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K Rogoff 
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Kenneth Rogoff
Number of games in database: 132
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2505
Overall record: +38 -29 =64 (53.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A18 A16 A19
 Sicilian (8) 
    B21 B23 B38 B30 B85
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C68 C95 C65 C88 C97
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A20 A29 A22
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E74 E63 E60
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A30 A34 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B30 B60 B52 B85
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B17 B10 B12 B13
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A30 A34 A33
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Rogoff vs R Blumenfeld, 1976 1-0
   Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1972 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs A H Williams, 1969 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Larsen, 1976 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Reshevsky vs K Rogoff, 1978 0-1

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

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

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(born Mar-22-1953, 62 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. However, at 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 132  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Larsen vs K Rogoff ½-½35 1968 Canadian OpenA02 Bird's Opening
2. K Rogoff vs S Spencer 1-020 1969 US Jnr ChpB15 Caro-Kann
3. K Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½106 1969 World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni Defense
4. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½37 1969 World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-130 1970 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-059 1970 WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
7. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-148 1970 Ontario opB83 Sicilian
8. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
10. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
11. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
12. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
13. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
15. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-042 1971 Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
16. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-041 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
17. K Rogoff vs Adorjan 1-030 1972 Graz Stu ttB30 Sicilian
18. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½12 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
19. L Day vs K Rogoff  ½-½23 1973 CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
20. K Rogoff vs Suttles 0-147 1973 Ottawa op-CANB06 Robatsch
21. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 0-139 1973 NorristownB06 Robatsch
22. Pilnik vs K Rogoff  0-156 1973 NorristownB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
23. L C Gilden vs K Rogoff  0-142 1974 US ChampionshipC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
24. K Rogoff vs Zuckerman  1-044 1974 US ChampionshipA15 English
25. K Rogoff vs Bisguier  ½-½77 1974 US ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
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Oct-09-15  Petrosianic: <plang>: <I don't know why anyone would want that job - impossible to make the vocal minority happy>

There's an old Jack Benny line that's applicable here, where they're trying to do a satirical play:

JACK: I was fishing around to get Spencer Tracy [to play the same role he played in the movie.], but I couldn't get any nibbles.

MARY: Why didn't you put some money on the hook?

In a nutshell, that's why Boehner failed. He had no idea what compromise was. It's supposed to be where you get some of what you want, the other guy gets some and nobody gets everything. Boehner's way was to just promise whatever people wanted to hear, then act shocked and surprised when they got angry at him for not delivering. Yeah, it's impossible to make anyone happy that way, no matter how much you cry, or how much surprise you feign.

The Democrats are doing even worse on this score this year. The very idea of a major party putting up just one candidate and telling everybody "This is who you want, shut up and fall in line" would have been absurd years ago unless that one candidate was a sitting President.

Oct-09-15  ljfyffe: <hedgehOg>Though OCF thinks that be the case, you commit the logical fallacy of Affirming the Consequent: OCF could well be the product of evolution gone terribly wrong.
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  plang: My point was that I don't think anyone else will please the vocal minority any better than Boehner did and if the vocal minority tries to nominate one of their own they will have trouble getting sufficient popular support.
Oct-09-15  Petrosianic: Hypothetical syllogisms are extremely simple. BP's convoluted backtracking explanations has made them seem complex because he's such a poor teacher . But here's all you need to know:

There are only four of them. Two are valid, two are fallacious. Every one starts off with "If A then B". The first part is the "Antecedent", the second is the Consequent. (It might be easier to think of them as Subject and Predicate).

There are four possible second premises: A, B, Not A and Not B.


<Affirming the Antecedent (Modus Ponens)>

If A then B.


Therefore B.

<Denying the Consequent (Modus Tollens)>

If A then B.

Not B.

Therefore Not A.


<Denying the Antecdent>

If A then B.

Not A.

Therefore Not B.

<Affirming the Consequent>

If A then B.


Therefore A.

That's really ALL there is to it. This simple bit of information is what BP has spent months trying to hash and rehash and still not gotten it across clearly.

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  WannaBe: Those ISIS cows must die for their crime!!

Oct-09-15  Petrosianic: What crime? You haven't told us anything about the article to make it clickworthy yet.
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  WannaBe: <Petrosianic> You know, cow gas are the number one cause of global warming... SO THEY MUST DIE!! =)
Oct-09-15  ljfyffe: <Petrosianic>Yes, but BP believes he can slip an all-powerful God into the format, and actually prove that an all-powerful God exists by doing so (at least, to himself )by resorting to denying the consequent <1 If (and only if) God does not exist, then o.m.v.s do not exist. 2 o.m.v.'s do exist.
3 therefore God exists.
Thus avoiding:
1If (and only if) God exists, then o.m.v.s exist.
2.o.m.v.s do not exist. 3 Therefore God does not exist. Both are sound, but the first looks better to a believer; the problem comes in attempting to establish that o.m.v.s actually exist which BP keeps claiming to have done so when he clearly had not. Therefore, he gets into a long-winded, and, for him, frustrating mess.

