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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.

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) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Rogoff vs R Blumenfeld, 1976 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 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
   Sosonko vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2

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

   K Rogoff vs Carlsen (Aug-28-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-22-1953, 63 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 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. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½37 1969 World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. K Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½106 1969 World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni Defense
5. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-130 1970 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-148 1970 Ontario opB83 Sicilian
7. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-059 1970 WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
8. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
9. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
11. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
12. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
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. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
16. K Rogoff vs Adorjan 1-030 1972 Graz Stu ttB30 Sicilian
17. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½12 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
18. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-041 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
19. L Day vs K Rogoff  ½-½23 1973 CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
20. Pilnik vs K Rogoff  0-156 1973 NorristownB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
21. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 0-139 1973 NorristownB06 Robatsch
22. K Rogoff vs Suttles 0-147 1973 Ottawa op-CANB06 Robatsch
23. N Weinstein vs K Rogoff  ½-½11 1974 US ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
24. J A Grefe vs K Rogoff  ½-½30 1974 US ChampionshipC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
25. K Rogoff vs W Schmidt  ½-½39 1974 Rubinstein memA36 English
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Sep-27-16  Colonel Mortimer: <saffuna:> <Your only reason for saying he was innocent was that he died before being tried.>

Is that what I said? No, it wasn't.

Again, the ruling as follows..

“the Chamber is not satisfied that there was sufficient evidence presented in this case to find that Slobodan Milosevic agreed with the common plan”

The plan, for avoidance of doubt, was genocide.

Sep-27-16  saffuna: And I repeat: That was one case. Other cases were never brought.

Because he was dead.

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  perfidious: <WorstPlayerEver: <Colonel Mortimer>

Of course, do you really think celebrities have something cultural to offer? I wonder what.>

One thought comes to mind when thinking of Kim Kartrashian and the term culture.....

Sep-27-16  saffuna: Used to be all these "celebrities" existed so there would be enough people to go on TV game shows. Now "celebrities" are created to fill all the roles on reality shows.
Sep-27-16  Colonel Mortimer: <saffuna: And I repeat: That was one case. Other cases were never brought.>

After being cleared of war crimes and genocide in Bosnia, the most serious of the charges brought against him, the other 2 charges paled in comparison.

Besides that was what the Americans were banging on about - the shiite he did in Bosnia, and they were wrong.

Quite convenient that Milosevic died before the end of the trial - it would have been embarrassing for the Americans to have painted him as such a monster and justification for their bombing of civilians, when he turned out to be innocent.

Sep-27-16  saffuna: <Quite convenient that Milosevic died before the end of the trial>

Ooooohhhhh! "Convenient."

I see no proof he would have been found innocent.

Sep-27-16  Colonel Mortimer: <Safuna> <I see no proof he would have been found innocent.>

You're getting your tenses mixed up. He was found innocent of war crimes and genocide in Bosnia.

That's a fact.

You can speculate about other stuff if you want, but not on this the most important of the accusations leveled against him.

Sep-27-16  WorstPlayerEver: Yeah, but the court of The Hague is a hoax. The Hague is a hoax on its own. The so called Dutch government has settled there. As does the Dutch king. Not completely a coincedence... the Dutch are a monarchy FYI

Ever heard of 'The League of Nations'?

Sep-27-16  saffuna: I don't know if it means much, but when the debate ended Trump stayed on the stage and talked with his family while Hillary went down to the audience and began greeting people.
Sep-27-16  Colonel Mortimer: It's not lack of evidence that prevents Bush and Blair from standing trial at the ICC.

Some Nazis were hung for lesser crimes.

Sep-27-16  saffuna: In defending his claim that he opposed the Iraq War before it started, he claimed he had said that to Sean Hannity many times.

I would think the tapes of those conversations would be out by now. But it turns out those were <private> conversations, not broadcast.

That doesn't seem to pass muster, especially since Hannity is his #1 booster today, and would back up Trump on anything.

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  Abdel Irada: ∞

This interview gives the clearest in-depth view of the Syrian conflict I've seen to date:

(Yes, <al wazir> and <Hmm>, this means you're about to be confronted with something you'd risk breaking your "patriotic" conditioning by watching. How much of a risk breaking conditioning can be, however, I doubt you will ever dare to test for yourselves.)

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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<saffuna: Trump on his disaster:

"My mic was faulty."

Yeah, it was turned on.>

That happened to Richard Nixon once, and it led to an interesting family story.

My mother's rock-ribbed conservative uncle and aunt were visiting her parents one day, watching Nixon give a televised speech.

At the end of the speech, Nixon (who thought his microphone was off) began emitting a string of colorful expletives.

My grandparents laughed.

My great-uncle stood up and said, "They have *concentration camps* for people like you!" He then turned on his heel, gathered up his wife, marched out of the house, and drove away, never to return.

(My great-aunt finally reconciled with my grandmother — her older sister — after his death, but never did quite make peace with my grandfather.)

This gives you an idea of how much civil discourse has degenerated since those days of yore when there was no polarization between right and left in America.

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  al wazir: <Abdel Irada: Not explicitly, for the most part.> No, not EVER.

<But the effect is the same if you merely first inform the forum that you have a PhD in physics, and then proceed to marginalize opposing opinions on matters of science (GMOs, water fluoridation, etc.)> I have never cited my physics degrees to justify any opinion I have expressed about a topic in another field. Not EVER.

