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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.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A18 A16 A19
 Sicilian (8) 
    B21 B23 B38 B30 B85
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C68 C95 C65 C88 C97
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A20 A29 A22
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E74 E63 E60
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A30 A34 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B30 B60 B52 B85
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B17 B10 B12 B13
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A30 A34 A33
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B93
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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 Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs A H Williams, 1969 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Reshevsky vs K Rogoff, 1978 0-1
   Geller vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2

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

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

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KENNETH ROGOFF
(born Mar-22-1953, 61 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]
Kenneth Saul Rogoff learned chess from his father at age 6, but took up the game in earnest when he got 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. However, at 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: http://www.economics.harvard.edu/fa...; Rogoff's game against Magnus Carlsen in August 2012 in New York: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...; Article by Rogoff in Chessbase titled <Rogoff on innovation, unemployment, inequality and dislocation> with particular reference to professional chess: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...

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 Adorjan 1-030 1972 Graz Stu ttB30 Sicilian
17. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½12 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
18. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-041 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
19. L Day vs K Rogoff  ½-½23 1973 CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
20. K Rogoff vs Suttles 0-147 1973 Ottawa op-CANB06 Robatsch
21. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 0-139 1973 NorristownB06 Robatsch
22. Pilnik vs K Rogoff  0-156 1973 NorristownB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
23. K Rogoff vs W Schmidt  ½-½39 1974 Rubinstein memA36 English
24. Saidy vs K Rogoff 0-136 1974 US ChampionshipA15 English
25. K Rogoff vs A Karklins  ½-½20 1974 US ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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May-11-12  King Death: < andrewjsacks: And, by the way, I thought this was a CHESS site.>

Seeing your post inspired me to go back in time, all the way to the very first page of Rogoffitzing. There was some chess but then it turned to Rogoff's views on economics and went over to the 2008 elections by page 2. The admins seem to be very happy having all of this off topic stuff confined to this page.

May-11-12  diceman: < andrewjsacks: And, by the way, I thought this was a CHESS site.>

Who knew?
I thought it was a political site, that has the games of great chess players.

May-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <JB: As usual, Rasmussen gives more support to Republicans than other polls. Others have it even or Obama a couple of points ahead. It's certainly a close race.>

There's a strange consistency to the various polls.

May-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <FSR: I know; I realized a long time ago that the word is imprecise, but it's the only word there is for opposition to homosexuality. Maybe you should make up a new word.>

I am not the biggest Limbaugh fan in the world, but one thing he says I am totally on board with: "Words mean things." See 1984 for a primer on what happens when people get imprecise with words.

May-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: I am reminded of my favorite phobia:

aibohphobia-the fear of palindromes.

May-11-12  diceman: <OhioChessFan:
I am not the biggest Limbaugh fan in the world>

For the record, he doesn’t look like he could be Obama’s son.

May-11-12  diceman: <OhioChessFan: I am reminded of my favorite phobia: aibohphobia-the fear of palindromes.>

In the Arab world:
kaboomphobia-the fear of drones.

May-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Raise my taxes, see if I care. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/faceb...
May-11-12  Jim Bartle: OhioChessFan: "aibohphobia-the fear of palindromes."

ynnufunny

May-11-12  King Death: <OCF> Here's one that you'll remember I'm sure. <FSR> threw this one out in a post a few weeks back: "doubleplusungood."
May-11-12  diceman: <OhioChessFan: I am reminded of my favorite phobia: aibohphobia-the fear of palindromes.>

Wasillaphobia-the fear of palinhomes

May-11-12  diceman: <OhioChessFan: I am reminded of my favorite phobia: aibohphobia-the fear of palindromes.>

Eastonassassinphobia-the fear of LarryHolmes

May-11-12
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  Colonel Mortimer: "The real debate is not whether the US economy has socialist attributes, but choosing which form of socialism to employ."

"No matter what they say about closeted communists in Congress or in the White House, Republicans - even the libertarians - heartily approve of socialism. The question in their view is about which way the money is flowing, up or down. If it's agribusiness or oil corporations getting bucks from federal subsidies, then money is going to the top. Hoorah for socialism. If it's single working mothers getting food stamps and housing credits, then money is going to the bottom. That's a damn government handout - we can't have that."

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/op...

May-11-12  I play the Fred: <<Col. Mort.>:Compare apples and pears if you like, but most people would be against 2 brothers marrying.>

Why? Wouldn't they be consenting adults pursuing what makes them happy?

Are you in league with <most people> on this score? If so, why do you have so much <hate> in your heart? Who are you to stand in the way of progress?

