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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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  diceman: For anyone looking for last minute stocking stuffers.

1) The Audacity of a Joke:
Thoughts on Reclaiming Your Wallet
(A lighthearted, zany look at Obama’s first term)

2) It Takes a Taxpayer
(it always takes a taxpayer)
Definitive proof villages don’t come cheap

3) It Takes a Teleprompter
A look back at famous Obama speeches

4) It Takes a Lightweight
A fun, educational look at democrat voters.
(of course it also takes trillions and trillions of taxpayer dollars

5) Ayers/Obama an Explosive Combination
(Thoughtful, probative,
one for the intellectuals.)

Ghetto Slums and Gardens
(A young, hip, urban lifestyle magazine, for an underclass on the go) The year end issue has a special pullout:
“4782 Free Programs You Probably Didn’t Know About”

Another underclass friendly publication.
This Month:
Break The Chains of Capitalism: Get Owned.
(Obama can help)

An Unsolved Mysteries Box Set:

Where’s The Birth Certificate?
Where’s Rev. Wright?
Where’s General Betray-Us?
Where’s The Hope & Change?
Where’s Joe Biden?
Where’s The Democrats Budget?
Where’s ObamaCare?
Who Listened To The Debt Commission?
Where’s The Equality?
Where’s The Compassion?
Where’s The Tolerance?
Where’s Democrat Results?

The unsolved mysteries team tackles these mysterious riddles. (it should be noted the Birth Certificate episode aired before Trump had the man-child produce it)

Don’t forget you can also reserve Obama’s new book for 2012:

My Big Fat Greek Deficit

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  tpstar: <diceman> Merry Christmas, from my ghetto to yours. =)

I hope you get a chance to sing that classic Christmas carol "The First Nobel" about you-know-who.

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  diceman: <tpstar: I hope you get a chance to sing that classic Christmas carol "The First Nobel" about you-know-who.>

Good one!
Oddly enough, I was just thnking that!

(cover your eyes CM, cover your eyes)

Merry Christmas, tpstar.

Here’s to: Walking Through A Ghetto Wonderland.
(well actually more like duck and cover instead of walking)

Id also wish you a White Christmas, but we don’t want to get racial for the holidays, do we?

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  diceman: <tpstar: I hope you get a chance to sing that classic Christmas carol "The First Nobel" about you-know-who.>

Not exactly that one but was thinking along the lines of:

Silver and Gold Chains
The Little Dealer Boy
Little Town Of Filthydelphia
Grandma Got Run Over By A Carjacked SUV

Do You Hear What I Hear?
(sounds like a police siren)

God Arrest Ye Merry Gentleman

Do You Hear What I Hear?
(sounds like a 45)

Little Saint Nick(got me bail)
Tyrell The Snowman
Rudolph The Red Haired Junkie

I’ll have to add :
‘The First Nobel” to the list.

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  tpstar: <diceman> More Christmas fun for your family:

"Debt the Halls"

"Jingle Bankruptcy"

"Giddy Up Gitmo"

"Little Drummer Biden"

"We Three Wise Latinas"

"Let There Be Pelosi On Earth"

"Rocking Around the Credit Rating"

"God Rest Ye Merry Corpse-men"

"I'll Be Homeless For Christmas"

"O Come, All Ye Faithful Obamabots"

"Grandma Got Run Over By Obamacare"

"We Wish You a Merry Mainstream Media"

"It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like One Term"

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Beer Summit"

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell It On the Mountain"

"All I Want For Christmas Is My Birth Certificate"

"I'm Dreaming of a Typical White Person Christmas"

"Christmas At Ground Zero" featuring Bill Ayers

"Spread the Wealth for Christmas" featuring Joe the Plumber

"The Christmas Chickens Are Coming Home To Roost" featuring Reverend Wright

Dec-23-11  King Death: <tpstar> Nice job.

I'll add one: On a Slow Boat To Gitmo.

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  johnlspouge: <patzer2: wrote : [snip] 2) Redistributing wealth to government union employees who make as much as twice their private sector counter parts [snip] >

"Science" magazine has just chosen an NIH study as the Breakthrough of the Year. [ ; ] The NIAID-funded project showed how early HIV treatment could also be an effective means of prevention. Several other NIH projects are among Science's list of the top ten breakthroughs.

The issue of salaries for government employee is quite nuanced [ ]. The principle of respecting individual dignity suggests that a case-by-case evaluation of salaries is appropriate. Moreover, many government employees are better educated than their private-sector counterparts, suggesting they are in fact underpaid [ ; ; ].

