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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 A H Williams, 1969 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974 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
   Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   A Matanovic 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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KENNETH ROGOFF
(born Mar-22-1953, 62 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]
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: http://scholar.harvard.edu/rogoff/p...; 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. 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 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. J A Grefe vs K Rogoff  ½-½30 1974 US ChampionshipC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
24. J Lechtynsky vs K Rogoff  ½-½29 1974 Rubinstein memB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. K Rogoff vs Soltis  ½-½14 1974 US ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
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Feb-05-16
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  kellmano: <Jim Bartle: <It was based on science originally, as is all work done in all fields of science. There is no reason to suspect otherwise either. >

No, couldn't be societal pressures, societal norms.
>

And in no way at all could that have been the central point of the entire article

Feb-05-16
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  Shams: <kellmano> I concede that labels are problematic and I'll further concede that it's possible we will never come up with a mental health taxonomy that isn't more trouble that it's worth.

But no such thing as mental illness? That's a very different proposition and I don't see how it's tenable.

Feb-05-16  Jim Bartle: When I was in college there was a leading professor named Thomas Szasz who advanced the theory that there is no such thing as mental illness, that it is generally just a way to categorize difficult behavior.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoma...

Feb-05-16  devere: "Schlafly unloads on Rubio: 'He betrayed us all'"

<Conservative icon calls media favorite 'lackey for the establishment'>

http://www.wnd.com/2016/02/schlafly...

Feb-05-16  Jim Bartle: Schlafly doesn't like Rubio?

Go Marco!!!!

Feb-05-16
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  kellmano: <Shams: <kellmano> I concede that labels are problematic and I'll further concede that it's possible we will never come up with a mental health taxonomy that isn't more trouble that it's worth. But no such thing as mental illness? That's a very different proposition and I don't see how it's tenable. >

Well perhaps it's semantic. I don't think anyone is denying that some people think in a way that makes life extremely hard, and causes sometimes disastrous decisions. Such things can't be traced to a root molecular cause, neither are they catching, neither are they treatable by conventional medicine .... Therefore, perhaps ....

Feb-05-16
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  al wazir: No, it's not a scene from an apocalyptic sf movie: http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/...
Feb-05-16
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  al wazir: <Jim Bartle: When I was in college there was a leading professor named Thomas Szasz who advanced the theory that there is no such thing as mental illness, that it is generally just a way to categorize difficult behavior.>

He wasn't the only one. R.D. Laing argued that the mentally ill were merely "differently abled": <Laing's views on the causes and treatment of serious mental dysfunction, greatly influenced by existential philosophy, ran counter to the psychiatric orthodoxy of the day by taking the expressed feelings of the individual patient or client as valid descriptions of lived experience rather than simply as symptoms of some separate or underlying disorder.> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._D....

That's like saying that Daesh's terrorism is merely an expression of a minority political viewpoint.

Feb-05-16  Jim Bartle: <R.D. Laing>

Wow, a great singer and a psychiatrist, too.

Feb-05-16
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  Shams: <al wazir> <That's like saying that Daesh's terrorism is merely an expression of a minority political view.>

Thank you for writing that. Have these people ever read some of the more extreme psychotic break stories? If those don't constitute "illness" neither does a shattered femur.

<kellmano> Semantics? Maybe so, but your guy wrote <there are no mental illnesses> and put it in italics so I think he is staking out a stronger claim than that.

