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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 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. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
15. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
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. J 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
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
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Oct-20-14
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  perfidious: <Shams....(Susan) Sarandon was long considered the sexy older woman of Hollywood, but I never saw it.>

Have never found her remotely attractive, same as Sigourney Weaver--really never understood the appeal she has held for so many--not that, to name a supernova from that world, someone such as Gwyneth Paltrow has ever appealed in any fashion, either.

Oct-20-14
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  Jim Bartle: My college classmate SG was not attractive in "The Year of Living Dangerously?
Oct-20-14
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  Abdel Irada: <HeMateMe: <Of all the malicious, petty and stupid comments I've seen, this is one of the worst that it's been my misfortune to witness on this forum in some time>

I guess you have <Mort> on ignore. You don't seem to read the inane crap he posts every day, just to get the loudest reaction possible.>

I had no idea you had such well-developed psychic powers. Not many people could announce someone else's motives with such specificity in the complete absence of supporting evidence.

Oct-20-14
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  Abdel Irada: <Donkey Cult: I'll address this to Colonel Mortimer and any other Muslims that post here:

How many wives do you have?>

As far as I know, <Colonel Mortimer> is not a Muslim. In fact, I believe I'm the only one here.

The answer to your question: one. (Speaking of wives, have you stopped beating yours?)

Oct-20-14
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  Abdel Irada: <Donkey Cult: No Muslims on Mars

<A SAUDI sheikh has issued a fatwa against anyone wanting to travel to Mars.

A member Saudi Arabia’s board of religious scholars Sheikh Ali al Hemki has criticized the Mars One project which is attempting to organize a commercial mission to the red planet and has drawn expressions of interest from more than 200 thousand people worldwide.

The Ah Hayat newspaper quotes him as saying the mission does not conform to “responsible Muslim” practices.>>

Maybe you overlooked my previous post on the subject of fatwas.

In short: They are like legal opinions from an attorney. If you respect the person offering the opinion, you may choose to accept the opinion; otherwise, you are under no obligation to do so.

Oct-20-14
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  Abdel Irada: <Donkey Cult: I have my doubts about this. I've looked at the times when I've seen him post; it is usually morning in N.Z. But it could be late evening in Europe. His one-note rhetoric suggests a Middle-eastern location (guess which one!). I think N.Z. was chosen to imply neutrality.>

You reached this surmise based on the times of his posts? That has to be about the thinnest "logic" I've seen on this page to date ... and this is *not* for want of competition.

Understand this: There is *no reason* of which I am aware to doubt that <Colonel Mortimer> lives in New Zealand. If you have a theory to the contrary, it will have to be founded on something a little more solid than this marsh gas you've apparently been inhaling.

All you have accomplished with this post is to make me reconsider my estimate of your intelligence.

Oct-20-14
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  Shams: <twinlark> I wish I had worded that differently, but I don't have time to develop my thought at the moment so I guess I'll leave it.

<Abdel> It's amazing to me how many people seem to think that an argument is strengthened or weakened by where the person making it is from.

Oct-20-14  cormier: nite nite gs ... ths G
Oct-20-14
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  al wazir: <Shams: It's amazing to me how many people seem to think that an argument is strengthened or weakened by where the person making it is from.> Does that really amaze you?

If I tell you that the claim by the good burghers of Ferguson that Michael Brown was a "gentle giant" who meant no harm and was trying to surrender when he was shot, or the counter-claim by the Ferguson police that Brown's bloodstains found on the gun, the police car, and Wilson's uniform prove that Wilson shot him in self-defense, are *both* weakened by the claimants' obvious motives for lying, are you amazed? If Republicans argue that "sealing the border" will solve the problem of illegal immigration, that Obamacare is responsible for rising insurance costs, lower employment, and a failure of the GDP to grow as expected, and that the mess in Mesopotamia is the Democrats' fault, and the Dems respond by accusing them of playing politics, are you amazed? And if someone accuses Big Oil of self-interest in arguing for the Keystone pipeline or opening offshore fields in Alaska or the Gulf of Mexico, does that also amaze you?

Oct-20-14
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  Abdel Irada: <<Abdel> It's amazing to me how many people seem to think that an argument is strengthened or weakened by where the person making it is from.>

The geographic stereotype. Logically, it's roughly on par with "You're a Muslim. You would say those things."

