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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 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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May-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <whiteshark: Q: What did the socialists use before candlelight? A: Bulbs!>

Suggests a whole genre of gibes. Examples:

Q: What did the socialists use before oxcarts? A: Hybrid automobiles!

Q: What did Germany use to generate electricity before coal? A: Nuclear reactors!

Q: What did conservatives read before the Bible? A: Newspapers!

May-12-12
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  PinnedPiece: <Obama Govt Official Given CYA by CBS*>

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/...

Pay attention to the last wishful thoughts: some dumb Saudi or Yemeni blew the cover off the op, to AP. (May not be Obama admin goofball after all! You know how those Yemenis call the AP White House Beat newsdesk every chance they get!)

--- ------- -- -----

* I was wrong about the "Balanced" American media ignoring this story. CBS has had the foresight to begin damage control.

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May-12-12
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  whiteshark: Thanks <al wazir>. That makes you my ceegee member of the day. :D
May-12-12  Marmot PFL: <<al wazir: A far simpler and more effective monetary policy would have been for the government to print a new batch of money, distribute an equal amount to everyone, then sit back and watch as stagnant economies were stirred to life by the spending and debts were paid down and eroded by temporarily higher inflation.>

While I agree that these austerity policies are failing almost everywhere (ask Merkozy), the answer is not to just print more money. In fact if this is just spent on bigger cars/more gas it would do more harm than good. What we need is more spending on renewable energy, mass transit, high speed rail etc. Not easy to get against the power of big oil & coal interests-

<Conservative thinktanks step up attacks against Obama's clean energy strategy

A network of ultra-conservative groups is ramping up an offensive on multiple fronts to turn the American public against wind farms and Barack Obama's energy agenda.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environme... A number of rightwing organisations, including Americans for Prosperity, which is funded by the billionaire Koch brothers, are attacking Obama for his support for solar and wind power. The American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), which also has financial links to the Kochs, has drafted bills to overturn state laws promoting wind energy.>

May-12-12
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  PinnedPiece: Don't worry, <Marmot>, on the other side you have the factually devoid ramblings of a NASA scientist to argue for killing off carbon-based energy as fast as possible.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/o...

<Canada’s tar sands, deposits of sand saturated with bitumen, contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our entire history. If we were to fully exploit this new oil source, and continue to burn our conventional oil, gas and coal supplies, <concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere eventually would reach levels higher than in the Pliocene era*>, more than 2.5 million years ago, when sea level was at least 50 feet higher than it is now. That level of heat-trapping gases would assure that the disintegration of the ice sheets would accelerate out of control. Sea levels would rise and destroy coastal cities. Global temperatures would become intolerable. Twenty to 50 percent of the planet’s species would be driven to extinction. Civilization would be at risk. >

By, Factless Horrors R US.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/10/o...

By all accounts, avg temperature has remained steady over the last 10 years. He mentions hot spells here and there, but nothing about the cold spells elsewhere.

Essentially James Hansen's neck has been stuck out for 20 yrs, and one might surmise his overheated gassy predictions are what has been responsible for any localized hot blasts.

---- ----------- ----------- -----

* I'm sure he knows this because he has a really fancy spreadsheet that includes every possible biosphere compensation the earth has to offer as a precise and thoroughly validated and correctly sequenced and weighted formula.

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May-12-12  King Death: This is miserable, using a kid's death this way! Paper targets of Trayvon Martin?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/...

May-12-12
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  johnlspouge: Here is an article with some implications if you feel threatened in Florida and you have a gun handy.

[ http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/12/opini... ]

Florida apparently encourages you to pump the source of your anxiety full of bullets and await exoneration under "Stand Your Ground".

