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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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A18 A16 A19
 Sicilian (8) 
    B21 B23 B30 B38 B85
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C88 C68 C97 C65 C91
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A29 A20 A22
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E74 E63 E60
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A34 A30 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B30 B52 B50 B81
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B17 B10 B13 B12
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A30 A34 A33
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B93
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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 Timman, 1971 1-0
   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 A H Williams, 1969 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0
   Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   A Matanovic vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2

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

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

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KENNETH ROGOFF
(born Mar-22-1953, 61 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]
Kenneth Saul Rogoff learned chess from his father at age 6, but took up the game in earnest when he got 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: http://www.economics.harvard.edu/fa...; Rogoff's game against Magnus Carlsen in August 2012 in New York: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...; Article by Rogoff in Chessbase titled <Rogoff on innovation, unemployment, inequality and dislocation> with particular reference to professional chess: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...

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. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½37 1969 World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. K Rogoff vs S Spencer 1-020 1969 US Jnr ChpB15 Caro-Kann
4. K Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½106 1969 World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni Defense
5. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-148 1970 Ontario opB83 Sicilian
6. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-130 1970 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-059 1970 WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
8. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-042 1971 Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
9. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
11. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
12. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
13. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
14. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
15. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
16. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½12 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
17. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-041 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
18. K Rogoff vs Adorjan 1-030 1972 Graz Stu ttB30 Sicilian
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. Saidy vs K Rogoff 0-136 1974 US ChampionshipA15 English
24. K Rogoff vs A Karklins  ½-½20 1974 US ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. K Rogoff vs Larry Evans  0-146 1974 US ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
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Mar-03-15  Jim Bartle: Opening paragraph of the Berkshire Hathaway annual letter:

"Berkshire’s gain in net worth during 2014 was $18.3 billion, which increased the per-share book value of both our Class A and Class B stock by 8.3%. Over the last 50 years (that is, since present management took over), per-share book value has grown from $19 to $146,186, a rate of 19.4% compounded annually.*

Berkshire has a total of 25 employees.

Mar-03-15  devere: <HeMateMe: Just rhetoric for his own voters, back in Israel. They have elections coming up, he wants to be seen as the man who stands up to the USA. He should be careful, though.>

I think that more likely Netanyahu realizes that he could be defeated at the polls, and wanted to make the speech at what might be his last opportunity.

Mar-03-15  Jim Bartle: So why should the Republican party of the US interfere directly in the domestic politics of Israel?

The speech was seen as so political that it was prohibited from being broadcast live to Israel. I'm just not clear who made that decision.

Mar-03-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <al wazir>: Most Muslims simply accept Staunton sets, crosses and all, just as they accept that international commerce uses the Christian calendar.

It's not exactly equitable, but there it is.

However, an orthodox Muslim is unlikely to have a chess set in which the pieces resemble living beings. The prohibition of such figures profoundly influenced the course of Muslim art, for by proscribing one theme, it impelled the investigation of others.

It is known that M.C. Escher developed some of his most successful and widely adapted themes from medieval decorative tiles he saw in southern Spain. Ironically, these tiles, and the geometric tesselations they explored so comprehensively, very probably would not exist without this prohibition.

This being so, I think I can safely pass over the remainder of your question, except to note that in no language I know of is any piece called the "golden retriever."

(But if I try really hard, can I talk you into believing that in Germany, the knights are mounted on springs?)

Mar-03-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  valiant: <kellmano: I vote Republican because though I value equality I think that the best way to encourage equality is not state intervention but personal responsibility. I think diversity is great but happens to be best achieved by a limited state. Lump me in with Diceman why don't you?>

I'm surprised by that; I got the impression you belonged to the other political side ...

<Jul-24-13 kellmano: <FSR> same over this side of the pond. Our opposition party is called Labour, and was formed from the Trade Union movement. They have dropped the word socialist and abandoned the left-wing. Critics (and the conservatives) constantly make accusations that they are slightly left-wing and their leader Ed Miliband seems to try to prove he is just as much of a vicious capitalist as everyone else.

It's depressing. I am a Union rep at my work place and I can absolutely assure anyone who listens that all the cards are held by employers.>

Mar-03-15  schweigzwang: <So here's my question: When Muslims play chess, do they object to using Staunton pieces? And if they do object, what do they use instead? Do the kings or sultans or emirs or whatever they're called wear turbans, or are their heads decorated with crescents? Do the queens ...>

Yeah I can't sleep either.

Mar-03-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Colonel Mortimer: Netanyahu's Speech Showed America's Well on Board With His Dangerous Plans

<For the past couple weeks, the American media has focused on the fact that various members of congress planned on skipping Netanyahu’s speech. Predictably, this was perceived by many on the right as the latest example of Obama, and other prominent Democrats, failing to support Israel sufficiently. This is, of course, a massive red herring and a distraction from very real and dangerous issues; mainly, Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian territory and its unyielding push for war against Iran. Netanyahu’s speech was strikingly bellicose, even by his standards, as he compared the leadership of Iran to the Nazis and ISIS.>

http://www.alternet.org/5-times-net...

History won't judge this episode favourably - a bellicose war criminal receiving fawning applause from Congress.

Mar-03-15  Jim Bartle: <History won't judge this episode favourably - a bellicose war criminal receiving fawning applause from Congress.>

Part of Congress.

