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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 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) 
    B93
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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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KENNETH ROGOFF
(born Mar-22-1953, 61 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]
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: 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. K Rogoff vs S Spencer 1-020 1969 US Jnr ChpB15 Caro-Kann
3. K Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½106 1969 World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni Defense
4. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½37 1969 World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-130 1970 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-059 1970 WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
7. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-148 1970 Ontario opB83 Sicilian
8. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
10. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
11. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
12. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
13. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
15. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-042 1971 Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
16. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-041 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
17. K Rogoff vs Adorjan 1-030 1972 Graz Stu ttB30 Sicilian
18. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½12 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
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. K Rogoff vs Larry Evans  0-146 1974 US ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
24. L C Gilden vs K Rogoff  0-142 1974 US ChampionshipC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
25. K Rogoff vs Bisguier  ½-½77 1974 US ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
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Nov-23-14
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  Big Pawn: <Qur'an (7:80-84) - "...For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to womn: ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds.... And we rained down on them a shower (of brimstone)">

Abdel, you were in a hurry to switch over to the biblical account if this story and start talking about how the men wanted to force themselves on the two Angels thus incurring the wrath spoken of here. However, the Koran makes it perfectly clear that it was the homosexuality that brought forth judgment.

<For ye practice your lusts on men in preference to women:>

First the act in question is listed. There is no mention of, "you were not satisfied with the men who allowed you to sodomize them". Rape is discussed all by itself elsewhere and in no way is rape mentioned here.

<ye are indeed a people transgressing beyond bounds..> This makes it clear that men on men sex is transgressing beyond bounds. That is to say that it is not merely a transgression. It is an abomination.

That's clear. It's no wonder that the Muslim world punishes homosexuality with death.

Jumping to the bible and mixing the two stories brings us outside of Islam.

Nov-23-14
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  Abdel Irada: <SugarDom: <Abdel Irada>, don't you know that you are a tiny minority in the belief that Islam does not condemn homosexuality.

A great majority of Muslim scholars (and Muslims in general) teach that homosexuality is wrong.>

That an opinion is popular does not make it right.

Now, when I began this conversation, I assumed with you that the Qur'an contained *some* definitive denunciation of homosexuality as such, although I could not recall one from my past reading.

So, I searched the text for its references to homosexuality, and what I found surprised me: The evidence is scant, circumstantial and ambiguous. Each time it comes up, it does so in the context of some other act that Allah condemns elsewhere as iniquity: adultery and aggression.

Similarly, a majority of Christian scholars (and Christians in general) teach that the Bible contains evidence that Jesus (pbuh) was:

—divine;

—the begotten son of God; and/or

—the Messiah.

But it doesn't. And if you're really willing to put your faith in Christian doctrine to the test, I will undertake to prove it.

Nov-23-14
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  HeMateMe: I saw Rocky Horror as a kid, and I'm still straight. Made it out of the theater with no great desire to wear heels, stockings and a leather bustier. (I think Madonna might have stolen Frankenfurter's wardrobe.)

<https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/...>

It's just a step to the left...

Is Bill Cosby a Muslim? He might be a Jehovah's witness.

Nov-23-14
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  Big Pawn: It's part of a liberal's coming of age phase to do the rocky horror thing. There's no two ways about it; liberals are intensely attracted to homosexuality.
Nov-23-14
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  Abdel Irada: <Big Pawn: Jumping to the bible and mixing the two stories brings us outside of Islam.>

No, it doesn't.

Muslims consider the Bible to be divinely inspired if unreliable*. Where not directly contradicted by the Qur'an or in conflict with common sense, it is taken as a holy text and a canonical source.

---

*We say "unreliable" because of incidents like those surrounding John 3:16, along with many others in which the original meaning of the Bible is colored by post-facto human distortion and obscured by layers of translations of varying quality and integrity.

Once the so-called Arian heresy (which asserted the non-divinity of Jesus) had been suppressed, church fathers deliberately altered "monogenes" (only of its kind) to "unigenitus" (only begotten). This served their sectarian purpose very well; the cause of fidelity to the word of God, not so much.

Nov-23-14
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  Abdel Irada: I've never actually watched the Rocky Picture Horror Show. On two occasions, I've been present when someone has put the videotape in a VCR, but on both occasions, it failed to capture my interest, so I paid it no mind.

Quite why this specimen of "entertainment" should be so popular escapes me.

Nov-23-14
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  OhioChessFan: <al wazir: So why do I keep reading "inflation good, deflation bad" in The Economist?>

You can read all kinds of stupid stuff there.

Nov-23-14
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  Abdel Irada: <Big Pawn: Why do Muslim countries like Iran punish homosexual behavior with death if Allah is not clear about it?>

Perhaps it's the flip side of the reason why *most* Muslim-majority countries don't punish homosexuals with death: because different people interpret scripture differently.

It is no secret that some countries — Iran, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan under the Taliban — are radical and accept an interpretation of Islamic doctrine that most Muslims elsewhere consider extreme; this of course implies that most other countries are not radical and do not accept such interpretations.

