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Kenneth S Rogoff
K 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 in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A19 A16 A18
 Sicilian (8) 
    B23 B21 B83 B85 B38
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C60 C65 C88 C91 C95
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A29 A20 A22
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A30 A34 A36
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E60 E74 E63
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B30 B81 B50 B85
 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
   K Rogoff vs A H Williams, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1972 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs S Spencer, 1969 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Larsen, 1976 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs K Rogoff, 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

RECENT GAMES:
   K Rogoff vs Carlsen (Aug-28-12) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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KENNETH S ROGOFF
(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: http://scholar.harvard.edu/rogoff/p...; 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. 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. 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. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
9. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-042 1971 Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
10. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
11. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
12. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
14. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
15. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
16. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½12 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
17. K Rogoff vs Adorjan 1-030 1972 Graz Stu ttB30 Sicilian
18. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-041 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
19. K Rogoff vs Suttles 0-147 1973 Ottawa op-CANB06 Robatsch
20. L Day vs K Rogoff  ½-½23 1973 CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Pilnik vs K Rogoff  0-156 1973 NorristownB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
22. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 0-139 1973 NorristownB06 Robatsch
23. K Rogoff vs Soltis  ½-½14 1974 US ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. Browne vs K Rogoff 1-041 1974 US ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
25. K Rogoff vs Bisguier  ½-½77 1974 US ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
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Jan-16-17  Bobsterman3000: <The law in Alabama says voter ID is free.

The law and reality sometimes differ.>

Not so much unlike our laws on illegal immigration, which liberals tend to enforce in any way they see fit. Announcing that you're a sanctuary city clearly <DIFFERS> from what the law says.

Jan-16-17
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  TheFocus: First line on the above link:

<How to Get A <Free> Voter ID>.

Case closed. Really. Free means the ID doesn't cost you anything but your transportation costs and your time.

The same as going to obtain anything else that is free.

And the free pizza is free only if you buy one first. Why is that hard for y'all to understand?

Do you liberals ever step away from your computers?

Other than heading to your Cupcake Safe Zones.

Jan-16-17  Bobsterman3000: Several states already have laws requiring certain approved ID to vote.

I live in Georgia currently and we are one of those states. I know that Indiana is another, I think that Arizona is as well.

I haven't voted in NC since I was in college in early 20's but I'm pretty sure they require ID, as well.

I'm sure there's a few others.

Jan-16-17
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  zanzibar: Trump looks his best when he pucker up his potty mouth:

http://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t5...

Just divine dear!

Jan-16-17
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  TheFocus: An early prediction: in January of 2018, <Jim> will still argue that voter ID in Alabama is not free.

He can read, but he can't understand what he reads.

Jan-16-17
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<TheFocus: http://www.alabamavoterid.com/getfr...

I cannot believe the silly... no, the stupid remarks concerning the cost of transportation to go and get their FREE Voter ID card.

If you want something, you will find a way.>

So, you're saying that the people who couldn't make it out of New Orleans when Katrina was bearing down just ... didn't want to live?

I think that, like a lot of people who have been relatively fortunate, you find it hard to comprehend the constraints that bind the less fortunate.

Too many people operate on this level, devoid of empathy: <If it isn't happening to *me*, it's not real.>

<What about some of the Black churches, or the White churches, get a van or a bus to take all interested people to get their cards? I have seen this done.>

It's hard for me to imagine that no one considered or tried that.

Since we don't hear of this as a solution to the problem, however, I think we must consider whether there is a problem with the idea that we don't know about because we aren't there.

(If I were to guess, I'd say it's an insurance/liability issue. Perhaps the churches can't transport people without completing a legal process that may be cumbersome, expensive or ineffectual. At any rate, *something* seems to have discouraged the application of this solution.)

Jan-16-17  Bobsterman3000: <So, you're saying that the people who couldn't make it out of New Orleans when Katrina was bearing down just ... didn't want to live?

