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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
Repertoire Explorer

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 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 Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   A Lombard vs K Rogoff, 1976 0-1
   Petrosian 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
   US Championship 1975 by suenteus po 147

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KENNETH ROGOFF
(born Mar-22-1953, 62 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]
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: 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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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-26-15  HeMateMe: I think it's Chrissie Teigan, well known swimsuit model. I'd be taking a close look, too.

LMAO funny, Bill Belichik in his ugly grey suit, at the Patriots/White House ceremony:

<https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/...>

He just looks bad in a suit. Obama said "You're welcome to cut off the sleeves, Bill, if it will make you feel more at home!"

Look at the secret service guys behind Obama--they think one of the Patriots is going to try and sack the prez on the White House lawn? Same guys who were out whoring and drinking in South America, when they were supposed to be doing due diligence before the white house trip to south America, last year.

Apr-26-15  Jim Bartle: I think there are enough nations which want nuclear weapons but can't get them.

Saddam was a bad guy. The US can't be invading every country led by a bad guy. They'd be invading half the countries in Africa.

"The world is a better place without an Iraq without nuclear weapons" is a highly deceptive statement worthy of a rightwing think tank. Iraq never had them, was not moving to get them, and had no way to get them. It was a Bush administration scare tactic.

You think the world is a better place without Saddam. You think Saddam in power is better than ISIS on the loose?Because ISIS is a direct result of the US invasion.

Apr-26-15  hv.U.grwnup: <Bruce Jenner when the Olympic gold medal winner (he is patriarch via marriage to the Kardashian sisters) takes off the band that holds his ponytail together and reveals a shock of silken, straight hair. Coupled with his soft features, an outcome of the hormones he has been taking, the visual gives us some idea of how Jenner would look when he reaches the end of the new journey he has embarked upon. Jenner takes off the band moments after he and Sawyer have sat down to discuss what has been speculated for some time in the American media. Yes, Jenner tells Sawyer, he is a woman.>

http://www.dailyo.in/politics/olymp...

Apr-26-15  HeMateMe: ISIS is pimple on the world butt. Hussein was a major player.
Apr-26-15  Jim Bartle: Really?

You should inform the Republican party and Fox News of this fact. They're in a tizzy over the threat of ISIS.

Apr-26-15  hv.U.grwnup: <HeMateMe> , there is almost a consensus in modern countries (as opposed to islmaic nations stuck in medieval times and other islamic fundamentalists like <abdel irada> and <arifattar>) that saddam was bad guy and that muslim nations stuck in medieval times getting nukes could be disastrous and at the same time there is almost a consensus now in modern countries including USA that for dealing with these bad news , war is not an option - some other ways short of war have to be figured out.

that is how i read it sir ji. YMMV

Apr-26-15  hv.U.grwnup: < Jim Bartle: Really?
You should inform the Republican party and Fox News of this fact. They're in a tizzy over the threat of ISIS.>

why they worried? because they think that even though in a couple of years , USA and allies should be able to weaken ISIS so much that it would cease to be a threat but meanwhile there is some chance ISIS may do something like 9/11 ?

that or something else, sir ji?

Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <kellmano: Hempel's paradox>.Yeah, I did think about Hempel's Paradox, but that wasn't what I wanted to highlight.

Here's a provocative example of the paradox. Suppose you wanted to demonstrate the truth of the proposition "All black men are lazy." Since that is logically equivalent to the statement "No non-lazy men are non-black," it would find support from identifying as many white and Asian men as possible who are hard workers.

Apr-26-15  Shams: <al wazir> I think you want "all" instead of "no" in your second sentence. Not to mention you probably could have chosen a shrewder example...what was your point again?
Apr-26-15  HeMateMe: <hv.U.grwnup: >

there is no comparable situation in the middle east at present to compare to Sadam Hussein's rule. One would have to go back to Stalin, Hitler and imperial Japan for like examples--ruthless leaders with the military power, populace and money to do as they please on a large scale, attacking neighbors with a highly mechanized, modern military, and with enough money to buy or develop the latest weaponry, including nukes.