Only when their productivity is discounted, can government investments be completely disparaged. Similarly, when the greater education of government employees is repeatedly discounted in discussion of their salaries, such discounting could be considered intellectual dishonesty.

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  cormier: Ps 25:4-5ab, 8-9, 10 and 14R (see Luke 21:28) <Lift up your heads and see; your redemption is near at hand.> Your ways, O LORD, make known to me;
teach me your paths,
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my savior.
<Lift up your heads and see; your redemption is near at hand.> Good and upright is the LORD;
thus he shows sinners the way.
He guides the humble to justice,
he teaches the humble his way.
<Lift up your heads and see; your redemption is near at hand.> All the paths of the LORD are kindness and constancy
toward those who keep his covenant and his decrees.
The friendship of the LORD is with those who fear him, and his covenant, for their instruction.
<Lift up your heads and see; your redemption is near at hand.>
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  Colonel Mortimer: Merry Christmas to all
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  johnlspouge: Global warming is creating economic opportunities for Canada in the arctic [ ].

< <Colonel Mortimer> wrote: Merry Christmas to all >

I'll go with the PC "Seasons Greetings", but likewise :)

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  whiteshark: < It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century of central banking. <>>

- Ron Paul, End the Fed


Dec-23-11  nummerzwei: 'It seems like the only countries Germany had a negative export-import balance vs (in 2010) were Netherlands & China.'

After reading the link you provided, I seriously wonder what your definition of 'country' is.

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Merry Christmas!

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  valiant: <After reading the link you provided, I seriously wonder what your definition of 'country' is.>

Yes, I shouldn't have provided the complete list (only top ten perhaps).

Fröhliche Weihnachten!

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  soldal: Germany's top 10 negative trade balances 2010, million Euros:

Tschechische Republik - 1 993,3
Libysch-Arabische Dschamahirija - 2 150,3
Ungarn - 2 254,4
Kasachstan - 2 460,8
Niederlande - 4 226,9
Russische Föderation - 5 485,9
Japan - 9 32G5,9
Irland - 9 401,2
Norwegen - 9 801,2
Volksrepublik China - 23 479,3

Dec-23-11  Shams: <tpstar> Hilarious!

My favorite: <"Don't Ask, Don't Tell It On the Mountain">

Dec-23-11  nummerzwei: <valiant:Fröhliche Weihnachten!>


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  johnlspouge: For those who felt warm but did not get enough of the "Navy Kiss" yesterday, here's more of good holiday feeling: [ ]
Dec-23-11  Shams: I doubt anyone here would have an opinion about this:

<The Obama administration on Friday blocked a new South Carolina law>< that requires voters to have photo identification because of concerns it would hurt minorities' ability to cast a ballot.

Under the law, anyone who wants to vote but does not have a photo identification must obtain a new voter registration card that includes a photo. A birth certificate or passport can be used to prove identity.

The Justice Department said the requirement could harm the right to vote of tens of thousands of people, noting that just over a third of the state's minorities who are registered voters did not have a driver's license needed to cast a ballot.

"The state's data demonstrate that non-white voters are both significantly burdened" by the law and "disproportionately unlikely to possess the most common types of photo identification" needed, Thomas Perez, head of the Justice Department's civil rights division, said in a letter to the state.>

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  Petrosianic: And on the very same day...

So much for the idea that voter fraud isn't an issue.

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  Jim Bartle: Yes, it's a serious problem that Republican officeholders register fraudulently to vote in order to continue receiving a salary they are no longer entitled to receive.
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  cormier: <<Isaiah 2>

The Mountain of the LORD
1 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:

2 In the last days

the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,
and all nations will stream to it.>

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  FSR: <Petrosianic: And on the very same day...

So much for the idea that voter fraud isn't an issue.>

You're so right. Voter fraud by Republican officials is a very serious problem. I have no doubt that they stole both the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections.

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  Softpaw: <governance has more alignment with doctrines of federalism than 'neoliberalism' to my mind.>

I think the E.U. is unique in terms of political organization. In terms of economic ideology and policy enshrined in various stages in various constititutions, charters, institutions etc.--it's without a doubt neoliberal , in my and many others' opinion. (As a matter of fact, neoliberalism is virtually predominant globally).

The political structure was pretty much designed to allow the imposition of neoliberal policies on recalcitrant national populations. They go hand in hand.

Unfortunately, I don't have time to elaborate on that right now. I'll have to get back to that later.

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  moronovich: Merry Christmas !
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