May-12-12  Marmot PFL: <<Canada’s tar sands, deposits of sand saturated with bitumen, contain twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by global oil use in our entire history. If we were to fully exploit this new oil source, and continue to burn our conventional oil, gas and coal supplies, <concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere eventually would reach levels higher than in the Pliocene era*>, more than 2.5 million years ago, when sea level was at least 50 feet higher than it is now. That level of heat-trapping gases would assure that the disintegration of the ice sheets would accelerate out of control. Sea levels would rise and destroy coastal cities. Global temperatures would become intolerable. Twenty to 50 percent of the planet’s species would be driven to extinction. Civilization would be at risk. >

I read that for every 1C degree rise in temperature to expect a 30-60 ft. rise in sea level. By the end of the 2020s we could lose every coastal city.

May-12-12
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  PinnedPiece: <JLS> Doesn't look very encouraging to me.... 20 yrs.....

btw Looks like she could be Obama's daughter.

May-12-12
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  Jim Bartle: Without checking, I think that's not 30-60 ft. but either 30-60 cm. or 30-60 inches. Still enough to do some real damage.
May-12-12
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  al wazir: <Marmot PFL: While I agree that these austerity policies are failing almost everywhere (ask Merkozy), the answer is not to just print more money. In fact if this is just spent on bigger cars/more gas it would do more harm than good. What we need is more spending on renewable energy, mass transit, high speed rail etc. Not easy to get against the power of big oil & coal interests->

In context I think Kunkel's point is right. He was suggesting a way to end the world's financial woes, not its environmental and social ones.

As soon as you start talking about strategic planning, about intelligent allocation of resources and solving incipient problems or problems that merely loom on the horizon, etc., rabid reactionaries begin screeching about the infallibility of markets, the fatuity of governments picking winners, and the "factually devoid ramblings" of scientists saying things the marketeers don't want to hear.

And in truth there are real problems associated with planning. Who does the planning, how do we know when plans are optimal, how do we prioritize choices when one man's meat is another man's endangered species? But to deny the usefulness of plans and the need for them is folly.

May-12-12
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  PinnedPiece: < King Death: This is miserable, using a kid's death this way! Paper targets of Trayvon Martin?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/>...

Yep, that target looks like he could be Obama's son, all right.

I've often wondered: if Trayvon Martin had known that he would become the international icon for wrongful death, for carrying candy and soda, for being someone who looked like he could be the President of the United States of America's son, and the iconic emblem of anyone forevermore wearing a hoodie, if he would have had second thoughts about his actions that night.

He would never have achieved such prominence if he had never had the encounter. Do you say "Hey, cool, I'll die for that fame", or do you say "Wait a minute, I want to be around to enjoy this somehow" or do you say, "Nix on that. Let some other foo be America's Hoodie King."

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May-12-12  diceman: <kb2ct:
<diceman:>
Mike and I used to play first board but for different ivy league schools. As a high school team we were unbeatable. I remember getting on our bikes every Saturday morning and going to the post office to get mimeographed analysis from Russia that Mike's father used to get. >

You were close in age.
I’m guessing I was 15 to 20 years younger than him.

Seemed like when I first met him he was already married with a family. (to a “different sex” partner)

He was somewhere in his 30’s, strong master, IM,
I was the 18-ish Expert looking for scalps.
(no offense to indigenous people)
Don’t remember if he had the IM title when I first met him or if he won it while I knew him?

We probably played together on about 10 league matches, depending on the players available, he would be on one of the upper boards and I on one of the lower.

If memory serves, he was a big Benko Gambit fanatic.

May-12-12
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  Jim Bartle: "I've often wondered: if Trayvon Martin had known that he would become the international icon for wrongful death, for carrying candy and soda, for being someone who looked like he could be the President of the United States of America's son, and the iconic emblem of anyone forevermore wearing a hoodie, if he would have had second thoughts about his actions that night."

Sheesh, PinnedPiece. Blame the victim, willya?

May-12-12
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  PinnedPiece: In what way am I blaming him? His actions were to go buy candy and soda. He might have decided to stay at home and chat with his dad.