May-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: <King Death> <Seeing your post inspired me to go back in time, all the way to the very first page of Rogoffitzing. There was some chess but then it turned to Rogoff's views on economics and went over to the 2008 elections by page 2. The admins seem to be very happy having all of this off topic stuff confined to this page.>

Speaking of Ken Rogoff as a former Chess Master and highly respected Professional Economist, it turns out he is not alone in that department.

Tyler Cowen, who now holds a chaired position in Economics at George Mason University is also one of the most influential and widely published economists in the US, reached a rating of 2350 and at age 15 was the youngest ever New Jersey State Champion. He is the author of 15 books and over 60 academic articles. His recent book "The Great Stagnation" has showed up twice on the New York Times best seller list.

At http://www.businessweek.com/magazin... is an interesting four page spread by businessweek about Cowen.

At http://www.gmu.edu/centers/publicch... you can view Tyler's web page, and at http://marginalrevolution.com/ is his popular blog marginal revolution.

P.S. Since we've been on the subject of phobias lately, some might be interested in reading Cowen's quick take at http://marginalrevolution.com/margi... on gelotophobia (the fear of being laughed at).

May-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Colonel Mortimer: <I play the Fred:> Yes
May-11-12  cormier: nite nite ...
May-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <Iran's Irna [sic] state news agency reported that Google had deleted the Persian Gulf's label from its maps service. Bahman Dori, a deputy in the country's ministry of culture and Islamic guidance, accused the organisation of spreading lies. [...] His comments have been echoed by other officials. Iranian media and blogs have devoted significant coverage to the issue and the country's internet users has taken to social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook to offer their sentiments.> (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/201...)

This is so unbelievably dumb that it makes me wonder how the Iranians have managed to develop a nuclear industry and flummox everybody over it. When I go to http://maps.google.com/ and enter "Persian Gulf" in the search field, I get -- surprise! -- a map of the Persian Gulf. When I search on "Arabian Gulf" I get nothing.

May-11-12  King Death: <al wazir> Reading that reminds me of how Soviet books and periodicals got edited to avoid any references to "non persons" like the "renegades" Alekhine or Bogolyubov. Then there's one of Stalin's henchmen that got the same treatment after his fall from grace (see the photos): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola...
May-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: Tyler Cowen's quick synopsis of a study on gelotophobia spiked my interest. It turns out gelotophobia (the fear of being laughed at) varies widely by country, and as a result is a significant cross-cultural phenonmenon when comparing people in different nations.

Apparently the percentage of people in any one country who can take a joke well varies widely by nationality.

For example, according to http://www.1-800-therapist.com/news... in an article entitled "Laughter Isn't Always the Best Medicine" an international study of gelotophobia found <...only 8 percent of people in Finland believing people laughing in their presence were laughing at them, whereas 80 percent of Thai people believe this to be the case.>

P.S.: Haven't been able to find a ranking or measure for all 73 countries in the study cited here. If anyone has access it to and can post it, I would be interested in seeing the full result.

May-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: But now that I think about it, the Iranians aren't the only ones. Greece and Macedonia have been close to starting a war over ownership of the copyright on "Macedonia." It seems that they both want to claim Alexander the Great as a native son. The Greeks have apparently forgotten that in Alex's time, Macedonians were regarded as foreigners. Philip of Macedon, Alexander's father, invaded and conquered Greece -- not exactly the sort of thing that should endear the family to nationalists.
May-11-12  diceman: <patzer2:
Tyler Cowen
reached a rating of 2350 and at age 15 was the youngest ever New Jersey State Champion.>

One of my “personal best” games was a crush of Tyler Cowen.

It was later in his chess career and I used to joke I made him give up chess.

May-11-12  diceman: <FSR:I have nothing against tits or breastfeeding>

Thank goodness.
The last thing we need under Obamacare is “Breast Panels.”

May-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: Google maps' approach to nomenclature is inconsistent. It finds the Islas Malvinas and the Falkland Islands (both names are displayed); Germany and Deutschland; Myanmar and Burma; Sri Lanka and Ceylon; Russia and Rossiya (Россия). But it doesn't find Bharat or Bhārat Gaṇarājya (India). It finds the Persian Gulf but not the Arabian Gulf. It finds Confoederatio Helvetica but not Confederation Helvetique (Switzerland). It finds the Paracel Islands and the Xisha Islands but not the Hoàng Sa Islands.

This means war!

May-11-12  diceman: <al wazir: Google maps' approach to nomenclature is inconsistent. >

Odd.
Everytime I type in “democrat compassion”
it takes me to a ghetto/slum.

Seems to be working.

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