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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 A19 A16 A18
 Sicilian (8) 
    B23 B21 B83 B30 B27
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C84 C65 C60 C95 C97
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E60 E74 E63
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A29 A20 A22
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A34 A30 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B30 B85 B50 B52
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B17 B12 B13
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A30 A34 A33
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
 English (4) 
    A15 A10 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Rogoff vs R Blumenfeld, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 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 Steve 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 Gulko, 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, 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. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-0421971Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
14. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-0261971Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
15. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-0261971WchT U26 18th final AA22 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 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
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  chancho: From the WSJ: <The Justice Department is preparing to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and is increasingly optimistic it will be able to get him into a U.S. courtroom, according to people in Washington familiar with the matter.

Over the past year, U.S. prosecutors have discussed several types of charges they could potentially bring against Mr. Assange, the people said. Mr. Assange has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since receiving political asylum from the South American country in 2012.

The people familiar with the case wouldn’t describe whether discussions were underway with the U.K. or Ecuador about Mr. Assange, but said they were encouraged by recent developments.

Ecuador’s relationship with Mr. Assange has deteriorated sharply since last year’s election of President Lenin Moreno, who has described him as a “stone in our shoe” and said his continued presence at the embassy is unsustainable.

An indictment from special counsel Robert Mueller that portrayed WikiLeaks as a tool of Russian intelligence for releasing thousands of hacked Democratic emails during the 2016 presidential campaign has made it more difficult for Mr. Assange to mount a defense as a journalist. Public opinion of Mr. Assange in the U.S. has dropped since the campaign.

Prosecutors have considered publicly indicting Mr. Assange to try to trigger his removal from the embassy, the people said, because a detailed explanation of the evidence against Mr. Assange could give Ecuadorean authorities a reason to turn him over.

The exact charges Justice Department might pursue remain unclear, but they may involve the Espionage Act, which criminalizes the disclosure of national defense-related information.>

Nov-15-18  Bobsterman3000: <HeMateMe: The Margo-member is almost surely a white person. If you are representing majority black south Africa shouldn't you hire a black person?>

Would you say the same about who should represent the USA?

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  saffuna: <bob> He already corrected himself.
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  HeMateMe: black south Africa suffered in the 20th century the way American blacks suffered in the second half of the 19th century. It's a very sensitive turf, blacks there would most likely feel more secure with having an African American to rep the USA in south Africa.

In any case, it should not be a paying member of a resort owned by Donald Trump. But, that's the whole point, right? do something to piss off people and keep his name in the news, at least until 2020.

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  cormier: nite nite guys ... ths G
Nov-15-18  Bobsterman3000: Foolish lib hypocrites always flapping their fat hypocrite lips:

"The Village Voice" - NYC has <apartheid schools> today.

Desegregation crisis in New York schools:

<"In New York City alone, the report found that 73% of charter schools were <<"apartheid" schools>> in 2010, meaning they had less than 1% white enrollment. At least 90% were intensely segregated with less than 10% white enrollment.

The exposure of black and Latino students to white students has declined over the past 40 years.">

Hypocrite much?

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  HeMateMe: accept the results bob. be a good boy.
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  tpstar: <Stormy Daniels calls domestic violence allegations against Michael Avenatti 'troubling' and 'serious'>

<A day after Avenatti was arrested, his most famous client, who sought his representation amid her battle against President Trump, issued a statement saying that despite the “serious” allegations against him, she will not be seeking new counsel for now. However, she said she will be paying attention to how his case plays out and will find a new lawyer if need be.

“These are serious and obviously very troubling allegations, but right now that is all they are: allegations. We should reserve all judgement [sic] until the investigation — an investigation Michael has said he welcomes — is complete and that’s what I’m going to do,” she said in a statement to New York magazine. “But of course I do not condone violence against women and if these allegations prove true I will be seeking new representation.”>

Our chess world is so fortunate that the entire #MeToo movement identified themselves on this page by their feckless liberal outrage over what Brett Kavanaugh might have done 35 years ago, or was it 36 years ago, anyway they should be taking the streets any minute now to protest the biggest story of our time!

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  cormier: <<<<<general audiance summary: Pope Says ‘Gossipers Are Terrorists,’ 11/14/2018 >

The pontiff denounced gossip as equal to killing during his Wednesday address in St. Peter’s square amid rising fury from U.S. Catholics over what they see as the Vatican and U.S. bishop’s poor handling of the sexual abuse crisis rocking the church.>

“Gossipers are terrorists because with their tongues they drop a bomb and then leave, and the bomb they drop destroys reputations everywhere,” Francis said Wednesday, according to The Associated Press. “Don’t forget: to gossip is to kill.”>

“Meditate on Proverbs 9:10: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom! Do not behave like frightened sheep, but as courageous shepherds. Do not be afraid of standing up and doing the right thing for the victims, for the faithful and for your own salvation. The Lord will render to every one of us according to our actions and omissions,” he added.>

Francis reminded onlookers during his Wednesday address that the Catholic Catechism “forbids falsifying the truth in relations with others.”>

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  saffuna: Hitler learns the Dems have taken control of the House: https://www.democraticunderground.c...


