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Kenneth Rogoff
Number of games in database: 169
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2505

Overall record: +53 -32 =83 (56.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (12) 
    B23 B21 B51 B82 B40
 English (11) 
    A15 A13 A19 A16 A18
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C91 C60 C65 C97 C69
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A29 A20 A28 A22
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A30 A34 A36 A32
 King's Indian (6) 
    E62 E74 E60 E67 E63
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B93 B30 B53 B81 B60
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B17 B12 B13
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A30 A34 A33
 Petrov (7) 
    C43 C42
 English (6) 
    A15 A10 A16
 Grunfeld (5) 
    D86 D76 D93 D91
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rogoff vs R Blumenfeld, 1976 1-0
   Rogoff vs Steve Spencer, 1969 1-0
   Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 1-0
   Huebner vs Rogoff, 1972 1/2-1/2
   Rogoff vs A H Williams, 1969 1/2-1/2
   Rogoff vs Larsen, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   A Lombard vs Rogoff, 1976 0-1
   Sosonko vs Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Tal vs Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Norristown (1973)
   USA-ch / Zonal (1975)
   Lone Pine (1978)
   US Championship (1974)
   Rubinstein Memorial 13th (1975)
   United States Championship (1978)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Las Palmas (1976)
   Biel Interzonal (1976)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Ken Rogoff Chess Highlights by GumboGambit
   US Championship 1978 by suenteus po 147
   US Championship 1974 by Phony Benoni
   US Championship 1975 by suenteus po 147

   🏆 Exhibition blitz game
   Rogoff vs Carlsen (Aug-28-12) 1/2-1/2, blitz

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(born Mar-22-1953, 68 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. 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:; 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

Last updated: 2019-09-30 19:27:17

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 169  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Larsen vs Rogoff ½-½351968Canadian OpenA02 Bird's Opening
2. Rogoff vs Steve Spencer 1-0201969US Jnr ChpB15 Caro-Kann
3. E M Green vs Rogoff ½-½371969Wch U20 prel-CB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½1061969Wch U20 fin-BA56 Benoni Defense
5. Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-1481970Ontario opB83 Sicilian
6. J Durao vs Rogoff 0-130197010th Costa del SolB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. H Pfleger vs Rogoff  1-0591970WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
8. Rogoff vs P Poutiainen 0-1541971Wch U20 f-AB08 Pirc, Classical
9. Rogoff vs Timman 1-048197111th Costa del SolB08 Pirc, Classical
10. V Ciocaltea vs Rogoff  1-044197111th Costa del SolC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
11. Ljubojevic vs Rogoff 1-029197111th Costa del SolB50 Sicilian
12. J Durao vs Rogoff  0-165197111th Costa del SolB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
13. Rogoff vs Pomar Salamanca  1-0621971OlotB10 Caro-Kann
14. Benko vs Rogoff 0-1411971OlotA04 Reti Opening
15. Rogoff vs E P De La Prida  1-0281971OlotB08 Pirc, Classical
16. Andersson vs Rogoff 1-0361971OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
17. E Paoli vs Rogoff 1-0261971Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
18. Tukmakov vs Rogoff  1-0421971Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
19. Karpov vs Rogoff 1-0261971WchT U26 18th final AA22 English
20. Rogoff vs L Day ½-½211971World Student OlympiadA15 English
21. Hug vs Rogoff  ½-½101971Wch U20 q-2C42 Petrov Defense
22. Hug vs Rogoff  ½-½191971Wch U20 f-AA07 King's Indian Attack
23. E Torre vs Rogoff  ½-½621971Wch U20 f-AC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
24. Rogoff vs I Hausner  1-0531971Wch U20 f-AB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. Rogoff vs Ribli  1-0391971Wch U20 f-AB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
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  George Wallace: <Mort: <Biden approval takes a hit as coronavirus surges>>

He FLOODED America with illegals as soon as he took office. The southern border immediately, and I do mean immediately, became a crisis all over again.

And it's been a 7 month SUPER SPREADER EVENT since then.

It's no wonder America's numbers are rising, especially the states where the illegals are ending up.

Biden is killing Americans left and right, and he sleeps like a baby no doubt.

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  George Wallace: <Cry it out. You didn't buy The State argument when Trump was in charge.

If it wasn't for double standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.>

This is the level of the libs. They can't escape or rise up out of this either. They're stuck there.

They have their limits, which is why they are libs in the first place.

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  Colonel Mortimer: <saffuna: It's a poll>

Cry it out. Turns out Corn Pop isn't as popular as the record breaking 80 million ballots garnered would suggest.

The liberal Lie is slowly but gloriously unravelling ?

Aug-05-21  Z legend of CG: Listen, folks, Corn Pop, the real deal:

More real than the Covid alien deployment BS.

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  diceman: <Colonel Mortimer:

<AOC roasted for putting mask on during photo-op, removing it immediately after>>

As dim a bulb as she is, she seems to know exactly how dumb her supporters are.

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  diceman: <George Wallace:

Biden is killing Americans left and right, and he sleeps like a baby no doubt.>

Yes, Dr. Jill changes him 3 times a day, and burps him after his bottle.

