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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 B30 B38 B85
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C88 C68 C97 C65 C91
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A29 A20 A22
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E74 E63 E60
 English, 1 c4 c5 (5) 
    A34 A30 A36
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B93 B30 B52 B50 B81
 Caro-Kann (11) 
    B17 B10 B13 B12
 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 A H Williams, 1969 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
   Tal vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Huebner 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 1974 by Phony Benoni
   US Championship 1975 by suenteus po 147

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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. 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. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-059 1970 WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
6. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-148 1970 Ontario opB83 Sicilian
7. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-130 1970 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
8. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
9. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
10. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
11. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
13. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-042 1971 Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
14. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
15. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 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. K Rogoff vs Suttles 0-147 1973 Ottawa op-CANB06 Robatsch
20. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 0-139 1973 NorristownB06 Robatsch
21. Pilnik vs K Rogoff  0-156 1973 NorristownB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
22. L Day vs K Rogoff  ½-½23 1973 CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
23. K Rogoff vs K Commons  1-042 1974 US ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Benko vs K Rogoff ½-½30 1974 US ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
25. J A Grefe vs K Rogoff  ½-½30 1974 US ChampionshipC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<al wazir: <Abdel Irada: Of course it is true that it only takes one violent, irrational person to be a deadly threat. But such people exist in all walks of life. Statistically, do you really believe they are more common among Australian Muslims than among American right-wing Christians?> No.

But as far as I know, no one has directed the attention of potentially homicidal right-wing Christians specifically to you. To sharpen the analogy, suppose Donald Trump spoke about the urgent necessity of "neutralizing" ostensibly harmless native American Muslims who masquerade as moderates while secretly maturing their murderous plots -- and named *you* as an example.>

Taking this discussion back out of the hypothetical and into the concrete, *has* anyone named the cartoonist as a target?

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  john barleycorn: < Abdel Irada: ∞

<optimal play: <Abdel Irada: ... In this case, I suppose a mufti/shaykh/ayatollah *could* issue a fatwa opining that the cartoonist should be killed. At which point loud laughter would break out, because this cartoon is no more than petty ridicule ...>

And yet they issue fatwas and get all upset over things like this all the time. Only a fanatic or terrorist would become upset about something so insignificant.>

A fanatic would; a terrorist, not necessarily. Sometime, perhaps you'll come to realize that they are not the same. ...


Note to the great autodidact and "decent mathematician":

*terrorists* form a subset of *fanatics*.
What's your criteria for *different*?

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  Colonel Mortimer: GOP congressman cites Bible verses calling gays ‘worthy of death’

Can all moderate Christians on this board rise up in condemnation of this?

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  Colonel Mortimer: Arizona pastor publicly supports death by stoning for homosexuals

Again, can we have our resident Christians condemn this? Even though this is not a Muslim figure, I would have thought the principle is the same.

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  Colonel Mortimer: Ex-CIA director wants Snowden ‘hanged by the neck’

Another US public figure calling for the death of an innocent person.

Should these US "fatwas" not be equally worthy of comment and condemnation?

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  Colonel Mortimer: <Leading US political figures have called for the death penalty to be imposed on the person who leaked sensitive documents to whistle-blower website WikiLeaks

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and ex-Pentagon official KT McFarland were among those claiming the guilty party should face execution>

Again, where's the outrage?

Jul-27-16  HeMateMe: the only difference between you and the above pastor and senator Mort is that they have a platform, a vehicle from which to spew crap.

You're just another internet kook.

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  Colonel Mortimer: In the interest of the safety of the whole planet, I would have thought most reasonable citizens would call on their respective governments to cease murdering innocent civilians.

Instead we see citizens rightfully condemning the resultant terrorist acts, but totally silent on the terrorism of their own governments.

<Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it.>

Noam Chomsky

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  Colonel Mortimer: If <HeMateMe> really enjoys war porn and celebrated "shock and awe" over Iraq in the streets of New York, is it not conceivable that a Muslim <HeMateMe> in Iraq/Syria will equally enjoy innocent women and children in America being torn limb from limb in a revenge terrorist attack?

Screw religion, this is about the 'Golden Rule'. If <HeMateMe> gets high on US bombs turning innocent Muslim women and children into mincemeat, why should he be surprised if they return the favour?

I'm not worried about <HeMateMe> though, I'm worried about the people he elects..

<Lesley Stahl, speaking of US sanctions against Iraq: “We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And – and you know, is the price worth it?”

Madeleine Albright: “I think this is a very hard choice, but the price – we think the price is worth it.” >

"Madeleine Albright, ethically challenged"

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  Colonel Mortimer: So forum, time to put things in perpective. Next time a 2 bit muslim cleric calls for a fatwa on a cartoonist, remember the real 'fatwa' - the West led by the US raining bombs down on innocent women and children in the Middle-East and supporting apartheid Israel.
Jul-27-16  ljfyffe: No wonder <HMM> is so ignorant of historical facts when CNN announces that Hillary has made history by becomimg the first women to lead a major political could at least have said < first in history for the United States.>
Jul-27-16  HeMateMe: some of the Iraqis want us there Mort, to level the fight against the Sunnis. Call them ISIS or whatever, they are the Sunnis that kept Sadam Hussein in power.

