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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 A18 A16 A19
 Sicilian (8) 
    B23 B21 B83 B30 B38
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C60 C88 C91 C97 C65
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A29 A20 A22
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E63 E74 E60
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A30 A34 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B30 B85 B50 B60
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B17 B13 B10 B12
 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
   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 S Spencer, 1969 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Larsen, 1976 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Robert E Byrne, 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 1975 by suenteus po 147
   US Championship 1974 by Phony Benoni

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

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(born Mar-22-1953, 64 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 S 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. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-1481970Ontario opB83 Sicilian
6. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-1301970MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-0591970WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
8. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-0291971MalagaB50 Sicilian
9. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-1651971MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-0481971MalagaB08 Pirc, Classical
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. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026197106, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
16. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½211971World Student OlympiadA15 English
17. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½121972WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
18. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-0411972W-ch Student Team Final-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
19. K Rogoff vs Adorjan 1-0301972W-ch Student Team Final-AB30 Sicilian
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
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  cormier: nite nite guys ... ths G
Nov-22-17  optimal play: <Ex-Muslims speak out about leaving Islam - but fear they may be KILLED if they do so>

<A number of Muslims living in Australia are leading secret double lives as they try to break away from their religion.

One 25-year-old woman was born into a Muslim family and told The Feed she wants to leave the religion, but fears she would be disowned or 'worst case ... murdered'.

'I want to take my hijab off,' the woman said.

'I feel so trapped. I'm terrified of someone finding out I'm ex-Muslim, I feel like I'm carrying around a ticking time bomb.'

The 25-year-old is one of many Muslims trying to escape the religion through a private ex-Muslim network.

The woman said she had been physically abused by her parents and was forced to practice the religion while honor killings and sexual assault were also common.

'I couldn't understand how Islam was teaching me to hate myself, finding this secret group of ex-Muslims saved my life, literally,' the 25-year-old said.>

There's your Islam!

But of course Zanzy and his gang of Islamofascists will just be further angered by this continued exposure of the truth!

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  saffuna: Can I be part of <zanzy>'s gang of Islamofascists? I'm feeling left out.
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  al wazir: <Tens of thousands of people wanted by law enforcement officials have been removed this year from the FBI criminal background check database that prohibits fugitives from justice from buying guns.

The names were taken out after the FBI in February changed its legal interpretation of “fugitive from justice” to say it pertains only to wanted people who have crossed state lines.

What that means is that those fugitives who were previously prohibited under federal law from purchasing firearms can now buy them, unless barred for other reasons.>

This Thanksgiving we can all be thankful that Trump is doing his best to make America safe for fugitives from justice.

Gives you a warm fuzzy feeling, doesn't it?

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  zanzibar: More from that *other* Islamofascist...

< I do not believe it is right to identify Islam with violence. This is not right or true. I had a long conversation with the imam, the Grand Imam of the Al-Azhar University, and I know how they think . . . They seek peace, encounter . . . >

Can you believe it?! This guy actually talked to a Muslim - no wonder he's so confused.

<oPaulinePlaytus>, will set him straight, no doubt. Or dear <OCF>.


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  saffuna: I suppose he's more of an Islamodupe.
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  zanzibar: <opty> don't you feel ashamed?

Nah, I know the answer to that.

Anyways, you conveniently edited out the woman's major complaint about Islam - it's not the fear of being murdered for leaving the faith, but rather the fact that she's 25-years old

<and has never had ALCOHOL.> (How is that even possible!?!)

Now, skeptical though I am, that is indeed a sin, not to mention a life squandered.

OK, for the journalist fascists - here's the #realtitle of the piece:

<'I'm 25, I've never had alcohol and I want to take my hijab off': ...

The 25-year-old claims she has not drunk alcohol, listened to music, felt wind on her skin, watched movies, dated or danced. >

Of course, the Daily prominently provides us with a link to *alcohol*:

whereupon we learn of this astounding fact:

<Jelly [i.e.jello -for the yanks] made of alcohol could help kill off cancer: Implant releases ethanol to destroy tumour cells>

And there's also this article:

<Will YOUR partner cheat at the office Christmas party? Tracey Cox reveals the 10 warning signs that suggest he could succumb to temptation (and how to tell if he went through with it)>

Whose alcohol connection is somehow escaping me. Let me crack a cold one and ponder on it for a few minutes.


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  zanzibar: <opty>'s main news source = The Daily Mail.

Seems about right.

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  zanzibar: I got a little curious about who produced the content in Pauline's Daily News piece - it turns out the it's from The Feed's ViceLand franchise.

Who is ViceLand - well, it's a fairly recent rebranding, from 2016, that's from Spike Jonz.

Here's an indication of the journalistic standard it adopts:

<Creative director Spike Jonze stated that his goal for Viceland was to make its lineup have "a reason to exist and a strong point of view", rather than be just a "collection of shows".


"And if it doesn't have a strong point of view, then it shouldn't be on this channel." [Jonz again]


Jonze stated that unlike the HBO content, Viceland would be

<"far from objective [reporting]".>


* * * * *

<opty> you're being played.

PS- That *other* Islamofascist? The Pope.


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  Bobsterman3000: <saffuna: Can I be part of <zanzy>'s gang of Islamofascists? I'm feeling left out.>

You are disqualified, as that requires actually knowing something about Islam before shooting your mouth off on the subject...

