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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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Mar-06-12  Bdellovibrio: <PinnedPiece> I can't tell if you're being sarcastic ("Very good point."), but FYI the Peace Prize is the only Nobel Prize that is overseen by a Norwegian organization, and <al wazir> was referring to the Nobel Prize in Medicine, which is certainly more relevant to the discussion about whether the US contributes in greater proportion to the body of medicinal knowledge than Switzerland. The Peace Prize seems to have lost credibility, whereas the awards in the sciences have not.
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  FSR: I have a question for you conservatives (<OCF>, <Pinned Piece>, and <I play the Fred>, for starters) who think that Sandra Fluke is worthy of your contempt if, as you suppose, she is sexually active. As far as I can tell, conservative commentators Laura Ingraham, 47; Ann Coulter, 50; and Meghan McCain, 27 have never married. Ingraham and Coulter, according to their Wikipedia articles, have both been engaged more than once.; McCain has said that premarital sexual abstinence is not realistic and that the Republican Party "can be a party for a 24-year-old pro-sex woman" - presumably referring to herself. I'm going to go out on a <huge> limb and surmise that (1) all of these women are non-virgins, (2) have probably had sex with more than one man, and (3) very likely used contraception. (If not, they've probably had abortions, since it appears that none of them have given birth to children.) If my suppositions are correct, does that make them equally worthy of your contempt?
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  al wazir: Credibility? You want to talk about credibility? What about the Nobel prize in literature? I look forward to the day when it goes to someone who writes poetry in Esperanto.
Mar-06-12  Bdellovibrio: <al wazir> I think there's something wrong about attempting to award a prize in literature that transcends linguistic and cultural divides.
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  WannaBe: "You have not truly appreciated Shakespear, until you have read it in its original Klingon."
Mar-06-12  I play the Fred: FSR, I will be happy to answer you when I am on a proper keyboard. This touch screen aint cutting it.
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  Softpaw: <PinnedPiece: ...The United States produces advances in every form of health care service, pharmaceutical, surgical proceudre, equipment, etc. etc.>

And that is not <necessarily> such a good thing.

E.g., firms seeking super-profits are competing like crazy trying to outdo each other in producing marginally better $100,000 plus-per-year cancer drugs that just may extend life for only a few weeks --at best.

Big Pharma's quest for big profits has radically distorted health care so that pharmaceutical-based treatments often replace simpler and more effective options. Obese Americans are prescribed new cholesterol-lowering and diabetes-checking drugs rather rather than comprehensive programs that get at the roots of their problems. Big Pharma is racing to produce what promises to be the next big super-profit-drug--a "female Viagra". Great! When that comes out and the prescriptions soar, we can add it to the list of wonderful, new, very costly medical "advances".

"Is Newer Better? Not Always"

<But an expensive new drug is not always better than an older, cheaper drug, and sometimes a new technology or treatment that is highly effective for some patients is unnecessary or even dangerous for others.

[...] without curtailing the use of unnecessary, overly costly and even dangerous new technologies and surgical procedures, there is little hope of restraining the relentless rise in health care costs.

Consider the prostate-specific antigen test, which is widely used to screen men for possible prostate cancer. In an Op-Ed piece in The Times in March, Richard J. Ablin, the doctor who discovered prostate-specific antigen, described the test as “hardly more effective than a coin toss” at distinguishing who is at risk, and lamented that the test’s popularity has led to “a hugely expensive public health disaster.”

Each year some 30 million American men undergo the test at a cost of at least $3 billion, and many go on to have surgery, intensive radiation or other damaging treatments that may not have been necessary.

Or consider complex fusion surgery to relieve lower back pain. An article and an editorial in the April 7 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association deplored the rapidly rising use of this surgery, which fuses multiple disks in the spine, in patients who would have done better, and faced fewer risks, with simpler surgery that eases pressure on the nerves without fusion.

The explanation for the boom was likely economic. Surgeons were paid 10 times as much for the complex surgery, hospitals were paid three and a half times as much, and manufacturers reaped a bonanza selling $50,000 worth of implants for the complex surgery, compared with little or no profit from the simpler surgery. >

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  whiteshark: That was just waaaaaay to much
Mar-06-12  RookFile: <Jim Bartle: All true. However this time Obama will have to defend his record as president, not just say what he would do if he wins. >

The best post of the night.

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  FSR: <Anyone who wants to run for office as a Republican in one South Carolina county must pledge to live - and promise to have always lived -- a pretty tame life.

According to new rules just adopted by the Laurens County GOP, no candidate will wind up on the primary ballot who hasn't passed a purity test.

Among the new requirements to run as a Republican in this county in the June 12 legislative primary, according to The Clinton Chronicle, are that aspiring candidates must have abstained from sex before marriage.

And once they ace THAT test, they must take a pledge that "You cannot now, from the moment you sign this pledge, look at pornography."

Other required Republican pledges include:

"You must oppose abortion, in any circumstances.
"You must uphold the right to have guns, all kinds of guns.

"You must endorse the idea of a balanced state and federal budget, whatever it takes, even if your primary responsibility is to be sure the county budget is balanced.

"You must be faithful to your spouse. Your spouse cannot be a person of the same gender, and you are not allowed to favor any government action that would allow for civil unions of people of the same sex.


And those oaths above, The Chronicle reported, are just a <few> of 28 different pledges candidates must swear to uphold if they want to hold office under the banner of the Republican Party in Laurens County - a town famous for its Ku Klux Klan museum, which served as the headquarters of the American Nazi Party's nominee for president in 2008.>

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  FSR: It turns out that there <is> a moral difference between the rich and everyone else. But don't get excited, <diceman>.

