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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 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) 
    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 Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs A H Williams, 1969 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
   Geller 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. 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. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
9. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
10. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
11. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
12. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
14. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-042 1971 Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
15. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
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. K Rogoff vs Bisguier  ½-½77 1974 US ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
24. K Rogoff vs Zuckerman  1-044 1974 US ChampionshipA15 English
25. N Weinstein vs K Rogoff  ½-½11 1974 US ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
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Nov-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  optimal play: Is the United States the only country that still uses a 'Grand Jury'?

Don't most other countries now use 'committal hearings' or some other form of preliminary hearing?

This Brown case seems to highlight some of the problems associated with the old 'Grand Jury' process.

Maybe you ought to update your legal system?

Nov-27-14  SugarDom: In the meantime, liberals like Jim should start apportioning blame correctly.

Should we really be tolerating and defending Brown's behavior? Should we blame the establishment all the time for their problems?

Are these minorities really oppressed and discriminated? Why don't we see the same problem with other minorities in the USA such as Asians, and in a lesser extent Latinos?

Nov-27-14  Alien Math: All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

Edmund Burke
Irish orator, philosopher, & politician
(1729 - 1797)

Nov-27-14  Jim Bartle: <To be captured you have to surrender.

In the case of Michael Brown, the jury did not find him in the act of surrendering and in War, a soldier is expected to shoot enemies.>

There are witnesses who say he had surrendered and others who said he hadn't. 16 of 18 said he had his hands up after Wilson began to shoot.

Now the us Supreme Court has ruled that a policeman cannot shoot a suspect who is fleeing unless that suspect is considered a risk to others at that moment.

Nov-27-14  gezafan: Well, an old man was carjacked and murdered by "protesters" in Ferguson.

Will the liberals be as upset at this murder as they are with a police officer shooting a thug who was charging him after fracturing his eye socket?

My guess is no.

Nov-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Colonel Mortimer: <Alien Math: All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.>

That's what makes Snowden an all out American hero. They should but his butt as well as his bust up on Mt Rushmore so that Presidents past and present are reminded that he put his ass on the line for his country, he didn't just pay lip service.

Nov-27-14  SugarDom: <Now the us Supreme Court has ruled that a policeman cannot shoot a suspect who is fleeing unless that suspect is considered a risk to others at that moment.>

While, i wholeheartedly agreed with your above post. I can't agree that Brown was not a risk to others. If Brown succeeded in wresting that gun from Wilson, we would be seeing a very different story.

Nov-27-14  Jim Bartle: <Should we really be tolerating and defending Brown's behavior? Should we blame the establishment all the time for their problems?>

No, we should not tolerate Brown's behavior. He should have been arrested, convicted and sent to jail. you can't go assaulting policemen in their patrol cars.

He should not have died for that crime--unless he was charging toward Wilson when he was shot. That is in doubt and the Grand Jury did little to determine what happene.

Nov-27-14  Jim Bartle: <While, i wholeheartedly agreed with your above post. I can't agree that Brown was not a risk to others. If Brown succeeded in wresting that gun from Wilson, we would be seeing a very different story.>

He didn't, did he?

When I say risk to others, was he about to attack other people in the area? As a mass murderer would. There's no indication of that at all.

Nov-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <chancho: <Softpaw> became a premmie right before my very eyes.>

He's been a premium member for years. All that changed was his avatar.

Nov-27-14  gezafan: In the minds of liberals blacks are never guilty of anything.

Even when the evidence is clear they'll simply deny it. They'll say "I don't know what happened." They'll never admit that a black is ever guilty of anything.

They're quite predicable.

Nov-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Colonel Mortimer: <gezafan:> What happened to your rants against communists? Or have they been subsumed under the catch all title of "liberals"? (AKA all the people US right-wing extremists don't like)
Nov-27-14  Jim Bartle: <In the minds of liberals blacks are never guilty of anything.>

Except I did so just a few posts above.

Nov-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: <Sugardom>

<if there are 100,000 policemen and there are 5 rouge cops in a year, it means 99,995 cops are doing their jobs right...>

I think you missed the point. He wasn't talking about rogue cops (although "rouge cops" is a fascinating idea...), but about the policies and procedures that encourage cops to resort to lethal options too quickly, as a first rather than last resort.

Nov-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <johnlspouge: < <Rookiepawn> wrote : You state that an unarmed common citizen can put the life of an armed trained agent in danger. >

Without weapons, martial arts are a smorgasbord for disabling someone (choke holds, locks to break arms, etc). Moreover, you would need to empty a gun to stop some of the man-mountains I met doing judo, in particular. Obviously, police cannot safely make your casual assumptions about the capabilities of the individuals they face.>

Here, too, the police have the advantage over almost all subjects they encounter. Very few civilians, no matter how they may boast some abstract knowledge of martial arts or brag of their success in street fighting, are really trained to fight.

