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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 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) 
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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

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

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(born Mar-22-1953, 64 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 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
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  tpstar: <It's freaking amazing how guidelines 1 and 3 are continually violated at will on this site. Moderating is piss poor. At some point the admins really should step in.>

This site really is a haven compared to the rest of the Internet.

Back in 2004, <> was a free enterprise although the only toy was the Opening Explorer. The group was much smaller and far easier to Moderate, although you were never sure when an Administrator would show up. When they began offering Premium Memberships, there was a distinct culture change allowing off-topic discussion (which was previously discouraged), provided people still followed the Posting Guidelines, as part of their business model to keep customers happy. Remember the 2005 Questionnaire specifically asked how to handle off-topic political and religious discussion, and many respondents wanted a separate area of the site for this purpose (not the Kibitzer's Cafe), and over years this page became the de facto blog. You also recall back when there was no Blow the Whistle function, so we had to resolve disagreements ourselves in real time. Best I can tell, Kenneth Rogoff has never visited this site and is completely unaware about all of these posts under his name. The presumption is that if he were to arrive and complain, they would have to shut it down or archive the whole thing. Perhaps he would appreciate all of the educated discussion. =)

Consider the Life Master Saga. How on earth do you Moderate a discussion when both sides are breaking the rules?

<Colonel Mortimer> is from New Zealand.

Jul-06-11  BobCrisp: 94% of scientists are monarchists? Cool.
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <PinnedPiece: <shach> As near as I can make out, <ColMort> lives in the South of England somewhere. Possibly Guildford or Crawley.>

<tpstar>--<<Colonel Mortimer> is from New Zealand.>

Well, that's south of England, isn't it?

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  Colonel Mortimer: <Well, that's south of England, isn't it?> LOL - it is for most redneck christian knuckle draggers.
Jul-06-11  PinnedPiece: <ColMort> See I'm not the only one capable of huge guessing errors. Just so you know, I don't drag my knuckles. They are positioned well in front of my point of balance, and I wear gloves to boot.


Jul-06-11  BobCrisp: New Zealand has, perhaps unkindly, been referred to as 1950s England. It's largely populated by unhip middle class white people. Still, it's better than living in Pakistan or Uganda or some other godforsaken place.
Jul-06-11  shach matov: <<ColMort> lives in the South of England somewhere. Possibly Guildford or Crawley.>

so why then does this fool constantly put his nose in other people's business? these cheep libs should stop being such busybodies and get back to their real occupation: kissing the islamo-fascist butts around the world.

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  Colonel Mortimer: <schach matov> is an Israeli settler...

Jul-06-11  BobCrisp: <Colonel Mortimer> claimed <BobCrisp> to be an evangelical American Republican. So wrong on all three counts!
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  Tomlinsky: Do people think that it isn't noticed when their prose isn't actually making, or addressing, any particular point whatsoever but rather just playing to the gallery in a third-person style narrative?

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  perfidious: <BobCrisp: <Colonel Mortimer> claimed <BobCrisp> to be an evangelical American Republican. So wrong on all three counts!>

Pendejo about covers it, though.

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  cormier: oh brothers ...
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  Colonel Mortimer: <BobCrisp:> <Colonel Mortimer> <claimed <BobCrisp> to be an evangelical American Republican. So wrong on all three counts!>

In my rush to judgement I omitted to insert "aspiring".

Jul-06-11  BobCrisp: <In this story, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn contends that claims that the mob violence was racial must be “challenged” as divisive:

Flynn has called a community meeting to talk to residents in the Riverwest neighborhood at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday about the events of July 3. He said it was important to challenge commentary in some blogs and reader comments on news stories that emphasize the race of the victims and suspects.

“We can’t allow this activity to divide this community because ultimately it’s this community standing together that will identify these individuals and ultimately bring them to justice.”

In Flynn’s world, it is not blacks attacking whites that divides the community, it is whites noticing that blacks are attacking whites that divides the community.>

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  OhioChessFan: <OCF: Amusing final sentence.>

<Imposter: really? do tell.>

At the end of your rant, you warn me not to engage in ad hominems.

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  Colonel Mortimer: Anyway can someone explain why only 6% of scientists are Republican?
Jul-06-11  BobCrisp: Because only a fraction of scientists are American. What percentage of Nobel Prize winners for science are Kiwis?
Jul-06-11  Imposter: <At the end of your rant, you warn me not to engage in ad hominems.>

you're not that shallow. maybe i'm wrong.

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  Colonel Mortimer: The sample was US only
Jul-06-11  BobCrisp: The sample was biased.
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  Colonel Mortimer: Of course - that never occurred to me. Deep thinking indeed Bob. Your intellect is as crisp as a deep fried smartie:)

Jul-06-11  PinnedPiece: The actual study answers the questions.*

The scientists polled were mainly from Academia and Government, who depend on government largess for their funding.

1) Scientists dislike war--Republicans have been successfully portrayed as the warmongers. (see the Pew study on Liberal Bias of Reporters )

2) Scientists believe the Bush administration quashed findings about global warming (see the Pew study on Liberal Bias of Reporters)

3) Scientists believe that Democrat administrations are much more likely to hand out large grants for scientific study.

Scientists once believed the earth revolved around the sun, too.

*"The Young Turks" is of course more <ColMort>'s idea of where to find the truths of the universe.


Jul-06-11  PinnedPiece: <ColMort> I have just done a quick fact check on your non-chess posts, and on my non-chess posts. On Testable Statements:

Truths: 28 (2.8%)
Inaccuracies: 147 (14.7%)
Dead Wrong: 185 (18.5%)
Possible Lies: 6 (0.6%)
Direct Insults: 438 (44%)
Correct Predictions: 0

Truths: 2,406 (45.3%)
Innaccuracies: 25 (0.4%)
Dead Wrong: 7 (0.13%)
Possible Lies: 4* (0.09%)
Direct Insults: 11 (0.2%)
Correct Predictions: 61


*Does not include the odd lie.


N.B. This kibitz is guaranteed to be as accurate as any of <ColMort>'s have been on the topics of theology or traditional conservative philosophy.


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  Colonel Mortimer: I think he's lost it.
Jul-06-11  PinnedPiece: Hypothesis: Republican principles of governance are as bad in the end as Liberal principles.

Contra Evidence:

Miller predicted catastrophe if the bill were to become law -- a charge repeated thousands of times by his fellow Democrats, union officials, and protesters in the streets. Now the bill is law, and we have some very early evidence of how it is working. And for one beleaguered Wisconsin school district, it's a godsend, not a disaster.

The Kaukauna School District, in the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin near Appleton, has about 4,200 students and about 400 employees. It has struggled in recent times and this year faced a deficit of $400,000. But after the law went into effect, at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, school officials put in place new policies they estimate will turn that $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. And it's all because of the very provisions that union leaders predicted would be disastrous.>


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