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Kenneth S Rogoff
K Rogoff 
Number of games in database: 133
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2505

Overall record: +39 -29 =64 (53.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A19 A16 A18
 Sicilian (8) 
    B23 B21 B83 B30 B27
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C84 C65 C60 C95 C97
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E60 E74 E63
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A29 A20 A22
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A34 A30 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B30 B85 B50 B52
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B17 B12 B13
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A30 A34 A33
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
 English (4) 
    A15 A10 A16
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Rogoff vs R Blumenfeld, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 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 Steve Spencer, 1969 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Larsen, 1976 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Gulko, 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

   🏆 Exhibition blitz game
   K Rogoff vs Carlsen (Aug-28-12) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born Mar-22-1953, 65 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 133  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Larsen vs K Rogoff ½-½351968Canadian OpenA02 Bird's Opening
2. K Rogoff vs Steve Spencer 1-0201969US Jnr ChpB15 Caro-Kann
3. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½371969World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. K Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½1061969World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni Defense
5. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-1301970MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-1481970Ontario opB83 Sicilian
7. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-0591970WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
8. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-0481971MalagaB08 Pirc, Classical
9. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-0291971MalagaB50 Sicilian
10. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-1651971MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
11. Benko vs K Rogoff 0-1411971OlotA04 Reti Opening
12. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-0361971OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-0261971Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
14. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-0421971Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
15. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½211971World Student OlympiadA15 English
16. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-0261971WchT U26 18th final AA22 English
17. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½121972WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
18. K Rogoff vs Adorjan 1-0301972W-ch Student Team Final-AB30 Sicilian
19. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-0411972W-ch Student Team Final-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
20. K Rogoff vs Suttles 0-1471973Ottawa op-CANB06 Robatsch
21. L Day vs K Rogoff  ½-½231973CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
22. Pilnik vs K Rogoff  0-1561973NorristownB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
23. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 0-1391973NorristownB06 Robatsch
24. K Rogoff vs Soltis  ½-½141974US ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. Browne vs K Rogoff 1-0411974US ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
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  cormier: nite nite guys ... ths G
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  saffuna: Isn't she basing her accusation on "repressed memories"? Not trying to say one way or another, but repressed memories?
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  zanzibar: Australia is dehumanizing its own:

<'Love is vanishing'

In recent years especially, Australia has been confronted with the exploitation of its youngest and oldest citizens. The nation is still digesting the recommendations of a royal commission that spent almost five years investigating the depraved treatment of children in institutions.

Now residential and in-home aged care will be scrutinised. In justifying the need for a royal commission, Mr Morrison said "our loved ones - some of them - have experienced some real mistreatment".

"And I think that's going to be tough for us all to deal with," he added. "But you can't walk past it.">

As well as those seeking refuge:

<The Nauru files: cache of 2,000 leaked reports reveal scale of abuse of children in Australian offshore detention>

Sep-17-18  HeMateMe: why are children held offshore? Are these children with dark skin? I still wonder about the Aussies...
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  al wazir: <HeMateMe: Strange how times change.>

Marijuana and opium have been used in Asia for thousands of years. In the 19th century marijuana was legal in this country, though its use was not widespread. (I don't know why not.) Opium was also legal, at least in the form of laudanum, a tincture of opium powder in alcohol. Heroin was first synthesized in 1874 from the painkiller morphine, one of the constituents of opium. Laudanum and morphine are still used in medicine and are available by prescription.

Coca, which is native to the New World, has also been used from time immemorial. Cocaine was isolated from coca leaves in 1855. It too was unregulated prior to the early 20th century.

I have always considered cannabis safe for recreational use, though as with any pharmaceutical it's possible to overdose. I have never understood the rationale for its prohibition. Prohibiting the use of marijuana while allowing the nearly universal sale of alcoholic beverages make no sense. Though alcohol also has been consumed since the dawn of civilization, it has well-documented medical hazards and no proven health benefits. It is a toxin; that's why we say that someone who is drunk is "intoxicated."

In contrast, the principal health threats posed by heroin come from the stuff that's mixed with it, from overdoses, and from contaminated needles -- not from the heroin itself. And though neither heroin nor cocaine is a danger to health if free from adulterants and taken in controlled amounts, addiction is a serious personal and social problem. Because heroin is illegal it is costly. Users resort to crime to pay for a fix, and in some cases damage their health in other ways, such as neglecting to eat properly because they spend all their money on their habit. And someone who is zonked out for hours every day is not a productive contributor to the economy.

But we tried prohibiting alcohol, and that didn't work. Prohibiting marijuana didn't work either. So if marijuana becomes legal, why not legalize heroin and other recreational drugs as well?

I recall the first time I heard a libertarian argue that heroin use should be legal. I said something like "You can't be serious!" But he was.

Wouldn't that just be a way to turn the US into a nation of addicts? Wouldn't heroin become a more serious problem if it were legal, even if its use were made safe?

