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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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  OhioChessFan: <The snake was the first insurance salesman?>

Some things never change.

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  al wazir: <JohnDahl: Well played Chelsea> Indeed. But it was a minute away from being 0:0 and the width of a post from 1:1.
Apr-18-12  frogbert: <Some things never change.>


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  al wazir: <JohnDahl>: I can let bygones be bygones. I can forgive and forget that misunderstanding back in 1776 and that other little unpleasantness in 1812. (Your people were distracted by the French at the time. We Americans know how annoying they can be.) And being the world's foremost military power can be a chore and a burden; no one knows that better than we do. So all those little contretemps in the nascent nations your forebears worked so hard to civilize ( are pardonable. We all make mistakes from time to time ( Some of my fellow citizens take umbrage at the claim by one of your authors that baseball, that quintessential American sport, was a British invention (, but not me. I'm broad-minded. I understand how ordinary patriotism can sometimes be transformed into chauvinism. Hey, it happens here too. And since no Brit in living memory has won an athletic competition of consequence, naturally you've become a little sensitive about your past glory. It's of a piece with the British tendency to call soccer football. Everyone knows that soccer, which you Brits did invent, is played with a round ball, whereas football, which we invented, is played with a ball in the shape of a prolate spheroid. Well, we American have gotten used to foreigners misusing the language. We can ignore slips like that, just as we can overlook your warm beer and cold women. The truth is, I'm so tolerant that I'm practically an anglophile. I'm even willing to let you keep the Maldives, though you really should give Gibraltar back to the Spanish. (But Chelsea can keep Eva Carneiro. That's a fair trade, wouldn't you say?)

But there are some things that even I cannot pass over in silence. How does a society that claims to be sophisticated, cultivated, and governed by the rule of law allow Damien Hirst to continue swindling the art world and a gullible public? And not just swindling, but insulting everybody in the bargain. He is to Andy Warhol what Bernard Madoff was to Charles Ponzi. Granted, much of contemporary art is tasteless, but Hirst sets a galactic record for tastelessness.

I ask you, as a representative of all that is worthwhile in British culture: At long last, have you left no sense of decency?

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  Petrosianic: <The conservative majority>

Actually, Anthony Kennedy is usually regarded as a moderate swing vote, when other things are equal. It's only when he doesn't vote the way people want that he becomes an arch-conservative/liberal.

<might now utilize the “judicial activism” for which conservatives have criticized liberals.>

That's the party line Obama test marketed the other week, but the test was a failure. All it did was get people thinking he didn't know about Marbury vs. Madison, and a hundred other cases. Striking down unconstitutional laws is in fact what the court is there to do. Activism is the exact opposite, when the court makes new laws. Obama knew this, he was simply hoping that you didn't and would just blindly repeat whatever he said. (Give him credit, he pegged that one.)

<Hypocrisy should no longer surprise us.>

Neither should gullibility.

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  twinlark: <Jim Bartle: The snake was the first insurance salesman?>

It'd be even more disturbing if it was the first snake-oil salesman.

Apr-19-12  quantum.conscious: <FSR: Belief in God is declining gradually worldwide, ...>

<Last December, a poll revealed something encouraging about spirituality in America. When asked if they had ever had a religious or mystical experience, more responders said yes than no. This was a first in the 47 years that the Pew Research pollsters have been asking the question. (A religious or mystical experience was defined as "moment of sudden religious insight or awakening.")

<<<<< >>>>>>

Apr-19-12  PinnedPiece: === Silly Me? ===

Hardly. I have been noting the rise and fall of the DOW with Obama's chances here. Been Pooh Poohed, naturally.



Unfortunately for me, the correlation is the opposite from what I was promoting!!!!

=== Obama Goes After the Market--Again ===

Obama made another speech with his traditional 40 lies about the Buffett rule nd what a sin it is for him to pay a lower tax rate than his secretary (omitting the fact that he is comparing apples to oranges, and that he himself also pays a lower rate than HIS secretary--which was comparing APPLES to APPLES. )

I can't over praise the Levin monolog on Obama's obvious lies from his recent speech about taxing the rich...and what the Obama administration actually has to do to raise more taxes. Plus his lies again about why Oil Speculators are to blame for price increases. Take a listen:

=== Obama Not Marxist in Outlook? ====

Such a great show from Levin on the 17th April, and features an interview with a Cuban refugee caller about the horrors of Castro's glorious "Hope and Change" in Cuba....and how that echo from Obama sent fresh fear shivers down his back. (And he never mentions the Glorious Great Health Care in Cuba, btw!!!!) Hear the discussion around the 92 minute mark of that link. NOTED: People do not flee TO communist countries.

Also in the program: Mark comments about Diane Sawyer asking Romney if he isn't too rich to connect with the American public. Mark's take on that is too *SANE* for any American to ignore. I have an additional comment: When did Diane Sawyer or any MSM left-wing journalist ask john Kerry (arguably richer than Romney...and with no work on his part) if he wasn't "too rich to connect with the American people" when he ran against George Bush in 2004? Of course they didn't. They are "in" as Michelle Obama would say...they are with Obama in his class warfare strategy, and want the "richness" of Romney to be on our minds.

With Kerry, it was the last thing they wanted on your minds.