Nov-23-14
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  Abdel Irada: <Big Pawn: <And all this talk about a Gay gene.. I'm pretty sure that it will be found one day >

Gay of the gaps.>

Credit where it's due: That's actually funny.

Nov-23-14
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  OhioChessFan: I wonder if Wesley is hearing footsteps.
Nov-23-14
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  Abdel Irada: Human genetics, as taught by Chris Farley?

<[...] There are, however, two problems with using earwax type in classroom exercises. One is that the allele for dry earwax has a frequency in western European populations of 10 to 20 percent, and it is virtually absent from African populations. Because dry earwax is recessive, this means that a classroom of students of European and African ancestry may show no variation; everyone could have wet earwax. Classrooms in northern China or Korea, on the other hand, may contain only students with dry earwax, because the allele for dry earwax is at nearly 100 percent in those areas.

The second problem with using earwax type in a genetics exercise is that having a bunch of students sitting in a classroom, digging wax out of their ears and waving it around, would be kind of disgusting.>

http://udel.edu/~mcdonald/mythearwa...

Nov-23-14
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  Abdel Irada: <SugarDom: The fact that there are specific passages in the Koran that condemns homosexuality and many more stronger condemnation in the hadith and the fact that Muslim practices do condemn homosexuality in many places of the world prove that you are out of touch with reality.>

Evidence from the Qur'an is inconclusive, and we are talking about the content of the Qur'an itself (the word of Allah), not about human practices.

<And again you are being the denial king. Do you know how little credibility you have in CG left?>

By keeping my conclusions in a tentative state until the evidence is in, rather than simply assuming that what I've been told is correct, I am in denial?

*You* are talking about credibility?

Nov-23-14
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  john barleycorn: Where is the "like" button?

<Evidence from the Qur'an is inconclusive, and we are talking about the content of the Qur'an itself (the word of Allah), ...> <By keeping my conclusions in a tentative state until the evidence is in,...>

Where will the evidence come from?

Nov-23-14  MissScarlett: <Evidence from the Qur'an is inconclusive, and we are talking about the content of the Qur'an itself (the word of Allah), not about human practices.>

In other words, where the dictates of liberalism and conservative interpretations of Islam differ, he's a liberal every time. Wearing funny clothes on festive occasions and spouting a few Arabic phrases is nothing more than window dressing.

Nov-23-14
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  Abdel Irada: <MissScarlett: <Evidence from the Qur'an is inconclusive, and we are talking about the content of the Qur'an itself (the word of Allah), not about human practices.>

In other words, where the dictates of liberalism and conservative interpretations of Islam differ, he's a liberal every time. Wearing funny clothes on festive occasions and spouting a few Arabic phrases is nothing more than window dressing.>

And do you say the same of praying five times a day and working to learn Arabic and memorize the Qur'an with understanding?

Nov-23-14
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  john barleycorn: <Abdel Irada: ...

And do you say the same of praying five times a day and working to learn Arabic and memorize the Qur'an with understanding?>

We need evidence for that, I suppose.

Nov-23-14  MissScarlett: <And do you say the same of praying five times a day and working to learn Arabic and memorize the Qur'an with understanding?>

Is this private prayer or do you attend mosque?

Nov-23-14
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  Abdel Irada: I attend masjid sometimes; on other occasions, I pray at home, leading my congregation of two. :-D

Nov-23-14
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  Abdel Irada: <john barleycorn: <Abdel Irada: ...

And do you say the same of praying five times a day and working to learn Arabic and memorize the Qur'an with understanding?>

We need evidence for that, I suppose.>

While you're at it, please supply evidence that you are not a computer program written to heckle me.

I suppose you can pass the Turing Test?

Nov-23-14
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  perfidious: Is the Turing Test forced injections of oestrogen?
Nov-23-14
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  john barleycorn: <Abdel Irada: ...While you're at it, please supply evidence that you are not a computer program written to heckle me....>

It is a BS detector. Unfortunately, it blinks most when reading your posts.

Nov-23-14
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  perfidious: <john b: It is a BS detector. Unfortunately, it blinks most when reading your posts.>

This cannot be correct, even in the recent absence of the <Pernicious Pensacolan> from everyday intercourse on the kibitzing side; for there is certainly <big liar>, who proves at every turn that said soubriquet is richly merited indeed.

Nov-23-14  Jim Bartle: Since when are kibitzers required to prove who they are and what they do?

Certainly people should back up factual claims on public issues (talking to you, <devere>), but prove they are college professors or tech workers or whatever? Absurd.

Nov-23-14
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  john barleycorn: <perfidious> of course, some posters had to be excluded from the search as I did not want to break this wonderful instrument :-)
Nov-23-14  Jim Bartle: <of course, some posters had to be excluded from the search as I did not want to break this wonderful instrument :-)>

I understand. <devere> and <!!> would cause the thing to melt down.

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