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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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A18 A16 A19
 Sicilian (8) 
    B23 B21 B83 B30 B38
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C60 C88 C91 C97 C65
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A29 A20 A22
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E63 E74 E60
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A30 A34 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B30 B85 B50 B60
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B17 B13 B10 B12
 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
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 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 Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Robert E Byrne, 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:
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   K Rogoff vs Carlsen (Aug-28-12) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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KENNETH S ROGOFF
(born Mar-22-1953, 64 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]
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 133  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Larsen vs K Rogoff ½-½351968Canadian OpenA02 Bird's Opening
2. K Rogoff vs S Spencer 1-0201969US Jnr ChpB15 Caro-Kann
3. K Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½1061969World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni Defense
4. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½371969World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann 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. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-0291971MalagaB50 Sicilian
9. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-1651971MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-0481971MalagaB08 Pirc, Classical
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. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026197106, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
16. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½211971World Student OlympiadA15 English
17. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½121972WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
18. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-0411972W-ch Student Team Final-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
19. K Rogoff vs Adorjan 1-0301972W-ch Student Team Final-AB30 Sicilian
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
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 133  PGN Download
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Dec-11-17
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  saffuna: Bitcoin: "If something seems too good to be true, it usually is."
Dec-11-17
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  Bobsterman3000: <saffuna: Bitcoin: "If something seems too good to be true, it usually is.">

I heard the techies at the office today saying that bitcoin has tripled in value $$ in the last few months, so even a dabbler who came late to the party could've made a quick hit profit on it.

Dec-11-17  Larryfyffe: The lobster < bobster>, covered and crawling with big prawns, is now writing the 'True History of The Great White North'. It's about all the cotton plantations that existed up there in the snow and how the slaves used the Bob Sled Freedom Ride to escape down south across the border.

It's bound to be a great seller.

Dec-11-17
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  Bobsterman3000: <Saffuna> and apparently each bitcoin transaction uses an absolutely insane amount of electricity on each side when pushing through, I think due to having to power lots of heavy duty computer processors that have to do the heavy calculations, verifications, etc. Some people dismiss that as non-issue, but others I've heard saying that's going to impact scalability and block bitcoin's continued spread.
Dec-11-17
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  johnlspouge: < <saffuna> wrote: Bitcoin: "If something seems too good to be true, it usually is." >

Bitcoin permits distant transfer of monetary value without any charge from a trusted third party (e.g., bank, stock broker).

It therefore does have a tangible value.

Dec-11-17
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  cormier: nite nite guys ... ths G
Dec-11-17
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  saffuna: Bitcoin sounds a little like MySpace, a good idea which gets swept away by someone doing the same thing but better.
Dec-11-17
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  johnlspouge: Bitcoin_scalability_problem - Wikipedia

[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitco... ]

Dec-11-17
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  Bobsterman3000: <saffuna: Bitcoin sounds a little like MySpace, a good idea which gets swept away by someone doing the same thing but better.>

MySpace was the 1st generation of its kind, usually that kind of tech is doomed to be surpassed using the very same domain knowledge that it helped uncover.

Not to mention that MySpace was so freaking cluttered that it was squalidly painful to the eyes.

Dec-11-17
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  Bobsterman3000: <JohnLSplouge>

And I've been hearing the environmental crowd was starting to get more vocal about bitcoin's heavy energy usage:

http://www.dw.com/en/bitcoin-energy...

Dec-11-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: <Looks like Moore was a 30-something old creep>

*Nonce.

<who tried to get in the pants of some teen chicks>

That's still a nonce.

<or, at worst, girls who were slightly underage.>

Slightly underage? That's what you're going with!?

<That's got nothing to do with pedophilia>

35 year old man has sexual contact with 14 year old girl. Nothing to do with pedophilia!!!

Let me ask you a <hypothetical> question Yoko. You sign in here tomorrow and hear I was arrested for sexual offences with a 14 year old girl. Am I a nonce, a criminal or a <filthy> criminal nonce? What would you say about this <hypothetical situation> Would I get your vote if I was running for office if I was a Repulsivan? Would you let me babysit for your daughter/niece/girlfriend (Lol)??

You've lost all sense of morality when you put politics and your political beliefs by turning a blind eye to sex abuse. I don't think you're thick Bob, I think you're delusional and beyond brainwashed. You've fallen for the rhetoric of a man who can't even string a coherent sentence together... Like I said I don't really think you're thick so I've narrowed it down to an easily misled, ignorant, brainwashed fool with no moral conscience

Dec-11-17
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  al wazir: <Bobsterman3000: <Saffuna> and apparently each bitcoin transaction uses an absolutely insane amount of electricity on each side when pushing through, I think due to having to power lots of heavy duty computer processors that have to do the heavy calculations, verifications, etc. Some people dismiss that as non-issue, but others I've heard saying that's going to impact scalability and block bitcoin's continued spread.> Nonsense. At current rates it's about $40 worth for one bitcoin. (But the hardware investment in computer farms is far pricier.)

What bothers me is that the "calculations" they are used for (guessing the characters that when appended to a string will result in a hash with the requisite number of leading zeroes) seem pretty pointless. Those computers could be employed for more useful applications, like SETI@home or Einstein@home (https://boinc.berkeley.edu/).

Even if bitcoins can be used for a few purchases, as long as their value is measured in dollars they're just a commodity -- and not a very useful one. If they were a real currency they would have replaced dollars.

Dec-11-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: <HeMateMe: Bob, I would have thought you might be more worried about mentally ill white men>

BP's his bessie. He's not worried about other BP's.