Iran, the Boko morons in Nigeria, ISIS, Assad in Syria, Idi Amin, Pol Pot--there is no comparable situation, only Milosevic in Serbia comes close. And, he died of natural causes while on trial in the World Court in the Hague. Without a bad heart, he would have spent the rest of his life in jail. It all makes sense.

Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <Shams: I think you want "all" instead of "no" in your second sentence. Not to mention you probably could have chosen a shrewder example...what was your point again?> You're right. I should have steered clear of Hempel.
Apr-26-15  cormier: ACTS 4:8-12

Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said:
“Leaders of the people and elders:
If we are being examined today
about a good deed done to a cripple,
namely, by what means he was saved,
then all of you and all the people of Israel should know that it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean
whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead;
in his name this man stands before you healed.
He is the stone rejected by you, the builders,
which has become the cornerstone.
There is no salvation through anyone else,
nor is there any other name under heaven
given to the human race by which we are to be saved.”

Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: Every now and then, I look in on the inhabitants of Coventry to see if they still belong there.

I reserve comment on his neighbors for another occasion, but from a quick review of his recent posts, I see no reason to change <al wazir>'s place of residence anytime soon.

If anything, he's got worse lately, with ignorant snidery like <Iranians may be Muslims, but they understand inductive logic>. What a gem!

Apr-26-15  Shams: <Abdel> <If anything, he's got worse lately, with ignorant snidery like <Iranians may be Muslims, but they understand inductive logic>. What a gem!>

I'm fairly sure I know the spirit behind <al wazir>'s comment, and I don't think it's meant to insult Muslims. It's the type of sardonic humor that plays a lot better in person (particularly if you're around other western white men in certain contexts). My suspicion is that it is the sort of line that a person might have used in the 19th century, say at a cocktail party, if he were actually going to take up a more racially progressive viewpoint against the <HeMateMe>s holding court.

That being said, there is still a patrician strain to the joke I suppose. And it was naive of him to think that tone would come across to everyone on a message board.

Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: "Patrician" is not the word I'd use, and since I can't see the "spirit" but only the words, I can only judge the words.

The implication was plain and totally unambiguous: Muslims don't understand inductive logic (although <al wazir> kindly grants Iranians an exemption from this rule).

You may call those words ill-chosen, but that choice does not stand alone.

<al wazir> has amassed quite a catalogue of similar remarks seeded throughout his posts as long as I've been here; he is a veritable Burpee's of disparaging quips.

Apr-26-15  cormier: PS 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29

R. (22) The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone. or:
R. Alleluia.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,
for his mercy endures forever.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in man.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in princes.
R. The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone. or:
R. Alleluia.

I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me
and have been my savior.
The stone which the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone.
By the LORD has this been done;
it is wonderful in our eyes.
R. The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone. or:
R. Alleluia.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD;
we bless you from the house of the LORD.
I will give thanks to you, for you have answered me
and have been my savior.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his kindness endures forever.
R. The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone. or:
R. Alleluia.

Apr-26-15  Shams: <Abdel> <"Patrician" is not the word I'd use, and since I can't see the "spirit" but only the words, I can only judge the words.>

Not to speak too boldly but I could see both the words and the spirit behind them. :)

Meaning is rarely "totally unambiguous". You and I are both reasonable people and we're reading that sentence in two different ways, so it would seem this isn't one of those rare times.

Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Shams....You and I are both reasonable people....>

They ain't no such thang on this here board, 'less yer one of them far Right folks.

Apr-26-15  HeMateMe: < if he were actually going to take up a more racially progressive viewpoint against the <HeMateMe>s holding court. >

What would be this 'racially progressive viewpoint' you're speaking of?