The <!!> on which it's based appears to be: If you're in category X, you must think Y and do Z.

I could hardly name a better example of mental indolence.

Oct-20-14
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  Abdel Irada: <I could hardly name a better example of mental indolence.>

And then <al wazir> proceeds to trump it.

On his usual theme of <!!> Bad Analogy, <aw> has equated geographic origin with voluntary membership in an interest group to imply that the act of being born in country X constitutes a contract to believe opinion Y.

How can so accomplished a scientist think so murkily?

Oct-20-14
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  al wazir: <Abdel Irada: On his usual theme of <!!> Bad Analogy, <aw> has equated geographic origin with voluntary membership in an interest group to imply that the act of being born in country X constitutes a contract to believe opinion Y.>

You must think that there are no good analogies.

How about this one: Why do more Scots than Englishmen favor Scottish independence, more Chechens than Russians favor Chechen independence, and more Catalans and Basques than Spaniards favor Catalonian and Basque independence? Could it have something to do with where they live, or is that another bad analogy?

Oct-20-14  Petrosianic: <The <!!> on which it's based appears to be: If you're in category X, you must think Y and do Z.>

If you use the word "must", then you're right. If we state it as a probability, it's more reasonable. There are probably seafood haters in Maine, but if you live in Maine, you're much more likely to like clam chowder than if you live in Kansas. There's nothing terribly wrong with the stereotype if we realize that exceptions exist, and recognize them when we see them.

You may know the story of the New York hustler in the 30's, who asked opponents where they were from, and gave them handicaps based on where their homes were. He met Arthur Dake, heard he was from Oregon, and declared "Oregon is Knight odds". Dake tried to decline the odds and play even, but the guy was insistent, so he took the knight and creamed him. He would have creamed him playing even, just as surely.

Oct-20-14
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  zanzibar: I'm still trying to grapple with Veronica Lake being a redhead, and not a platinum blonde.

http://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpr...

http://theselvedgeyard.files.wordpr...

I blame my misconception on Kodak!

Oct-20-14
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  al wazir: <Abdel Irada>: Now, if you'll open up your mind just a crevice, enough light will shine in to enable you to see that in all these examples, like the ones I gave earlier, the perceived *interests* of the arguers, not logic, are responsible for the positions they take. These interests may arise from political, economic, cultural, or other affinities. Geographical identity is just one of many such possibilities.
Oct-20-14
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  Abdel Irada: <al wazir: <Abdel Irada: On his usual theme of <!!> Bad Analogy, <aw> has equated geographic origin with voluntary membership in an interest group to imply that the act of being born in country X constitutes a contract to believe opinion Y.>

You must think that there are no good analogies.>

No. That's <Donkey Cult> you're thinking of: <Donkey Cult: < Colonel Mortimer: <twinlark:> Science and religious belief are not analogous.> Of course they are, Colonel. An analogy is a false comparison, based on some similarities and used for the purpose of illustrating a point.>

I am not so ambitious. I merely think that you often use bad analogies, and this is yet another example.

<How about this one: Why do more Scots than Englishmen favor Scottish independence, more Chechens than Russians....>

First, this is a cherry-picked example. People in general often do favor independence for themselves; no surprise here.

Second, if you predict that a given Scotsman will favor Scottish independence, you *may* be right, but you also may not. At best, you have posited an uncontroversial statistical tendency, not a rule.

All that you have done is to compound one <!!> with two more.

The bottom line is: You can't tell where someone lives simply by knowing his opinions on a few issues. Otherwise, we'd have people pointing to <HeMateMe> and saying he must live in Tel Aviv. But as deep and oft-repeated as his pro-Israel sentiments may be, I will not endorse this erroneous thinking; in fact, until I see clear evidence to the contrary, I will assume he's telling the truth when he tells us he lives in New York.

