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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
   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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(born Mar-22-1953, 61 years old) 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. 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. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
13. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
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. 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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  Colonel Mortimer: <john barleycorn:> No It wasn't addressed to you.

But I agree with most if not all of your responses on that.

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  Colonel Mortimer: <perfidious: Success and failure are two sides of the same coin, come to poker as a profession. If one cannot or will not accept this postulate, cold reality will be thrust upon them in no uncertain terms.>

I've found poker to be a truly humbling experience.

I remember when getting into it real fast, raising, shoving, bluffing of course (cash games).

I thought I was really good - I wasn't afraid of putting it all in!

It turned out to be not only the best poker lesson I ever learnt, but it taught me to understand the universe in a different way.

$2,000 well spent.

Nov-21-14  bugabay: I wonder what denomination Abdel converted from and exactly when????
Nov-21-14  Marmot PFL: I skimmed through some poker books once. One had all sorts of tips and stories on winning, then the last chapter said basically, why bother? Spending time on a zero sum, non-productive activity to make some money by gratifying the needs of self-destructive losers.

Besides that, when I did play I usually lost.

Only money I ever made at it was selling poker books online, some by my old buddy Robert Ciaffone

Nov-21-14  MissScarlett: He was a liberal before, and he's a liberal now. The Muslim thing is just a silly affectation.
Nov-21-14  bugabay: Is he born in the U.S. or an immigrant????
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  john barleycorn: <MissScarlett: He was a liberal before, and he's a liberal now. The Muslim thing is just a silly affectation.>

Take him out to a bavarian style restaurant for a pig knuckle and a beer.

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  Colonel Mortimer: <Marmot PFL:> <why bother? Spending time on a zero sum, non-productive activity to make some money by gratifying the needs of self-destructive losers.>

If you had inserted the word poker in that sentence, people with corporate desk jobs would have breathed a sigh of relief.

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  Colonel Mortimer: <john barleycorn: <MissScarlett: He was a liberal before, and he's a liberal now. The Muslim thing is just a silly affectation.>

Take him out to a bavarian style restaurant for a pig knuckle and a beer.>

You guys just can't resist can you..hate loves hate.

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  Colonel Mortimer: Why is it that people who travel the world are lovers and the ones that stay at home haters?
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  Colonel Mortimer: Anything to do with ignorance?
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  john barleycorn: <Colonel Mortimer: Why is it that people who travel the world are lovers ...>

You mean the US forces? Just teasing...

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  Colonel Mortimer: No good point - that's how they teach geography in the US.
Nov-21-14  MissScarlett: I posted a response to your claim that America was 34th ranked in the global life expectancy stakes. Did you miss it or are you simply intending to ignore it?
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  Colonel Mortimer: I missed it - regale me.
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  Colonel Mortimer: Oh well maybe it wasn't that important.

We could look at lists where the US is no.1 But could invite howls of anti-americanism

Nov-21-14  ljfyffe: <Miss Scarlett> The liberal/conservative dichotomy once more, ad nauseam; deja vu all over again ...what a simplistic view ; oh, what a wonderful world it must be to live in!
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  Colonel Mortimer: Would it be that <Miss Scarlett> likes it 'rough'.

Rough, after all, is no place for liberals.

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  Colonel Mortimer: You either live like an animal, red in tooth and claw, or you behave like a liberal.

Or is that too simplistic a turn on Bush's post 9/11 directive?

Nov-21-14  ljfyffe: "I'II think of it Tara." So said Miss Scarlett : Gone With the Wind (and gone with the slaves, one might add).
Nov-21-14  MissScarlett: It's like being savaged by two dead sheep.
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  Colonel Mortimer: I can't see two dead sheep having too much savaging power.

Maybe we went to rough on MissScarlett?

Nov-21-14  Jim Bartle: <bob>, I know you've had trouble finding an appropriate name, and <missscarlet> certainly doesn't fit, being American. I think I've found your perfect name, though: <roderickspode>.
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  Colonel Mortimer: Talking about inconsistencies, and most of all absurdities - I have to get back to this..

<TheFocus> <The Big Guns of the USA!>

<TheFocus: <Mort> Please reassure me that you are not truly that stupid.>

What kind of Native American blurts out <The Big Guns of the USA!> 'greatness' while at the same time lamenting the fate of his native people?

Is the <TheFocus> the Native American equivalent of an 'Uncle Tom' plus tax?

Come over to New Zealand <TheFocus>, my Maori friends would slap you up into a real native in no time.

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  Colonel Mortimer: Bob hardly trolls these days, but as you say Jim, <roderickspode> might put some vigour into the walking stick.
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