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
   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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(born Mar-22-1953) United States of America

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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:; 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. 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. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
9. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
10. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
11. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-042 1971 Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
12. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
14. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
15. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
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. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 0-139 1973 NorristownB06 Robatsch
20. Pilnik vs K Rogoff  0-156 1973 NorristownB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
21. L Day vs K Rogoff  ½-½23 1973 CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
22. K Rogoff vs Suttles 0-147 1973 Ottawa op-CANB06 Robatsch
23. K Rogoff vs Soltis  ½-½14 1974 US ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. K Rogoff vs Suetin  ½-½17 1974 Polanica Zdroj (Poland)B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
25. Browne vs K Rogoff 1-041 1974 US ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
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Apr-16-14  Petrosianic: Maybe. Or some British show. You know that is a fun word. I've got a feature on another board called "Word of the Day That's Fun To Say". Words like flibbertigibbet, and humdinger and whirleybird. But I don't think I've ever used deucedly. I'll do it later today.

Nick is a great synonym for steal, too.

Apr-16-14  galdur: Well, I always keep harping on with limited success how in discussions you should always try to identify arguments.
Apr-16-14  galdur: That´s how I tend to end up on top on ongoing hostilities and most of you don´t.
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  rogge: He gets the attention he's begging for, but unfortunately no one's taking <gal> seriously.
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  Alien Math: you guys have any better things to think about when your problems are 12,451 miles away?
Apr-16-14  Petrosianic: Yes, I've been thinking a lot about how Contadina used to get eight great tomatoes in that little bitty can.

My best theory is that they had really large mallets, like the ones clowns use.

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  Alien Math: Rhetorical question, just wished to see if any had thoughts a bit closer to home then on far side of world
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  PinnedPiece: <Petrosianic...Bad luck. The one time I actually spoke to you...>

For some reason this made me think you were channeling Paula Poundstone...

<And then Sirhan Sirhan, the guy who shot Robert Kennedy was actually up for parole again this year. Not only that, he told the parole board he thought if Kennedy were alive today, he would speak in his favor and say "Let the guy go." What a tough break, huh? The one guy who woulda supported this guy -- and he shot him! >


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  Abdel Irada: <And also, if you have a splendid visage and physique for your age as I do, it may well spill over to their doughters. Thoughts?>

Are the doughters doughty enough to doubt you? Or are they just doughy? (And, if the latter, can you make doughnuts with them?)

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  keypusher: But galdur, I read your stuff and even asked follow up questions. And what do you do? <Ignore> the questions. Hurts my feelings and makes me think the people who say you make no sense and are just babbling for attention have a point.
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  Abdel Irada: <galdur>, does your species of troll originate in mountains or forests?

Apr-16-14  Petrosianic: The thing is, he's getting attention, and now is pouting because it's negative attention. There's no pleasing some people.
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  Abdel Irada: <TheFocus: You can't have wiretapping with only one device.

Administrators made him delete (destroy) evidence.

That is the problem with our public school system today. The victims of bullies are now to blame.>

They always were. This is the result of trickle-down evil caused by pathocracy.

In essence, pathocrats are schoolyard bullies grown up and given authority over others, and they use it much as such bullies use their ascendancy over their victims, and for the same reasons: They tend to be sadists who find their most rewarding stimulation in harming others, physically or psychologically.

Since grown bullies rule our societies, our laws and culture reflect their values. Therefore, we should not wonder to find that bullies injure without consequences, while those who try to resist them feel the full weight of our laws.

As a famous observer whose name I have forgotten once remarked, "America is a land of many laws and little justice."

Thankfully, we are now better equipped to understand why.

Apr-16-14  Petrosianic: <In essence, pathocrats are schoolyard bullies grown up and given authority over others,> Yeah, maybe some are. But others are just muddle-headed thinkers, like the head of Experiment House in The Silver Chair:

<...some said it was not nearly so mixed as the minds of the people who ran it. These people had the idea that boys and girls should be allowed to do what they liked. And unfortunately what ten or fifteen of the biggest boys and girls liked best was bullying the others. All sorts of things, horrid things, went on which at an ordinary school would have been found out and stopped in half a term; but at this school they weren’t. Or even if they were, the people who did them were not expelled or punished. The Head said they were interesting psychological cases and sent for them and talked to them for hours. And if you knew the right sort of things to say to the Head, the main result was that you became rather a favorite than otherwise.>

There are a lot of people that have the same kind of patronizing attitude towards terrorism. As long as it's only hurting someone else, you can afford to play at being magnanimous to the bullies.

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  Abdel Irada: <perfidious: Hmmm--had never heard the term 'pareidolia' till now.>

Strangely, I thought <al wazir> had used it in a past conversation in this forum, but kibitzing search turns up nothing.

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  cormier: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<Gospel> mt 26:14-25> One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said,
“What are you willing to give me
if I hand him over to you?”>

They paid him thirty pieces of silver,
and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.>
On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread,
the disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Where do you want us to prepare
for you to eat the Passover?”>

He said,
“Go into the city to a certain man and tell him,
‘The teacher says, “My appointed time draws near;
in your house I shall celebrate the Passover with my disciples.”>
The disciples then did as Jesus had ordered, and prepared the Passover.>

When it was evening,
he reclined at table with the Twelve.>

And while they were eating, he said,
“Amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”>
Deeply distressed at this, they began to say to him one after another,
“Surely it is not I, Lord?”>

He said in reply,
“He who has dipped his hand into the dish with me
is the one who will betray me.>

The Son of Man indeed goes, as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed.>
It would be better for that man if he had never been born.”>
Then Judas, his betrayer, said in reply, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?”>

He answered, “You have said so.”>

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  Abdel Irada: <"FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States">

That burns me up. How dastardly can you get?

Apr-16-14  Petrosianic: In the words of Len Lesser: "What? No torture??"
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  Jim Bartle: Al Qaeda is speeding it up by giving away comfy chairs.
Apr-16-14  galdur: It staggers even me how impossile I can be. But still the issues unidentified in the discussion remain.
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  OhioChessFan: <Deucedly bad luck to take me off.. ahem, Ignore, the one time I actually spoke to you.>

Seems to me if it was deucedly, that would mean you spoke to him twice.

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  al wazir: <Petrosianic: <<<Why do you debate here?>> Usually to learn something (oftentimes other people provide a reality check by coming up with some fact or angle I hadn't considered, especially if my own objectivity is in question. Alternately, I might want to perform the same service for someone else. Sometimes I do waste too much time in cases where there's zero chance of success (cough, cough, harrylime, cough). Writing practice is another motivation. I'd like to learn to write posts like this in about half the space, while still making the points. That's also been a failure. The idea these days is to squeeze everything into a bumper sticker, whether it makes sense that way or not.> Good post.

Those are my reasons too. Another is that some of my posts in this forum are first drafts for letters to editors or politicians or executives -- communications that can be consequential -- and the responses I get here help me to improve the final draft.

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  Alien Math: You do realize that trolls spamming on a Chess Site! provides limited to no improvement to a current situation?
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  al wazir: <Abdel Irada: Strangely, I thought <al wazir> had used it in a past conversation in this forum, but kibitzing search turns up nothing.> Nope, I have rarely seen it and never used it. But now I will.
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  devere: "Climate change cult has to shout louder to be heard amid public skepticism"

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