Police, on the other hand, receive mandatory training, and many if not most also pursue additional training in martial arts. Some even offer classes to the public after retiring from the force; my daughter studied Tae Kwon Do under one such, and my attorney's son takes Aikido under another.

All else being equal, a cop in a hand-to-hand encounter with a civilian will win out almost every time. (This is not to say there are no exceptions, but they are rare.)

Nov-27-14  gezafan: <Colonel Mortimer: <gezafan:> What happened to your rants against communists? Or have they been subsumed under the catch all title of "liberals"? (AKA all the people US right-wing extremists don't like)>

There is no question that the communists are out promoting violence and rioting in Ferguson, just as they did in the 1968 riots at the Democrat convention in Chicago. The Communist Revolutionary Party is in Ferguson for sure.

This kind of agitation is standard operating procedure for the communists.

Nov-27-14  cormier: nite nite gs ... ths G
Nov-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <There is a difference between a police and a soldier... Unless society degrades to a point in which police starts to be used as an army against those who "don't count": basically the poor.>

This has already begun, and it's getting worse. The militarization of our police departments has been in the news lately, but this goes deeper than what weapons police carry; it goes to the attitude they learn to carry into encounters with members of the public, and they really do regard us, for all practical purposes, as the enemy in a combat zone.

As for the poor: They join many other minorities, as well as the mentally ill or the merely odd, as non-persons. For such subjects, the rules are different. Police increasingly tend to simply assume that they need to be "neutralized," and proceed to make it so.

Then stir the War on Selected Drugs into this witches' brew, and what boils and bubbles to the top is not mere trouble and toil, but the moral poison of pathocracy made manifest.

Nov-27-14  Jim Bartle: <There is no question that the communists are out promoting violence and rioting in Ferguson, just as they did in the 1968 riots at the Democrat convention in Chicago. The Communist Revolutionary Party is in Ferguson for sure. >

What year is this anyway? 1958?

Nov-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <Jim Bartle: One bullet hit Brown on the top of the head. Brown was 6'4". How did this happen?> Brown was facing down at the time?

I think you're looking with too fine a resolution.

Nov-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: <Abdel Irada: He's been a premium member for years. All that changed was his avatar.>

I understood that when a premium member has not chosen an avatar, he or she has the Chess symbol of a King with the word premium on top and member below the King.

Like this: http://www.chessgames.com/av/face_0...

(to see it better, just magnify it.)

A handle that shows no avatar but is blank, is a non paying member as far as I know.

<Southpaw>'s handle was blank, then it had a lioness avatar.

I was aware that he was a premium member before, so I assumed he just let his membership expire and then renewed it.

Nov-27-14  gezafan: <Jim Bartle: <There is no question that the communists are out promoting violence and rioting in Ferguson, just as they did in the 1968 riots at the Democrat convention in Chicago. The Communist Revolutionary Party is in Ferguson for sure. >

What year is this anyway? 1958?>

It's 2014, in case you're confused.

Communist tactics haven't changed in decades. They're still doing the same things. They still seek to create conflict and violence.

Nov-27-14  Jim Bartle: <aw> I wanted to suggest that Brown was already hit and falling, but Wilson kept firing.
Nov-27-14  Jim Bartle: <Communist tactics haven't changed in decades. They're still doing the same things. They still seek to create conflict and violence.>

Better look under my bed, then re-stock the bomb shelter. What time does "See It Now" come on?

Nov-27-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <TheFocus: Here is one for you.

I have a knife in my hand. I am 15 feet away.

You have a gun in your holster.

Can you get off even one shot if I came at you to kill you?>

Yes. Fifteen feet will require more time for you to cover, even moving fast, than it will take me to draw my weapon and pull the trigger, by orders of magnitude.

Also, you talk as if a knife were an efficient weapon. It isn't. How many times do we have to read about a victim who was stabbed 61 times (note that I am *not* arguing from exceptions; this is quite common), and is expected to make a full recovery, before we realize that?

A man with a gun has a towering advantage over a man without one, unless they are already grappling. And it's hard to grapple someone fifteen feet away, especially if he's just shot you in the leg, you're bleeding heavily, and he's smart enough to take evasive action until backup arrives or the blood loss takes you down.

The trouble here is that the police have developed a sort of bunker mentality syndrome, and the infection spreads through their training — apparently even at second hand, to judge by your posts.

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