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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 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) 
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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 Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   Huebner vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   A Lombard vs K Rogoff, 1976 0-1
   Petrosian vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Sosonko vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Tal 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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(born Mar-22-1953, 61 years old) United States of America

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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:; 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 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. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
9. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
10. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
11. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
12. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
14. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-042 1971 Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
15. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
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. K Rogoff vs Bisguier  ½-½77 1974 US ChampionshipE08 Catalan, Closed
24. K Rogoff vs Zuckerman  1-044 1974 US ChampionshipA15 English
25. N Weinstein vs K Rogoff  ½-½11 1974 US ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
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  Boomie: <achieve>

Howdy! Always a pleasure reading your thoughtful posts.

How are your puppies doing?

User: ChemMac is also a piano player. You may find a kindred spirit there.

All the best to you.

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  moronovich: Hi <achieve> !

What a fine post & good to see you again.Seemingly in high spirits.

And Giri in high spirits too.
Can´t wait(well I can,but it somehow sounds more sporty to say : can´t ;) till november where we perhaps will see a more even match.

You are welcome to drop by ,as usual ;)

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  moronovich: <achieve: No one is perfect,>

You seemingly haven´t met my first girlfriend :)

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  perfidious: <moronovich: You seemingly haven´t met my first girlfriend :)>

Pity she was merely the first.

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  Big Pawn: < perfidious: <Big Liar: I don't need to answer anything that I'm not defending in my arguments. No need to chase red herrings all day.>

As all of us well know--even your loyal adherents--you prefer to strew red herrings instead, most especially when your fraudulent, specious arguments are exposed for what they are.>

Pimps, hookers, drug dealers, gamblers - let then say what they will. Who's really listening?

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  moronovich: <perfidious: <moronovich: You seemingly haven´t met my first girlfriend :)> Pity she was merely the first.>

Lol!But if she wasn´t the first I wouldn´t have met her ! Or how?

But as a fine pokerplayer you know what a good hand means :)

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  Big Pawn: <achieve: <Big Pawn> does not realize that those participating in the "debate" do not agree to the dictation-style and condescending tone in which he outlines the debate,>

Big Pawn doesn't care at all.

Talk about ANYTHING but the debate...

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  moronovich: <Pimps, hookers, drug dealers, gamblers - let then say what they will. Who's really listening?>

Many.Jesus included.

Sep-20-14  achieve: <Moro> <Boomie> Will drop by in your forums in a moment or two. Thanks for the kind words too.
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  Big Pawn: <My point - <Big <Pawn> - is : you create and outline the "argument" in a way and manner, in which every word or concept used must be sharply defined and agreed upon,>

If you're not up to it, then back out. If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. If you are not sharp enough, then stay out of the debate.

Look, it's not my fault that the people on the side of godlessness don't know what the words mean. However, you'll notice their ignorance doesn't keep them from having VERY strong opinions about that which they know basically nothing.

That's really enough but there's more.

I've actually defined (not my definitions but ones accepted by modern philosophy in general)any ambiguous terms already - over and over again. The debate here is quite old already.

Objective: Existing independently of the mind.

Moral ontology: regarding the metaphysical status of moral values; their reality and being

Moral epistemology: regarding how we come to know about moral values (social conditioning, biological conditioning, parents, memes etc...)

Moral linguistics: defining different moral terms and situations.

Yet the fact is that in between scornful ridicule and ridiculous name calling, all of my interlocutors objections fall neatly into two basic categories:

Moral epistemology
Moral linguistics

These attempted rebuttals are 100% fallacious. It's just that simple.

The REAL problem here is that the liberal atheists are frustrated with their position.

Hence they have been reduced to food fighting.

Sep-20-14  achieve: <!!> Thanks for the clarification, I mean it, the attempt is appreciated, but the effect is rather thin for the moment.

Another thing: it is not just <your kitchen>, although you are correct that if anyone gets uncomfortable or otherwise disstressed or frustrated, they can just leave.

<Hence they have been reduced to food fighting> Some may have at some point, but there were many contributions undeserving of that negative characterization. Very few are, that I have read.

Speaking for myself i never really shy away from heated discussion, but once the points of direction blur, the tone hardens, becomes disrespectful, then we enter the time wasting realm, and then, as you correctly point out, stay, or leave. That is each person's own responsibility. We change direction, change tone, tactics, and if it does not work then so be it. There is enough to be done in this world besides debating on the internet.

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  perfidious: <achieve: <Big Pawn> does not realize that those participating in the "debate" do not agree to the dictation-style and condescending tone in which he outlines the debate, hiding behind a pseudo-intellectual cloak and multi-definition smokescreen, from which only he can cherry pick, formulate, distort, mislead, and create a highly toxic climate, where he is used to move in and work from.>

Indeed, and those who dare take issue with any point are cast into perdition, after having been portrayed as the lowest form of filth.

Sep-20-14  achieve: Are there "higher forms of filth"?

No, do not answer that. ;)

Anyways that ought to be a strong breaking of the posting guidelines, and considering this is a multi-thread discussion board on just the one page, a removal might be "desirable." J/k, no need for inflammatory post at this time.

