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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
   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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(born Mar-22-1953, 61 years old) United States of America

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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:; 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. 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
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  twinlark: <twinlark: <Using the latest data, there is no support for Arp's theory.>

Not sure it's that simple. Arp's ideas were never supported and it took years for any actual review of <Seeing Red> and <Discordant Red Shift Associations> to appear.

Check out the situation for Markarian 205, and say definitively that these are not linked objects.>

You know you stumbled when you have to reply to your own post. My last post was badly put together. It stands to reason that a bad theory will not gain support from the scientific community (although there are a few notorious exceptions, including in the recent era of String "Theory").

The late Halton Arp was one of the world's top astrophysicists in the field of spectroscopy, if not the world's top spectroscopist, so he was certiainly in an excellent position to study and theorise about red shifts and their causation. A Harvard graduate, in 1960, he won Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy by the American Astronomical Society, a prize "normally awarded annually for a significant contribution to observational or theoretical astronomy during the five years preceding the award." Also in 1960, he was awarded the Newcomb Cleveland Prize for his address, "The Stellar Content of Galaxies", read before a joint session of the American Astronomical Society and AAAS Section D and in 1984 he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award.

He worked at the Hale Observatory at Mt Palomar for nearly 30 years. When he published “The Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies” in 1966, he was exploring the notion that red shifts might have causes other than recession velocity.

Subsequently he published <Seeing Red> and <Discordant Redshift Associations> which catalogued and examined galaxies and quasars which seemed to be linked in space. His critics - and there were many - said that these were simply accidental optical alignments (which is incredibly insulting by his critics or diplayed monumental incompetence by Arp - take your pick).

In fact that is - as <Boomie> pointed out - still the official stance.

The implications of his observations are that if the evidence he presented held true, then the Big Bang Theory was in the dustbin.

Nevertheless, if you read his publications, especially the latter two, you can't be but impressed with the thoroughness of Arp's observations. He always maintained that evidence - empirical observation - should always trump theory if it holds firm. Naturally, his opponents thought his evidence was wrong.

Ultmately he was booted out of Palomar and he went into scientific exile from the US eventually moving to work at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics near Munich with the Burbridges, who supported his work.

Not being an astronomer, I would have probably also relegated Arp's work to interesting but a dead end, but for the other problems that have been dogging the Big Bang Theory such as the previously mentioned Hercules Coronal Borealis Great Wall, a stupendous structure of innumerable galactic superclusters, that constitutes nearly 11% of the volume of the known universe, and certainly much than 11% of the binding mass of the entire universe. That coupled with the problem of r-series element production means the BBT has some serious wrinkles to iron out. In this context, perhaps Arp's observations are still apposite.

The following is a link to Amaxon which has many reviews of Arp's <Seeing Red>:, while this one reviews <Catalogue of Discordant Redshift Associations>:

There are also numerous webistes such as studded throughout the internet.

The following shows how a researcher has to tip toe through discussions of quasars with unusual red shift characteristics:

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  al wazir: <ljfyffe: If Hillary became President, what would Bill's title be?>

1. President Emeritus.

2. First Gentleman of the Bedchamber.

3. Eminence gras.

4. Special Assistant in Charge of Internal Affairs.

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  OhioChessFan: First Cuckold
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  al wazir: <OhioChessFan: First Cuckold> You must know something I don't know.
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  devere: The late Dr Michael Crichton and friends November 15th 2005. Dr Crichton's presentation begins at 8:40.

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  OhioChessFan: Slide me a little poetic license, right?
Oct-24-14  ljfyffe: <al wazir>Well, apparently, Bill doesn't know what having sex is is, so poetic humour licences would be in order.
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  OhioChessFan: <ljf> strictly speaking, a cuckold is a man with a philandering wife.
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  HeMateMe: If Hilary is elected does she get to do stuff with a cigar, to Brad Pitt?
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  twinlark: She might have more fun with donuts.
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  TheFocus: <ljfyffe: If Hillary became President, what would Bill's title be?>

Sax and Sex

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  TheFocus: Heck, the first time I ever saw Bill Clinton, he reminded me of every used car salesman I had ever known.