<calling your interlocutors Luddites or saying their opinions are "anti-science."> "Luddites" is a jeer, a figurative expression of disparagement. I didn't mean it to imply that those I so designate are literal followers of Ned Ludd or go around breaking industrial machinery. ("Ned Ludd" was the imagined leader of a real rebellion, possibly based on an actual individual, but certainly fictionalized.) But "anti-science" is accurate in the contexts where I have used it. It labels persons who reject scientific reasoning, scientific results, and, more generally, rational conclusions drawn from evidence.

I don't look down on people who lack a graduate degree. Physicist Freeman Dyson, one of the smartest people I've ever known, a polymath whom I admire greatly, never got a PhD. Most of the kibitzers who post here have never revealed their backgrounds. I evaluate their opinions and the propositions they assert as fact based on the available evidence and the arguments advanced to support them, not on their educational credentials, and they treat mine the same way.

Emulate them. Try to get over your obsession with criticizing me as an individual and focus on the content of what I post.

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  al wazir: <Colonel Mortimer>: Here's what I found when I looked at the first footnote in your link (, on page 2537:

<Case No. IT-95-5/18-T2537

24 March 2016

For all of the foregoing reasons, pursuant to Articles 23, 24, and 27 of the Tribunal’s Statute and Rules 98 ter, 101, 102, and 103 of the Tribunal’s Rules of Procedure and Evidence, the Chamber finds the Accused, Radovan Karadžić:

• NOT GUILTY of COUNT 1: genocide.

• GUILTY of the following counts:

COUNT 2: genocide;

COUNT 3: persecution, a crime against humanity;

COUNT 4: extermination, a crime against humanity;

COUNT 5: murder, a crime against humanity;

COUNT 6: murder, a violation of the laws or customs of war;

COUNT 7: deportation, a crime against humanity;

COUNT 8: inhumane acts–forcible transfer, a crime against humanity;

COUNT 9: terror, a violation of the laws or customs of war;

COUNT 10: unlawful attacks on civilians, a violation of the laws or customs of war; and

COUNT 11: hostage-taking, a violation of the laws or customs of war. 6072.

The Chamber hereby sentences the Accused, Radovan Karadžić, to a single sentence of 40 years of imprisonment. The Accused has been in custody since 21 July 2008; and, pursuant to Rule 101(C) of the Rules, he is entitled to credit for time spent in detention thus far.>

Your post was a LIE of Trumpian magnitude!

Sep-27-16  saffuna: <The Trial Chamber did not in fact make any determination of guilt with respect to Milosevic in its verdict against Karadzic. Indeed, Milosevic was not charged or accused in the Karadzic case. The fact that a person is, or is not, found to be part of a joint criminal enterprise in a case in which he is not charged has no impact on the status of his own case or his own criminal responsibility.

In short, the trial against Karadzic was against him and him only, and therefore has no impact on the separate case against Slobodan Milosevic. Karadzic, meanwhile, was found guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide, in case Clark has any reservations about Karadzic's role in the Balkan wars. >

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  Shams: <saffuna> <Trump on his disaster: "My mic was faulty."

Yeah, it was turned on.>

My favorite Groucho one-liner: "I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions. The curtain was up."

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  al wazir: <This weekend, the New York Times surprised no one by officially endorsing Hillary Clinton for President of the United States, joining nearly every other major American newspaper in recommending Clinton.

But one California newspaper went against the blue tide by boldly endorsing Donald Trump for President. That paper? The already controversial Santa Barbara News-Press.

Politico pointed out the California anomaly in its Monday morning newsletter. Not only is it Trump's only endorsement from a California paper, it's one of the few anywhere in the nation. So far, he's gotten official endorsements from the National Enquirer, New York Observer and New York Post.

Clinton has been endorsed by over 80 newspapers across the country.>

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  cormier: Gospel: "Jesus, the face determined, took the road to Jerusalem"
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  HeMateMe: Trump mentioned last night, as a quick aside, something about the NY Times being unreliable, or biased, I forget exactly what he said. It was lost in the main clutter of the food fight.

<mort> still supports terrorists.

Sep-27-16  Colonel Mortimer: <al wazir> <Your post was a LIE of Trumpian magnitude!>

Wasn't talking about Karadžić. Thought that was quite obvious.

The usual al wazirean dishonesty on full display with this whopper.

Sep-27-16  Colonel Mortimer: <Saffuna> Your link is a partisan blog hosted on the Radio Liberty website (formally a CIA controlled anti Soviet propaganga outlet, now funded by Congress as an anti Russian propaganda outlet) and adds no new information to the ICTY trial chamber finding that there was insufficient evidence to link Milosevic to Bosnian war crimes/genocide.

To see what I mean by 'partisan' here's an excerpt among many in the Liberty Radio blog piece you linked to..

<This creeping rehabilitation of Milosevic and his regime in Serbia is being abetted by outside forces with their own agendas, whether anti-NATO, pro-Russian, or reckless indulgence of conspiracy theories -- like the Texas-based Ron Paul Institute, which helped carry the invented news on Milosevic's "exoneration.">

This isn't credible journalism, it's firebrand propaganda. Far worse than the 'bias' you accuse me of.

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  zanzibar: <Colonel Mortimer: <Saffuna> No wonder you don't know much about what is going on in Syria.>

Does anybody know what's really going on in Syria?

I suppose Assad and the Russians have the correct version?

<No doubt it has occurred to senior American officials—none of whom are stupid—that Russian demands for collaboration might not be entirely sincere. Whenever the United States objected to the Russian habit of citing a Nusra Front presence as an excuse for bombing civilian hospitals, Moscow would respond by blaming Washington for not sharing intelligence on potential targets. >

One is free to pick the disinformation of their choice, at least on this forum.

Sep-27-16  saffuna: I see. It's an RT of the other side.
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