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K Rogoff 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
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. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-148 1970 Ontario opB83 Sicilian
6. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-130 1970 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-059 1970 WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
8. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
9. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-042 1971 Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
10. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165 1971 MalagaB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
11. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-026 1971 06, Mayaguez tt-studA22 English
12. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029 1971 MalagaB50 Sicilian
13. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½21 1971 World Student OlympiadA15 English
14. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048 1971 Malaga 11/138B08 Pirc, Classical
15. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-036 1971 OlotB93 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 W Schmidt  ½-½39 1974 Rubinstein memA36 English
24. Saidy vs K Rogoff 0-136 1974 US ChampionshipA15 English
25. K Rogoff vs A Karklins  ½-½20 1974 US ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 132  PGN Download
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Oct-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Jim Bartle: Voting in Texas, now that the Voting Rights Act no longer supervises it:

<A disabled woman in Travis County was turned away from voting because she couldn’t afford to pay her parking tickets. An IHOP dishwasher from Mercedes can’t afford the cost of getting a new birth certificate, which he would need to obtain the special photo ID card required for voting. A student at a historically black college in Marshall, who registered some of her fellow students to vote, won't be able to cast a ballot herself because her driver's license isn't from Texas and the state wouldn't accept her student identification card.>

Oct-31-14
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  Colonel Mortimer: The Koch brothers can afford not to vote. Why bother when sackfuls of cash allow you to bypass the ballot box?
Oct-31-14  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Oct-31-14  Marmot PFL: <Jim Bartle> All those people can vote via provisional ballots. These are almost never counted, but at least they can feel like they voted.
Oct-31-14  schweigzwang: <complete ignorance about the purpose>

So fill us in then.

Oct-31-14  Petrosianic: <All those people can vote via provisional ballots. These are almost never counted, but at least they can feel like they voted.>

If those votes matter, they are counted. The reason that things like the military vote and the provisional ballots don't get counted is that they're irrelevant to the outcome. Although they do eventually get counted when it comes time to tabulate final outcomes.

In 2000, there was some wishful thinking among the Republicans that Bush would end up winning the popular vote when all the sundry votes were eventually counted, but it didn't happen, of course.

Oct-31-14  hv.U.grwnup: <petrosianic : ...demonstrate...>

<schweigzwang: <complete ignorance about the purpose> So fill us in then.>

ok. but when i fill you in , you would ask me to substantiate my claim - provide some proof . what kind of proof would satisfy you?

if i say that you and i and others are like waves of ocean.( that is a rough/inadequate analogy. however, it does provider useful pointer to reality). so we are kind of separate and at the same time whole - we are one and all. and we are eternal and changeless at the same time. but then how come we don't know this if this is the reality?

now consider that someone is dreaming and as long as dream is on , it looks real with all emotions (nightmare or joy and so on...) and when dreamer wakes up he becomes aware of 'reality'. however, what if dreamer becomes aware of reality while dream is still on ! our world is like that and this state of knowing that world is like a dream while still within dream is referred to as 'be in the world but not of it ' (quote of bible) and to reach that state , the process is 'be still and know that i am god'. so if you can be still at the level of mind - absolutely free from thoughts and emotion for an extended period of time , you would know that you are god, creator of this universe. putting it more accurately, you are creator of god and universe and god is running universe for you.

Oct-31-14
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  Jim Bartle: I think people are missing the point of the Texas voting restrictions. People can't register to vote because they have outstanding parking tickets? Because they can't afford a birth certificate? Because they present an out-of-state drivers license?

This is simply a campaign to keep poor and young people from voting. It would never have been permitted if the Voting Rights Act still applied.

Oct-31-14  Petrosianic: <provide some proof . what kind of proof would satisfy you?>

I haven't got as far as asking for proof, I was just wanting a <description> of the claim, and how it differed from the claim you thought was mind-bogglingly ignorant. Your description of what you see as the relationship between people and God doesn't seem to actually address the original poster's point about why God did it at all rather than remaining satisfied with single cells, golf and pinball.

I felt that my answer did address that claim (i.e. because if those things get dull for me, how much duller quicker would they be for a perfect being?).

Oct-31-14  schweigzwang: I didn't ask for a proof either--I just wanted you (<hv.U.g>) to make clearer what you were talking about. And I guess you have now done that, or at least tried to, and I thank you for that.
Oct-31-14
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  HeMateMe: The change in Israel's borders as a result of the 1967 Six Day War has no bearing on present day Gaza. This land was returned to Egypt I believe, as part of the 1980 Camp David accords, along with the Sinai peninsula. The territorial size of Gaza has not changed since the creation of the state of Israel in 1948. Mort would like to blame Israel for the way the Gaza arabs have chosen to behave, but the fault lies with these arabs themselves.

Look at the man in the mirror.

Oct-31-14
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  zanzibar: < This land was returned to Egypt I believe, as part of the 1980 Camp David accords, along with the Sinai peninsula. >

I don't believe this is correct. Gaza has been a sort of limbo state since 1948.

Let's quote from wiki:

<The Gaza Strip acquired its current northern and eastern boundaries at the cessation of fighting in the 1948 war, confirmed by the Israel–Egypt Armistice Agreement on 24 February 1949.[8] Article V of the Agreement declared that the demarcation line was not to be an international border.