I think that, like a lot of people who have been relatively fortunate, you find it hard to comprehend the constraints that bind the less fortunate.>

You should run and tell that to Democratic Mayor Ray Nagin, who dilly-dallied around like a fool and let 800 unused school buses sit in a parking lot until they were 15 feet underwater.

He's been released from prison recently, I believe.

And to top it all off, noted liberal media outlet MSNBC still invites him on their programs as the natural disasters "panel expert" whenever some big storm starts cooking up off the coast.

Jan-16-17
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  al wazir: <devere: In the case of "fast and furious" it was sort of like an undercover policeman working on a prostitution sting. He has sex with 150 women, intending all the time, so he says, to eventually arrest everyone. I say let a grand jury and then a petit jury decide if that is a valid defense for the policeman.> That's a lousy example. In the first place, prostitution is a victimless crime. It's a lot less serious than murder. In the second place, you've omitted all context. Who authorized the cop to have sex with those women? Who paid? Who is going to bring charges against him, the DA? What charges?

<Or perhaps you think the Trump administration, trying to catch would-be nuclear terrorists, should actually sell and deliver a nuclear weapon? That would be in the spirit of "fast and furious".> It would indeed, but it's a lot worse. I think that would qualify as a "high crime or misdemeanor."

As I said, it's always a judgment call whether an official action is justified. Bush's war in Iraq was a monumental blunder, but it didn't violate US law. (International law is a different question, but a fuzzy one.)

Look at the issue of civilians killed by cops. Why is that so controversial? Don't we all agree that murder is murder?

Well, no, we don't agree. Police work is tough. It's a cliche, a proverb, a line from G&S: "A policeman's lot is not an 'appy one." Police have to contend with dangerous people, often armed, sometimes crazy or drunk or high on stimulants. They have to decide in a fraction of a second whether or not to use deadly force. But if that deadly force is applied in error they come in for scathing criticism or even become victims of violence themselves.

Jan-16-17
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<Bobsterman3000: <Incidentally, I believe you still have not identified *when* America was great.

Can you? >

Anytime from inception until now. I've said it 5 times.>

Yes, but strangely, you *still* have not answered my question.

Last time you said "until now," I asked what you meant by "now," and you have not replied.

Again:

<<+> If by "now" you mean *now*, then America is still great and therefore cannot be made great "again."

If by "now," you mean some time other than *now*, then you still have not answered my question. <+>>

Jan-16-17
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  perfidious: <Bobster....Actually, I would definitely feel safer in the nice parts of Manhattan than I would in downtown Atlanta. I've been to both.>

Same here.

Jan-16-17  Bobsterman3000: < If by "now" you mean *now*, then America is still great and therefore cannot be made great "again.">

Abdel, you know what I mean.

You really cannot be doing this Jim thing and contesting my points in this kind of pedantic fashion. Seriously, I'm just here to debate in a fun way with people who don't share my politics.

If you're not here to banter in good faith just tell me more cool stuff about Moroccan cuisine. lol

Jan-16-17
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  zanzibar: <<alw> But if that deadly force is applied in error they come in for scathing criticism or <even become victims of violence themselves.><<>>>

Not sure what you're saying if in the 2nd clause.

A cop shots an innocent person dead and they themselves become the victim of violence? You mean their own illegal act causing them to become the victim when (actually if) they're brought to justice?

.

Jan-16-17  Bobsterman3000: An undercover cop can do a lot of things and while undercover and be safe from prosecution, within reasonable limits. Drugs and pandering/prostitution are included.

Murder is not.

Jan-16-17
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<BobbyComeLately: <Anyway, what <saffuna> is doing is referring to *history*, and if we choose to pretend history doesn't exist, we will be perpetually perplexed to understand how we got where we are.>

No, he isn't. He's attempting to invoke emotional responses from a time that is more than one-half century ago. Lingering in that time with grievance politics worked well just recently for the Democratic Party, didn't it?>

Your apparent perceptions to the contrary, all of time and space don't rotate around 11/9/2016.

There was an America in the 1960s — in fact, there was an America in the *1860s* — and what happened in that America still resonates in 2017.

