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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
   Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   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
   K Rogoff vs Gulko, 1976 1/2-1/2

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

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) 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. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½37 1969 World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. K Rogoff vs S Spencer 1-020 1969 US Jnr ChpB15 Caro-Kann
4. K Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½106 1969 World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni Defense
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. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-042 1971 Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
9. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
11. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
12. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
13. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
14. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
15. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
16. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½12 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
17. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-041 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
18. K Rogoff vs Adorjan 1-030 1972 Graz Stu ttB30 Sicilian
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. Saidy vs K Rogoff 0-136 1974 US ChampionshipA15 English
24. K Rogoff vs A Karklins  ½-½20 1974 US ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. K Rogoff vs Larry Evans  0-146 1974 US ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
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Jan-07-13  Tomlinsky: <aw> Aye, it's all covered. To be seen to be admitting fault and 'compensating' is the game of course. We're a pushover.
Jan-07-13
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  Shams: <al wazir> Reminds me of the cult 80s film "Repo Man". Labels are all-white, lettered only with "BEER", "FOOD" or the like.
Jan-07-13
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  Abdel Irada: <Jim Bartle: McCain in 2006: "I'd be honored to have Chuck with me in any capacity. He'd make a great secretary of state.">

I'd be surprised to find McCain still taking that position today. In 2012 alone, his campaign committee received $128,799 in contributions from "Pro-Israeli" donors.

http://www.opensecrets.org/politici...

Jan-07-13  Tomlinsky: <FSR: Bizarre and appalling>. Appalling for sure but let's be straight, to coin a phrase, there are folks where you and I live who wouldn't find the idea of locking up gays particularly bizarre if the law allowed it. They even vote for people proudly declaring such ignorance into positions of power, genuine or party line is immaterial, while the real societal problems of 2013 have little currency come election time in the 'educated' west. Unless it involves a 'right' they don't actually need based on a 'fear' they can't even rationalise of course.
Jan-07-13
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  Shams: Posted without comment.

<The concern over Hagel largely centers on his record as a senator during the George W. Bush administration, when Hagel declined to sign a letter urging the European Union to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. In a 2006 interview with Aaron David Miller, a former State Department Middle East peace negotiator, Hagel said, “The Jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here.” In the interview, he said he would often decline to sign letters from this lobby because, “I’m a United States senator. I’m not an Israeli senator.” His critics have seized on this interview to say Hagel harbors anti-Semitic notions about Jews being disloyal or foreign agents. Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said last month the remark was “borderline anti-Semitic.”>

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...

Jan-07-13
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  johnlspouge: Here is the present status of the issue.

"Designate Hezbollah as terrorist group, U.S. House resolution urges EU"

January 3, 2013

[ http://www.jta.org/news/article/201... ]

Jan-07-13  Colonel Mortimer: The Israelis are still smarting from their loss to Hezbollah when they invaded Lebanon in 2006.
Jan-07-13
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  FSR: <Tomlinsky> I agree completely.
Jan-08-13
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  FSR: <In the interview, he said he would often decline to sign letters from this lobby because, "I'm a United States senator. I’m not an Israeli senator.">

A refreshing sentiment, that.

<Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said last month the remark was "borderline anti-Semitic.">

Abraham Foxman is borderline insane.

Jan-08-13
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  al wazir: <johnlspouge: Here is the present status of the issue. "Designate Hezbollah as terrorist group, U.S. House resolution urges EU">

With all due respect to lawyers (which is not a large amount), a "designation" that a group is or is not a terrorist organization is a lawyer's conceit. Some groups make extensive use of terrorist tactics, some use them rarely, some use tactics that are borderline cases. If an organization that formerly used terrorist tactics stops, how much time must elapse before they lose their scarlet letter?

(Note to word mavens: As used here, "conceit" is an old form of "concept." I am not calling all lawyers conceited. Only some are.)

I think it would be more accurate and more constructive to *rank* organizations by the egregiousness or heinousness of their terrorism, say, in the past year. Think of the anticipation that the publication of such a list would evoke. It would be like the annual awarding of Oscars or Nobels, only in reverse. "Will Hezbollah drop in the rankings this year? Is ETA still in the top 10?"

Jan-08-13
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  Abdel Irada: <Think of the anticipation that the publication of such a list would evoke. It would be like the annual awarding of Oscars or Nobels, only in reverse. "Will Hezbollah drop in the rankings this year? Is ETA still in the top 10?">

Grand idea. This would inspire competition, and lead to special awards in different categories.

Goodbye, stale, humdrum terrorism of yesterday! Hello, brave new perfectly choreographed and special effects-enhanced terrorism of tomorrow!

Wouldn't do to skimp on production value.

Jan-08-13
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  FSR: <al wazir: ... Some groups make extensive use of terrorist tactics, some use them rarely, some use tactics that are borderline cases.>

What would you call the 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem by the Irgun, led by Menachem Begin? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_D...

Jan-08-13  Tomlinsky: <aw: I think it would be more accurate and more constructive to *rank* organizations by the egregiousness or heinousness of their terrorism, say, in the past year.>

A 'Top Ten' of terrorists! They'll all need funky signature tunes of course. "Anything You Can Bomb I Can Bomb Better" is already taken, unfortunately.

No it isn't. Yes it is. No it isn't. Yes it is. No it isn't. Yes it. Yes it is!

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Jan-08-13
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  Abdel Irada: <Tomlinsky>: You appear to have got stuck in a rut. May I be of assistance?

Yes it isn't. No it is.

Better?

