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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. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-1481970Ontario opB83 Sicilian
6. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-1301970MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
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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  Jim Bartle: Or Newt Gingrich.
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  diceman: <JohnDahl:
Incidentally, I heard <Mickey Mouse> wears a <Paul Krugman> wristwatch.>

Bush wears an Obama watch.

Obama wears a Solyndra sundial watch.
(it doesn’t keep time for some reason)
However, its costs:

…because it doesn’t keep time, he has to ask Biden what time it is, because he cant tell time, Biden has to ask Pelosi what time it is, Pelosi says :we need to pass the time, before we can tell the time.

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  diceman: <galdur: <diceman> Much if not most of govt. policy comes from people that nobody at all voted for and most people never hear of. You have a myriad of think tanks, non-governmental organizations, foundations etc. This web then connects into Wall St., Pentagon, CIA. It´s a very corrupt system with immense conflicts of interests.>

Odd, to democrat morons its a well oiled machine of truth, honesty.

It produces fairness/equality at extremely low costs?

According to HeMateMe, it also protects us from the massive costs of all the prisons we would need for the black man.

(smart people know they commit crime if you don’t give them free stuff)

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  diceman: <benjinathan: What happened to Flt 77 and its passengers?>

Was there a Flt 77, or were you just led to believe there was?

<Assuming it was useful to hit the Pentagon, why not just fly a plane into it? Where was the missile fired from? Why did no one see the missile get fired? Why did no one see the missile on the way?>

Our military is the worlds leader in stealth technology.

<There are airplane pieces on the ground of the pentagon lawn in pictures taken 10 minutes after the attack. Who put them there and how so quickly?>

Magician Dave Copperfield has a magic act where he makes plane parts appear. I’m sure our “experts” would have access to the information.

Hey, this is fun!

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  diceman: <goldenbear: <tpstar> I'm in ketosis right now. What do you think about that?>

Are you playing a keytar?

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Where did the towers go??

There is a youtube video if you are too lazy to read the book.


May-04-12  JohnDahl: What do the Unabomber, Osama Bin Laden and the Obama administration all have in common?

A belief in global warming as a major threat to planetary health.

Verily, you shall know them by the company that they keepeth.

May-04-12  galdur: Does this look like a Boeing 757 crash site?

See also: What Really Happened on September 11 at the Pentagon

May-04-12  galdur: BTW, the alleged aircraft hit the Pentagon feet off the ground at approximately the angle shown on that pic, somehow without touching those magic light poles.
May-04-12  benjinathan: <galdur>

I think you have to answer the questions I posed. What is your theory about where the people are? etc.

Yes it looks like a crash site- there are pieces of aircraft everywhere, including ones that sure look like AA markings. It looks like what you get if you flew an airplane into a brick wall. If pieces of aircaft are there- and to me they clearly are- where did they come from?

I think one of those magic poles fell through the window of a taxi cab after being sheared off.

The problem with conspiracy theorists (and one of the reasons they have so much difficulty convincing others) is they tend to think everything is part of the conspiracy- from the preparation of the FDNY, to whether they flew a missile into the pentagon rather than an airplane, to the response of USAF fighters, to whether phone calls from hijacked airplanes were faked and it goes on. It would be so much more convincing to more people (but not me) if the theory was more limited (ie Bush had foreknowledge but did not act on it)

With respect, as <PP.> has observed, it is impossible to put together a theory based on the conspiracy theorists assertions that just does not sound stupid to the average person. Which is, I would guess, why there is so much conspiracy theorist resistance to asserting a comprehensive theory that takes into account all of the known facts and the conspiracy allegations.

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  OhioChessFan: I don't think the current dustup is worthy of as much discussion as it's gotten, but in the interest of education, here are what I have found are the three big problems with all conspiracy theories.

1. People talk. You can't keep a huge group of people quiet about anything.

2. Alternately impugning/appealing to various witnesses.

3. Lack of narrative. I found this one on my own in a long search of the JFK assassination. You can sit all day and ask questions about this and that, but to offer an alternative that includes all the known facts? It never happens with the conspiracists, and it never seems to be a problem for them to be unable to.

