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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 B27 B30 B83
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C84 C65 C97 C69 C60
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E60 E63 E74
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A29 A20 A22
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A34 A30 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B30 B81 B85 B60
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B17 B13 B12
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A34 A30 A33
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
 English (4) 
    A15 A16 A10
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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 Steve Spencer, 1969 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 Larsen, 1976 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   Sosonko vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0

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 1974 by Phony Benoni
   US Championship 1975 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 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. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-1481970Ontario opB83 Sicilian
6. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-1301970MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
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 1-0261971WchT U26 18th final AA22 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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  thegoodanarchist: <zanzibar: Pelosi has found a new angle to force Trump to get the govt up and running again.

It's a brilliant stroke - uninvite him from the State of the Union. >

Sometimes all I can do is just shake my head.

I find it hard to believe the nonsense that comes out of the mouths of Leftists.

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  thegoodanarchist: <zborris8:

It is just not the case that the FBI would allow Putin to run the USA through Trump for so long. >

So you are finally willing to say that Putin isn't controlling the USA through Trump?

Next you will tell us the Earth is not flat and the moon landings were real!

I can't wait.

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  thegoodanarchist: < saffuna: <zborris8><So let's forget about collusion, it never happened. >

And Manafort sendng confidential campaign data to Kilimnik? That isn't collusion?>

Oh dear god...

You Rogoff libs are KOOKS! You ALL are deranged! What the hell is wrong with you nutjobs???

Honestly, coming to Rogoff lately and reading the comments of the Leftists has been more and more like reading the writings of the criminally insane, scrawled on the walls of the mental institutions with their own feces...

It is stunning. Seriously.

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  saffuna: I see you have no response. Just ridicule.
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  thegoodanarchist: <john barleycorn: <Diademas: ...

You make me want to go transgender. ;)>

I can do the surgery with bare hands :-)>

One of them, yes. The other? Not likely.

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  thegoodanarchist: < Diademas: Just out of curiosity < Dr Winston OBoogie>.

Why do you spend your time discussing American politics (that you clearly don't know the first thing about) when your own country is torn apart by Brexit?>

If he can get a smart person to argue with him, then Winston can imagine that he isn't a dumbass.

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  saffuna: "Facts bounce off the right-wing anti-knowledge bubble like bullets bounce off Superman. They have developed cognitive dissonance into a fine art form. "
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  HeMateMe: Remember during the 2016 campaign trump said to the working man "You're not alone anymore. You've got me!"

That must sound pretty funny to the 800,000 federal workers that trump has laid off. They and their families are now getting by on $400/week unemployment wages.

"They'll make adjustments, they always do." Trump will make adjustments too if his son goes to jail and he is impeached or voted out of office.

One term president.

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  thegoodanarchist: <Willber G: <Diademas: Get a grip!>

Not too firm, though - it restricts the flow.>

Good one!

<JBC> has competition for funniest Rogoff commentator.

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  thegoodanarchist: <al wazir: I'm b-a-a-a-ck!

(You probably didn't even notice that I was offline.)>

Actually, I was celebrating it.

Oh well, all good things must come to an end.

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  thegoodanarchist: <I removed "UngodlyAnalKyst" from my ignore list>

I knew my good luck streak would turn one day. I guess it's today.

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  thegoodanarchist: <What kind of warped goon supports a public appeal for racial violence and murder with some old school marm's "arguments": You said the words "idiot" and "troll"! I'm telling the Principal!". >


We now know why <saffuna>'s in rehab - <CHC> stole all his coca leaf. And is using it to inspire his comments.

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  thegoodanarchist: < saffuna: I see you have no response. Just ridicule.>

You're in good company, Jim - I don't respond to the Flat Earth crowd either.

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  saffuna: So you just ignore everything that doesn't fit your view.
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  tpstar: <coming to Rogoff lately and reading the comments of the Leftists has been more and more like reading the writings of the criminally insane, scrawled on the walls of the mental institutions>

Agree. The Democrat Party was giddy with power under President Obama, then they had a huge temper tantrum after the 2016 election, then they had another huge temper tantrum after losing the Brett Kavanaugh battle. Now they are giddy with the full power of a Blue House but unable to do anything constructive. Clearly they can't wait to implement their agenda, including a 70% tax rate to help save the environment.

After the 2018 election where the House turned Blue, their first word was Subpoena, then their second word was Investigate, then Trump Orange Bad over and over and over again. They were obviously not ready to lead.

<uninvite him from the State of the Union>

President Trump should address the nation directly just like his Oval Office message. The standing and sitting and clapping and scowling from the Swamp constitutes a big show.

Jan-17-19  mckmac: A 70% tax rate? Seriously?
Jan-17-19  The Kingfish: <Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggested a 70% Tax Rate on the Rich>

Legislated theft.

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  Bureaucrat: It wouldn't be 70% on all income, just income above a certain level. In the 1950s the US had a marginal income tax of 91% on household income above 200K USD.

If you put a 70% tax on income above, say, 10 million, the rich people would still survive somehow.

Jan-17-19  Larryfyffe: <tga>'s hope that Trump is going to take his pseudo-dictator any further by shutting down services to the American people is not going to work. He's not going to be able to drive the people to accepting a dictatorship by trying to starve them.

It just puts people's back up as it did in Cuba. And it that's the way it'll happen in the US too..

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  gezafan: <saffuna: "Facts bounce off the right-wing anti-knowledge bubble like bullets bounce off Superman. They have developed cognitive dissonance into a fine art form. ">

You mean facts like the fact that the black run South African government is going to steal the land of white people starting in March and the liberals support it?

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  gezafan: The Democrats and the liberal media have been very effective in persuading people that Trump alone is responsible for the shutdown. It takes two to tango. They're at least 50% responsible.

They've made it clear that they'd rather shut down the government than have border security.

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  tpstar: <The Kingfish> We should make a list of every liberal activist here who is prepared to pay their "fair share" 70% tax rate. If they complain, then they will get a 170% tax rate instead.

Surely they want to help save the environment.

<The Democrats and the liberal media have been very effective in persuading people that Trump alone is responsible for the shutdown. It takes two to tango. They're at least 50% responsible.

They've made it clear that they'd rather shut down the government than have border security.>

This Chicken Little hysteria over the government shutdown is very similar to the 2000 Bush-Gore election controversy where pundits liked to shout "Constitutional Crisis!" as loudly as possible and as often as possible.

Things were so much better when social justice warriors would just scream helplessly at the sky.

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  gezafan: gezafan: <perfidious: Just remember, <gazafan> and <kingmaricon>: this is Mississippi 1955 revisited, so's it's time to persecute all who are not as your pathetic selves.>

You mean like the blacks are doing to the whites in South Africa? Stealing their land and torturing and murdering them?

It's well known that liberals support this. That's why they won't speak out against it.

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  Dr Winston OBoogie: Check out @existentialfish’s Tweet:

Well said Rudy! "I never said there <wasn't> collusion between the campaign and Russia".

<I'm only sorry he didn't mention that he had the biggest inaugural crowd. That always gets them going.>

Coulter, A... Sugardom's pick for UN Ambassador LOL!

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  rogge: “Rudy bargained my parking ticket down to man slaughter”


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