We left Iraq as a democracy, where people could vote for their leaders. The Iraqi primitive hatred for their brothers turned a wealthy oil state into a sewer. People should be better in the 21st century, Mort, but they aren't.

I suppose all of the wars in Africa (some group is always trying to kill another group) are the fault of the USA, too? Maybe some people aren't ready for advanced civilization.

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  Colonel Mortimer: <HeMateMe> <We left Iraq as a democracy>

You left Iraq in turmoil and raging civil war. Your notion that Iraq was bequeathed a democracy by the US is laughable and not backed by any serious political commentary on the matter.

You're trying to cover the destructive dinosaur tracks of your government in Iraq with a pathetic fig leaf of risible propaganda.

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  optimal play: <Abdel Irada> I acknowledge that, strictly speaking, fanatics and terrorists are not exactly the same, although as <john barleycorn> points out, terrorists would necessarily form a (violent) subset of fanatics.

Anyway, I agree substantially with your post, especially that terrorists want division, but we need to be able to speak openly about the issue of Islamic terrorism without being shut-down by the PC Brigade.

That might involve some controversial topics, such as immigration, but we need to be mature enough to talk frankly about these things without being labelled bigot or Islamophobe or accused of overreacting.

<al wazir> might think we have more to worry about from snakes, croc's & abo's but the atrocities overseas just seem to get worse every day and it's no use just sitting around mouthing the same old pious platitudes about not letting the terrorists win.

It's true that Australia isn't France, and the point is we don't want to become like France, or even Germany, but when we look at Europe, we're concerned we may be looking at our future if we don't take preventative action.

We also need to have a sense of humour and not be worried about incurring a death sentence over a harmless cartoon. As you pointed out you can hardly see the offending page of the Koran, yet look at the fracas over it from 'indignant' Muslims.

Now I see that <Colonel Mortimer> is again engaging in his favourite artifice of 'whataboutery'!

Well then let me put the good Colonel at ease...

I am outraged that anybody would quote Biblical scripture to “pray” for the death of President Obama!

I condemn anybody who would cite Bible verses calling gays ‘worthy of death’!

I condemn anybody who would support death by stoning for homosexuals or anybody for any reason!

I am outraged at those US political figures who have called for the death penalty to be imposed on the person who leaked sensitive documents to whistle-blower website WikiLeaks!

Now Colonel, if you're satisfied with that, you can get back to your midget car racing, and take your 'whataboutery' with you!

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  Colonel Mortimer: <optimal play> <I am outraged that anybody would quote Biblical scripture to “pray” for the death of President Obama!>

Not <anybody>, a Christian just like you. But maybe your claim is that these people are radical Christians and they only represent a piffling fraction of Christianity as whole.

So let's here you say it. "I condemn these radical Christians"

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  Colonel Mortimer: <More than 55,000 Americans were either killed or injured by US police in just one year, a new study has revealed. Most of the deaths were from fatal firearm wounds or excessive use of taser devices.>

I thought Muslim terrorism was the no.1 threat to the US?

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  Colonel Mortimer: Just goes to show how wrong you can be when you choose facts over 'gut feel'.
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  optimal play: "I condemn these radical Christians"

I always have!

Just like I condemn radical Muslims!

And I'll just add, this Middle-East mess and everything that's flowed from it is the fault of Dubya, Cheney & Rumsfeld.

I don't know about Merkel, but George W. Idiot and his neo-con "advisors" ought to be the ones dragged behind a horse on the ground for five miles and hanged!

The ongoing disaster they caused is unforgivable!

Now you can get back to your midget car racing!

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  Colonel Mortimer: <optimal play:> Thank you for your candid answers.
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  Abdel Irada: ∞

<Hmm: Maybe some people aren't ready for advanced civilization.>

The question is, which people?

<Reporter: "Mr. Gandhi, what do you think of Western civilization?"

Mahatma Gandhi: "I think it's a good idea.">

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  Abdel Irada: ∞

Guess I'm not the only one who sees the signs of pathocracy around me:

Jul-27-16  Petrosianic: <Now I see that <Colonel Mortimer> is again engaging in his favourite artifice of 'whataboutery'!

Well then let me put the good Colonel at ease...

I am outraged that anybody would quote Biblical scripture to “pray” for the death of President Obama!>

Does all this mean that he no longer has an excuse for supporting the illegal Crimean Annexation? If so, Happy Day!

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  Shams: Last night Madeleine Albright made an appearance at the DNC. Some in the crowd started chanting "worth the cost! worth the cost!"
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  Big Pawn: < Australia isn't France; it's not overflowing with North Africans from former colonies who lack economic opportunities (largely thanks to racism) and resent it enough to riot.>

An outrageous narrative. How anyone can think this makes sense it beyond me. Colonies? That was so long ago, it's time to just move on. This isn't 1921.

Jul-27-16  saffuna: <That was so long ago, it's time to just move on. This isn't 1921.>

Or 1960. But what's forty years?

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