In their own way, in the current discussion, the anticonspiracists have appealed to all of these, and rightly so.

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  Jim Bartle: OCF: "1. People talk. You can't keep a huge group of people quiet about anything."


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  whiteshark: So here's the place...
May-04-12  galdur: <benjinathan> I don´t see how it would be on me to rationalize those impossible official fables. Why don´t you ask the people who made up this crap how a large wing airliner can fly at 530 mph feet off the ground without disturbing cars and people right under it. Why don´t you ask them how reinforced skyscrapers are supposed to crumble to dust virtually without resistance in a gravity driven event. Why should I patch up the holes in these fairy tales?
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  tpstar: "Do you like parties?"


"We can invite all our friends, and have soda and pie."


"I hope no Bad People show up."



The Beastie Boys have played a crucial role in protecting this site against the Bad People. Peace out, bro.

<how a large wing airliner can fly at 530 mph feet off the ground> My friend was in Washington D.C. on 9/11/01 and actually heard the plane before it crashed (although he didn't hear the crash) and felt a strong breeze, and wondered why a plane would be so low to the ground. He then went indoors and saw the news on TV. I never knew he was in on the conspiracy.

People can raise "troubling questions" all day, basically about anything. That doesn't change the truth.

May-04-12  JohnDahl: <have found are the three big problems with all conspiracy theories.

1. People talk. You can't keep a huge group of people quiet about anything.>

But this is ex post facto. The real issue is how a conspiracy of any size can come to fruition to start with.

May-04-12  galdur: At the very least you should be able to view surveillance tapes showing this plane hitting the Pentagon. But even this is impossible. Doesn´t this tell you something? Maybe all the cameras on the Pentagon and establishments in the area were magically out of order that day. You need to demand a rational official story in touch with reality. I don´t know what really happened on 9/11. I haven´t seen any meaningful investigation of the crime. There is only this totally discredited official fable that very few people take seriously at this point. That fable will continue to age very badly because it is by definition impossible to prove falsehoods.
May-04-12  JohnDahl: <I don´t know what really happened on 9/11.>

Oh, The grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men;
He marched them up to the top of the hill,
And he marched them down again.

And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only half-way up,
They were neither up nor down.>

May-04-12  goldenbear: <it is by definition impossible to prove falsehoods> Not true. It is possible to prove falsehoods. But I know what you mean, and I agree. The official story of the burning of the Reichstag hasn't aged well either.
May-04-12  JohnDahl: <The official story of the burning of the Reichstag hasn't aged well either.>

Hasn't it? How so?

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  tpstar: 9/11 is old news.

I read on the Internet about a group of innocent angelic patriotic black children ages five to eight who were finishing their Rosa Parks report for Martin Luther King Day when some crazy white person started kicking them in the head. The young freedom fighters had trouble identifying their attacker since he was wearing a white robe but they clearly heard racial epithets and biblical passages during what was obviously a racially motivated hate crime.

Authorities describe the Smiley Face Racist as a white Hispanic (sometimes mistaken for a yellow Hispanic) with a very large grin and a penchant for attacking innocent black youth.

May-04-12  goldenbear: <John Dahl>
May-04-12  JohnDahl: <Those of you here who think Bin Laden, his deputies, or Arabs in general are less capable than you, less technologically sophisticated, unable to plan, organize, carry out a strike in a magnificently deadly manner, I can only say you are very ignorant, as well as racist. Many of them are quite as intelligent as the best and brightest posters to KR.>

Well, I trust this is directed at me, so let me just say that, yes, I do think Arabs in general are less capable, etc. So call me racist, that's water off a duck's back, but not ignorant; on the contrary, the problem is I know too much.

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It wouldn't take much thermite or thermate to bring down already damaged towers.


May-04-12  galdur: <goldenbear> It is by definition impossible to prove that reinforced buildings (whose reinforcing is redundant many times over) can fall through themselves virtually without resistance in a gravity driven event. It would be like proving that parachutes don´t work.

The proof would obviously require suspension of elementary laws of physics.

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