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K Rogoff 
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Kenneth Rogoff
Number of games in database: 132
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2505
Overall record: +38 -29 =64 (53.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      1 exhibition game, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A18 A16 A19
 Sicilian (8) 
    B21 B23 B30 B38 B85
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C88 C68 C97 C65 C91
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A29 A20 A22
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E74 E63 E60
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A34 A30 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B30 B52 B50 B81
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B17 B10 B13 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
   Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1972 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs A H Williams, 1969 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Larsen, 1976 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1978)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   US Championship (1974)
   Biel Interzonal (1976)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Ken Rogoff Chess Highlights by GumboGambit
   US Championship 1974 by Phony Benoni
   US Championship 1975 by suenteus po 147

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(born Mar-22-1953, 63 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 132  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Larsen vs K Rogoff ½-½35 1968 Canadian OpenA02 Bird's Opening
2. K Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½106 1969 World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni Defense
3. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½37 1969 World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. K Rogoff vs S Spencer 1-020 1969 US Jnr ChpB15 Caro-Kann
5. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-148 1970 Ontario opB83 Sicilian
6. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-130 1970 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-059 1970 WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
8. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
9. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-042 1971 Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
10. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
11. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
12. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
13. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
14. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
15. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
16. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-041 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
17. K Rogoff vs Adorjan 1-030 1972 Graz Stu ttB30 Sicilian
18. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½12 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
19. Pilnik vs K Rogoff  0-156 1973 NorristownB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
20. L Day vs K Rogoff  ½-½23 1973 CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
21. K Rogoff vs Suttles 0-147 1973 Ottawa op-CANB06 Robatsch
22. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 0-139 1973 NorristownB06 Robatsch
23. Browne vs K Rogoff 1-041 1974 US ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
24. K Rogoff vs W Schmidt  ½-½39 1974 Rubinstein memA36 English
25. Saidy vs K Rogoff 0-136 1974 US ChampionshipA15 English
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  johnlspouge: We pay more per capita than any other country for our medical care, but things could certainly be worse.

Capitalist incentives inherent in US emergency care have led to increased efficiencies [ ].

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  patzer2: <Chancho> In reference to Wolfe's attack on Sowell, one needs to know where Alan Wolfe is coming from politically.

According to <<Earlier in his career, Wolfe was a member of the collective that put out the Marxist-oriented journal, Kapitalistate, whose pages featured articles by such writers as Poulantzas, Claus Offe, Ralph Miliband, and Bob Jessop.>>

Wolfe is now supposed to be more "centrist," but the attack by this sociologist (not an economist) on Sowell demonstrates that he hasn't moved away from extreme left wing positions. Like many here he resorts to adhominem attacks as a substitute for reasoned argument.

Thomas Sowell is a Professor of economics at Stanford and highly respected in his profession. His biography at states <<Sowell was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2002. In 2003, Sowell received the Bradley Prize for intellectual achievement. Sowell received his bachelor’s degree in economics (magna cum laude) from Harvard in 1958, his master’s degree in economics from Columbia University in 1959, and his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1968.>>

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  patzer2: <Jim Bartle: "Trickle-down economics" most certainly exists.> You might believe in Santa and the Easter Bunny, but that doesn't make them real.

Professor Thomas Sowell makes two convincing arguments:

1. There is no such thing as "trickle down economics" in the academic literature or text books written by professional economists.

2. The benefits of business tax cuts (i.e. capital gains tax cuts) that spur investment first benefits the workers hired to operate the new enterprise, and only later "trickles back up" to owners and investors if the business makes a profit.

Sowell is right. Liberals have it backwards about how wealth is created and distributed in the private sector.

P.S.: The phrase is simply a fabrication and a convenient tool of the left to engage in class warfare. It's demagoguery designed to appeal to the resentment of the public toward those who succeed in private enterprise. It also marks those who believe an essential purpose of government is to confiscate and redistribute wealth.

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  chancho: <patzer2> Yeah, I read that.

I also read this from, Wiki:

<Thomas Sowell has stated that he was a Marxist “during the decade of my 20s"; one of his earliest professional publications was a sympathetic examination of Marxist thought vs. Marxist-Leninist practice>

He changed his views and so did Wolfe:

<Wolfe: I do not fear a future Tim Russert combing my early books to find words in blatant contradiction to my present ones: good luck in even finding the young out-of-print me. Sure, some of the stuff I once wrote embarrasses me now, even down to my choice of titles. But better that than sentences never exposed to the air of experience.>

Saying that Wolfe is not an economist and therefore not qualified to comment on Sowell's work sounds reasonable.

There are people here who do understand something about economics,(you amongst them) and while they do not have the title next to their name, their opinions certainly have value.

Wolfe understands economics to a reasonable extent, (probably beyond that) so why shouldn't his opinions have merit as well?

Besides, it's really not relevant in this case.

The book in question is called:

<Intellectuals and Society>

Seeing as Wolfe is an intellectual of some note, it's reasonable to assume that he's not out of his depth in regards to this particular kind of review?

Apr-25-12  HeMateMe: On a lighter note, has anyone seen <VEEP>, a new HBO show starring Julie Louis Dryfus? She is a contemporary Vice President. This isn't the pwer girl type show, like a few years ago when Geena Davis played the president of the USA. This is a much more realistic, small issue oriented type show, real people, real world.