<The publication last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of “Higher Social Class Predicts Increased Unethical Behavior” provided fresh fodder for the liberal critique of the Republican Party and the corporate ethic.

The paper, by Paul K. Piff of the University of California, Berkeley, and four colleagues, reports that members of the upper class are more likely than others to behave unethically, to lie during negotiations, to drive illegally and to cheat when competing for a prize.

“Greed is a robust determinant of unethical behavior,” the authors conclude. “Relative to lower-class individuals, individuals from upper-class backgrounds behaved more unethically in both naturalistic and laboratory settings.”> http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes....

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  OhioChessFan: <kb2: Who are you voting for in the primary tommorrow?? >

I'm leaning toward "None of the Above"

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Mar-06-12  PinnedPiece: <FSR> I could care less about the woman's secual activity. You are missing the point i make every time I discuss it.

About the U of Cal Berkeley college professor finding a way to smear, how out of character of him. You can bet his research methods are iron-tight.


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  johnlspouge: < <PinnedPiece> wrote: <jls:johnlspouge: < <RookFile> wrote: Oh, I agree completely. The first health care cost to go is the repeal of Obama care. >

Health Care Expenditure as % GDP

[ ]

#1. US 13.9%
#2. Switzerland 10.9% >

The United States produces advances in every form of health care service, pharmaceutical, surgical proceudre, equipment, etc. etc. Please compare the results from switzerland or any other country you like.

There is a return on expenditure that you are ignoring. >

Much of what I say stems from an overriding concern about the US deficit. The US cannot afford to continue business as usual. Medicine is a large proportion of the US expenditures, much more than anywhere else in the world. We should look for savings, and medicine is an obvious candidate.

I am not ignoring the US expenditure on medical research. In the US, the excess of technologically advanced tests and treatments, many of which do not benefit patients, must provide some incentive for private medical research. I simply posit that the money can be better spent.

Moreover, medical discoveries might not be as uniquely American as you believe. Here, e.g., is a long list of Canadian medical discoveries [ ]. Not bad for a country with 10% of the population of the US.

< You should be smarter than to take some opaque (in the sense that the truths are obscured) figures and think they mean anything rational. Consider <the big picture>. >

I welcome a judicious examination of the numbers, rather than rhetoric. By such means do we arrive at truths.

Let us examine the numbers more closely, then, according to the big picture. Even the difference between the US and Switzerland, 13.9%- 10.9% = 3% of the US GDP of $14.59 trillion is <$438 billion>, <10> times the 2013 budget request for the entire National Institutes of Health ($30.860 billion [ : top link, Overview of FY 2013 Presidents Budget]. Just imagine what we could accomplish if that money were spent efficiently.

< who are you to criticize what we spend our money on. >

I am a US citizen and taxpayer, and I do medical research for my livelihood.

As long as you have asked, what makes you an expert on medical research, theater rat? ;>)

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Thanks. It was a trick question.


Mar-06-12  timhortons: <Much of what I say stems from an overriding concern about the US deficit. The US cannot afford to continue business as usual. Medicine is a large proportion of the US expenditures>

i observe that in canadian hospitals, antibiotics used are generic.

<A generic drug (generic drugs, short: generics) is a drug defined as "a drug product that is comparable to brand/reference listed drug product in dosage form, strength, route of administration, quality and performance characteristics, and intended use."[1] It has also been defined as a term referring to any drug marketed under its chemical name without advertising.[2>

ill site an example.


Why is this medication prescribed?
Cefuroxime is used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria, such as bronchitis; gonorrhea; Lyme disease; and infections of the ears, throat, sinuses, urinary tract, and skin. Cefuroxime is in a class of medications called cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

<brand names of cefuroxime which are expensive Ceftin, Zinacef, Kefurox>

why used a high priced brand drug?

these are the type of drugs getting needled to the american consumers.

Mar-06-12  RookFile: Romney's gonna win...


Mar-06-12  timhortons: devils laugh!

abama is the anointed one!

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  johnlspouge: < <timhortons> wrote: [snip] i observe that in canadian hospitals, antibiotics used are generic. >

Thanks, <tim>. Jog my memory and I can state the specifics of my case.

In my Canadian medical training, we were taught <never> to use expensive brand names for drugs, unless there was an overriding reason, like a special time-release formulation.

Meanwhile, here in the good ol' US of A, no matter how hard my dentist tries, he can never remember the generic name for the antiseptic Chlorhexidine [ ]. I provide it whenever he writes my prescription, while his other patients pay a useless and expensive premium for a brand name that some drug company has drilled into his head.

Brand names are not Big Macs and diseased hookers, but as the tip of the iceberg, they indicate one substantial inefficiency of the US medical system. US consumers really need a medical degree to defend themselves against the system.

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  Softpaw: My mother died stuffed full of useless drugs, prescribed by a slew of useless specialists, one for her heart, one for her blood, one for her bones--none for her health, none for her soul.
Mar-06-12  timhortons: <useless specialists, one for her heart, one for her blood, one for her bones--none for her health, none for her soul.>

mom main doc is a cardiologist,but her case is co manage by a nephrologist, she got a chronic kidney condition,an endocrinologist was like wise informed of her admission, her blood sugar need to be stablize.doc aj the most brilliant hematologist in the planet was likewise informed of this admission, mom was once under his care for some benign blood disorder, she is for further investigation for this disorder.


who else need to be informed and need to co mange with moms case?

this type of @#$%*&!# dont happen in candian hospital.

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  diceman: <timhortons: devils laugh!
abama is the anointed one!>

You are the abama guy!

Don’t forget he’s also the deity, messiah, and god of the atheist.

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