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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 A H Williams, 1969 1/2-1/2
   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
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Ulf Andersson, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Reshevsky vs K Rogoff, 1978 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championship (1974)
   Lone Pine (1978)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   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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(born Mar-22-1953, 62 years old) United States of America

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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. 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 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
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  Colonel Mortimer: <HeMateMe: We need the oil, Mort.>

At last, you finally admit it. Nothing to do with spreading of 'freedom' and 'democracy'.

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  optimal play: <HeMateMe> <Does New Zealand ever criticize Australia, or are you worried they'll give NZ a bare butt spanking?>

Well, they're not very happy with us at the moment...

<Prime Minister John Key says he’s been “pretty blunt” with the Australian government over the way New Zealanders are being detained and deported.>

<New Zealanders have become the second-largest population in Australian immigration detention centres, beaten only by Iranians.>

So the only people more unpopular down here than the Kiwis are Iranian muslims!


Oct-03-15  HeMateMe: if we didn't' have the oil in 1941 Mort, you'd be speaking Japanese right now and working in an electric rice cooker factory.
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  Colonel Mortimer: Oil is so important to America that the country with the largest oil reserves, a country that funded 9/11, is given diplomatic immunity.

..and a country that had nothing to do with 9/11 (but has the 2nd largest oil reserves) gets destroyed by America.

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  perfidious: <HMM.....In an interview for a free McCartney concert in Moscow in Red Square, Putin was sitting down with Sir Paul and his then wife, the blond gold-digger who's name I can't recall....>

Gold-digger and well-documented compulsive liar, Heather Mills be thy name.

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  wwall: She sued Paul McCartney for 125 million British pounds, saying he was cruel and was hiding his worth. She didn't have a leg to stand on and got 16.5 million pounds in a lump sum.
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  al wazir: <wwall: She didn't have a leg to stand on>.


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  perfidious: <wwall: (Mills)....didn't have a leg to stand on and got 16.5 million pounds in a lump sum.>

One might say that, yes.

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  TheFocus: <Oil is so important to America that the country with the largest oil reserves, a country that funded 9/11, is given diplomatic immunity. ..and a country that had nothing to do with 9/11 (but has the 2nd largest oil reserves) gets destroyed by America.>

"Welcome to U.S. Foreign Policy 101. If after this class, you don't understand it, then you are typical and still get a passing grade.

If after this class, you do understand it, then you have a promising career ahead of you with the U.S. Gubmint."

Oct-04-15  HeMateMe: mort doesn't understand that for a long time it was cheaper for the USA to buy foreign oil than it was to drill for our own.

It's all over, anyway. In our lifetimes we'll probably see a new synthetic fuel developed that completely replaces gas and oil. Saudi Arabia will go back to being a camel jockey paradise. The broke, hardliner muslims will drive the royal family out of Saudi at gunpoint. It will become another Iran.

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  Appaz: An interesting article touching the subject I mentioned earlier about personal versus collective gains.

"Why nice people finish last—and how to fix that"

Oct-04-15  ljfyffe: <HMM :what would you do? > First, have to do some research to find out if what many of America's paranoic politicians say is true: are there indeed commies and islamic terrorists hiding behind every sinlge bush in the USA? If so this certainly requires "a well-regulated Militia ...necessary for the security of the State". Better get those bazookas and cluster bombs packed into your basement beneath the bunk beds that you'vs set up for your minutemen before big government descends into your backyard in their black-painted helicopters.
Oct-04-15  Jim Bartle: Nurse at Kunduz:

<The hospital, it has been my workplace and home for several months. Yes, it is just a building. But it is so much more than that. It is healthcare for Kunduz. Now it is gone.

What is in my heart since this morning is that this is completely unacceptable. How can this happen? What is the benefit of this? Destroying a hospital and so many lives, for nothing. I cannot find words for this.”>

Oct-04-15  john barleycorn: <HeMateMe: mort doesn't understand that for a long time it was cheaper for the USA to buy foreign oil than it was to drill for our own....>

I do not agree that it was a matter of cost, only. The US policy (imo) always was that if engines stop and lights go out the US is the last state in the world where it happens. So they also treated it as reserve.

Oct-04-15  HeMateMe: I agree, we also didn't want to exhaust our reserves. It appears with fracking and new sources found, this is no longer relevant.

