Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Kenneth Rogoff
K Rogoff 
Number of games in database: 149
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2505

Overall record: +47 -32 =69 (55.1%)*
   * 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:
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A16 A18 A19
 Sicilian (10) 
    B21 B23 B83 B51 B27
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C91 C97 C65 C84 C60
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A20 A29 A22
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E63 E60 E74
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C91 C97 C84 C95
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B93 B30 B52 B60 B50
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B17 B12 B13
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A30 A34 A33
 Petrov (6) 
    C42 C43
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
 English (4) 
    A15 A10 A16
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   K Rogoff vs R Blumenfeld, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Steve Spencer, 1969 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Timman, 1971 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 Larsen, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Sosonko vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1978)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   US Championship (1974)
   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
   K Rogoff vs Carlsen (Aug-28-12) 1/2-1/2, blitz

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Kenneth Rogoff
Search Google for Kenneth Rogoff
FIDE player card for Kenneth Rogoff

(born Mar-22-1953, 67 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]

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 6; games 1-25 of 149  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Larsen vs K Rogoff ½-½351968Canadian OpenA02 Bird's Opening
2. K Rogoff vs Steve Spencer 1-0201969US Jnr ChpB15 Caro-Kann
3. E M Green vs K Rogoff ½-½371969World Junior ChB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. K Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½1061969World Junior Championship, B FinalA56 Benoni Defense
5. K Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-1481970Ontario opB83 Sicilian
6. J Durao vs K Rogoff 0-130197010th Costa del SolB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
7. H Pfleger vs K Rogoff  1-0591970WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
8. K Rogoff vs P Poutiainen 0-1541971Wch U20 f-AB08 Pirc, Classical
9. K Rogoff vs Timman 1-048197111th Costa del SolB08 Pirc, Classical
10. V Ciocaltea vs K Rogoff  1-044197111th Costa del SolC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
11. J Durao vs K Rogoff  0-165197111th Costa del SolB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
12. Ljubojevic vs K Rogoff 1-029197111th Costa del SolB50 Sicilian
13. Benko vs K Rogoff 0-1411971OlotA04 Reti Opening
14. Ulf Andersson vs K Rogoff 1-0361971OlotB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
15. E Paoli vs K Rogoff 1-0261971Liberation tournB06 Robatsch
16. V Tukmakov vs K Rogoff  1-0421971Liberation tournD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
17. Karpov vs K Rogoff 1-0261971WchT U26 18th final AA22 English
18. K Rogoff vs L Day ½-½211971World Student OlympiadA15 English
19. Hug vs K Rogoff  ½-½191971Wch U20 f-AA07 King's Indian Attack
20. Hug vs K Rogoff  ½-½101971Wch U20 q-2C42 Petrov Defense
21. E Torre vs K Rogoff  ½-½621971Wch U20 f-AC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
22. K Rogoff vs I Hausner  1-0531971Wch U20 f-AB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
23. K Rogoff vs Ribli  1-0391971Wch U20 f-AB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
24. N Pinal vs K Rogoff  0-1331971Wch U20 f-AB53 Sicilian
25. K Rogoff vs R Borngaesser  1-0511971Wch U20 f-AC03 French, Tarrasch
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 149  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Rogoff wins | Rogoff loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3380 OF 6238 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Premium Chessgames Member

That was the Fox News rant this morning re: the rich parents trying to sneak their kids into top schools. Really? Actors making $5M/yr all vote democratic? none of them are secretly republicans, voting for Trump because they'll pay less taxes on their stocks portfolio? Two of them were actors, I suppose the other 48 were all registered republicans. I'd like to see if anyone has analyzed this just to see how dishonest this typical Fox news angle is.

I'm convinced at this point though that enough people have seen the real Trump, it's impossible to sweep everything under the rug.

Fox has become so kraven, so obvious in moronically trying to hide trump, they almost look like one of those televangical religious scam shows. That's how Donald Trump treats the world--everyone is a potential mark, someone to be sued, someone to be ripped off. Fox News is his avatar.

Mar-14-19  Nisjesram: <tpstar: <Please don't injure the delicate feelings> Ah yes, it's all about their feelings. They do not care about my feelings>

Hahaha :)

Please nobody ridicule 'repeat offenders' posts of <tpstar> ..And please don't laugh when <tpstar> thinks that satire is real news - failing to grasp satire. :)

You might have noticed, <tpstar> , that I never call you my personal clown or court jester even though you regularly tempt me with opportunities :) I don't want to hurt your delicate feelings:)

Hahaha :)

Cheers :)


Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: how come Rudy Giuliani is no longer on TV these days, making a fool of himself as Trump's PR guy?
Mar-14-19  Nisjesram: <HeMateMe: how come Rudy Giuliani is no longer on TV these days, making a fool of himself as Trump's PR guy?>

Interesting question .

<Trump Goes on the Record: Rudy Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About.....