Apr-19-12  galdur: How the US uses sexual humiliation as a political tool to control the masses

Apr-19-12  goldenbear: <Petrosianic> For the record, I agree with literally everything you wrote and so does the author of that piece. Maybe that would have been clearer if I had posted the entire article, but there was a limit to how much space I was comfortable using...
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  HeMateMe: <PinnedPiece: > John Kerry is not the heir to the Heinz Ketchup fortune, his wife is. Kerry was a grunt in Vietnam, he didn't grow up rich.

Also, we have two different types of wealth here. Hedge fund Mitt has made his bucks in a venue that is often very conttroversial--involved insider information, somehow beats the rules, and is an accumulation of wealth that is alien to the typical wage earner, who has a more easily understood job, and his/her job does not have wild swings, the job does not depend on swings in the market that reward some, and crush others.

Apr-19-12  goldenbear: <HeMateMe> <Kerry was a grunt in Vietnam, he didn't grow up rich.> What kind of nonsense it that? You're saying that John FORBES(!) Kerry didn't grow up rich? How rich do you have to be for you to consider someone "rich"?
Apr-19-12  goldenbear: <al wazir> By my definition, Thomas Kincaid has to be the most "tasteless" artist ever. And while we're on art, here's a funny guy everyone should know:
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  Jim Bartle: As I remember it, Kerry took a lot of heat for being rich, especially for having married into wealth. He was certainly ridiculed for his upper-class habits, such as going wind-surfing on a day off during the campaign.

And Kerry's image as a New England blue blood certainly hurt him in the campaign against "regular guy" Bush.

His family was well off but not extremely wealthy. The difference is that he didn't dedicate his life to getting richer and richer.

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  Marmot PFL: <Damien Hirst was born in Bristol in 1965. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London and first came to public attention in 1988 when he conceived and curated "Freeze," an exhibition of his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths. In the near quarter century since that pivotal show, Hirst has become one of the most prominent artists of his generation. Many of his works are widely recognized, from the shark suspended in formaldehyde, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1991) and his spot, spin and butterfly paintings, through to later works such as the diamond skull For the Love of God (2007). Of the latter, the art historian Rudi Fuchs has said, “The skull is out of this world, celestial almost. At the same time it represents death as something infinitely more relentless. Compared to the tearful sadness of a vanitas scene, the diamond skull is glory itself.”

Throughout his work, Hirst takes a direct and challenging approach to ideas about existence. His work calls into question our awareness and convictions about the boundaries that separate desire and fear, life and death, reason and faith, love and hate. Hirst uses the tools and iconography of science and religion, creating sculptures and paintings whose beauty and intensity offer the viewer insight into art that transcends our familiar understanding of those domains. “There [are] four important things in life: religion, love, art and science,” the artist has said. “At their best, they’re all just tools to help you find a path through the darkness. None of them really work that well, but they help. Of them all, science seems to be the one right now. Like religion, it provides the glimmer of hope that maybe it will be all right in the end…”

Damien Hirst lives and works in Devon and London, U.K. He was included in the 1992 Young British Artists exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, London and in 1995 he won the Turner Prize. Solo exhibitions of Hirst’s work have been held at Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples (2004), Astrup Fearnley Museet fur Moderne Kunst, Oslo (2005), Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2008), Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (2009), The Wallace Collection, London (2009–10), the Oceanographic Museum, Monaco (2010), the Museo di Palazzo Vecchio, Florence (2010) and Tate Modern, London (2012). Damien Hirst has been exhibiting with Gagosian Gallery since 1996.>

Hirst chess set

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  Marmot PFL: Labor candidate confesses to using private healthcare
Apr-19-12  goldenbear: <JB> If <HMM> is currently yachting on Martha's Vineyard, then I'll cut him some slack and agree that John Forbes Kerry didn't grow up rich. But you've got to be insanely wealthy yourself to make that kind of statement.
Apr-19-12  hedgeh0g: The Republicans have finally done it. They've gone so far right that centrist Democrats are now considered "Communist".
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  al wazir: <goldenbear>: The last line in your link is this: "In fact, his paintings had become so popular that forged de Horys began to appear on the market."

I think that says all that needs to be said about the art market.

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  Jim Bartle: "In fact, his paintings had become so popular that forged de Horys began to appear on the market."

A line from a bargain shopping song by Allan Sherman in the early 60s: "A genuine copy of a fake Dior."

Apr-19-12  goldenbear:

<al wazir> I think you'll appreciate this. Scroll to the time 23 minutes and 55 seconds to hear what Clifford Irving thinks about "art expertise". Makes me laugh every time...

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The reason "class warfare" resonates so well is that one out of two Americans now lives in poverty according to the last census.

One hundred and fifty million people aren't wromg Taxes have become regressive

After LBJ's war on poverty the rate was eleven percent.


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  diceman: <Obama eating dog: The 11 best tweets

Beagles with cream cheese
Eggs rover easy
Great Danishes
Pugs in a Blanket
Pup Tarts
Obama's Indonesian cookbook: Dreams of My Fido
Chicken Poodle Soup.
Spaghetti and Mutt Balls
Santa's little hamburger helper
Garlic Mashed BOtatoes MMMMM
When Obama asks for a DOGGY BAG he really means a bag with a dog in it>

Obama, The Dog Swallower.

Look at the bright side, at least it didn’t cost us 5 trillion dollars.

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  al wazir: <kb2ct: one out of two Americans now lives in poverty according to the last census.>


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