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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. 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. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-130 1970 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
6. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-059 1970 WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
7. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-148 1970 Ontario opB83 Sicilian
8. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
9. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
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 Grefe vs K Rogoff  ½-½30 1974 US ChampionshipC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
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Apr-22-14
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  PinnedPiece: <<Clark County property records show Cliven Bundy's parents moved from Bundyville, Arizona and bought the 160 acre ranch in 1948 from Raoul and Ruth Leavitt.>

What about grandfather, uncles? Is it a surprise that a tax cheat might also lie to a reporter?

-- -- --- --- --

<FSR> the big story here is not about the tax cheat Bundy but about the government's reaction. Do you not sense that the BLM task force was itching to execute him on the spot for one wrong move? And you with those posts about how wrong to execute murderers when a jury is improperly selected. How does that square?

Something doesn't add up.

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Apr-22-14
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  Jim Bartle: <Do you not sense that the BLM task force was itching to execute him on the spot for one wrong move? >

No!! Very clearly, the BLM pulled out to avoid a shootout. You sound like Sean Hannity.

Apr-22-14
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  PinnedPiece: As a person somewhat familiar with the law, how do you excuse the Federal Government/IRS not handling this by simply putting a lien on proceeds from any cattle sales?

He sells a cow, the buyer has to pay the federal government for it.

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Apr-22-14
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  Abdel Irada: <keypusher: <Abdel Irada: <PiPi>, you do understand the difference between homosexuals (who prefer grown members of their own sex) and pedophiles, do you not?

(Hint: It's similar to the difference between heterosexuals [who prefer grown members of the opposite sex] and pedophiles.>

I think both straight men and gay men have a strong bias towards (post-pubescent) youth. Think of the efforts that women and many gay men make as a matter of course to look younger than they are. I suspect (though I don't know) that this preference is even stronger among gays than among straights. A lot of the priest scandals did not involve young boys, but adolescents. But yes, pedophilia is a whole other thing.>

You are writing about still a third class of sexual orientation: hebephilia: an attraction (usually heterosexual) to adolescents.

This comes to us from the Greek hebe- meaning "maiden," and was the subject of Vladimir Nabokov's _Lolita_.

Apr-22-14
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  PinnedPiece: <JB: You sound like Sean Hannity.>

What if I were to tell you....

Nah, never mind.

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Apr-22-14
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  Abdel Irada: <OhioChessFan: <PiPi: One troop has a gentleman who has won a court fight to allow him to continue as a homosexual scoutmaster.>

<keypusher: I hardly ever get a chance to be progressive, so I'll grab this one. I know quite a few gay men I'd happily entrust a 12 y/o boy to, and if the guy had won a court fight to be a gay scoutmaster he'd probably be extra-extra careful.>

Ahem. You didn't answer the question posed.>

The question, as phrased, is loaded, and we both know it.

Note, among other matters, that it defines the heterosexual as "normal," which introduces substantial bias. It then goes on to specify that he is your cousin, making it awkward to refuse him as scout leader even if you think him unreliable or worse.

I will therefore answer the question *minus* these addenda: All other things being equal, I would have no more fear of entrusting my hypothetical 12-year-old son to a homosexual scoutmaster than of a heterosexual one, just as I would have no fear of entrusting my actual 13-year-old daughter to a lesbian Girl Scout leader.

In the case of both the real and hypothetical offspring, however, I would refuse to entrust them to pedophiles of either gender or sexual orientation.

Apr-22-14
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  kellmano: <pinnedpiece> Oh you've got a gay friend. You can't be a homophobe then. Don't really understand the rest of your post, but I think you are suggesting that I am a homophobe because I don't like homophobia.

You are more likely to be murdered by a family member than a stranger as well I'd guess, but to ask someone whether they would rather have a babysitter who was family or a stranger off the street is not relevant to that statistic (if it is one).

Apr-22-14
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  PinnedPiece: For my good buddy <Abdel Irada> so he can widen his perceptions:

<Abnormal heterosexual>: One who might abduct a 10-yr old girl for his pleasure.

<Normal heterosexual>: One who wouldn't do such a thing, with boys or girls.

We both know that your "gotcha" was ready and poised if I had left "normal" off so that you could play the hebephilia card.

Hmmm? Don't deny it now.

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Apr-22-14
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  PinnedPiece: Gosh this is upsetting:

The UK Daily Mail reports that Obama is burning 35,000 gallons of jet fuel on Earth Day!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...

---wait a minute, don't you want to know why I am upset? I hate these low-down right-wing rags that think this stuff IS NEWS! Besmirching our President!

Its Just So Typical.

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Apr-22-14
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  Abdel Irada: <Refused: But in all fairness, next to Diceman <pipi> really does look like the epitome of openmindedness and an intellectual giant.>

Then again, so does a planarian.

