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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 S Spencer 1-020 1969 US Jnr ChpB15 Caro-Kann
3. K Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½106 1969 World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni Defense
4. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½37 1969 World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-130 1970 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-059 1970 WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
7. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-148 1970 Ontario opB83 Sicilian
8. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
10. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
11. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
12. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
13. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
15. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-042 1971 Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
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. 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 Larry Evans  0-146 1974 US ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
24. L C Gilden vs K Rogoff  0-142 1974 US ChampionshipC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
25. K Rogoff vs Bisguier  ½-½77 1974 US ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
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May-12-12  diceman: <patzer2: <diceman> Like Obama, Hollande has promised his people that they can spend more money and get more public goodies only by taxing the rich.>

I hope they’re not counting of Facebook folks?
The problem with the rich is, they’re rich.

Its so much easier when you “own” ghetto folk.
(except when you need money)

(HeMateMe <“own”> is like a slave owner, not the Oprah Winfery Network)

May-12-12  King Death: < patzer2: ...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.>

They sure better, that's a canard. The rich aren't the ones that get stuck with the check.

May-12-12  diceman: <Around world, Obama's presidency a disappointment>

Get in line, how do ya think we feel?

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

Yeah, deaths should only be used for political gain.

Al Sharpton “owned” the debate.

(and when I say owned, I do mean owned)

May-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kb2ct:

<patzer2:>

Austerity certainly does not produce prosperity.

Not a particularly good time to weaken financial reforms. The Volker Rule would have prevented this sort of proprietary trading.

Do what you want with your own money, but severely restrict what can be done with other people's money.

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/0...

:0)

May-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kb2ct:

More on this week's financial fiasco.

J.P.Morgan-Chase still hasn't figured out CDO's

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/12/o...

:0)

May-12-12  Kanatahodets: <twinlark: <Kanatahodets> Many people in the West scoff the Chinese one-party system, not realising that the much vaunted multi-party system of much of the West, including the US, is a three-card trick for fooling the punters into believing they have a meaningful choice. It seems that for some of the discussants on this page, the illusion of choice and freedom is no different from the real thing.

Hence the facile arrogance of many in the West (some of whom manifest on this page) in judging China and its system of governance.> Totally agree.

May-12-12  Kanatahodets: I wonder how much the american gvt will bail-out JPMorgan after recent losses?
May-12-12  Kanatahodets: Will France still continue with austerity measures or not? We live in a very interesting time when socialists suddenly came to power and discover that there's no alternative to austerity measures, I guess. What Krigman said that it's about time for socialists come to power? I am sure he is wrong... it would be better for them stay away and critisize right wing for hartdships. Now they have to do the same:) I bet ther are not happy with that!
May-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <FSR><Sam Harris destroys Christianity>

If you are put off by the eleven-minute length of the video the transcript may be digested here, in a much briefer span of time:

http://www.reasonablefaith.org/is-t...

The section <FSR> linked to is Sam Harris' First Rebuttal.

May-12-12  diceman: <kb2ct:
Austerity certainly does not produce prosperity.>

…but it’s a darn good rhyme.
You could call it fine.

May-12-12  diceman: <twinlark:
It seems that for some of the discussants on this page, the illusion of choice and freedom is no different from the real thing>

We have several brilliant minds here who have “spotted” this.

I’m guessing they read a book or something?
(maybe more than one)

I’m talking mainly pages, not indexes, covers, and tables of contents and stuff.

May-12-12  diceman: <Kanatahodets: I wonder how much the american gvt will bail-out JPMorgan after recent losses?>

Are you kidding?
Obama always puts the taxpayer first.

He went thru McDonalds drive-thru last week,
he got the value meal.

That just the type fella he is.

May-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <FSR: Sam Harris destroys Christianity>

Keep hiding behind those links and you won't have to defend an affirmation.

May-12-12  patzer2: <kb2ct:> <patzer2:> <Austerity certainly does not produce prosperity.> Too much austerity, too soon can be bad for an economy. However, that's not the French or the US problem, as massive amounts of accumulated debt are threatening to worsen those economies.

The French, if they are naive enough to adopt Hollande's economic proposals will soon find out that big tax hikes on wealth creators and unrestrained deficit spending is not the path to prosperity.

Read Rogoff and Reinhart's 2009 Book "This Time is Different: 800 Years of Financial Folly" as well as their research and warning about letting debt exceed 90% of GDP at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-... in an article entitled "Too Much Debt Means the Economy Can't Grow."

This time is not different, and massive deficit spending, with little regard to the debt to GDP ratio, combined with economy killing tax hikes won't leave the French or Americans better off.

At http://news.yahoo.com/imf-warns-eur... is an AP article with a warning from the IMF that European nations need to continue to reduce debt, and austerity measures are a vital part of that effort. France can throw caution to the wind and wallow with the PIIGS if it likes, but the consequences of massive government debt and incentive killing tax hikes will crush their economy.

The IMF and the ECCU have set appropriate targets for accumulated public debt to GDP at not over 60%. At 86% (actually over 142% for France if you count external, private plus public, debt owed to foreigners) for France and 112% for the USA both countries have far exceeded the 60% level of prudent fiscal management of their respective economies.