Nov-23-17  optimal play: <Bobsterman3000: <saffuna: Can I be part of <zanzy>'s gang of Islamofascists? I'm feeling left out.> You are disqualified, as that requires actually knowing something about Islam before shooting your mouth off on the subject...>

Which of course disqualifies Jim from every topic he's weighed into on this forum.

Anyway, the irony of the Rogoff forum's Chief Islamic Policeman quoting Bergoglio to support his demand that no criticism of Islam be mentioned here is exceeded only by his wilful ignorance in rejecting the first-hand account of the reality of honour killings described by Rifqa Bary in her own family and local Ohio mosque.

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  HeMateMe: television is weird. Turn on Fox news. It looks completely different than the news being shown on other tv stations, a whole different set of headlines. I had no idea what some of these stories were about. Several mentions of Hillary Clinton [Isn't she retired?]. It also looks mostly different than the headlines in print, the newspapers.

MSNBC notes that Trump spent 28 days this year at Mara a lago, though in all fairness a few of those days were spent hosting the Chinese and Japanese leaders.

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  saffuna: Can I be an Islamocommunist then?
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  saffuna: Hey <bob>, can you point out where you said Arpaio is a gimmick/huckster? All I find is you complaining he was defeated by out-of-state money.
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  Colonel Mortimer: <saffuna> <Turn on Fox news. It looks completely different than the news being shown on other tv stations, a whole different set of headlines.>

Turn on alternative media, and it looks completely different to the MSM propaganda feed, to wit..

*JFK archive confirms existence of false flag plan to start war with USSR*

<The CIA suggested acquiring original Soviet aircraft either through pilot defection or by buying them from a non-member of the Warsaw Pact, the document said. It also presented three scenarios in which the ‘Soviet’ warplanes could be used, including operations to confuse enemy planes in the air or attack enemy installations, and “a provocation operation in which Soviet aircraft would appear to attack US or friendly installations to provide an excuse for US intervention.”>

RT dares report facts you won't see in the NYT. That doesn't make RT a better source of news, but it does mean RT shows another perspective.

That's healthy in any democracy that wishes to stand tall to its own ideals.

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  HeMateMe: <Turn on alternative media, and it looks completely different to the MSM propaganda feed, to wit..>

people lined up to escape to the west mort?

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  Colonel Mortimer: <HeMateMe> <people lined up to escape to the west mort?>

Well Snowden had to seek asylum in Russia for revealing how the United Stasi of America illegally spies on and monitors Americans.

Under Obama, whistle blowers were prosecuted and jailed on an unprecedented scale. So much for Stars & Stripes democracy, Beavis.

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  HeMateMe: that sure is a powerful argument, Mort. If New Zealand were closer to Asia you'd be inundated with Orientals boating over your way. You'd be on the shore with a pitchfork, the first guy to say "Stay home!"


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  Colonel Mortimer: <HeMateMe: that sure is a powerful argument, Mort>

Not as powerful as the avoidance argument you just posted, Beavis.

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  HeMateMe: so what happens in New Zealand if a military officer gives away important secrets? Or, is this irrelevant because New Zealand's military doesn't have any important secrets?
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  Colonel Mortimer: <HeMateMe: so what happens in New Zealand if a military officer gives away important secrets?>

You don't live in New Zealand, so your concern is why the government of the people, by the people, for the people, is imprisoning the people when the people reveal covert anti-constitutional actions.

It's your country, Beavis.

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  perfidious: <Colonel....your concern is why the government of the people, by the people, for the people, is imprisoning the people when the people reveal covert anti-constitutional actions....>

Democracy in action, baby!!

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  Colonel Mortimer: <perfidious:> lol
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  Colonel Mortimer: *Facebook opens special ‘Russia portal’ to help safeguard US democracy*

<Panicked about your feed getting hijacked by ‘Russian trolls’? Facebook’s got you covered, with a new tool that will allow users to check if the Kremlin messed with their minds during last year’s US presidential election. The move is part of the social media giant’s “continuing transparency of Russian activity” and efforts to protect users from “bad actors who try to undermine our democracy,” the company said in a statement Wednesday.>

What would normally be a headline in the "Onion", turns out to be astonishingly true.

And I'm sure it's not just <Bartle> who's buying the Koolaid.

My advice? Before you go to sleep at night, check under the bed for Reds.

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  Colonel Mortimer: Fake News..

*Spain sees Russian interference in Catalonia separatist vote*

<BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Madrid believes Russian-based groups used online social media to heavily promote Catalonia’s independence referendum last month in an attempt to destabilize Spain, Spanish ministers said on Monday.>

Real News..

<No Moscow-linked intrusion was detected during the Catalonia crisis, Spain’s cyber intelligence unit has announced. Earlier, Madrid decried cyber attacks as part of Russia’s alleged wider online effort to support Catalan independence.>

Whereas the former is widely reported in the mainstream media, particularly for propaganda purposes in Washington and London. The latter is reviled, suppressed and censored by Washington and London.

When governments start suppressing the truth and overtly lying, you may as well say goodbye to democracy folks, if all you're going to do is gulp the Koolaid you've been instructed to imbibe.

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