Mar-03-15  Jim Bartle: Looks like the Justice Department is about to come down hard on the Ferguson police department.
Mar-03-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: I am a subscriber to and faithful reader of the _New York Review of Books_. I just finished reading the best piece I've ever seen in it, writen by Freeman Dyson. Because almost all of it is worth quoting verbatim I'll merely supply a link without any excerpts: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/arc...

I am posting this not because I am an unswerving admirer of everything Dyson has written -- I'm not -- or because I agree with what he says here about secrecy and espionage -- though I do -- but because, in contrast with most other pieces in the NYRoB, which concern works or events viewed at second hand -- i.e., "reviewed" -- this article describes people Dyson actually knew and events he experienced personally.

Mar-03-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Jim> Yup, sounds like hammer time.
Mar-03-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <Abdel Irada: Most Muslims simply accept Staunton sets, crosses and all, just as they accept that international commerce uses the Christian calendar.> Does this apply to Muslims in, e.g., Saudi Arabia, or just here in the west? (As an atheist I've never had a problem playing with Staunton pieces, and I've never heard that Jews do, either here or in Israel.)

<However, an orthodox Muslim is unlikely to have a chess set in which the pieces resemble living beings.> As am I.

<The prohibition of such figures profoundly influenced the course of Muslim art, for by proscribing one theme, it impelled the investigation of others. It is known that M.C. Escher developed some of his most successful and widely adapted themes from medieval decorative tiles he saw in southern Spain. Ironically, these tiles, and the geometric tesselations they explored so comprehensively, very probably would not exist without this prohibition.> I'm not sure how much inspiration Escher owed to Islamic art and how much was his own.

<But if I try really hard, can I talk you into believing that in Germany, the knights are mounted on springs?> Only if I can convince you that German officers of the Church are track stars.

Mar-03-15  john barleycorn: <Abdel Irada: Most Muslims simply accept Staunton sets, crosses and all...>

Of course, <Abdel Blunderbuss> can back it up by a statistical survey.

<However, an orthodox Muslim is unlikely to have a chess set in which the pieces resemble living beings.>

Yes, say something. Just something.

<Ironically, these tiles, and the geometric tesselations they explored so comprehensively, very probably would not exist without this prohibition.>

I am impressed <Abdel>.

Mar-03-15  Jim Bartle: John McCain: "If you're not winning a war, you're losing."

That doesn't sound right to me at all.

Mar-03-15  john barleycorn: <Jim Bartle: John McCain: "If you're not winning a war, you're losing."

That doesn't sound right to me at all.>

Where is <Abdel>, the master of us all, when we need him for this linguistic subtlety? Doing overtime on the prayer rug?

Mar-03-15  Agent Bouncy: john barleycorn's bur is still up his ass.
Mar-03-15  ljfyffe: <American politicalspeak sure stands out due to its extremely limited, and monotonous "either you are a Republican or you are a Democrat" routine; makes for rather boring posts.>
Mar-03-15
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  Marmot PFL: <wazir> Why buy the books at all when the reviews are so cheap and informative? From <Lure of the Caliphate> come dire warnings about the final days which may be very near -

<there are nearly fifty references to “the Hour” or the “Appointed Time” in the Koran and the signs by which it can be recognized are manifold and abundant:

Piety will give way to pride and truth to lies, while licentious practices such as music, drinking of wine, usury, adultery, homosexuality, and the obedience of men to their wives will prevail. Sex will be performed in public places, cousin marriage will give way to extrafamilial unions, and there will be no Imam to lead the faithful in prayer…

For jihadists, such signs are rife in the Middle East today.>

The list of fatal illnesses and accidental deaths suffered by journalists in <Russia - Another Dead Democrat> was also disturbing.

Mar-03-15  Jim Bartle: <Piety will give way to pride and truth to lies, while licentious practices such as music, drinking of wine, usury, adultery, homosexuality, and the obedience of men to their wives will prevail.>

Grace Slick sang about that during the Summer of Love:

When the truth is found to be lies
And all the joy within you dies...

Mar-03-15  hv.U.grwnup: <schweigzwang: <So here's my question: When Muslims play chess, do they object to using Staunton pieces? And if they do object, what do they use instead? Do the kings or sultans or emirs or whatever they're called wear turbans, or are their heads decorated with crescents? Do the queens ...>

Yeah I can't sleep either.>

:)

Mar-03-15  Jim Bartle: What Petraeus gave to his mistress:

<All eight books “collectively contained classified information regarding the identifies of covert officers, war strategy, intelligence capabilities and mechanisms, diplomatic discussions, quotes and deliberative discussions from high-level National Security Council meetings… and discussions with the president of the United States.”>

Mar-03-15  HeMateMe: What was Petraeus thinking? How do you get to be a four star general without understanding that stupid behavior always gets found out?
Mar-03-15  Jim Bartle: He apparently was not thinking with his brain.
Mar-03-15  HeMateMe: What to make of this? China supplying Cuba with conventional war materials:

<http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin...>

I think China is trying early to get into bed with the post communist, free market Cuba. They'll probably build there and employ Cubans in factories owned by China. The Chinese are presently doing this in Africa in several countries--getting cheap labor, increasing their markets for goods, and getting a grip on some of the raw materials of Africa.

Mar-03-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <HeMateMe: What was Petraeus thinking?> If he was that foolish, how good a general could he have been? How capable a director of the CIA? Remember, he was regarded as the bright shining star of the military. He was supposed to be a brilliant intellectual, another Clausewitz. He wrote the manual on counter-insurgency. How good could that book be?
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