Well, not necessarily. After all, the risks of drinking and smoking are well publicized. Partly for that reason and partly as a matter of personal preference, some people don't drink or smoke at all. And while alcohol can be habit-forming, most people who drink aren't alcoholics.

And we're already a nation of addicts. We're all addicted to food. We all eat every day. Eating costs us an enormous amount of time and money. Sometimes people even steal to satisfy their food habit. Much of what we consume satisfies no known nutritional needs, and a lot is downright harmful. And obesity is epidemic. By any reckoning, food addiction is as bad a public health and social problem as drug addiction. But it does seem likely that if heroin were legal and widely available the incidence of drug addiction would increase.

How can heroin use be made safe?

The answer is, the same way that the safety of foods and prescription drugs is ensured: through government regulation and inspection, like any other product covered by the Pure Food and Drug Act.

I envisage the sale of heroin limited to *state stores* (like the sale of liquor in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and some other states). Alternatively, with carefully honed regulation heroin could be marketed in the private sector, just as marijuana products soon will be. The product would undergo checks for purity and the dosage would be carefully calculated. Since the raw material it's made from, opium seed pods, costs no more to grow than poppy seeds, it would be much cheaper than it is now. Being addicted would no longer be an inducement to crime.

That leaves the problems of needle sharing and needle disposal. One of the most common ways to contract AIDS is from shared needles. And even now, when only a tiny minority of the population are regular users, needles are strewn about parks and public beaches. Anyone stepping on a needle risks infection, possibly with HIV.

The answer is for the state to take responsibility for disposing of the needles and syringes or disinfecting them, by requiring users to surrender them after *a single use*. And the straightforward way to do that is to insist that users shoot up on the premises of the store. In other words, the state would provide and maintain shooting galleries, or else inspect and oversee private ones. There is a historical precedent: opium dens.

I admit this proposal sounds bizarre, but it solves the problem. It's better than the alternatives.

Sep-18-18  Nisjesram: <hemateme> , check it out - germans are listening to you :

<Germany on Monday rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology>

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  Dr Winston OBoogie: Don't shoot the messenger! Lol..

<President Donald Trump suffers from a toadstool-shaped penis and is blighted by “Yeti pubes,” according to porn star Stormy Daniels’ forthcoming book.>

He's got a toady shaped cock LMAO 😂

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  saffuna: The accusation against Kavanaugh came out.

And within one day--one day--of the accusation becoming public a letter from 65 women who knew him in high school came out, saying he isn't a sexual predator.

Someone wrote the letter and found 65 women to sign it in a single day?

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  perfidious: <Doc W>, the Xenophobe in Chief loves toadies.
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  Dr Winston OBoogie: <Someone wrote the letter and found 65 women to sign it in a single day?>

It's literally like saying you never killed someone and there's 65 other people come forward saying you never killed them, all in a suspicious manner.

I know nothing about this Kavanagh and I have no idea whether he's guilty or not given what's going on in America lately, but there's got to be a reason Trump wanted him.. and <anything> Trump wants has some kind of deep lying corrupt reasons in my eyes. America is being torn apart over that dumb bastard, it's just horrible to see. I'll never understand why Americans looked to such a corrupt con artist, I could do a better job and I truly believe that.

Perf.. D-fed's got a button mushroom, lol.

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  saffuna: Well, finding 65 women to sign a letter is not surprising, whether it's relevant or not.

But to have it out in one day? It was clearly prepared beforehand, before the accusation became public.

Sep-18-18  HeMateMe: Wasn't there a BK kill controversy ten years ago? I hope the girl sits for a polygraph test.
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  Marmot PFL: Not a book on my to read list but evidently includes a character named Bart O'Kavanaugh

Sep-18-18  TheFocus: <saffuna: <aw><Big problem: We already have a billionaire president from New York. Do we really want another one?>

<<Probably not. But at least Bloomberg has government experience.>>

After nearly two years now, so does Trump. That means that Trump has nearly two years more experience than Bloomberg on running a COUNTRY.

Sep-18-18  TheFocus: <HeMateMe> <I don't know what the protocol is, but I would like to know if the IRS found that Trump didn't pay enough taxes on these transactions. Perhaps they were low interest loans done with a handshake agreement, maybe zero interest. What interest expense did Trump claim on such agreements in his tax returns, over the years? If Trump did have to pay large fines and interest for underreporting income I wish there was a vehicle for Mueller to convey this to the public, even if Trump is not indicted on any charges.>

IF the IRS had have found anything in Trump's tax returns by now, don't you think they would have brought him in?

Of course, they may be a bunch of stumbling bums over there at the IRS. Just a bunch of amateur accountants.

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  saffuna: focus><After nearly two years now, so does Trump. >

True. And he's shown he doesn't have a clue.

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  cormier: Gospel
Young man, I tell you, arise!