Oct-20-14
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  Abdel Irada: <al wazir: <Abdel Irada>: Now, if you'll open up your mind just a crevice, enough light will shine in to enable you to see that in all these examples, like the ones I gave earlier, the perceived *interests* of the arguers, not logic, are responsible for the positions they take. These interests may arise from political, economic, cultural, or other affinities. Geographical identity is just one of many such possibilities.>

The trouble here is that you're comparing geographic origin with being part of a police department, a company or a political party. The difference is that one chooses one's political affiliations and employers, while geographic origin is determined by the chances of birth. Thus, one may well *not* perceive one's interests as coinciding with those of one's countrymen, but one almost certainly will perceive an interest in supporting whoever issues one's paycheck.

Do you really not see this?

It may be possible to make a statistical observation, like the ones you offered on the topic of national/ethnic independence. But to apply it by saying one individual who favors Scottish independence must be a Scot (which in principle is what <Donkey Cult> is doing and <HeMateMe> has often done) is an entirely different matter.

Now, let's move back from the general and abstract to the specific and concrete. We are talking about <Colonel Mortimer>'s opinions on Israel, which some would have us believe are the result of his being a native or resident of the Middle East.

Do you seriously argue that this is likely to be true? Or do you think it more likely that the <Colonel> is a New Zealander who happens to be critical of U.S. and Israeli policies, much as I am an American who agrees with him?

Oct-20-14
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  Shams: Say what you will about our government, at least we aren't keeping former Nazis on the payroll-- OH ARE YOU KIDDING ME??

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slat...

Oct-20-14
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  Colonel Mortimer: A logical argument stands or falls on its own two feet.

The geographical/'political' provenance of the person making an argument based on logic has no bearing whatsoever on the logic itself.

The same goes for an evidential based argument. It is not the geographical provenance or the political bias of the person employing an evidential argument that is of concern, but the provenance of the evidence itself i.e. the source.

All basic stuff - or it should be at least.

The problem my detractors are having with regard to the I/P issue is that they have no moral arguments in favour of the Israeli occupation.

So in the absence of arguments for the occupation along with their inability to counter my moral arguments, they launch into argumentum ad hominem attacks..

Oct-20-14
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  al wazir: <The bottom line is: You can't tell where someone lives simply by knowing his opinions on a few issues.> I never said you could.

<It may be possible to make a statistical observation, like the ones you offered on the topic of national/ethnic independence.> Bingo!

<But to apply it by saying one individual who favors Scottish independence must be a Scot (which in principle is what <Donkey Cult> is doing and <HeMateMe> has often done) is an entirely different matter.> But *I* didn't say that.

Oct-21-14
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  HeMateMe: < Have you ever seen a Pakistani girl in a bikini >

The catch is, the girl in that photo had to go straight to the airport after the beauty contest, in her swimsuit, and seek political asylum in a forward thinking nation where the girl won't get caned or stoned to death for baring too much skin in public.

For a nation with hang-up's on sexuality they sure do make a lot of babies.

Oct-21-14  Everett: <al wazir> is making a perfectly valid point. No need for others to trump it up to only attempt to knock it down.

Heck, I was a different person and thought different things when living on the west coast for four years. Geography influences a lot. As does neighbors and such.

Oct-21-14
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  Abdel Irada: <Shams: Say what you will about our government, at least we aren't keeping former Nazis on the payroll-- OH ARE YOU KIDDING ME??>

Poison ghouls, can you say "Operation Paperclip?"

If you think you're starting to see a pattern, keep it to yourself. They have camps for people like you, you know. ;-)

Oct-21-14
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  zanzibar: <<Everett> Geography influences a lot. As does neighbors and such.>

I blame the different levels of fluoride in the water.

PS- Which one of the Rogoff (or RJF) clowns is pictured here?

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/imag...

Quit bothering the kiddies, would ya already?!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...

Oct-21-14
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  Abdel Irada: <al wazir: <But to apply it by saying one individual who favors Scottish independence must be a Scot (which in principle is what <Donkey Cult> is doing and <HeMateMe> has often done) is an entirely different matter.> But *I* didn't say that.>

True. Also, I didn't say you did say that.

But, contextually, your argument came in support of <Donkey Cult> and <HeMateMe>, who did say it.

My objection is not to impartial observation of tendencies and statistics. It is to applying those statistics to individual cases for which there is no evidence that they are valid and relevant.

Apparently you and I are not so far apart. My quarrel is with the perversion of logic by the others named in this post, and some elements of my posts citing/addressed to you are also intended for their benefit.

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