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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. 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. 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. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-1651971MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-0291971MalagaB50 Sicilian
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 Adorjan 1-0301972W-ch Student Team Final-AB30 Sicilian
19. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-0411972W-ch Student Team Final-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
20. L Day vs K Rogoff  ½-½231973CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
21. K Rogoff vs Suttles 0-1471973Ottawa op-CANB06 Robatsch
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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  OhioChessFan: <kb2: What you and I think about the Z versus M case is irrelevant. It is a test of the Stand Your Ground Law.>

At the moment, I think SYG is not that important.

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  OhioChessFan: <PiPi:
* grey-cell-challenged []
* black-hole-brained []
* mono-ideated []
* neuron-lacking []
* freakily-focused []
* micro-minded []
* thick-thinking []

..but alliterative sequences are by far the best:

* sick smelly []
* sportingly stupid []
* smarts-starved []
* stark-staring-[]
* $h!t-slugging-[]

If they put this to a vote on the home page, I'd go with mono-ideated.

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  Jim Bartle: "At the moment, I think SYG is not that important."

I'm pretty sure Zimmerman's defense lawyer will think it's extremely important.

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  OhioChessFan: Per SYG, I don't see a specific point in which a typical claim of self defense wouldn't already be in play. As for what I'd like to know, I forgot to mention:

Any medical report or observation of Zimmerman's head/nose injuries.

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  OhioChessFan: <PiPi: The extreme circumstances that enable quantum force signalling will--on the face of it--require conditions impossible to replicate in the outside world.>

Like that matters when funding is up for grabs. You could substitue a number of things for "quantam force signalling" in that statement and still have much of this page railing against, ohhhhhhh, me, for being such an mono-ideated idiot for not being on board.

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  FSR: <johnlspouge> It occurs to me that a prostitute, asked to use your name in a sentence, would say something like, "I have to clean this johnspouge off me and get ready for the next customer."
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  tpstar: <The racial aspect here is not the key.>

This comment must be addressed. By now everybody knows that race has driven this case from the start, once people learned the race of the victim and the "white Hispanic" race of the gunman.

<They killed my son>

Draw your own conclusions.

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  Jim Bartle: To say "the racial aspect is not the key" means as a factor in resolving the case. And it won't be important (except in selecting a jury?), especially now that the prosecutor has ruled out that Zimmerman used a racial slur during his 911 call (she says he said "-------- punks").
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  HeMateMe: New Zealand will always be safe because no one wants it.
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  keypusher: <Indeed. Ron Paul's right wing credentials are impeccable...except that he's not a militarist. His complete exclusion from the Presidential race says something really obvious about the US system and its dependence upon the war industry.>

I like Paul, precisely for the reasons you state. But I don't see how you can say he's been excluded from the presidential race. He's been in third or fourth place on the Republican side all along. He's been in the debates, been able to get his message out. There just aren't enough people who think like he does. Ditto for Kucinich on the Democrat side (he's now lost his congressional seat).

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  Jim Bartle: "Ditto for Kucinich on the Democrat side (he's now lost his congressional seat)."

Lost it due to re-districting, and lost in the primary to a really strong Democratic congresswoman, Marcy Kaptur.

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  johnlspouge: < <FSR> wrote: <johnlspouge> [snip] >

My name is "Spouge", rhymes with "gouge". Fortunately, the Siemans employee rhymes with "stooge".

We really should regularize English pronunciation once and for all, to avoid such misunderstandings...

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  cormier: ... everything in due time <PP> ..... tks G his Kingdom is forever at hand and it's lights!!!
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  FSR: <johnlspouge: ... We really should regularize English pronunciation once and for all, to avoid such misunderstandings...>

No doubt John Boehner agrees.

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  FSR: <King Death: ... He should have that kind of common sense but you know the old word hubris, people that achieve great success don't get there by leaving their egos behind.>

Romney is not only not a regular joe, he has no idea how to play one on TV - unlike, say, Dubya, who I'm sure is much dumber than Romney but knew how to come across as a regular guy, "someone you'd want to have a beer with."

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  twinlark: <keypusher> <But I don't see how you can say he's been excluded from the presidential race. He's been in third or fourth place on the Republican side all along.>

Paul has as much chance of winning the Presidential nomination for President as a paper dog has of chasing an asbestos cat through hell. He consistently draws the best, largest and most loyal crowds amongst the Republican wannabes but is constantly sidelined and denigrated because of his isolationist policies and has always, and will always, come third or fourth in the Republican nomination - I imagine this will be his last campaign as he is now 76.

<Softpaw> is right on this one - there will only be militaristic presidents for the foreseeable's an absolute no-brainer if you look at the strength and virulence of the military industry, and the interlocking interests between it and the energy and financial sectors.

<OCF> <Like that matters when funding is up for grabs. >

That's especially true of String "Theory", which is untested and probably untestable - and has been so for the whole 30 or so years since it was thought up - yet attracts the lion's portion of funding for particle physics. Lack of experimental progress or proof in the String Conjecture (it really shouldn't be dignified with the label "hypothesis", let alone "theory" for this reason) is probably the biggest setback for science since it was launched as a discipline in the modern era.

Apr-13-12  PinnedPiece: Obama has sent me an email, as full of dissociation from truth as anything he says in public.

<Friend --

Now we know who we're up against -- a person who would rewind to the same failed economic policies that created the crisis,> WHAT?? I Guess he means free market capitalism. He sure as heck can't explain "the crisis" to himself or anybody else <roll back the rights of women,> The Dems are going to ride this donkey into Jerusalem, aren't they <and return to the social agenda of a century ago.> As a opposed to the new social agenda that has America splintering at the seams? The new social agenda that wants to bring all of the middle class into government dependency?

< So if you've been waiting for the right time to step up and pitch in to grow this campaign, it's now.

Make a donation of $3 or more today:

Pretty low expectations. But the kind of mind that swallows that whole line of crap probably can't afford to donate more than $3.


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  Jim Bartle: What in the world is wrong with asking for a donation of $3? Only huge donations, like that Foster Frieze guy who gives millions to the Republicans and says that Obama better hope that "his teleprompter is bulletproof"?
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  HeMateMe: The other day 1010 am news radio reported that a poll of 1,600 randomly selected people gave Obama a 9% edge over Romney, if the election was held today. Of course, that gap will close, and 1600 isn't such a large sample to predict from.

Still, for the "anyone but 'Bama" crowd, its a sobering point--the election will be very close.

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  Jim Bartle: Obama apparently is behind among men, but has a huge advantage among women.
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  HeMateMe: Yes, the breakdown I heard was that he trails men by about 10%, but is ahead with the female vote by 20%.
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  HeMateMe: I'm surprised 'Bama isn't getting the white Bubba vote, in the sparsely populated states. Those people are agrarian or blue collar workers. The Democrat party is THEIR party, they should realize it as such. Democrats have been behind all the advances for organized labor, and safety in the workplace, over the past 100 years.

What does Romney have to offer these fellows who driv a CAT, or work at a gas station? Zero wealth taxes on the rich, and continuing unfair tax burdens on the poor and lower middle class. Baffles me. And, you don't have to be reading the Times or watching Bill Moyers Journal to keep up with politics. Most people are pretty good auditors of their OWN paychecks, and should realize they will get screwed even harder if Romney gets in.

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  Petrosianic: You can't admit in one breath that you don't understand someone else's viewpoint, and then claim in the next that their viewpoint is wrong.
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  chancho: SYG....smack your groin?

Sounds unpleasant...:-)

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