She played Elaine, the girlfriend of Jerry Seinfeld on <Seinfeld>. Not a bad show, tries to take you into the hypothetical sleazy world of big time politics. The players are as ethical as used car salesmen. Probably inspired by the almost VEEP asendency of Sarah Palin.

I'll have to watch another two episodes to see if I really like it. The actors surrounding Dryfus are good. It remains to be seen if the writers can keep it good each week.

Apr-25-12  King Death: I'd like to see Julia Louis Dreyfus.
Apr-25-12  King Death: Darrell Issa's at it again on Obama's administration.

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  FSR: Issa may wish to compare the entries in this article for the Obama administration and its predecessor: As you'll recall, I reposted their list of George W. Bush administration scandals here, but it required three posts to do so.
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Which is the better high??

Airplanr glue, cough syrup, mouthwash, or hand sanitizer???


Apr-25-12  Jim Bartle: Patzer2: "Trickle down economics" is just a light term similar to "Obamacare." It refers to giving breaks to the wealthiest so they can then pass on some of that wealth to those below.

That's a common policy prescription, and advocated by several people on this page. It's not going to go by the informal name in academic literature, but the policy is certainly discussed.

Apr-25-12  hedgeh0g: <Low skill low education low wage workers? How politically incorrect. I prefer to call them undocumented entrepeneuric Obama supporters.>

Considering the vast redneck base of the GOP, I find this comment amusing.

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  tpstar: <Which is the better high??>

Do tell.

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  johnlspouge: < <kb2ct> wrote: Which is the better high?? Airplanr glue, cough syrup, mouthwash, or hand sanitizer??? >

Maybe we can finally get an informed opinion from <diceman>.

Apr-25-12  cormier:
Apr-25-12  Tomlinsky: <OCF: There is no question that a person spending most of their earnings on life's necessities won't have much left to invest to increase their wealth (I understand there's other ways of creating wealth). I understand wanting to make things more fair, etc, but most programs that seek to address that make things worse.>

Well, I'll just reiterate the part you left out then... Where, exactly, are all of these jobs globally that have been created with endless 'incentives' to the corporate pocket? Anyone!? Profit to reinvest in jobs and the economy my arse.

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Apr-25-12  Marmot PFL: <Don't we all believe that everyone should have an equal opportunity to succeed in life and to realize his or her full potential? Is that everyone's right? Anything less would be unfair.>

Sure, but who over age 14 believes that life is fair?

Apr-25-12  Marmot PFL: <Which is the better high??

Airplanr glue, cough syrup, mouthwash, or hand sanitizer???>

I've heard computer duster is good, but don't take my word for it. Most druggies aren't too picky and will use whatever household products are handy.

Apr-25-12  Marmot PFL: <Professor Thomas Sowell makes two convincing arguments:

1. There is no such thing as "trickle down economics" in the academic literature or text books written by professional economists.>

"Trickle down", "Reaganomics", "voodoo economics" are all slang expressions for supply side economics. Sowell is correct in that very few professional economists take it seriously.

<The specific set of foolish ideas that has laid claim to the name "supply side economics" is a crank doctrine that would have had little influence if it did not appeal to the prejudices of editors and wealthy men.>

Paul Krugman

Apr-25-12  Jim Bartle: I thought supply-side economics is different from trickle-down economics, or at least deal with different aspects of similar policies.

Supply-side says that lowering tax rates raise productivity by so much that tax revenues will go up.

Trickle-down economics claims that if you give breaks to the wealthy (excuse me, the job creators), they will hire more employees, pay them better, etc. and that part of that wealth will flow down to the regular folks.

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Dice appears to be a huffer not a puffer or drinker.


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  johnlspouge: < <kb2ct> wrote: <johnlspouge:> Dice appears to be a huffer not a puffer or drinker. >

I apologize for overestimating his expertise.

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  diceman: <johnlspouge: < <kb2ct> wrote: Which is the better high?? Airplanr glue, cough syrup, mouthwash, or hand sanitizer??? >

Maybe we can finally get an informed opinion from <diceman>.>

Well, Kitty Dukakis knows more about household cleaners.

<Which is the better high??>

Obama of course.

From the tingle up Chris Matthew’s leg,
to the euphoric brain death of the Bartle’s, FSR’s, kb2ct’s, HeMateMe’s.

(Its almost as if brainstem activity has stopped)

Of course, Id need evidence they had any pre Obama.

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  johnlspouge: < <diceman> wrote: [snip] Kitty Dukakis knows more about household cleaners [snip] >

You are a real education, <dice>. The Internet is indeed confirming that Kitty has more experience with household cleaners than I do.

Apr-25-12  Jim Bartle: "From the tingle up Chris Matthew’s leg,..."

What about Palin's winks at the camera during the VP debate making National Review editor Rich Lowry sit up straighter on the couch?

"I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me."

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  diceman: <Jim Bartle: "From the tingle up Chris Matthew’s leg,..." What about Palin's winks at the camera during the VP debate making National Review editor Rich Lowry sit up straighter on the couch? "I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me.">

So you equate a man being interested in a pretty woman, with men fawning over Obama?


(notice how Mr. Bartle volunteers the evidence that proves my point)

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