournaments he finished equal first at Norristown 1973 and Orense 1976.

Early in his economics career, Rogoff served as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund and also at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He is currently the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

Rogoff's biography in his own words:; Rogoff's game against Magnus Carlsen in August 2012 in New York:; Article by Rogoff in Chessbase titled <Rogoff on innovation, unemployment, inequality and dislocation> with particular reference to professional chess:

Wikipedia article: Kenneth Rogoff

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 133  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Larsen vs K Rogoff ½-½351968Canadian OpenA02 Bird's Opening
2. K Rogoff vs Steve Spencer 1-0201969US Jnr ChpB15 Caro-Kann
3. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½371969World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. K Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½1061969World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni Defense
5. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-1301970MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-1481970Ontario opB83 Sicilian
7. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-0591970WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
8. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-1651971MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-0481971MalagaB08 Pirc, Classical
10. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-0291971MalagaB50 Sicilian
11. Benko vs K Rogoff  0-1411971OlotA04 Reti Opening
12. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-0361971OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-0261971Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
14. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-0421971Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
15. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½211971World Student OlympiadA15 English
16. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-0261971WchT U26 18th final AA22 English
17. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½121972WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
18. K Rogoff vs Adorjan 1-0301972W-ch Student Team Final-AB30 Sicilian
19. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-0411972W-ch Student Team Final-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
20. K Rogoff vs Suttles 0-1471973Ottawa op-CANB06 Robatsch
21. L Day vs K Rogoff  ½-½231973CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
22. Pilnik vs K Rogoff  0-1561973NorristownB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
23. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 0-1391973NorristownB06 Robatsch
24. K Rogoff vs Soltis  ½-½141974US ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. Browne vs K Rogoff 1-0411974US ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 133  PGN Download
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  johnlspouge: < <Big Pawn> wrote: I did respond sensibly. I asked him how he knows and he admitted he doesn’t know. >

In fact, so far he has treated your post with the contempt it deserves and has not responded.

No, you did not respond sensibly.

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  Big Pawn: Wrong again spouge. He admits he doesn’t know. He admits he invented it.

Deal with it.

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  johnlspouge: < <Big Pawn> wrote: I did respond sensibly. I asked him how he knows and he admitted he doesn’t know. >

He admitted he doesn't know, and <then> you asked him how he knows.

Reading comprehension problem. Not sensible.

Deal with it.

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  Big Pawn: You got that backward, boy.
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  perfidious: <boring pustule> has admitted the fact of no offspring in more than one way.

Simple inference and deduction.

Maybe that pathological liar and narcissist should try thinking with the other brain sometime.

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  diceman: <Colonel Mortimer: <diceman: <Colonel Mortimer: ...And Americans may routinely vote for bad presidents (albeit their choice is very limited)>

All Hamas leaders are taken!>

When Americans compare their leaders to Hamas leaders, you know there's no more swagger left to MAGA.>

Americans can't use the CM benchmark of perfection?

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  Big Pawn: <Former top Bill & Hillary advisor begs for end to Russia probe – ‘to protect us all’>

The Democratics are realizing, too late, that the witch hunt is hurting them not Trump.

<If you have a hazy recollection of the name Mark Penn, congratulations. You’ve been following politics for at least two decades. Penn was a pollster, and high-level advisor to Bill Clinton throughout the 90’s. When Bill left office, he continued to work for Hillary Clinton through her time in the Senate. In fact, he was part of the Clinton machine right up until the mid-way point of her first failed Presidential campaign in 2008.

Now, he’s written an article for The Hill that has Democrat heads imploding. It’s a scathing indictment of the Mueller probe, a laundry list of its abuses and failures, as well as a call to end the witch hunt to “protect us all.”>

They recoil in horror at the mere mention of the Bartle Burger.

Oh how the mighty have fallen!

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  Big Pawn: <The “deep state” is in a deep state of desperation. With little time left before the Justice Department inspector general’s report becomes public, and with special counsel Robert Mueller having failed to bring down Donald Trump after a year of trying, they know a reckoning is coming.>

Mark Penn.

<Penn goes on to run through a litany of Mueller’s failures, missteps, embarrassing canards, and empty threats, before finally calling for an end to the whole ugly mess. As you read this, remember, he’s a Democrat and a longtime ally of the woman Trump defeated…>

He drops them alive in boiling oil.

Enjoy reading the rest:

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  johnlspouge: < <Big Pawn> wrote: You got that backward, boy. >

Anyone can look at the kibitzes. There is no need to respond.

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  saffuna: Since <bob> apparently can't find the source, here's this from Reuters:

<Giuliani was quoted by the New York Times later on Sunday as saying that Mueller had said the investigation would wrap up by Sept. 1.

A source familiar with the probe called the Sept. 1 deadline “entirely made-up” and “another apparent effort to pressure the special counsel to hasten the end of his work.”

“He’ll wrap it up when he thinks he’s turned over every rock, and when that is will depend on how cooperative witnesses, persons of interest and maybe even some targets are, if any of those emerge, and on what new evidence he finds, not on some arbitrary, first-of-the-month deadline one of the president’s attorneys cooks up,” said the source, a U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity.>

You can't take Giuliani's word for anything unless it's corroborated.

May-21-18  Larryfyffe: < BP> has it on good authority that:

"In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
At the last trump
For the last trumpet will sound
And the dead shall be raised incorruptibe
And we shall be changed"

The question be: is it possible that the likes of the antiChristian <BP> is also to be released from his cell in the pits of hell. The spewing of the valcano on US territitory indicates this may indeed be happening.

