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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.

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
   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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KENNETH ROGOFF
(born Mar-22-1953, 61 years old) 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 S Spencer 1-020 1969 US Jnr ChpB15 Caro-Kann
3. K Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½106 1969 World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni Defense
4. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½37 1969 World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann Defense
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. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
9. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
10. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
11. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
12. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
13. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
14. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
15. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-042 1971 Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
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. L Day vs K Rogoff  ½-½23 1973 CAN-opA07 King's Indian Attack
20. K Rogoff vs Suttles 0-147 1973 Ottawa op-CANB06 Robatsch
21. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 0-139 1973 NorristownB06 Robatsch
22. Pilnik vs K Rogoff  0-156 1973 NorristownB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
23. L C Gilden vs K Rogoff  0-142 1974 US ChampionshipC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
24. K Rogoff vs Bisguier  ½-½77 1974 US ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
25. K Rogoff vs Zuckerman  1-044 1974 US ChampionshipA15 English
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Nov-27-14
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  keypusher: <In cases such as this, where someone has died and evidence is ambiguous or conflicting, the result is often that the federal government steps in and prosecutes for a violation of the civil rights of the slain. This cannot reflect well on the (non-)prosecutor, who has failed his constituents.>

Sorry, didn't I promise I was leaving? But the Justice Department already leaked that no civil rights charges would be forthcoming in this case.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...

OK, now I am really gone for today. Happy Turkey Day, wherever you are.

Nov-27-14
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  Softpaw: < <SF: Too bad the dead can't speak for themselves.>

In Roshomon they could, but it didn't clear things up much.

Nov-27-14  Jim Bartle: Civil Rights prosecution: The all-knowing, all-seeing Jeffrey Toobin says it's highly unlikely, because the govt. would have to prove there was a racial motive to the shooting. And there's no evidence of that at all.
Nov-27-14  Jim Bartle: <The facts of the case, even disregarding that the suspect was a cop, indicate nothing but self-defense. The DA felt compelled to put it before a GJ for political cover.>

First part, false. there's a lot to indicate it was not self-defense. Evidence the other way, too. The investigation and evidence-gathering was so bad that serious analysis was impossible.

Second part, that is what I've been trying to say. He went to the Grand Jury for political cover. He didn't want to indict Wilson, and the way they conducted the Grand Jury.

Nov-27-14
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  Abdel Irada: <keypusher: <In cases such as this, where someone has died and evidence is ambiguous or conflicting, the result is often that the federal government steps in and prosecutes for a violation of the civil rights of the slain. This cannot reflect well on the (non-)prosecutor, who has failed his constituents.>

Sorry, didn't I promise I was leaving? But the Justice Department already leaked that no civil rights charges would be forthcoming in this case.>

Often is not always. In this case, McCulloch cleverly co-opted the DoJ, tying any future federal action to the grand jury proceeding.

This does not absolve him from the moral duty to protect the welfare of his constituents.

---

Enjoy your roast dinosaur and don't OD on tryptophan. :-)

Nov-27-14
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  Travis Bickle: <Jim Bartle: <Nobody gave a damn when OJ Simpson almost cut off his wife's head, saved by her spinal cord...> Everybody cared. It dominated the news for a year and a half. The six-month trial was on live TV. The car chase pre-empted the NBA Finals!>

After an African American L.A. Police Commissioner when asked, do you plan to look for further suspects in this case, replied as far as the Police Department is concerned we had the perpetrator of the crime.

Everyone cared?? Then why when OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder was there no fires, looting & fighting in the streets?

Nov-27-14
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  chancho: Happy Thanksgiving, <Scott>.
Nov-27-14  Jim Bartle: Well, that's a good question. but come on, the whole country was fixated on the trial, the great majority thought he was guilty (it couldn't have been more obvious).

People wanted him to be prosecuted and convicted. When he was acquitted he became a complete pariah in society.

Nov-27-14
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  chancho: I was disgusted when OJ walked.

But he had the best legal defense money could buy.

In the aftermath of the not guilty verdict, I remember this young black girl getting interviewed by CNN who said that all that mattered was that OJ Simpson was found not guilty.

When asked about Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman... their parents, and not getting justice, she answered: I don't care about them.

Says a lot, doesn't it?

Nov-27-14  Jim Bartle: The OJ verdict is the worst collective action I've ever seen in the US black population. The girl <chancho> mentions is all too typical.

By the way, the verdict was the most-watched event ever on US TV, 150 million people. Don't know if it still is.

Nov-27-14  ljfyffe: <probable cause>the deliberate placing of much dubious evidence along with credible evidence before the grand jury was a means to ensure that no trial would ensue.. The policeman could well have been found not guilty at trial, but the abuse at the grand jury stage by the prosecution put the whole process into disrepute. Because the officer had a gun and the deceased did not surely required examination under public trial conditions since the dead person was already prevented from testifying.
Nov-27-14
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  johnlspouge: < <HeMateMe> wrote: They won't allow cameras in the interrogation rooms. >

From Aug 15:

"A new Justice Department policy requires the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and several other federal law enforcement agencies to videotape interrogations with suspects held in custody."