Dec-11-17
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  johnlspouge: Thanks, <Bob>. It would not have occurred to me that the bitcoin blockchain is so energy-intensive that it could be construed as an ecologically irresponsible alternative to currency! The blockchains must have one heck of a computational complexity.

I will pause and consider a moment before going into ecological Chicken Little mode, however ;>)

Dec-11-17
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  al wazir: <johnlspouge: Bitcoin permits distant transfer of monetary value without any charge from a trusted third party (e.g., bank, stock broker).> That's why we pay banks for credit cards, check processing, SWIFT transactions, etc.

<It therefore does have a tangible value.> But against that you have to weigh the non-negligible *transaction costs* for using bitcoin, ether, etc: http://mashable.com/2017/08/28/bitc....

Dec-11-17  Dr Winston OBoogie: Get a read of this johnlspouge https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/art...
Dec-11-17  Hungry Jack: LOL!

Listening to all these sanctimonious libocrites, you'd think there was something wrong with President Trump noticing a 12 year old girl was beautiful, even though he made it clear he wasn't into her "that way".

Is there any man (this let's out the bisexual Jew from NY and <two hands zanz>) who HASN'T admired the beauty of a young girl, just because she was in fact objectively beautiful, and not because he actually wanted to bend her over like the so called Prophet of Islam?

It's fine, though. Americans are too smart to fall for yet another politically motivated witch hunt, and it'll backfire on them just like all the nothing burgers they've been peddling.

Meanwhile the President has a great opportunity <right now> to take advantage of the failed impeachment and get Congress to pass an enabling act giving him the necessary unilateral authority to do what must be done to quash emerging threats to our national security.

That done, he can turn his attention to the vast fifth column of terrorist sympathizing Muslims polluting our country.

Remember when globally respected Muslim leader Tayyip Erdogan told us the TRUTH about " moderate Muslims" - "There is no moderate Islam. There is only Islam"?

Well anyone with any common sense (that let's out ALL the libtards) already knows Islam wants to destroy Western Civilization and force us all to live under Sharia Law and pay " jizya" for the privilege of living in our own countries while non-Muslim. We can thank Erdogan for making it clear this applies to ALL Muslims, no matter how "moderate" they pretend to be.

(Islam calls it "taqiyya', and now there's no excuse for us to fall for it.)

If the libtards want to get on their moral high hose about men having sex with young girl's, they should stop pointing fingers at the President and focus instead on Islam, where bending over little girls is just following the " sunnah" of their false Prophet.

Food for thought - but I bet they'll do what they always do. Stick up for our enemies and attack the Leader we elected to keep us safe from them.

Who else thinks these libs are traitors, almost as dangerous as the terrorist religion they love so much!?

Dec-11-17
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  saffuna: Oh yes, and walking unannounced into the dressing room of the Miss Teen USA pageant is just fine.

<Meanwhile the President has a great opportunity <right now> to take advantage of the failed impeachment and get Congress to pass an enabling act giving him the necessary unilateral authority to do what must be done to quash emerging threats to our national security.>

He'd better hope he keeps a Republican Senator in Alabama tomorrow. I assume he will, but first things first.

Dec-11-17
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  perfidious: <hungry off....Is there any man (this let's (sic) out the bisexual Jew from NY and <two hands zanz>) who HASN'T admired the beauty of a young girl, just because she was in fact objectively beautiful, and not because he actually wanted to bend her over like the so called Prophet of Islam?>

You are certainly disqualified by virtue of being a paederast.

<.....If the libtards want to get on their moral high hose (sic) about men having sex with young girl's (sic), they should stop pointing fingers at the President and focus instead on Islam, where bending over little girls is just following the " sunnah" of their false Prophet....>

You're just jealous; you want all the young boys to yourself.

Remember, if you were caught lusting after one of your teenage boys, your head would go on the block. In one big hurry.

Dec-11-17  Hungry Jack: Heh, heh

Looks like Idiot Poster <perv> is either projecting or confusing me with <al-ways boring>, the crypto Muslim who thinks paedophilia <does no harm>!

But what can you expect from a fifth column libtard who let his daughters marry Muzzies?! He'll have no one to blame but himself when they bend over his grand daughters like Muhammad did Aisha.

Dec-12-17  Hungry Jack: CNN wants us to believe it made an "honest mistake" on when President Trump made diplomatic contact with Russia, but Sarah Sanders shut down their weaseling in a hurry.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...

We know how it works. The lying liberal media intentionally mislead the public about something important and then IF they get caught, they issue a "correction" no one sees, so the lie lives on.

#FakeNews

Dec-12-17
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  Colonel Mortimer: <saffuna: Oh yes, and walking unannounced into the dressing room of the Miss Teen USA pageant is just fine.>

So you've ditched Russiagate as a losing proposition, and quite rightly so. And now you're trying the "Trump is a paedophile" road to impeachment.

Since Hillary lost the election, it seems you have lost most of your marbles.

Instead of posting 24/7 and losing all sense of reality, why don't you go out one day and fly a kite or something?

Dec-12-17
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  zanzibar: <<Mort> Since Hillary lost the election, it seems you have lost most of your marbles.>

Completely unoriginal refrain... and we haven't even entered the summer rerun season yet.

The new normal, I guess.

Dec-12-17
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  Colonel Mortimer: <Completely unoriginal refrain... and we haven't even entered the summer rerun season yet.>

Politics isn't a sport. Instead of flag waving for your equally dubious team, perhaps you should focus on how you can bring Washington to account?

Dec-12-17
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  Bureaucrat: <Meanwhile the President has a great opportunity <right now> to take advantage of the failed impeachment and get Congress to pass an enabling act giving him the necessary unilateral authority to do what must be done to quash emerging threats to our national security.>

The mad Nazi's sockpuppet wants the idiot President to become dictator.

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