Nov-15-18  devere: "November Snow In Texas? Experts Warn Decreased Solar Activity Will Shatter All Global Climate Models"

The good news is the global-warming climate-change hoax is finally exposed as the pseudo-scientific farce it always has been.

The bad news is I need to buy a new snow thrower.

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  zanzibar: <<devere> ...

The good news is the global-warming climate-change hoax is finally exposed as the pseudo-scientific farce it always has been.


One robin does not Spring make.

Also- climate change is characterized by extreme swings; one has to look at proper averages - not one-offs.

We also had snow tonight (an early snow even for the Commonwealth), but will be just shy of 50 degrees F tomorrow... Texas is back to 70.

Anyways - global warming ain't no scientific farce...

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  HeMateMe: <tpstar: <Stormy Daniels calls domestic violence allegations against Michael Avenatti 'troubling' and 'serious'>

No one covers the big news stories like our TP! I just hope Mooch and Sean Spicer had soft landings too!

Just so you ACCEPT the results TP. That's all we ask of you Proud Boys.

Hey, Trump won Michigan and Wisconsin in 2016, but both states elected democrat governors last week. I wonder if that portends anything towards 2020 <TP>?

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  cormier: global warming: man made
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  saffuna: <devere> Can you name the experts predicting cooling in that article?
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  zanzibar: As far as the case of <CNN vs. Donald T> goes, as was expected the WH made absolutely no legal claim their ban on Acosta was due to physical contact with the intern.

(Which would have been legally ludicrous)

Instead, they claim broad sweeping discretionary Presidential powers in banning any report they deemed him disruptive:

<The White House argued that the revocation was lawful because Acosta “disrupted the fair and orderly administration of a press conference during an exchange with the president.” The White House said no reporter has a First Amendment right to access to the grounds, and that CNN has 50 other workers with White House credentials.>

But the media, including right leaning companies like Gannett and even Fox, recognize such arbitrary discretion is both dangerous and unprecedented:

<Also Thursday, the White House Correspondents Association filed an argument in the case warning that the court could set a “dangerous precedent.”

“The WHCA brief highlights the danger posed to all journalists, and to the American public, if the President’s claim is permitted to stand,” said Olivier Knox, the group’s president.

Other media organizations, including Gannett Co., the parent of USA TODAY, said this week that they planned to file briefs with the court supporting CNN.>

Still unclear if Acosta gets immediate injunctive relief.

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  zanzibar: *deemed him disruptive* = deem disruptive
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  HeMateMe: <deemed him disruptive*>

Did they mean Acosta or Trump?

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  zanzibar: <HMM> well, Trump has always considered himself the <big DiC>.

For me that would mean <Dodger in Chief>, but others might disagree(*)

(*) Rhymes with roofus, or maybe foolzus.

* * * * *

OK, to be fair, let's report that one news organization has broken ranks:

<Conservative news channel <One America News Network> on Thursday broke with most major media outlets by backing President Donald Trump in CNN's lawsuit to restore the press credential of its White House correspondent, Jim Acosta.<<>>>

But not even they focused on Acosta's physical contact, but rather his "rudeness"

<OANN, which is reportedly one of Trump's favorite outlets, took time in the supporting document to compliment the president, saying he was "right on point" to call Acosta "rude" during a heated exchange at a news conference last week.>

We can't have that, now can we?!

<According to The Washington Post, the channel has risen to greater prominence due to its pro-Trump coverage.[7] The channel has been noted for promoting falsehoods and conspiracy theories.>

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  HeMateMe: WAPO reported, a few minutes ago, that Julian Assange will be charged, and is a link in further Russian meddling in our election.

Roger Stone sentencing to be delayed ten days at Mueller's request, says he has new material to give to the court within ten days.

Makes me think that Don Trump Jr. will be indicted, if there is still a strong push on Russia cyber attacks.

"Vladamir Putin STRONGLY denied he did it." Never trust someone who cheats at golf.

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  zanzibar: One interesting facet to the Avenatti story is that both of his ex-wives immediately came forward to vouche that he was never physically violent in any matter when they were with him.

Avenatti himself sent out this interesting tweet:

<“First Mueller and now me. When we are fully exonerated I am coming for you Jacob Wohl aka Surefire,” Avenatti tweeted.>

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  HeMateMe: Well, Avanetti is going to be president. Right now he's just taking names...
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  saffuna: The original story said Avenatti struck his ex-wife. Then they changed it to "another woman."

And Surefire Intelligence, the people who tried and failed hilariously to frame Mueller a couple of weeks ago, wrote "Surefire Intelligence strikes again" about Avenatti.

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  perfidious: <Surefire Intelligence> indeed.


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