[ http://www.onthemedia.org/story/cam... ]

"Hundreds of police departments rely on recording interrogations, and at least 17 states require the practice by law."

[ http://articles.philly.com/2014-06-... ]

< <Colonel Mortimer> wrote : Facts are useless to someone who doesn't [want] to understand. >

Truer words were never spoken. Myself, I prefer facts to opinions.

Nov-27-14
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  johnlspouge: < <hedgeh0g> wrote: Maybe the whole incident was staged to draw people's attention off Benghazi. >

Thanks for the chuckle. You have been missed, <hedge> :)

Nov-27-14
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  Softpaw: <ljfyffe: <probable cause>the deliberate placing of much dubious evidence along with credible evidence before the grand jury was a means to ensure that no trial would ensue..>

So, the grand jury, unlike you, was unable to distinguish dubious evidence and from credible evidence?

Nov-27-14  Strongest Force: Might and money got OJ off. The same thing led the u Supream Court to say that Corps are people. There was an Italian who said corps are totalitarian. I would like to see the words "everyone is equal" but I think only God can bring that about.
Nov-27-14  ljfyffe: On the other hand, 0.J. Simpson had wealth enough that he could hire lawyers who knew how to exploit weaknesses in the judicial process; he proved that, yes, you can get away with murder, if you have the right people at your side.
Nov-27-14
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  HeMateMe: sponge--municipal police departments are not required to tape interrogations/confessions. I think actions by people at the lower end are actually where more corruption takes place.
Nov-27-14
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  chancho: <Softpaw> became a premmie right before my very eyes.

Congrats!

Nov-27-14
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  johnlspouge: Police need to use lethal force in situations where someone could be an imminent danger to themselves or other. US police training, however, gears itself to speedy crisis resolution at the expense of human life. US police are actually trained to create life-threatening situations.

Why all the whingeing debate, then, when they actually have to take lives in defense of their own?

From Oct, 2012:

"A 10-hour armed standoff between a distraught man and police at a posh hotel in downtown [city deleted] ended Monday afternoon after an emergency response team shot the gunman with a plastic bullet."

[ http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/1... ]

Did you really need to know the city I deleted, to know that it is not in the US? It is a powerful indicator of the lack of respect for human life, possibly in some cases, the lack of respect for black-black-black-black-black life vs white, that US policing policy remains unchanged.

< <OhioChessFan> wrote: Oh yeah, it takes a deep, deep thinker to suggest LEO should be trained to defuse violent situations. >

Apparently, a much deeper thinker than you are.

Nov-27-14  Jim Bartle: <ljfyffe: On the other hand, 0.J. Simpson had wealth enough that he could hire lawyers who knew how to exploit weaknesses in the judicial process; he proved that, yes, you can get away with murder, if you have the right people at your side.>

The defense was helped by incompetent police and a mistaken prosecution strategy.

Nov-27-14  ljfyffe: <distinguish evidence> Of course, they could. That was the whole point...to put all witness testimony in a bad light by serving them a good portion of the obviously inaccurate--at the grand jury stage.
Nov-27-14
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  johnlspouge: @<HeMateMe>: Here is the directive for Chicago municipal police enforcing cameras. I am not going to spoonfeed you further, but municipal police derive their authority from the corresponding state. Their state regulates them where appropriate, and it is hard to imagine a state deciding that state police should have cameras in interrogation rooms without imposing similar requirements on municipal police.

[ http://directives.chicagopolice.org... ]

Nov-27-14  Tomlinsky: <municipal police departments are not required to tape interrogations/confessions.>

In this day and age, for the protection of both police and accused, I can't think of any reasonable excuse as to why this would be. It isn't uncommon for an 'interview' to be videotaped in the UK and extremely rare that an audio recording isn't made. I believe that a recording may be demanded of any questioning when taken into police custody.

<One of the most important parts of a criminal trial is the police interview. It often shapes the way that a case is run. We’ve seen this on a hundred TV shows, sometimes the suspect sits there tight-lipped, saying nothing (often accompanied by a lawyer of less than perfect morality), sometimes they break down and confess all, sometimes the police ‘bend the rules’.>

<All police interviews (with only a few exceptions) are tape recorded (some are now videoed) so that there is no dispute as to what is said.

At the start, the police officer that is leading the investigation will introduce everyone who is there and explain to the suspect what their legal rights are. They will then be ‘cautioned’: “you don’t have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you fail to mention when questioned something that you later rely on in court. Anything you do say may be given in evidence”. >

Nov-27-14  ljfyffe: <Jim Bartle>Yes, that is what I meant, in part, as weaknesses in the system
Nov-27-14  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
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