We still have the same sort of racial divisions we had in the 1960s and even the 1860s, although the precise nature of race relations has changed and will continue to change.

We still have people with motivations similar to those of the Southern state officials who kept black would-be voters away from the polls by instituting "literacy tests" that the officials knew most of them could not pass.

If it is being argued that such people have enacted a new law that uses a different mechanism to produce the same effect, then the history is relevant. You can't just dismiss it because it leads to a conclusion you'd rather avoid.

It is not "emotional" to point out historical parallels, but to allow one's emotions to blind one to history certainly represents a failure of reason.

Jan-16-17
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<Bob11/9: < If by "now" you mean *now*, then America is still great and therefore cannot be made great "again.">

Abdel, you know what I mean.>

No, <Bob>, I *don't* know what you mean. That's why I keep asking you.

Now, when you say "today," do you mean *today*?

Jan-16-17
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<Bobsterman3000: <So, you're saying that the people who couldn't make it out of New Orleans when Katrina was bearing down just ... didn't want to live?

I think that, like a lot of people who have been relatively fortunate, you find it hard to comprehend the constraints that bind the less fortunate.>

You should run and tell that to Democratic Mayor Ray Nagin, who dilly-dallied around like a fool and let 800 unused school buses sit in a parking lot until they were 15 feet underwater.

He's been released from prison recently, I believe.

And to top it all off, noted liberal media outlet MSNBC still invites him on their programs as the natural disasters "panel expert" whenever some big storm starts cooking up off the coast.>

I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat. My motivations in this conversation are not partisan but humanitarian.

Therefore, what you say about Nagin is a matter of total indifference to me.

My sole point about Hurricane Katrina, in this context, is to show that there are constraints that bite some people very hard, even though they may seem minor to others.

Jan-16-17
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  perfidious: <saffuna....The law in Alabama said in 1960 was that all citizens were eligible to register and vote....>

Same as in Mississippi, but a man of mixed race called Vernon Dahmer fought the good fight for those who were not allowed to vote and wound up good and dead for his trouble during those days:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verno...

Perhaps <ohiyuk> will weigh in with a word in favour of his views of a just world to explain away this hero's murder; better yet, <kudzu> may regale us with a chorus of:

<Life is good.

Life is fair.>

Jan-16-17
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<TheFocus: First line on the above link:

<How to Get A <Free> Voter ID>.

Case closed. Really. Free means the ID doesn't cost you anything but your transportation costs and your time.>

Along about now, a conversation with my coffee maker begins to look like a comparatively productive use of my time.

You're a writer, are you not? As such, I would expect you to be able to read and understand plain English. And yet:

<And the free pizza is free only if you buy one first. Why is that hard for y'all to understand?>

That was my point (and <devere>'s). It's Mr. Racism Does Not Exist who doesn't seem to understand that the second pizza isn't really "free."

<Do you liberals ever step away from your computers?>

Not since I had myself uploaded to the internet. :-D

Jan-16-17  Bobsterman3000: <My sole point about Hurricane Katrina, in this context, is to show that there are constraints that bite some people very hard, even though they may seem minor to others.>

I understand that, what is to done with underclass people who seem to lack an idea of how to improve their situation?

In a place like New Orleans you have an abnormally large contingent of poor who are completely dependent on government, going back 2-3 generations. These are primarily female-led families, and many of them may have had no one working at all, nor any savings or other financial resources.

Even if they had transportation somewhere they probably wouldn't have had money to spend for lodgings or food once they arrived. Any disruption to weekly or monthly benefits could be that one small negative occurrence separates them from instant financial disaster, so they decided to stay and hope that the storm bypassed or was weaker than expected.

Jan-16-17  Bobsterman3000: <Now, when you say "today," do you mean *today*? >

LOL, yes.

How are you going to accomplish a 12,000 mile trip if you can't see that today = today?

Jan-16-17
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  TheFocus: <Abdel Irada>: <TheFocus: http://www.alabamavoterid.com/getfr...

I cannot believe the silly... no, the stupid remarks concerning the cost of transportation to go and get their FREE Voter ID card.