At first the Gaza Strip was officially administered by the All-Palestine Government, established by the Arab League in September 1948. All-Palestine in the Gaza Strip was managed under the military authority of Egypt, functioning as puppet state, until it officially merged into the United Arab Republic and dissolved in 1959. From the time of the dissolution of the All-Palestine Government until 1967, the Gaza Strip was directly administered by an Egyptian military governor.

Israel captured the Gaza Strip from Egypt in the Six-Day War in 1967. Pursuant to the Oslo Accords signed in 1993, the Palestinian Authority became the administrative body that governed Palestinian population centers while Israel maintained control of the airspace, territorial waters and border crossings with the exception of the land border with Egypt. In 2005, Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip under their unilateral disengagement plan. >

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaza_S...

No mention of 1980. [ed- added paragraph structure to make quote easier to read]

Since 1967 Gaza has been Israeli's headache alone, without the help of Egypt.

Oct-31-14
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  zanzibar: <<CM> Do you feel it's okay for America as an upholder of democracy and freedom to give military aid to a ruthless dictatorships and terrorist regimes?

Yes or No.>

Insistent questioning tactic, hmmm, reminds me of something...

<Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?

Yes or No.>

Oct-31-14
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  HeMateMe: Thanks, Zan, I had the camp David thing wrong. Somehow I think Israel did a better job running Gaza than Egypt if only because Egypt has had a serious problem running Egypt itself, and had no time or money for Gaza.

I don't think the size of Gaza, or its all arab makeup has changed since 1947. I still don't understand why people like Mort blame the Gaza situation, their poverty and willingness to be led by terrorists, on Israel. I'm pretty sure the residents there had a higher standard of living with Israel in control than they did with the Hamas Fruit Loops running things.

Oct-31-14
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  zanzibar: Here's <CM> orginal post:

Kenneth Rogoff(#164610)

<This is what the Egyptian army of junta leader Sisi is doing to people in Sinai..

WARNING: THIS IN NOT PLEASANT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McL...

As reminder to my American friends here who believe their government spreads freedom and democracy - the junta of Sisi is backed by the US government who supported the coup and continue to provide him with weapons and political cover.

<Is this how you wish your country to be viewed around the world? As a supporter of ruthless dictatorships and terrorist regimes?>>

This is an extreme form of argument - showing atrocious behavior of what are basically thugs, and somehow connecting it with US policy.

I don't blindly accept that the video impacts how the US is "viewed around the world". And I don't accept the implied premise that the video shows the US as "supporter of ruthless dictatorships and terrorist regimes".

I asked <CM> to explain the connection between the video and US policy. He can't, or he refuses to.

Instead he adopts an air of superiority, insisting somehow that I'm lacking because of his lack of response.

Explain how the video reflects US policy, and we can go from there.

OK, let me start...

Is it because these are army thugs, and everything the Egyptian army does is the responsibility of the US because we give military aid to Egypt?

Why did you post that video <CM>?

Please explain it to me, slowly enough that I can follow.

(And in your own words, not via references - I want to know why *you* posted that video, your thoughts on the matter if you will)

Oct-31-14
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  Jim Bartle: Is there a good choice for the US to back in Egypt? It looks like worse and worser.
Oct-31-14
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  zanzibar: <JB> yes, the resumption of military aid was done with some hesitancy.

It's a legitimate topic for discussion.

(Despite the video)

Oct-31-14
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  zanzibar: BBC article from 2014-06-22

<US unlocks military aid to Egypt, backing President Sisi>

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middl...

Oct-31-14
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  zanzibar: Israel should be commended for reopening Temple Mount in time for Friday prayers:

<Jerusalem holy site is reopened amid tension>

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-mid...

Oct-31-14  ljfyffe: The US government was involved in the overthrow of Allende in Chile, and supported the dictatorship that followed.
Oct-31-14
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  al wazir: <hv.U.grwnup: complete ignorance about the purpose.> The universe doesn't have a purpose. It just *is*. Conscious beings have purposes. This is an example of the "pathetic fallacy," the attribution of a motive or emotion or volition to an inanimate object, natural phenomenon, etc. If you mean that the universe must serve a purpose for God (a hypothetical entity whose existence is unproven), what could that purpose be? If you think you know, how did you acquire that knowledge?

Likewise, life doesn't have to have a meaning. If no humans or other intelligent beings existed anywhere, not only would there be no reason to ask about the meaning of life, there would be no one asking.

Oct-31-14  Petrosianic: <The universe doesn't have a purpose. It just *is*. Conscious beings have purposes.>

Yes, but if those beings are a part of the universe then the universe has consciousness. Just as if A is part of B, and B is part of C, then A is part of C.

Of course, the full-blown materialist would question whether conscious beings exist at all (including himself, which is kind of the weakness in the whole thing). If all thoughts are totally determined by non-rational physical laws, and could not be different than they are, then consciousness and reason as we understand them could not exist.

Oct-31-14
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  john barleycorn: <Petrosianic: ... Just as if A is part of B, and B is part of C, then A is part of C. ...>

For sure, you are not talking set-theory and the "being element of" relation when you say "is part of"?

Oct-31-14
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  al wazir: <Petrosianic: Just as if A is part of B, and B is part of C, then A is part of C.> I don't think this is relevant to <hv.U.grwnup>'s comment. It certainly isn't relevant to mine.
Oct-31-14
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  zanzibar: Is this what <Rogoff> has become?

http://www.amazon.com/Naive-Set-The...

Just kidding of course.

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