Jan-08-13  Colonel Mortimer: It's voluptuously ironic that the USA should decide who are the terrorists.

By any objective standard of what constitutes terrorism (and there are many interpretations - i.e. only the bad guys are terrorists and the good guys can never be so labelled) US foreign policy, overt and covert, is certainly a candidate for actively supporting, if not wholesale engaging in terrorist action.

The notion that the US does not underwrite worldwide terrorist policies is bred from a bedrock of imbecilic ignorance that brandishes US foreign policy as a force for good in the world.

It's like someone telling you what's good for you, when in reality it's what's good for them.

Jan-08-13
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  Abdel Irada: Can you remember who ate what from your restaurant check and calculate the correct tip to offer at the same time?

If you can, this article says you're atypical: http://novostinauki.net/news.php?re....

Jan-08-13
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  Abdel Irada: <Colonel>, everyone knows terrorism "experts" suffer an occupational pronoun problem: When they say "they," they mean "we."
Jan-08-13
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  OneArmedScissor: so the only thing i got out of Zero Dark Thirty was that 20 Special Black Ops Elite Delta Force Ranger Seals with nightvision, breach charges, radio, GPS, body armor, two ultraclassified stealth helicopters, dogs, sniper cover and silenced automatic weapons very nearly fail to complete a mission against 12 children, four women and three (3) men, one of whom is armed.

at the very end of the movie the female protagonist gets on a plane and starts crying, like, what an incredible ordeal for me, a person who was in a conference room 500 miles away during the climax and in absolutely no danger for 99% of the runtime of this film

Jan-08-13
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  al wazir: <Abdel Irada: [...] this article [...]>

Eight subjects. *Eight*.

Jan-08-13
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  keypusher: <OneArmedScissor: so the only thing i got out of Zero Dark Thirty was that 20 Special Black Ops Elite Delta Force Ranger Seals with nightvision, breach charges, radio, GPS, body armor, two ultraclassified stealth helicopters, dogs, sniper cover and silenced automatic weapons very nearly fail to complete a mission against 12 children, four women and three (3) men, one of whom is armed.>

That's all you got? I don't think you were watching very carefully.

<at the very end of the movie the female protagonist gets on a plane and starts crying, like, what an incredible ordeal for me, a person who was in a conference room 500 miles away during the climax and in absolutely no danger for 99% of the runtime of this film>

I'm impressed that you could calculate what percentage of time she was actually in peril. I'll share that with people I know serving in the M.E. -- it'll certainly cheer them up.

Maybe she was thinking over the last eight years, or wondering what the hell she was going to do with her life now, or remembering when her car got shot up, or thinking of her friend who got killed.

Jan-08-13
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  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Jan-08-13
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  HeMateMe: <What would you call the 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem by the Irgun, led by Menachem Begin? >

Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that the Jews who bombed that hotel were responding to direct attacks from british troops stationed in the area, whereas the palestinians who have bombed Israeli buildings are trying to drive the Jewish people out of the middle east, without having been directly attacked, themselves?

Jan-08-13
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  hms123: <al wazir>
<Eight subjects. *Eight*.>

First, that's typical of these very expensive neuroscience studies. The researchers are charged for the use of the MRI (around a thousand dollars an hour, I think).

Second, these sorts of subjects don't come along every day.

Third, if you think about it for a second, physicists and chemists often do <n =1> studies. How many cannonballs do you have to drop from the Tower of Pisa to figure out what's going on?

Fourth, assume that each subject has a 50/50 chance of responding in line with the study's findings. That would mean that there is a probability of 1/2^8 = 1/256 = .0039 that all 8 would respond as they did.

Fifth, I realize this is a bit ad hominem (in a good way towards the researchers), but the study was done at Stanford and published in a reputable peer-reviewed journal. That doesn't make the study right, but it does give it some credibility.

Finally, despite having said all that, I do think there is an element of phrenology in a lot of neuroscience research.

Jan-08-13  Colonel Mortimer: <Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that the Jews who bombed that hotel were responding to direct attacks from british troops stationed in the area, whereas the palestinians who have bombed Israeli buildings are trying to drive the Jewish people out of the middle east, without having been directly attacked, themselves?>

No it wouldn't be more accurate.

Jan-08-13
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  al wazir: From a WaPo op-ed piece: <In 2006, the bottom four-fifths of U.S. tax filers got 82 percent of their income from wages and salaries, a Congressional Research Office study found. The richest 1 percent, however, got just 26 percent of their income that way; for the richest one-tenth of 1 percent, the figure is just 18.6 percent. The study also looked at dividends and capital gains. The bottom four-fifths got just 0.7 percent of their income from those sources. (Those who believe we’ve become an “ownership society,” please take note.) The wealthiest 1 percent, however, realized 38.2 percent of their income from investments, and the wealthiest one-tenth of 1 percent realized more than half: 51.9 percent. The tax deal Congress passed last week raised the top rate on wages and salaries from 35 percent to 39.6 percent. The rate on income from capital gains and dividends, however, was raised to only 20 percent from 15 percent. [...]

This shift from wages to profits is called redistribution. It is the central fact of American economic life. And it is the primary reason that economic inequality in the United States has skyrocketed. Yet wages, which are descending, are taxed at a higher rate than income derived from corporate profits — capital gains and dividends. Far from mitigating the consequences of this shift, the U.S. tax code reinforces the redistribution from wages to profits. Broadly speaking, it rewards the winners of this epochal shift and penalizes the losers, who are the vast majority of Americans.> (http://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...)

Here's a link to the CRS study Myerson gets his figures from: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42...

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