Apr-22-14
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  Abdel Irada: <al wazir: <OhioChessFan: You didn't answer the question posed.> Says the Grand Champion of unanswered questions.

(Yes, I know that according to the Ohio Rules of Debate you don't have to answer questions, but everyone else has to.)>

This is why some call him <Unagi>, slippery eel that he is until speared, beheaded and served up on a sashimi platter.

Apr-22-14
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  Abdel Irada: <al wazir: <chancho: <The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.> You poor middle-class slobs, you must feel as bad as if you had just lost money at a racetrack or a casino.>>

And to what class, prithee, do *you* belong?

Apr-22-14
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  perfidious: There have been times I did not feel bad about losing at poker in a casino--because I knew things could have gone much worse!
Apr-22-14
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  Abdel Irada: <PiPi: This type of reflex reaction shuts down a whole slew of interesting corollary questions that a sociological investigation might find meaningful.

They certainly can't be discussed here.>

We *are* discussing the issue, although no thanks for this are due to the obvious bias in your question.

Why not try a touch of objectivity, a measure of measure? You may just find this more effective than a steady diet of fallacy, hyperbole and distortion.

Apr-22-14
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  Abdel Irada: <FSR: <PinnedPiece: ... In centuries past, our government found ways to make use of [federal lands] for the profit of its citizens. Bundy's family (the rancher in Nevada) were invited along with thousands of others to make use of nearly unusable land for cattle grazing in the 19th century.>>

What, y'all don't remember the Homestead Act of 1948, and how it invited the settlement of the unpopulated western territories and states with enormous ranches, operated on public lands without compensation to the public?

Apr-22-14
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  Abdel Irada: <PinnedPiece: For my good buddy <Abdel Irada> so he can widen his perceptions:

<Abnormal heterosexual>: One who might abduct a 10-yr old girl for his pleasure.

<Normal heterosexual>: One who wouldn't do such a thing, with boys or girls.>

Good. Now substitute homo- for hetero-, and perhaps you will begin to understand.

But I see you're busy trying to out-Unagi <Unagi>.

Apr-22-14
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  Jim Bartle: <pinnedpiece> The govt. has tried everything possible for years with this guy. This was a last resort. They took 400 cows, right?

And the armed mob came out and forced them to return the cows, or risk a bloodbath.

There are thousands and thousands of ranchers in the West grazing cattle on Federal land. They pay their fees and taxes. Why is this guy different?

Apr-22-14
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  devere: Roots of the Nevada rebellion:

http://nevadajournal.com/2013/08/14...

Apr-22-14
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  al wazir: <Abdel Irada: And to what class, prithee, do *you* belong?> I'm in a class of my own.

(And if you find that less than usefully informative, you can file it right alongside the announcement that the American middle class is no longer the most affluent in the world.)

Apr-22-14
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  HeMateMe: Do hebephiles like people with...dandruff?
Apr-22-14
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  PinnedPiece: <Abdel Irada:

<PiPi:<Normal heterosexual>: One who wouldn't do such a thing, with boys or girls.>

Good. Now substitute homo- for hetero-, and perhaps you will begin to understand.>

I think it would be very interesting to read a discussion from you, complete with excellent links that don't completely overthrow your point of view, that conclusively demonstrates the meaning of "normal" in regard to human homosexuality.

The floor is yours.

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Apr-22-14
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  Abdel Irada: <PinnedPiece: <Abdel Irada:

<PiPi:<Normal heterosexual>: One who wouldn't do such a thing, with boys or girls.>

Good. Now substitute homo- for hetero-, and perhaps you will begin to understand.>

I think it would be very interesting to read a discussion from you, complete with excellent links that don't completely overthrow your point of view, that conclusively demonstrates the meaning of "normal" in regard to human homosexuality.

The floor is yours.>

Why should I define a term that *you* introduced?

I yield the floor to the learned gentleman from Texas.

Apr-22-14
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  Abdel Irada: <al wazir: <Abdel Irada: And to what class, prithee, do *you* belong?> I'm in a class of my own.>

That works until the time comes to pay for something you can't afford.

<(And if you find that less than usefully informative, you can file it right alongside the announcement that the American middle class is no longer the most affluent in the world.)>

The news may be old to you, but perhaps it isn't to certain other members of the studio audience. (Note that I didn't mention <HeMateMe> by name, much as Ted Kennedy's political opponents never mentioned Chappaquiddick.)

Apr-22-14
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  Abdel Irada: <HeMateMe: Do hebephiles like people with...dandruff?>

Not as far as I know, but if there are such things as chaetophiles, some of them might.

Any particular reason for this query?

Apr-23-14
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  twinlark: <Tiggler>

<One man can change the world, and is obliged to do so, should opportunity present itself.>

Oh do tell, kemo sabe.

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