Seems to be an all-powerful God could just caim:
1 If God exists, then o.m.v.s exist.
2 God exists.
3Therefore God exists.

And then declare: "You got a problem with that?"

Oct-09-15  Petrosianic: <ljfyffe>: <Yes, but BP believes he can slip an all-powerful God into the format, and actually prove that an all-powerful God exists by doing so>

That's not the way logic works. You don't "prove" anything out of thin air, you only show relationships between ideas. ("If this and this are true, then that also must be true.")

Oct-09-15  ljfyffe: <Petrosianic>You don't have to prove anything.> If God does not exist, then unicorns do not exist
Unicorns exist.
Therefore, God exists.

Is that what you're saying? The relationship is sound, so I have established that God exists is true withing proving unicorns exist or are we misunderstanding one another.

Oct-09-15  HeMateMe: Isn't Big Pawn sort of like the character played by Orson Welles in the film Citizen Kane? Extreme views, he drops out of sight for long periods, no one knows who he really is, and people talk about him, when he's not around?


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  al wazir: <HeMateMe: Rosebud.> Did you actually see that movie? "Rosebud" was Kane's last word. It was the name of his childhood sled.
Oct-09-15  ljfyffe: <HMM> Well, at least we know BP is out there somewhere and going down hill pretty fast.

<Petrosianic>So my lampooning of logic's principles has more foundation than even I thought???? Is it just a way to undermine empiricism, or what???? There's no such thing as a negative test result as long as the correct formula is used????

Oct-09-15  HeMateMe: <Rosebud" was Kane's last word>

I thought it was a marijuana reference. Just shows you what I know.

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  chancho: Former GOP Congressman Trey Radel interviewed about the current mess in D.C.

I had forgotten about this guy, but then:

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  perfidious: <HMM: Isn't Big Pawn sort of like the character played by Orson Welles in the film Citizen Kane? Extreme views, he drops out of sight for long periods, no one knows who he really is, and people talk about him, when he's not around?>

Tough for anyone to sustain such energies for very long.

Burnout is the inevitable result for these extremists after tilting at windmills; it simply never occurs to these personalities that there are other ways to live.

Oct-09-15  cormier: A Chinese woman nicknamed the "Queen of Ivory" has been arrested in Tanzania and charged with smuggling at least 706 elephant tusks that authorities say are worth about $2.5 million.
Oct-09-15  cormier:
Oct-09-15  Petrosianic: <ljfyffe> <If God does not exist, then unicorns do not exist Unicorns exist.
Therefore, God exists.

Is that what you're saying?>

I'm saying that's a valid argument <form>, yes. What that means is that if the premises are true, then the conclusion must also be true.

Oct-09-15  johnnyb3: <HeMateMe: <Rosebud" was Kane's last word> I thought it was a marijuana reference. Just shows you what I know.>

The story I heard is that "Rosebud" was Hearst's nickname for his girlfriend's, um, you know, and that Hearst was furious at the reference.

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  al wazir: <johnnyb3: The story I heard is that "Rosebud" was Hearst's nickname for his girlfriend's, um, you know, and that Hearst was furious at the reference.> If it's true, how on Earth did Welles learn that?

But Hearst had plenty to be furious about even without that.

Oct-09-15  Jim Bartle: I think Gore Vidal told that story, and he knew the people involved. But he was only 15 when Citizen Kane came out.
Oct-10-15  ljfyffe: <Petrosianic>Something's smelling in Denmark. Are we actually saying the same thing , or not?? ie if both premises be true? Well, unicorns exist only in the imagination, not in reality like a mountain; anyway if they ever existed, Noah left them off the Ark! The 2nd premise is therefore not true. So the conclusion isn't either. BTW when I use "if and only if" above, I mean I'm referring to God alone and not to the Flying Spaggetti Monster, or any other imaginary object. Certainly not to the technical meaning, which is troublesome enough in and of itself. I'm not so sure that matters be as simple and clear as you state they are, at least to me. Or that BP assumes they are.
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  chancho: Exeter N.H.

<He [John Kasich] asked audience members to raise their hands if they were far from receiving Social Security, asked them if they knew yet what their initial benefit would be and then asked them if they would be bothered if it were a little lower for the good of the country.

One person said it would be a problem.

"Well, you would get over it, and you're going to have to get over it," Kasich joked.>

Looks like Kasich can forget about winning the Granite State.

Oct-10-15  ljfyffe: <Petrosianic>In other words, isn't a conditional syllogism, whether affirming or denying of antecedent or consequent just a way of putting something over on somebody, or am I missing something???
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