Still does.

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  TheFocus: The first time I saw Hillary, I thought, "Is she the floor model, or the trade-in?"
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  HeMateMe: Hilary was having an affair with a male employee of the Rose law firm, while Bill was president in D.C. The media never beat her up over that, but the Republicans tried to hang Bill Jeff over a little comic relief with Monica Lewinsky. Double standard, male and female sexual behavior?
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  devere: "John Stossel: Why Government Fails—But Free Individuals Succeed"

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  TheFocus: "I did not have sex with that woman!"

I never knew if he was talking about fat Monica or ugly Hillary.

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  twinlark: <TheFocus>

Your misogyny is showing.

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  perfidious: <TheFocus> Not that Monica was anything to write home about, but better her in those days than hard-faced Hillary.

Even if he <did not> do anything.....(wink)

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  TheFocus: <twinlark> <TheFocus> <Your misogyny is showing.>

Oops. Forgot to zip up.

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  TheFocus: <perfidious> <TheFocus> <Not that Monica was anything to write home about, but better her in those days than hard-faced Hillary. Even if he <did not> do anything.....(wink)>

I always had better luck on Fat Girl Night than on Ugly Girl Night. On this, me and Bill could have been frat brothers.

Oct-25-14  ljfyffe: <TheFocus> Sax, sex, and six, she said to Tripp...not knowing enough to keep her trap zipped!
Oct-25-14  cormier:
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  rogge: <twinlark: <TheFocus> Your misogyny is showing.>

Well, <thefoci> is both fat and ugly, that might explain it.

Oct-25-14  MissScarlett: <After a slight improvement in August, the number of jobless in France once again increased in September, reaching a new record high of 3.43 million unemployed, government figures revealed Friday.

Data from France’s labor ministry showed unemployment rose by 0.6 percent last month, after the modest 0.3 rise it experienced in August.

“Let’s be honest, we are failing,” French Labor Minister François Rebsamen told Le Parisien newspaper on Friday in an unusually candid acknowledgement of France's massive unemployment problem.>

The inimitable commentary of Chris Brand:

<After centuries of cousinly competition, in which France had relegated its Viking Normans to run Britain but still wanted British support against Germany, France took a hit as Britain’s Tory-led ‘nation of shopkeepers’ economy made a better job of recovering from America’s overlending to Blacks (with the resulting Western banking crash) and gave its Conservatives a poll lead – narrow, but massively superior to the disastrous position of French socialist, polygamist, table-thumper and crazy-mixed-up-kid, Président François Hollande.

The managing director of international economic giant John Lewis described France as “sclerotic, hopeless and downbeat” and advised British entrepreneurs doing business in the country to pull out (Guardian, 3 x). MD Andy Street said France was “finished”, adding: “I have never been to a country more ill at ease … nothing works and nobody cares about it.” Admittedly, this sounds a bit like peecee Britain....

He made his comments, reported in the Times, at an event in London marking the end of a John Lewis competition for start-up companies. Earlier, he was in Paris to pick up a retail award for his company. He told the London gathering of entrepreneurs that the award was “made of plastic and is frankly revolting”. “If I needed any further evidence of a country in decline, here it is. Every time I [see it], I shall think, God help France,” he said.

Street advised his audience: “If you’ve got investments in French businesses, get them out quickly.” The eurozone’s second largest economy was struggling for growth under president François Hollande and the country’s own finance minister admitted that it would overshoot the EU’s modest 3% budget deficit target for 2014. The French economy had been hampered by low growth and poor tax receipts in recent years. Flagrant socialism had led to mass emigration of talent, making London the fourth-largest city for housing Frenchies.

Street also compared the dismal Gare du Nord railway station in Paris as “the squalour pit of Europe”* in contrast to London’s re-vamped St Pancras station at the other end of the Eurostar line.>

Oct-25-14  cormier: Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS
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Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group.

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