I'm happy to hold court Shams, when describing the end of the Hussein regime. Addition by subtraction.

I also look forward to the end of the Assad family's dominance in Syria. He's going to end up like Khadaffi or Mussolini, shot dead or hanging upside down. I'm happy that it doesn't have to be only the USA that makes it happen, sometimes the locals or NATO takes care of it.

Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <Shams: I'm fairly sure I know the spirit behind <al wazir>'s comment, and I don't think it's meant to insult Muslims. It's the type of sardonic humor that plays a lot better in person>. "Humor" and <Abdel Irada> don't fit in the same forum. If I had known he was going to read that, I would never have written it, since it was only going to rattle the chip on his shoulder. My mangled example of Hempel's Paradox probably makes him think I'm biased against blacks too.
Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Abdel Irada: <Shams: <Abdel> <"Patrician" is not the word I'd use, and since I can't see the "spirit" but only the words, I can only judge the words.>

Not to speak too boldly but I could see both the words and the spirit behind them. :)>

That is a rare talent. :-)

Please explain to those of us not gifted with your clairvoyance in what innocent if "patrician" spirit those words were not a disparagement.

<Meaning is rarely "totally unambiguous". You and I are both reasonable people and we're reading that sentence in two different ways, so it would seem this isn't one of those rare times.>

If I didn't know you better, I'd call that sophistry and special pleading.

Suppose you polled 100 randomly selected literate speakers of English. How many of them do you think would find any ambiguity in <al wazir>'s sentence?

On the whole, I think your post typifies something seen far too often: excusing in one's friends what one would denounce in an enemy.

Apr-26-15  Shams: <Please explain to those of us not gifted with your clairvoyance in what innocent if "patrician" spirit those words were not a disparagement.>

I took a stab at that already. If I think of anything better I'll write it.

It's not that I'm clairvoyant, it's that you can be slightly tone-deaf at times. I apologize for being blunt; saying that gives me no pleasure. (I want to say you have admitted it in the past anyway.)

I'm not any better "friends" with <al wazir> than I am with you. You suggest that I defend him unobjectively; can you think of anyone else on the board I am friendly with that I also do that with?

<Suppose you polled 100 randomly selected literate speakers of English. How many of them do you think would find any ambiguity in <al wazir>'s sentence?>

Very few, if you stripped the statement of all context. But I wished to point out that there is a certain context, perhaps hidden from view, that could give the statement a very different meaning.

Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  kellmano: <al wazir: <Shams: I think you want "all" instead of "no" in your second sentence. Not to mention you probably could have chosen a shrewder example...what was your point again?> You're right. I should have steered clear of Hempel.>

It's not remedied by that. All A are B is not logically equivalent to All non-A are non-B. Rather all non-B are non-A.

Apr-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <kellmano: It's not remedied by that. All A are B is not logically equivalent to All non-A are non-B. Rather all non-B are non-A.> I promise I'll never post about logic in this forum again. Or about religion or race or politics.

This all came about because I was trying to post while watching the Arsenal-Chelsea match, which turned out to be a big waste of time anyway.

Apr-26-15  hv.U.grwnup: <al wazir> " I promise I'll never post about logic in this forum again. Or about religion or race or politics."

you getting irritated?

that is good , sir ji :)

makes me feel better :)

because for last couple of days , i too am in a little bit irritated mood especially in this forum and i was thinking "what a fool i am. even an atheist like <al wazir> is more equanimous than me. i need to do very earnest, focused meditation for a few more years just to reach the level of equanimity of <al wazir> let alone nisargadatta, ramana , jesus..."

:)

<al wazir>, i too give you hard time at times but i thought you knew i always liked your posts and maturity.

people like <abdel irada> are allowed to be immature, ridiculous and have chip on shoulders.

but people like you and I are not allowed to lose equanimity for long even when we get disgusted/irritated at <abdel>'s of world sir ji :)

btw , let me know if you want to learn meditation sometimes :)

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