No responsible economist is calling for running surpluses immediately, but throwing caution to the wind with unrestrained spending and incentive crushing tax hikes is certainly not the answer to either nation's economic woes.

May-12-12  patzer2: <OCF> Let's look at <FSR>'s affirmation "Sam Harris destroys Christianity."

Major Premise: If Sam Harris "destroys" Christianity, then Christianity no longer exists.

Minor Premise: Christianity still exists (you still believe, I still believe, the Church down the road is still standing).

Conclusion: (Modus Tollens) Sam Harris has not destroyed Christianity. Therefore FSR's affirmation (if taken literally) is false.

P.S.: Of couse, most likely, what <FSR> probably means by "destroys" is not literal. Instead, I suggest he means that Sam Harris has provided convincing arguments (to FSR's mind) to refute the claims of Christianity. However, as you note, he's hiding behind a link instead of advocating and defending those arguments himself.

May-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  valiant: <(actually over 142% for France if you count external, private plus public, debt owed to foreigners)>

'External debt' is mostly about what kind of banking sector (size) a country has ...

•UK external debt is 400% of GDP
•Ireland has external debt of over 1100% of GDP.
•The highest is Luxembourg whose external debt is 3,443% of GDP.

This reflects the fact that Luxembourg is a highly attractive place for banking. It doesn’t reflect the fact Luxembourg is on the verge of collapse. Ireland on the other hand reflects the losses of their own banks. http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/2...

May-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  kb2ct:

<patzer2: >

Austerity is just another word for bailout.

Why put the onus on the poor when the wealthy can better afford austerity?? It after all was their mistakes.

:0)

May-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Shams: <Keep hiding behind those links and you won't have to defend an affirmation.>

Pick an affirmation that Harris offers in his talk and challenge it. <FSR> will take the Black pieces.

May-12-12  cormier: nite nite ...
May-12-12  King Death: <Shams> But will <FSR> give odds of pawn and move? I'll lay $650 that he does!
May-12-12  patzer2: <valiant> Pretty good link there on external debt. However, you might also be interested in the 2010 paper by the European Central Bank on "External Debt Measures of the Euro Area" at http://www.bis.org/ifc/events/5ifcc....

This paper also observes that the high levels of external debt in Luxembourg are related to the banking and finance sector, as is the case to a lesser extent in the Netherlands and Belgium.

However, in the case of France, the increase in gross external debt to GDP ratio from 127.5% in 2003 to 191.2% in 2009 was not as a result of their Banking and Finance sectors becoming suddenly popular.

The most imminent French debt problem is a bloated, over spending public sector (spending 56% of GDP) without an economy producing sufficient wealth to support it (sound familiar US citizens), resulting in a debt to GDP level now over the danger point of 90% and rising.

As the Economist at http://www.economist.com/node/21551... a Mar 31, 2012 article entitled "The French Elections: an inconvenient truth" wrote:

<The awkward truth is that France, the second-biggest economy in the euro zone after Germany, faces a public-finance squeeze. French public spending now accounts for 56% of GDP (see chart 1), compared with an OECD average of 43.3%: higher even than in Sweden. For years France has offered its people a Swedish-style social model of services, benefits and protection, but has failed to create enough wealth to pay for it.

Today France continues to behave as if it enjoyed Sweden’s or Germany’s public finances, when in truth they are closer to those of Spain.>

P.S.: In short the IMF, the ECB, the EU and the credit rating agencies have been warning France they need to practice more austerity and fiscal discipline if they expect to restore their credit rating and strengthen their economy. Their excessively high government spending and debt levels are significant problems, and spending like there was no tomorrow and taxing millionaires at 75% until they take their wealth and flee to other nations isn't going to fix those problems.

May-12-12  patzer2: <kb2ct:> <patzer2: >

<Austerity is just another word for bailout.> You'll have to explain that one. Sounds way out in left field.

<Why put the onus on the poor when the wealthy can better afford austerity??> Governments can cut spending without hurting the poor. More government entitlements and spending in the US goes to support the middle class and the wealthy than it does to help the poor.

<It after all was their mistakes.> Whether it was the "mistake of the wealthy" bankers and investors or not, letting the government go into excessive debt and default as a result of continued reckless and irresponsible spending will hurt the poor and the lower middle class far more than it will the rich.

May-12-12  patzer2: <Shams><Pick an affirmation that Harris offers in his talk and challenge it. <FSR> will take the Black pieces.>

<OCF> I suggest: (1) FSR should speak for himself; (2) The burden of proof is on FSR, not you, to prove Sam Harris's or any argument "destroys Christianity;" (3) Convincing an agnostic or atheist doesn't constitute sufficient proof of FSR's assertion, since to "destroy Christianity" you would need to convince nearly all believers their faith in Christ is based on a false hope.

May-12-12  Kanatahodets: < diceman: <Kanatahodets: I wonder how much the american gvt will bail-out JPMorgan after recent losses?> Are you kidding?
Obama always puts the taxpayer first.
He went thru McDonalds drive-thru last week,
he got the value meal.
That just the type fella he is.>
Thank you, got it. Puppet show continues. At the same time I don't see Romney as a guy who cares about people. He seems to me has no clue what simple people go through. Obama at least knew some hardships, so he has vague recollection of Americans' life.
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