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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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Apr-20-12  King Death: <FSR> A long time ago I found the magic button and it's given me peace of mind. It's a lot better than all of that garbage from the cesspool.
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  FSR: <King Death> I have <dice> on ignore too, but I still see his comments about me when I use "Search Kibitzing" to see comments people have posted referencing "FSR." Not that I care what he says about me; he has no credibility.
Apr-20-12  Zorts: You guys are going to be sorry when Romney gets in and appoints the Dice as Czar of the straight camps or something as prestigeous.
Apr-20-12  King Death: <Zorts: You guys are going to be sorry when Romney gets in and appoints the Dice as Czar of the straight camps or something as prestigeous.>

That's the day that I pack up and head for the woods of British Columbia, then he can't come after me.

Apr-20-12  Zorts: Then Ted Nugent will make sure you STAY in British Columbia.
Apr-20-12  PinnedPiece: Who controls the U.S. Economy?

I nominate the "Fourth Branch", which is all the bureaucracies which have been given the power over the years to pass their own legislation quite apart from what happens in Congress.

Let me guarantee you right now that <<<>none of these regulations increases>> American prosperity, liberty, job growth, or business financial health. None of it.

Here is a recent example (hundreds every month occur):

<Changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2010 say pools must be upgraded with chair lifts, essentially mini cranes that move wheelchair users into the water. The initial deadline was March 16, but confusion over the details and pool owners' insistence for more time caused the Justice Department to give them until May 21.

The law doesn't affect private clubs or pools owned by neighborhood associations that aren't open to the public.>

(MAYBE NOT this year. But next year or the year after, yes. To this administration, private property rights/private associations/clubs are a thing of the past.)

<It's a massive and expensive undertaking. The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals says its research shows that between 235,000 and 310,000 pools require the upgrade. Manufacturers estimate the lifts run $3,500 to $6,500, and installation can double those costs. Altogether, owners could face combined costs exceeding $1 billion.>

Here is the authoritative basis for this "Departmental Dictum":

<The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires the Department of Justice (the Department) to publish ADA design standards that are consistent with the guidelines published by the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board). The Department has adopted revised ADA design standards that include the relevant chapters of the Access Board´s 2004 ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines as modified by specific provisions of the Department´s revised rules implementing title II and title III of the ADA. To minimize compliance burdens on entities subject to more than one legal standard, these design standards have been harmonized with the Federal standards implementing the Architectural Barriers Act and with the private sector model codes that are adopted by most States. The changes to the design guidelines were adopted by the Access Board as a series of separate rules that were combined in the 2004 ADA/ABA guidelines. These rules addressed recreation facilities, play areas, State and local government facilities (detention facilities and courthouses), and, finally, the revision of the Access Board´s 1991 guidelines. These changes have been adopted, with some modifications, as the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design. >

You should note that these pools have ALREADY PURCHASED PORTABLE LIFTS to comply with an earlier version of this regulation. Now they have to install permanent electrical equipment right in the water. How sound is that.

The power of the fourth branch grows with each imposition, requiring more governmental oversight, more expenditure, more government employees to enforce the regs, bigger budgets, on and on.

And of course, "The Rich" are not paying their fair share to fund this government increase in power, reach, and expenditure.

As the recent GSA and Secret Service scandals show us, we only get to see the tiniest tip of the iceberg of governmental fraud waste and abuse.

But the rich are not paying their fair share, nevertheless.


Apr-20-12  Shams: <King Death><That's the day that I pack up and head for the woods of British Columbia, then he can't come after me.>

B.C. is definitely the place to hide if it all hits the fan. I've thought about this too.

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Iran has a lot to learn about crowd control. Check out this clip of a woman jumping onto the roof of President Ahmedinejad's car to have an in your face tête à tête with the Prez:

Bring her to the West I say, so she can have a word or two with some of our beloved leaders.

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  FSR: <Zorts> You're probably right. Is <dice> a Mormon?
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  whiteshark: OMG!!!...don't ask questions!!!

They'll just tell you you're too stupid to understand ;-)

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  whiteshark: If I have to post one last link it would be <The Mother Of All Infographics: <Visualizing America's Derivatives Universe>>

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  whiteshark: The very last, really.

<A World in Debt>

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  OhioChessFan: A Rogoff Page Quiz:

Did <Jim Bartle> tell <diceman>

A. You can't show me where I've really dug deep into the abortion issue.

B. You can't show me where I've expressed opinions on abortion.

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  OhioChessFan: Another Rogoff Page Quiz:

Who was deceptive?

A. <OhioChessFan> who quoted <Jim Bartle> expressing an opinion on abortion.

B. <Jim Bartle> who was quoted expressing an opinion on abortion after claiming he couldn't be found doing so.

Apr-20-12  hedgeh0g: So far... far to the right...

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  OhioChessFan: And here's another post that <diceman> can't show <Jim Bartle> expressing an opinion about abortion. I am quoting every single word since to leave any out apparently equals deception:

<<In Holland, according to and, it is against the law to terminate a viable fetus which is defined in their law as after 24 weeks. According to their information ministry, the purpose of the Dutch law on abortion is "to balance two potentially conflicting interests" in protecting the life of the unborn child while at the same time "helping women who are in a difficult position because of an unwanted pregnancy.">

Some good sense, in my opinion.>

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  Jim Bartle: Are you really ripping into me on the abortion question and whether I had participated in the arguments about it here, OCF? I thought we were friends despite our disagreements.

I made one comment, one very general comment, months ago, where I said both sides had good points and that it was a very tough question. You chose to quote just one small part of that paragraph saying I was "fundamentally pro-choice."

There's been a lot of argument about abortion here and I haven't entered into it. I believe it's a very difficult question and don't think I have the answers. As I said in that comment, I don't think abortion doctors should be murdered.

I'm really sorry you did that, OCF, it's not like you.

Apr-20-12  galdur: CIA Claims Release of its History of the Bay of Pigs Debacle Would “Confuse the Public.”

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  johnlspouge: For others caught in the web of words, here is a nice summary article on the history of the ever-relevant word "Luddite" [ ].
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I have previously posted about the I2P project

Similar is the TOR project.

Privacy matters.


Apr-20-12  JohnDahl: Sifting through Breivik's testimony, there does seem to be quite a number of his opinions that I don't find entirely disagreeable. Am I meant to feel ashamed?

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Previous was a bad link


Apr-20-12  JohnDahl: <The principle is simple: everyone makes mistakes. Take the case of the hacker known as Sabu.

He regularly talked to others using internet relay chat (IRC). Reading messages allegedly from Sabu, apparently leaked by his fellow disgruntled hackers, he was quite boastful about what he had attacked, his invulnerability and his technical prowess.

He therefore set himself up as an obvious target for surveillance.

It appears that just once, Sabu logged into his IRC chat service without using Tor. His IP address was revealed and the FBI traced him. That led to charges against other suspected hackers.>

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<JohnDahl: >

The FBI just conficated a TOR server

Make sure you use one outside the U.S.


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