A great prophet has arisen in our midst
and God has visited his people

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  al wazir: <Russia blamed Israel on Tuesday for the loss of a reconnaissance plane downed accidentally by Syrian forces during a raid by Israeli fighter jets, raising tensions between two nations that have painstakingly avoided direct conflict in Syria until now.

Russia said Israel gave it too little warning of a strike over Syrian airspace that aimed to destroy Iranian targets. As a result, Russia’s aircraft was downed by Syria’s semi-automated air defence systems in the crossfire. [...]

A spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said the Soviet-designed Ilyushin-20 was brought down by Syria’s S-200 air defense systems as Damascus tried to defend against strikes by four Israeli F-16s.>

Did you get that? A Russian plane was shot down by Syrian forces using Russian-made and -supplied ground-to-air missiles -- so it's *Israel's* fault.

<Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Israel had informed Moscow of the incoming strike less than a minute beforehand, making it impossible for Russian command to pull its planes out of potentially dangerous areas.>

But F-16s can fly more than twenty miles in a minute.

<According to an initial probe by Israel’s military, Syria tried to retaliate against the strike when the jets were already back in Israeli airspace. The investigation also said Syria’s anti-air batteries fired indiscriminately and its military appeared not to check whether Russian planes were in the air.

The accident highlights the difficulties posed in a civil war where some key players try to dominate the land and the air with outdated Soviet-era weaponry.

Russian arms analysts said that the Syrian system’s rudimentary automation makes it unable to disengage from a target once it is locked.

Israel said Russia’s plane wasn’t flying nearby Israeli jets during its operation, and that it was “extensive and inaccurate Syrian anti-aircraft fire” that took down the Russian plane.>

But here's the sentence that really made me scratch my head:

<Analysts said Russia has unofficially given the green light to Israel for limited strikes against Iranian targets in Syria as Syrian government troops push further southwest, closer to the border with Israel.>

Russia and Iran, both allies of the Assad regime, are fighting on the same side.

Sep-18-18  HeMateMe: <IF the IRS had have found anything in Trump's tax returns by now, don't you think they would have brought him in?>

Your interactions with the IRS are not a matter of the public domain (though they SHOULD be if you are running for Congress or president). In fact, Trump could have been hit with a massive fine + interest judgment in the $tens of millions of dollars for severe underreporting of income from these 500 Limited Liability Companies that he lists on his federal tax returns, and the public would never know about it. The IRS would not be required to disclose this.

There is a point where cheating on your taxes becomes a felony and you receive one or more criminal indictments. I don't know exactly what those circumstances are, but I think actions that damage shareholders, where you do not perform a fiduciary duty to investors can generate a felony indictment.

I think this happened to the officers of <Enron>, after they ran that company into the ground. They were setting up sham S corporations (very similar to Limited Liability Corporations) and claiming these Sub S's were producing huge profits, when in fact there were no such profits at all. Screwing the shareholders of a publicly traded company produces felony charges.

The phony reporting kept Enron's stock value high even though the company was doing bad. This allowed the senior officers to sell their shares at top dollar, to escape the collapse. After Wall Street figured it out the stock dropped to pennies on the dollar within 48 hours. In a cruel twist of fate, one of the senior guys, either the CEO or CFO died during the trial and never received his just fate, ala Mike Milken or Bernie Madoff.

<focus> Don't assume that just because Trump hasn't been publicly fined that he hasn't been paying monies for getting caught in that lengthy audit he was dragged through. I'm almost certain he paid penalties, because the IRS is more likely to audit people/corporations where there are signs of cheating or where the person/corporation has shown past signs of cheating on their taxes. Anyone who thinks Trump is honest and gives him the benefit of the doubt on financial matters is an idiot.

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  Marmot PFL: “I believe that the President should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office,” Kavanaugh wrote in 2009, “This is not something I necessarily thought in the 1980s or 1990s. Like many Americans at that time, I believed that the President should be required to shoulder the same obligations that we all carry. But in retrospect, that seems a mistake.”
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  cormier: nite nite guys ... ths G
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  rogge: Those darn Swedes. The police threatening Chinese tourists and "violating basic human rights" according to Chinese authorities :)

Where's Neymar, btw?

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  saffuna: <“I believe that the President should be excused from some of the burdens of ordinary citizenship while serving in office,” Kavanaugh wrote in 2009, “This is not something I necessarily thought in the 1980s or 1990s. Like many Americans at that time, I believed that the President should be required to shoulder the same obligations that we all carry. But in retrospect, that seems a mistake.”>

Says the principal author of the Starr Report, and who pushed for it to be as explicit as posdible.

Sep-18-18  HeMateMe: The other guy in the alleged Cavanaugh incident, the other guy accused of attempted rape, says he won't testify.

Is you were clean why wouldn't you stand up and say so?


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  saffuna: <The other guy in the alleged Cavanaugh incident, the other guy accused of attempted rape, says he won't testify.>

He isn't accused, the woman just says he was there.

Unfortunately this guy wrote a book called "Wasted," where he writes about a drunk guy named "Bart O'Kavanaugh."

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