Feb-05-16  ljfyffe: Szasz has a point when he views psychiatrists
as modern-day secular priests, but profit-seeking by the pharmaceutical industry seems not to be considered....if a company comes up with a drug to treat a stess-related or mental disorder, then (with the 'assistance' of the medical profession) the more people that can be convinced that they have that condition the better the profits will be; and if one happens to come up with a pill that produces certain effects, then a condition for it to treat may have to be invented in order for that company not to suffer financial losses in its creation.
Feb-05-16
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  tpstar: It was a dark and stormy night when <tpstar> and <OhioChessFan> were driving South from the Midwest, weary after a long day of editing the chessgames.com Wikipedia entry while keeping this site safe for juniors and students. We steered clear of Baltimorgue with their high murder rate, and Chiraq with their very high murder rate, but apparently drove too close to Illinois as Michelle Obama threw her shoes at us while shouting, "Typical White People!" as we don't look like Obama's sons. Suddenly Trayvon Martin started chasing our car, as he wanted to attack some creepy @$$ crackers for his Facebook page, plus he thought <WannaBe> was with us who is White Hispanic. After escaping from that sweet innocent drug-dealing jewelry-stealing child sky high on Lean, we passed by Rachel Jeantel who wanted to lie under oath again ("I heard the wet grass"). We headed toward Saint Louis to meet up with Rex and Ben at the new chess exhibit and were almost there when Michael Brown approached our car to sell us his latest Big'Mike CD "Gentle Giant" (featuring the smash hit "Lights Out"). When we declined, Michael Brown reached into our car grabbing for <OCF>'s gun and ended up getting shot in the hand so he called us both racist bigots. His stepdad climbed on top of our car to shout, "Burn This Bitch Down!" and the liberal media thought that was just great because troubled urban youth need "space to destroy" while who cares about private property anyway. After escaping from that gangsta-rapping bitch-slapping store-robbing criminal and his stepdad, we passed by Dorian Johnson who wanted to lie under oath again, claiming Big'Mike was shot in the back while saying, "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" and the liberal media thought that was just great as troubled urban youth can lie all they want. Next we were stopped by a U-Missouri professor who demanded that we exit our car to acknowledge our "White Privilege" and then make our empty car into a safe healing space for students of color, as the best way to improve race relations is through Segregation. We got away from her and passed by a DMV, proving <Big Pawn> exists. Then we picked up <diceman> who is a visionary, and <quantum.conscious> who is enlightened. We held a lively discussion how <tpstar> has done more for the Obamacare initiative than the rest of the Kenneth Rogoff page combined as I actually see Obamacare patients in my office. Then we pondered why feckless liberal pundits don't become doctors so they could help sick people, therefore by default they are refusing to help sick people. After driving down a remote country road in a snowstorm, our car breaks down. Fortunately we all have our three Obamaphones each so we call Senator Bernie Sanders who promises us a free car, a free house, a free yacht, a free plane and a free spaceship, but we have to wait until he gets elected in November by the selfish greedy freebie-loving Millennial Grubers. We know that no feckless liberal will rescue us, since they are too busy waiting at home for their free government handouts while refusing to work. Luckily <tpstar>'s patients were following their trip and realized they needed help, so the thousands of lives that <tpstar> has saved over the years come down and push our car into the next town which is called Utopiaville, a rural paradise under conservative rule for 300 years. We marvel at the flowers and rainbows and waterfalls and community artwork in a safe and secure setting free of crime and blight and decay. <diceman> is pleased that there are no ghettos in Utopiaville and wished the Democrats would take their jackboot off the black man's throat already. We are amazed that everyone goes to work, pays their taxes, and supports their community with no racism or tension in sight. Outside the city are plenty of feckless liberal posters who are not allowed in because they cannot follow the Posting Guidelines. That night we are guests of honor at a Spice Girls concert, and we all lived happily thereafter.
Feb-05-16  Jim Bartle: Does your return key not work in order to make separate paragraphs when attempting to evade the question?
Feb-05-16
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  al wazir: <tpstar>: Was that post intended for <chrisowen>'s forum?
Feb-05-16
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  WannaBe: That is one huge run-on paragraph... I had a difficult time reading it.
Feb-05-16
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  Shams: Paragraph breaks would ruin the beatnik flow of it. I have to hand it to you <tpstar> that was clever. You're a hard guy to outmaneuver.
Feb-05-16
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  OhioChessFan: I'm glad at least <Shams> got the point of no paragraphs.
Feb-05-16
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  OhioChessFan: You know, <tps> I have an unfinished City of Moscow story. The Spice Girls reference in your last sentence reminds me of the last sentence of that unfinished story. After how many years, maybe I'll finish it.
Feb-05-16  HeMateMe: TPstar's editorial just has one problem: what if there aren't jobs for all of those people who are supposed to be working?

I know, their parents are both supposed to be chemical engineers, making $100k each, delaying marriage until age 28, having just two children and putting them both through private school where they will be perfect and never engage in any criminal activity against the car with it's precious cargo of <TPstar and OCF>

Clearly, we need to blame the parents.

Feb-06-16
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  Big Pawn: <Jim Bartle: <It was based on science originally, as is all work done in all fields of science.

There is no reason to suspect otherwise either. >

No, couldn't be societal pressures, societal norms.>

Could have been? Anyone can say that but it's pure conjecture. Sheer speculation and nothing more.

On my side of the argument, it's clear that homosexuality was reclassified due to political pressure - not science.

That is not conjecture.
That is not speculation.

I'm glad you see the difference.

It's so sad that science has been corrupted like this.

Feb-06-16
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  Big Pawn: <kellmano: <Jim Bartle: <It was based on science originally, as is all work done in all fields of science. There is no reason to suspect otherwise either. >

No, couldn't be societal pressures, societal norms.
>

And in no way at all could that have been the central point of the entire article>

But it was too late. The beans had already been spilled!

No matter what conjecture the author expresses, one thing is certain: homosexuality was reclassified in the 70's due to political pressure.

The fact that is can't be argued is key.

Pipe-dreaming about what it was classified as a mental disorder in the first place is just that. Pipe-dreaming.

So, you can pipe-dream and speculate all you want, if it makes you feel better.

But the *fact* is that homosexuality was reclassified due to political pressure.

Not science!

Feb-06-16
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  Big Pawn: <Shams: <kellmano> I concede that labels are problematic and I'll further concede that it's possible we will never come up with a mental health taxonomy that isn't more trouble that it's worth.

But no such thing as mental illness? That's a very different proposition and I don't see how it's tenable.>

The "no such thing as mental illness" hypothesis is completely ad hoc. It's so artificial. The idea is that there are no mental illnesses so therefore homosexuality is not a mental illness.

Really stretching. It's all politically motivated double speak.

Feb-06-16
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  Big Pawn: <tpstar: When we declined, Michael Brown reached into our car grabbing for <OCF>'s gun and ended up getting shot in the hand so he called us both racist bigots. His stepdad climbed on top of our car to shout, "Burn This Bitch Down!">

LOL!

Brilliant!

This whole bit was hilarious!

Feb-06-16
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  Big Pawn: <Jim Bartle: Does your return key not work in order to make separate paragraphs when attempting to evade the question?>

Look at <jim> being all jealous!

LOL!

<tpstar> wrote a clever piece and now <jim> is sour grapes about it. LOL!

His post was extremely clever, <jim>, don't you agree?

Feb-06-16
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  kellmano: <Shams> I don't agree with his conclusion, but just think that there is some truth in it and it is an interesting viewpoint. It's also extremely politically incorrect, which means you don't read many people writing from that perspective.

As a teacher I've seen lots of kids who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and I feel very sad for them. I guess there might be things I don't see, but often I feel that here is someone who has difficulty forming relationships and that is just made 100 times worse by labelling them as something because everyone then treats them in a way that makes forming relationships even more difficult.

Treating ADHD with drugs is possibly even worse, though that fad seems to be on the wane thankfully.

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