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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.

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) 
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Rogoff vs R Blumenfeld, 1976 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 Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Larsen, 1976 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   Sosonko vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2

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

   K Rogoff vs Carlsen (Aug-28-12) 1/2-1/2

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(born Mar-22-1953, 63 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 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 A H Williams ½-½106 1969 World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni 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. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
11. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
14. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
15. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
16. Huebner vs K Rogoff ½-½12 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AA15 English
17. K Rogoff vs Adorjan 1-030 1972 Graz Stu ttB30 Sicilian
18. K Rogoff vs V Tukmakov 1-041 1972 WchT U26 19th fin-AB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
19. Pilnik vs K Rogoff  0-156 1973 NorristownB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
20. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 0-139 1973 NorristownB06 Robatsch
21. K Rogoff vs Suttles 0-147 1973 Ottawa op-CANB06 Robatsch
22. L Day vs K Rogoff  ½-½23 1973 CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
23. K Rogoff vs Larry Evans  0-146 1974 US ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
24. J Lechtynsky vs K Rogoff  ½-½29 1974 Rubinstein memB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. Saidy vs K Rogoff 0-136 1974 US ChampionshipA15 English
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Sep-24-16  izimbra: The link below says "Well, lots of Saudis trained to be pilots at US military bases" and some of them had the same name as the hijackers...but we trust the FBI to have determined that the actual hijackers were different people who presumably trained to fly at private flight schools..."

JFK assassination, 9-11, etc. investigation often comes down to "trust the FBI" despite fact it has no internal oversight, attacks all whistleblowers, & is seen to have lied & ignored known evidence on many, many occasions.

Sep-24-16  Colonel Mortimer: Do you trust your government? That's what it all boils down to.

People like <al wazir> do, which is presumably why he adopts a less than scientific approach to the issue.

If you don't trust your government, then lots of questions arise as presented by <izimbra>.

Further, the biggest question of them all - why wasn't the Saudi connection properly investigated (instead of swept under the carpet) while no stone was left unturned in attempting to link Iraq to 9/11, even to the point of fabricating evidence?

Would the American people have been swayed to "shock & awe" on Iraq, if instead of the mainstream media rehashing government press releases, there had been a proper investigation of all the leads surrounding 9/11?

Sep-24-16  schweigzwang: <Do you trust your government?>

Well ... I can count on them to act in certain ways under certain circumstances ... Is that what you mean?

<unlike the American version which tastes and looks like anaemic dish water.>

Oh please. Since when is dish water carbonated?

Sep-24-16  Colonel Mortimer: *‘Obama disregarded 9/11 victims, vetoed Saudi bill for US interests in region’*

Looks like the multi-million dollar donations to the Clinton Foundation worked for Saudi Arabia.

All that money is now being used to help the impoverished and the needy - a top priority of any repressive and cut throat regime like Saudi Arabia.

If as a by product of its multi million dollar generosity, the House of Saud discouraged the enactment of a US Congressional Bill allowing the relatives of 9/11 to seek justice, then I'm sure King Salman will be the first to offer his condolences.

Sep-24-16  izimbra: <Colonel Mortimer: Do you trust your government? That's what it all boils down to.

People like <al wazir> do, which is presumably why he adopts a less than scientific approach to the issue.

If you don't trust your government, then lots of questions arise as presented by <izimbra>.>

I used to trust US Government, FBI, etc. I was basically your avg. sheeple. Not a conspiracy theorist - about as dismissive of conspiracy theories as the avg. person. Not politically active (I am now embarassed to admit). Not a reader of "subversive" material. Then I found out "secrets" by accident & the FBI/etc. began attacking me. Seriously. Just for having leads (I couldn't prove) on secrets I expected them to investigate. That made me an enemy of the state. A target. A person without rights.

I can't expect a 3rd party to believe I am correct/truthful in those claims - I'd be suspicious of me as a 3rd party too. But it's truly what happened. A 3rd party should be able to imagine that if something like that actually happened to them, they would take a fresh look at various "conspiracy theories" involving US govt. actors. I did. And I started noticing huge evidence was out there, in mainstream media etc. But just suppressed & ignored by the "consensus" which turned out to be simply a bully argument from authority by the bad actors actually behind the conspiracies. And it turned out that actors like the CIA were long known to have huge control over the media - e.g. they could kill an editorial by ex-President H.S. Truman in 1963 after it had already started being printed in the Washington Post!

They're level of control only became stronger over time.

Now the mainstream news is a sham that it's really able to write fairly or comprhensively about the main topics it is supposed to cover - budgets, wars, etc.

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  HeMateMe: We probably didn't have the manpower to run down every lead, and we still don't. Think of all of the 'suspicious' phone calls listed, movement of arab or muslim nationalists in the USA, etc. I doubt there were enough hours in the day for our analysts to do as thorough a job as people claim could be done, people who don't work in that particular field.

Later on, people have to testify as to why such and such lead was not followed up on, and hope they aren't the one left without a chair when the music stops.

Meanwhile, there was one person who could have stopped the whole event dead in it's tracks. The guy who ran the flight school, in which a bunch of arabs "Only wanted to learn how to get a plane off the ground, but not how to land it?" Is that a possible MO of a suicide bomber? If that dummy had called the local police or the FBI the whole thing could have been rolled up.

Sep-24-16  ljfyffe: <<We>probably didn't have the manpower>> Well when HMM was with the FBI, he shouldn't have wasted so much time invading Sears stores when he heard that bed linen was on the fourth floor.
Sep-24-16  saffuna: <The guy who ran the flight school, in which a bunch of arabs "Only wanted to learn how to get a plane off the ground, but not how to land it?" Is that a possible MO of a suicide bomber? If that dummy had called the local police or the FBI the whole thing could have been rolled up.>

The FBI WAS informed about the guys at the flight school. The Bush administration was given numerous warnings and just ignored them. They did have their first meeting on the terrorist threat scheduled for September 12.