If you want something, you will find a way.>

<<So, you're saying that the people who couldn't make it out of New Orleans when Katrina was bearing down just ... didn't want to live?>>

You are comparing two unconnected things. Katrina was a catastrophe. Getting your voter ID is not a catastrophe.

<<I think that, like a lot of people who have been relatively fortunate, you find it hard to comprehend the constraints that bind the less fortunate.

Too many people operate on this level, devoid of empathy: <If it isn't happening to *me*, it's not real.>>>

Don't patronize me, you pompous phony. I grew up in the poor South. Hand me down clothes and nothing but beans and cornbread to eat in the winter when jobs were scarce. Not even a piece of fatback to go in them beans.

But because I was poor, and very smart, I pursued education and work, often having to mix the two. I worked as an iron worker while I was in college. I worked during summer and winter breaks. Say that on Thursday, I took my college finals; the next day, I was back on the job walking on six inch wide steel beams forty feet off the ground, with no lines or safety ropes.

I work hard even today. 56 hours a week, seven days a week, sometimes more. I stash everything I can in the bank because even though I WAS poor, I'm not poor anymore. And unless I get bedridden, I have enough put aside so that I am never poor again.

Worked my way through college with only a small student loan. I paid it all back.

<What about some of the Black churches, or the White churches, get a van or a bus to take all interested people to get their cards? I have seen this done.>

<<It's hard for me to imagine that no one considered or tried that.

Since we don't hear of this as a solution to the problem, however, I think we must consider whether there is a problem with the idea that we don't know about because we aren't there.

(If I were to guess, I'd say it's an insurance/liability issue. Perhaps the churches can't transport people without completing a legal process that may be cumbersome, expensive or ineffectual. At any rate, *something* seems to have discouraged the application of this solution.)>>

Now we can see which one of us lives in a bubble. This is a practice in the South, probably all over the US. Most churches, Black and White, have buses and vans they use to pick up elderly, members with no other way to go, too far to walk to church. Many children are picked up by their churches for Sunday school; in a lot of cases the parents may not be church-goers.

Our church has a van to pick up people in wheelchairs.

<Bobsterman> and I are from Georgia and I bet you he can confirm what I say about the buses. (Rome and Calhoun here.) I see this all over the South.

Are you suggesting that your mosque doesn't do something like this? Shame on y'all.

If the churches can pick up their members to bring them to church, they can take those same members to get their voter ID. Oh, wait... they already do that. Especially the ones trying to "get out the vote."

Jan-16-17
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  TheFocus: <I work hard even today. 56 hours a week, seven days a week, sometimes more.>

More hours, not days. I'm tough, but I draw the line at seven days a week. One more day extra would be hard to bear.

Jan-16-17  Bobsterman3000: <THEFOCUS> Our good friends from ACORN used to be the ones involved in the voter ID registration/transportation drives here in Georgia. But they caused themselves to be shut down, thankfully. :-) :-)

All the scajillions of dollars the Hillary campaign had $$ and they couldn't rent a few vans to get that unregistered 20% to the drivers' license office? Maybe the Hillary campaign should've spent those dollars on vans, instead of the endless big data and social media analysts that told them that the incessant grievance finger-wagging and tranny bathroom politicking showed Hillary at a 97-3 advantage.

The cost of the plane tickets $$ to bring Michael Brown's mother to the DNC in Philadelphia could've paid for at least a dozen vans !!

I bet these same underprivileged folks could find a way to make it to some state facility if there was some free benefit waiting, though...

Jan-16-17
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  TheFocus: <Bobsterman> You are absolutely right.

I bet Michael Brown's mother didn't fly coach for that trip.

Jan-16-17  Bobsterman3000: The Hillary campaign couldn't find a single van that costed less than the $$ 1.2 billion they raised?

They couldn't divert any of the $300 million+ that the Clinton Foundation made off of foreign governments over the past 10 years?

George Soros had $2 million to spend on the Sheriff campaign in Phoenix but couldn't rent a single van in Alabama?

NO SYMPATHY

MAGA !!

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