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  diceman: <HeMateMe:

the other day a third policer committed suicide, a third cop that was guarding the capital when the mob attacked. I guess those three guys were wondering about the human race, the hate of complete strangers against cops>

<I guess those three guys were wondering about the human race, the hate of complete strangers against cops>

Defund the Police!!!
Defund the Police!!!
Defund the Police!!!

Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon!!!
Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon!!!
Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon!!!

Democrats looooooooove cops!!!

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  Colonel Mortimer: Libs love cops when it's politically expedient.
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  Colonel Mortimer: Or when they get burgled after calling for their local liberal politicians to defund the police.
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  Colonel Mortimer: But the Lib supports huge taxpayer payouts to the military. They were all seal clapping Corn Pop's latest bombing run on Somalia, the world's poorest country.

'Live the lie, love the double standard' is the glorious march the Libs goose step to.

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  George Wallace: <hmm: <I guess those three guys were wondering about the human race, the hate of complete strangers against cops>>

Libs: "What do we want? DEAD COPS! When do we want them? NOW!

Pigs in a blanket! Fry them like bacon!"

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  George Wallace: Gangsta!

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  Colonel Mortimer: <George Wallace: Gangsta!


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  George Wallace: File this one under, "Corn Pop's Super Spreader American Killing Event"

<July Apprehension Numbers Have Entered Historic Crisis Level >

Border Patrol detained an estimated 210,000 illegals last month.

If you know someone that gets the new variant and dies, blame Corn Pop.

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  diceman: <Colonel Mortimer:

Libs love cops when it's politically expedient.>

Cops sound like George Floyd, or Trayvon Martin.

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  HeMateMe: <Libs: "What do we want? DEAD COPS! When do we want them? NOW!


I think 2 of the 3 cops who killed themselves were blacks, you stupid ass.

Aug-05-21  Larryfyffe: Superlibs <diceman>, <gw>, and <mort> are forever campaigning to be installed as the Grand Wizard of the Rogoff KKK.

Dressed in their spanking-new white hoods and gowns, they're each claiming to have the strongest ropes and each are accusing one another of trying to rig the vote.

An open mic even caught < gw> calling his two rivals "n----- lovers.

The campaign is heating up. Stay tuned!

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  Colonel Mortimer: *Joe Biden just got destroyed by Ron DeSantis*

Wow, that was a brutal take down!

Aug-05-21  Larryfyffe: At his rallies, ex-president Trump's expressing his hatred of any advocating of 'social equality' warms the hearts of these racist and sexist KKKers..,even putting down the American Olympic woman's soccer team ..,,,can yoy imagine any former Head of State doing such a treasonous thing!

Trumpeteers like <GW, and <dice> will be falling all over themselves to get in line and boo America sport heroes.

- 'Sickos' is too good a word for these hate-mongering trumpeters.

Aug-05-21  Larryfyffe: Lib <Mort> is so outraged that school children are being sacrificed to the covid virus in Florida that he wants them made into national heroes by their bodies being shipped off to Japan, piled up, and used as hurdles in Olympic steeple-chase races.
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  Colonel Mortimer: <HeMateMe: <Libs: "What do we want? DEAD COPS! When do we want them? NOW!>

I think 2 of the 3 cops who killed themselves were blacks, you stupid ass.>

"What do we want? DEAD WHITE COPS! When do we want them? NOW!"

Aug-05-21  Larryfyffe: <mort> wants a big stuffed teddy bear that looks exactly like Donald trump
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  chancho: <Unvaccinated man in a bed from ICU: I messed up.>

When you play political games against a virus that only wants the opportunity to get inside you to replicate itself while wreaking havoc on your body...

That's a losing proposition.

The question is...


We're in the 21st century.

How can ignorance and stupidity be so much more prevalent during these times?

When the polio vaccine was being given out in 1955 you did not have most people acting like jackasses by saying the government was out to get them.

The very idea that the vaccine is some kind of dastardly scheme is idiotic on the face of it.

What does the US have to gain by hurting it's own populace?

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  Colonel Mortimer: <chancho> <The very idea that the vaccine is some kind of dastardly scheme is idiotic on the face of it.

What does the US have to gain by hurting it's own populace?>


Guess who was celebrating American deaths with each daily Covid death porn report. And then ceased producing such aforementioned reports once Corn Pop was elected?

Yeah, the man in the mirror is you <Chanchito>

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  chancho: <If the U.S. does not get control over community spread of the delta COVID variant, the nation will continue to see more variants that evade the protection of the vaccines, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the White House.

"That will happen, George, if we don't get good control over the community spread which is the reason why I and my colleagues keep saying and over again, it is very important to get as many people vaccinated as we possibly can," Fauci told "GMA" anchor George Stephanopoulos Thursday.

"People who say, 'I don't want to get vaccinated because it's me and I'll worry about me, I'm not having any impact on anybody else,' that's just not the case," Fauci said.

When the virus spreads through the unvaccinated population, as it is doing rapidly now in many states with low vaccination rates, it can mutate regardless of whether the person gets mild symptoms, or even no symptoms at all.

"And when you give it ample opportunity to mutate, you may sooner or later get another variant, and it is possible that that variant might be in some respects worse than the already very difficult variant we're dealing with now, which is a major reason why you want to completely suppress the circulation of the virus in the community," Fauci said.>

As long as the political games continue and people refuse to reach a united consensus on taking the necessary measures to end the spread of this contagion, the longer the calamity will last.

it's really that simple.

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