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  tpstar: <diceman> Is it just me, or did the liberal mainstream media totally blow off the school shooting in Texas? It was only three months ago that the Parkland survivors came up with "I Call B.S." and "#NeverAgain" except this B.S. did happen again, so their activism was all empty rhetoric and political posturing without any real meaning.

The online discussions I am reading focus on the New Age parenting style of being friends with their offspring instead of relating to them or with them, also participation trophies where we don't teach children how to handle losing, and of course social media with the associated bullying phenomenon. No gun law would have prevented this one.

<Clear Inferences> So the Mueller Report finally has a title.

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  saffuna: <The online discussions I am reading focus on the New Age parenting style of being friends with their offspring instead of relating to them or with them, also participation trophies where we don't teach children how to handle losing, and of course social media with the associated bullying phenomenon.>

Anything to avoid discussing guns.

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  saffuna: link to Reuters article:
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  cormier: <<<<<<Gospel>

Jesus said, "I thirst.">
There was a vessel filled with common wine.>
So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth.>
When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, "It is finished.">

And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.>

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May-21-18  Larryfyffe: The media and politicians of 'both' stripes of AmeriSpeak always 'blow off' the oh-hum mass killings of school children..,,"it's the American Way bought to you by the NRA."(c)

Be sure to stay tuned to your TV next week, and you could win yourself a free assault rifle, bump stock included - with no background checks required!

May-21-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: <Howard Stern tells Letterman about the time Trump called Ivanka 'a 10'>

Someone tell me if that's really Letterman under that beard?? And Trump said Angelina Jolie was a 7 but his daughter is a 10! 😱

Never trust a man who wants to do his own daughter. Sad!

He's had another twitter meltdown today, this time going on about John Brennan the American hero who helped track down Bin Laden and was one of the people who told Obama to go for it. Brennan opened a twitter account just to troll Trump haha. God bless America.

May-21-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: Watched an interview from a year ago with Secret Service agent Clint Hill and he quite clearly states there was 4 shots fired at JFK. He also said this about Nixon..

When he won the Presidency he was different from the man I used to know as vice President. Not very likeable, he came in and brought all his own staff and he <made a list of enemies and one of those enemies was the press>.

We know what happened to him. And so far this "nothing burger" has resulted in 70+ indictments, arrests and guilty pleas!

May-21-18  Larryfyffe: No, I have it on good authority that he also said 5, not 4, shots were fired at Nixon☺
May-21-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: I don't understand, jiffy. Are you saying someone had a pop at Nixon or there was 5 shots fired at JFK? There was something very dark about Nixon, you can see it in his eyes. I respect LBJ for keeping the truth from the American public because it could have led to WWIII but it's time for D-fed to declassify <everything> in relation to the JFK assassination, no redacted names and pages, the Soviet Union is gone, Castro is dead, it's time we knew what they did. Also I want him to release the Bin Laden pictures, I don't care how grisly they are anymore.. They let us see Zarqawi and Saddam's sons dead so why not Bin Laden??
May-21-18  Dr Winston OBoogie: <Senator McConnell & Speaker Ryan: If Mr. Trump continues along this disastrous path, you will bear major responsibility for the harm done to our democracy. You do a great disservice to our Nation & the Republican Party if you continue to enable Mr. Trump’s self-serving actions.>

<“Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his error.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero, (106-43 BC)>

God bless John Brennan.

May-21-18  Larryfyffe: <WB>I was joking .,,,you printed 'he also said this about Nixon' (ie,could be construed as what he said about JFK)
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  al wazir: <SugarDom: Communism does not work.> And capitalism *does* work, extremely well -- for capitalists.

But not for the rest of the population. That is the *whole point* of Thomas Pikkerty's _Capital_ ( That's why wealth inequality is so pronounced and why it is worsening.

Even if you haven't read Pikkerty (I haven't either), you must have run across reviews and critiques of his work, or at least heard it mentioned. (If not, it would repay you to look at the Wiki piece I linked to.)

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  al wazir: <thegoodanarchist: There is plenty wrong with redistribution. Cash payments just incentivize sluggards to sponge off of society.> By the same reasoning, pensions persuade able-bodied workers to drop out of the labor force when they're still productive. End pensions! They just incentivize sponging!

<So your "solution" will only create more of the problem that you think you are solving.> What problem do you think that is?

Most poor people are poor because they can't make a decent living, not because they're lazy. The unemployed are unemployed because they lack the skills or education needed for available jobs, or because machines and overseas workers have taken away the jobs they are qualified for, or because those jobs no longer exist (like those in the proverbial buggy-whip factory). Those people aren't going to earn comfortable livings no matter how much you "incentivize" them.

<Also, make up your mind! Try to have a consistent moral code. Just recently you wrote:>

<After all, <<<taking something that belongs to another>>> and killing people are "wrongs."<<>>>

Kenneth S Rogoff (kibitz #331305)

<Well, redistribution is exactly <taking something that belongs to another>.>

Didn't you see my "scare quotes"? (There. I used some more of them.) I added them to signify irony. (I don't use emoticons.)

Of course taxation is taking something that belongs to another. So are fines for traffic violations and entrance fees to national parks. Are you in favor of eliminating all of them? What are you, some kind of anarchist?

As for killing, what do you suppose capital punishment does to convicted criminals? What do armed forces do to enemy forces? They *kill* them.

I am always struck by a fact that you may have overlooked: the people who claim to be most religious, who swear by the Ten Commandments, are the ones who are most vocal in support of a strong military and an aggressive foreign policy. ("Onward Christian Soldiers!") And they usually favor capital punishment too.

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