Beyond that, the push for solar or geo thermal energy sources will eclipse the need for oil and gas.

Oct-04-15  cormier: Gospel: " What God has joined together, let man not separate ! "
Oct-04-15  cormier:
Oct-04-15  cormier: <<<<<<<<<<<<<<Medjugorje Message, October 2, 2015 - Apparitions to Mirjana Mirjana during an apparition>

^ “Dear children, I am here among you to encourage you, to fill you with my love and to call you anew to be witnesses of the love of my Son.> Many of my children do not have hope, they do not have peace, they do not have love.> They are seeking my Son, but do not know how and where to find him.> My Son is opening wide his arms to them, and you are to help them to come to his embrace.> My children, that is why you must pray for love.> You must pray very, very much to have all the more love, because love conquers death and makes life last.> Apostles of my love, my children, with an honest and simple heart unite in prayer regardless of how far you are from each other.> Encourage each other in spiritual growth as I am encouraging you.> I am watching over you and am with you whenever you think of me.> Pray also for your shepherds, for those who renounce everything for the sake of my Son and for your sake.> Love them and pray for them.> The Heavenly Father is listening to your prayers.> Thank you. ”>

Oct-04-15  cormier: A dozen Pacific nations closed in on a sweeping free trade pact on Sunday in Atlanta after a breakthrough over how long a monopoly pharmaceutical companies should be given on new biotech drugs.
Oct-04-15  cormier: As Israelis debated whether the string of recent attacks by Palestinians, which appeared to lack any orchestrating group, amounted to a third intifada, or uprising, Israeli political analysts said that Mr. Netanyahu would have to calibrate his response so that it would be effective without leading to further escalation.
Oct-04-15  ljfyffe: <cormier>There are some 'literalists" who actually assert that men have one less rib than women to prove that the Bible is indeed literally correct; of course, even if one accepts that the story be taken literally and that Adam gives up a rib, this would not mean his male offspring would have one less too, ie if a male dog accidently loses its tail, his pups are still going to be born with tails.
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  al wazir: "We" don't have a single national desire for more imports or for less. There is no single "we."

Even with fracking we still import three quarters of the oil we use. Fracking is no longer expanding. At current prices some existing fracking sites are even shutting down because they are not profitable. If prices drop further we'll import more cheap oil from the Mid-East, not less.

Consumers want cheap cheap gasoline at the pumps and cheap home heating and cheap electricity from gas-fueled power plants.

Refiners too want to get oil at the cheapest possible price. They are the ones who argue that we should buy it from the Saudis, Nigeria, Venezuela and even Iran, while leaving the more expensive U.S. oil untouched as a reserve.

Conservationists and those who are trying to halt global warming want everyone to consume less fossil fuel. For that purpose the most effective strategy is to *raise* prices.

Extracting companies and the legislators that represent their interests talk about "energy independence": stop depending on foreign sources. That means exploring for oil on federal lands and eventually extracting it in the Arctic and other vulnerable offshore locations. (Similarly, the Longshoremen's Union and U.S. shippers want us all to use U.S. bottoms to transport freight instead of cheaper Panamanian-registered ships -- that's what the Jones Act is all about -- and I imagine U.S. growers likewise want us to stop importing cheap Mexican fruits and vegetables. That's called "mango independence.") Energy independence is also a popular concept with those who never heard of comparative advantage and would like to eliminate all trade with the rest of the world.

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  chancho: It appears like Donald Trump is proving the pundits wrong.

This is more than <the summer of Trump>

He may very well go on to win the GOP nomination.

Now, can he actually win a general election?

Oct-04-15  Shams: <chancho> If Trump wins the nomination I'll compose a fifty-quatrain rhyming poem in honor of your political acumen.
Oct-04-15  zanzibar: If Trump wins the general election I'll eat <SallySimpson>'s hat.

(Well, maybe not Sally's hat, but some hat, let's say)

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Is the US capable of doing a fair investigation into the Kunduz MSF bombing?

Will it cooperate with an outside investigation?

Can such an attack be justified?

Here's some of CNN's latest reporting:

Looks like it was done with heavy caliber guns/cannons from a AC-130 gunship.

This Washington Post article suggest it may have been deliberatively targeted, somewhat similar to the Israeli attacks on hospitals in Gaza...

To not provide notification to the hospital to evacuate before targeting is just not acceptable rules of engagement imo.

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