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  al wazir: <Colonel Mortimer: As you've demonstrated yourself with a little further research (albeit at my prompting), the links between the 9/11 hijackers and Saudi State officials are more than the simple common bond of sharing the same nationality as you originally concluded.> So that's it? You don't have anything else? Nothing but innuendo?

I still don't see anything that would win a lawsuit.

Sep-24-16  izimbra: <HeMateMe> The FBI was given the info about one hijacker seeking such training:

That was the beginning of the "Coleen Rowley story".

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  cormier: Gospel: "The Son of man will be betrayed into the hands of men. The disciples were afraid to question him about this saying "
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  cormier: India poised to sign €8bn deal to buy 36 fighter jets from France
Sep-24-16  Colonel Mortimer: <al wazir> <So that's it? You don't have anything else? Nothing but innuendo?>

Read the report, it's a lot more than you originally opined.

More importantly it's much more than what the Bush administration had on Iraq, even with the falsified intelligence.

1 million lives destroyed and substantially more terrorism later, that's not an inconsequential point.

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  HeMateMe: The Hussein regime was a fist, aimed at other countries. That fist is now broken into little pieces, it is neutered.

Afterwards the Iraqis had a chance to live as a parliamentary democracy, after Gulf War II. The World Bank would have helped them. The USA Army Corp of Engineers would have helped them maintain operation of the oil process, if they needed help there. All they had to do was choose to live together, without killing each other. They couldn't do that. This is what they chose for themselves, in 2016. We are looking at the result of the Persian way of life. The Iraqis live as though they are still in the 18th century. Primitive hatred.

Sep-24-16  saffuna: <The Hussein regime was a fist, aimed at other countries. That fist is now broken into little pieces, it is neutered.>

Right, and something worse has risen in its place.

<All they had to do was choose to live together, without killing each other. They couldn't do that.>

Should have been simple. All the conservative warmongers were saying there was no history of conflict between the Shia and Sunnis.

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  HeMateMe: and, it was held together by the iron hand of Hussein, the same man responsible for 1 million deaths in the Iran--Iraq war, the same man who invaded Kuwait, the same man who killed 100,000 Kurds with poison gas. Hussein was always going to be an area threat.

Reminds me a bit of Yugoslavia, held together after WWII by the threat of invasion from Russia. After the USSR fell apart the civil war began. are you going to blame Russia for the Balkans people killing themselves? Apparently it was going to happen there, sooner or later, as soon as the USSR yoke was lifted.

Sep-24-16  saffuna: NY Times endorsement, right on the money:

<In any normal election year, we’d compare the two presidential candidates side by side on the issues. But this is not a normal election year. A comparison like that would be an empty exercise in a race where one candidate — our choice, Hillary Clinton — has a record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas, and the other, Donald Trump, discloses nothing concrete about himself or his plans while promising the moon and offering the stars on layaway.>

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  perfidious: '(A)n empty exercise', indeed.
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  cormier: i kinda feel that both candidate could win, ... it would be easy for trump who was democrat 8 years ago to accept money from walls-street to infiltrate the republicans to destroy it before hatching .... lol .... that way the power would not change hand, every eventualities is covered .....
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  al wazir: <Colonel Mortimer: Your next step, if you haven't taken it already, would be to read the declassified pages of the Senate report.>

This is what I found when I googled "Senate Intelligence Committee report" AND Saudi AND declassified:

It's 683 pages long. Thank you very much, I'll wait for the movie to come out.

Have *you* read it?

Sep-24-16  saffuna: Trump has invited Gennifer Flowers to sit in the front row at Monday's debate.

Real presidential.

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  OhioChessFan: As long as he doesn't invite her under the desk in the Oval Office.
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  OhioChessFan: Costs of the Great Soceity:

Here's the first 2 articles that came when I did a search:

<As Robert Rector of Heritage Foundation wrote in January, if we judge Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society only by the dollars spent to improve the lives of the poor and near-poor, an astronomical $20 trillion, it was a success. Rector describes its dimensions:

The federal government runs more than 80-means tested programs that provide cash, food, housing, medical care and targeted social services to poor and low-income Americans.

Government spent $916 billion on these programs in 2012 alone, and roughly 100 million Americans received aid from at least one of them, at an average cost of $9,000 per recipient. (That figure doesn’t include Security or Medicare.)>


< Thus, according to Michael D. Tanner, between 1963 and 2010, “the federal government spent more than $13 trillion fighting poverty.”>

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  al wazir: <OhioChessFan: Costs of the Great Soceity>.

Let's look a little more closely at that accounting. Johnson became president in 1963, but I think the term "Great Society" was invented later, probably when he ran for reelection in 1964. The program was curtailed drastically after Nixon took office, but for the sake of the argument I'll adopt your nomenclature and say that "the Great Society" designates all social services provided by the federal government for the poor from 1964 to now. And likewise I'll stipulate that that figure of $20 trillion is roughly correct, though I don't know what adjustment has been made for inflation, if any, and it's a suspiciously round number.

During that period of time the nominal *total* expenditures of the US government have amounted to roughly $100 trillion. (With an adjustment for inflation it would be substantially more.)

Is 20% an outrageous portion to spend on the poor? Well, that's a matter of opinion. Considering that even more money has gone into waging wars and into other defense expenditures over that period, and considering that we have even less to show for our various military adventures, I think it's reasonable.

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