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May-12-12
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  PinnedPiece: Am I blaming the victims if i say these three Boston University kids might have decided to stay home if they had known this would happen? Or still wanted the chance to go see the Lord of the Rings filming sites?

http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/201...

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May-12-12  patzer2: Socialists, such as those who elected the new government in France recently, might think they have a better idea. However, as the reality sets in that socialism doesn't produce prosperity and the tax hikes won't fall only on the rich, the euphoria will end.

As Margaret Thatcher said, "the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." To which I might add another related problem is that after they run out of "other people's money" they come after yours.

Witness, as described at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122..., how Bill Clinton broke his Oct 1992 campaign promise not to raise taxes on the middle class, asking for an income tax hike for nearly everyone as he entered office in Jan 1993 (breaking his promise only three months after he made it).

May-12-12
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  Jim Bartle: PinnedPiece, my point is that Martin apparently did nothing wrong, so why speculate about what he would have done differently? (But I'll do it a little: I suspect he would have worried more about, you know, dying than about becoming a public figure.)
May-12-12
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  Jim Bartle: Patzer2: But the economy did quite well during the Clinton years, didn't it? Credit Clinton or credit the Republican House, but the economy was strong.
May-12-12  diceman: <patzer2: Socialists, such as those who elected the new government in France recently>

Sung to The Patty Duke ShowTheme:

Meet Obama, who's lived most everywhere,
(with or without a birth certificate)
From Indonesia to Lincoln Square.
But Hollande’s only seen the sights.
A boy can see from Eiffel Heights --
What a crazy pair!

But they're commies,
Identical commies all the way.
One pair of matching bookends,
Different as night and day.

Where Hollande adores a minuet,
The Ballet Russes, and crepe suzette,
Obama loves to rock and roll,
A beer summit makes him lose control --
What a wild duet!

Still, they're commies,
Identical commies and you'll find,
They laugh alike, they walk alike,
At times they even tax alike --

You can lose your mind,
When commies are two of a kind.

May-12-12  patzer2: <Jim Bartle> Clinton wasn't trying to raise taxes in the midst of the worst contraction since the great depression. Raising taxes in the midst of the ongoing great contraction (Rogoff's term) could very likely trigger a deeper recession (e.g. going back above 10% unemployment).

However, my larger point is a warning to middle class voters not to trust the Democratic Party's claims that all of Obama's planned spending can be paid for by "taxing the rich." When being told only the "rich" will pay higher taxes, they better watch out for their own wallets.

May-12-12
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  Jim Bartle: Fair point.
May-12-12
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  johnlspouge: < <PinnedPiece> wrote: <JLS> Doesn't look very encouraging to me.... 20 yrs..... >

She did <not> pump the source of her anxiety full of bullets and received the mandatory 20 years. Thanks for emphasizing my point.

May-12-12  patzer2: <diceman> I seem to recall a fox report that said when Obama meets with Hollande, he is going to ask him to delay or cut back on that proposed income tax hike of 75% on the "rich," and calling a halt to austerity programs.

Will be interesting to see if he actually does this, and, if so, how he pulls it off. Especially since Obama has been promising essentially the same thing, just to a lesser degree (e.g. federal tax on dividends for the rich raised from 15% to 47.5% under Obama, as opposed to a 75% tax on all income proposed by Hollande).

Like Obama, Hollande has promised his people that they can spend more money and get more public goodies only by taxing the rich.

If Hollande immediately implements his plans, he'll tank the French economy and would likely force an end to the Euro. If it starts happening before the November elections it would likely affect our economy and could further turn the tide in Romney's favor.

May-12-12  diceman: <PinnedPiece:
I've often wondered: if Trayvon Martin >

<Marmot PFL:
I read that for every 1C degree rise in temperature to expect a 30-60 ft. rise in sea level. By the end of the 2020s we could lose every coastal city.>

Trayvon??????
Global climate devastation????

H-E-L-L-O!!!!

Can we get a real story?
Dick Cheney’s financial records from a decade ago.

The fate of the republic hangs in the balance.

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