<perf> Have a good weekend, I promise to leave the kitchen as long as you promise to stay on the ball, err.. watch the stove.

Sep-20-14  nok: So vegetarianism exists objectively. Where is it hiding, in India?
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  johnlspouge: < <!!> wrote: <one other objection offered by <p to qb4> and <refused> and that was circularity. > >

The argument <pawn to QB4> offered was much more profound than an objection to circularity. He showed that when restricted to self-contained ontological arguments, your syllogism must be either circular or contradictory. This brilliant clarity requires you to support its statements epistemologically.

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  chancho: 46 Turkish and three Iraqi hostages released by ISIS.

No ransom paid or conditions met for the release.

Sep-20-14  nok: <how we come to know about moral values (social conditioning, biological conditioning>

I missed that try to save the argument. Values don't appear by social and biological conditioning, it's just how we "come to know about them".

When I bake a cake, it pre-existed in the sky. The baking is how I came to know about it.

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  Bobby Spassky: "Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool."

~Mark Twain~

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  HeMateMe: Mark Twain was deceptively brilliant.
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  Jim Bartle: Funny you mention Mark Twain. He actually sailed to Hawaii with <Big Pawn> (called <the Admiral> by Twain).

He describes the experience in Chapter LXII of "Roughing It." The way the Admiral gets taken down is hilarious.

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  johnlspouge: @<Jim Bartle>: The Admiral has, I recall, been known by other names on this board.

The tiniest scrap of humility can be a saving grace ;>)

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  devere: "Gazans Speak Out: Hamas War Crimes"

"If Hamas does not like you for any reason all they have to do now is say you are a Mossad agent and kill you." — A., a Fatah member in Gaza.

"Hamas wanted us butchered so it could win the media war against Israel showing our dead children on TV and then get money from Qatar." — T., former Hamas Ministry officer.

"They would fire rockets and then run away quickly, leaving us to face Israeli bombs for what they did." — D., Gazan journalist.

"Hamas imposed a curfew: anyone walking out in the street was shot. That way people had to stay in their homes, even if they were about to get bombed. Hamas held the whole Gazan population as a human shield." — K., graduate student

"The Israeli army allows supplies to come in and Hamas steals them. It seems even the Israelis care for us more than Hamas." — E., first-aid volunteer.

"We are under Hamas occupation, and if you ask most of us, we would rather be under Israeli occupation… We miss the days when we were able to work inside Israel and make good money. We miss the security and calm Israel provided when it was here." — S., graduate of an American university, former Hamas sympathizer.

S. a medical worker, said:

"The Israeli army sends warnings to people [Gazans] to evacuate buildings before an attack. The Israelis either call or send a text message. Sometimes they call several times to make sure everyone has been evacuated. Hamas's strict policy, though, was not to allow us to evacuate. Many people got killed, locked inside their homes by Hamas militants. Hamas's official Al-Quds TV regularly issued warnings to Gazans not to evacuate their homes. Hamas militants would block the exits to the places residents were asked to evacuate. In the Shijaiya area, people received warnings from the Israelis and tried to evacuate the area, but Hamas militants blocked the exits and ordered people to return to their homes. Some of the people had no choice but to run towards the Israelis and ask for protection for their families. Hamas shot some of those people as they were running; the rest were forced to return to their homes and get bombed. This is how the Shijaiya massacre happened. More than 100 people were killed."

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  Big Pawn: <The argument <pawn to QB4> offered was much more profound than an objection to circularity. He showed that when restricted to self-contained ontological arguments, your syllogism must be either circular or contradictory.>

No it wasn't. No matter how you try to wrap the charge of circularity it still comes down to structure, and the structure is not circular.

1. If not A then not B
2. B
3. Therefore A

Not circular no matter what anyone claims.

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  Big Pawn: Big Pawn: <nok: Values don't appear by social and biological conditioning, it's just how we "come to know about them".>


You should say values don't *exist* by...

<nok> do yourself a favor and look up moral epistemology at Standford so you can be up to speed on the argument. Right now you are in the 3rd grade.

Moral Epistemology - Stanford

<How is moral knowledge possible? This question is central in moral epistemology and marks a cluster of problems. The most important are the following.

Sociological: The best explanation of the depth of moral disagreements and the social diversity that they reflect is one of two things. (a) No moral facts exist to be known, since moral disagreements exemplify merely clashes in moral sensibility rather than differences about matters of fact. (b) Moral knowledge exists, but moral facts are relative to the social group in which moral sensibility is formed with the result that no moral truths are known to hold universally. Psychological: Moral judgments are intrinsically motivating. Judgments about matters of fact, on the other hand, are never motivating just in themselves. Since to constitute moral knowledge a moral judgment must be made about some moral fact, moral knowledge is not possible.>

That's a very basic article but should be sufficient to get at least somewhat oriented. At least a little bit.

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  HeMateMe: <We are under Hamas occupation, and if you ask most of us, we would rather be under Israeli occupation… We miss the days when we were able to work inside Israel and make good money>

Don't tell Mort. He lives under the fantasy that Israel enjoys being attacked by rockets and wants to fight and kill arabs.

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