...“Rudy hates the job,” a Republican briefed on Giuliani’s thinking told my colleague Gabriel Sherman last month. “Trump is very hard to deal with.” Trump, in turn, has occasionally exploded at his personal attorney for his bewildering, confessional television appearances. “Trump is screaming. He’s so mad at Rudy,” a source close to the president said after Giuliani participated in a rambling Q&A with The New Yorker. Several people close to Trump have suggested that he fire Giuliani before he does any more damage..... ..But on Thursday, the president addressed the latest controversy surrounding Giuliani directly. “Rudy has been wrong,” Trump claimed in his first sit-down interview with The New York Times in over a year, >

Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Trump is an extremely hard client to defend. He can't shut his mouth and he won't listen to instructions from legal professionals. Giuliani loves the limelight and can't shut up, himself. It couldn't last. It's like 'Stone Cold Austin' defending Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

<As of last week, GOP Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine announced they would back the resolution, and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has conceded it would pass.>

the dems have five GOP senators lined up to help them block Trump, they have a majority in the Senate, for this piece of legislation. It means Trump will go on record wanting to shut down the government again. Like a scalded dog, he learned nothing from all the ill will generated during the last episode.

Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <Diademas: < diceman: <Diademas: Would you elaborate, cause I didn't get anything out of that>

Is Norway slow? :)

Put in it's simplest terms, why would I believe the civil rights champions who allow the minority to die "today" care about "threats" 30 years from now? >

So (Put in it's simplest terms) your rejection is based not on facts or arguments>

My "facts" are the lies, dead, destroyed, and incarcerated, that already exist, your "facts" are your emotional dreams/hopes, and what you think will happen.

<<Global Warming is the liberal wet dream. Government empowered to "manage" every aspect of your life. >

So it's an evil conspiracy to make you buy a Tesla? >

I wish.(that would mean I could go somewhere)
Haven't you heard saffuna's inner-city
success story? According to our CEO of
liberalism saffuna, after trillions of
dollars of "help" 5.5 decades of love and caring from the Democrat party, the black man cant get a bus for a free voter ID, and it's racist to expect him to.

You wont be going anywhere Diademas,
mobility means you can leave the plantation. Based on "facts" as you like to say, slave yolks/leg-irons/shackles are your future. (Don't worry, they'll be a saffuna in your future claiming:

"Diademas is white, it's racist to expect him to go anywhere")

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

<<If you still don't get it, read up on the folks in Germany in the 30's/40's. Let me know how "Great" their "Society" was?>

Not great at all>

Hey, the Norway "conservative" and diceman finally agree!

<and not something I would describe as a liberal wet dream.>

You wont matter in your future.

You may want to ask the Nazi party
why they studied my Democrats?
Why they felt the tyranny/oppression
inflicted on the black man by the
KKK Democrat party, was useful?

What they disliked about Republican freedom/liberty? To use a saffuna phrase, why they <disagreed> with life/liberty/and the pursuit of happiness?

Hey, while you're in Sherlock Holmes
mode, you may also want to look into
<George Santayana>.

You either haven't heard of him:

<Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.>.

...or maybe you think he's talking about eating lots of carbs?

Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <rogge:

Funny how the so-called "liberals" are described as nazis, >

You'll find out why, the hard way.

By the way rogge, the constant "vacancies" in the ghettos/slums of Obama's inner-city, due to death/incarceration, create an opportunity for you.

Without too much discomfort, we can set you up in a "Great Society" model, roach infested slum tenement! You can let us know first hand if the showers/ovens meet your standards.

(if you wanna send the kids, you may want to just send your wife with them, as two parent households tend to draw looks)

Premium Chessgames Member
  Larryfyffe: <dice> must be a way older than I thought - he thinks the Democrats are still the party of the white supremacists even after the the Republican 'Southern strategy" switched things around.

No wonder he can't understand why 'blacks' are not hailing him as "our Saviour" even though he has a long white beard, and leans out of the clouds of heaven with a fiery cross in his hand.

Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: It's still just one pack of lies after the other.
Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <rogge:

Funny how the so-called "liberals" are described as nazis, with Hitler and Goebbels references. A reminder why the dice insanity is put on ignore (plenty of quotes supplied here, unfortunately).>

I applaud rogge for providing us with an example of how shallow/naive Euro-libs are.

(though I do make adjustments, for the
two layers of liberal lies his information passes through)

Mar-14-19  zanzibar: <<dice> By the way rogge, the constant "vacancies" in the ghettos/slums of Obama's inner-city, due to death/incarceration, create an opportunity for you.

Without too much discomfort, we can set you up in a "Great Society" model, roach infested slum tenement! You can let us know first hand if the showers/ovens meet your standards.>

Andrew Clay <Diceman> is at it again.

The envelop pleaze... and the master of non-sequitur is...



Premium Chessgames Member
  Larryfyffe: Rich white people exercising 'affirmative action' by bribing university officialdom is necessary because they have been blocked from attending leading universities simply because of the colour of their skin...everybody knows that - <tp> knows Trump and other rich people would never misuse charity and donation funds for their own purposes..,.don't we, <tp>.
Mar-14-19  zanzibar: <Rogge> must have struck a nerve, as <dice> did a double-pump reply.

BTW- if you wonder what <diceman> is talking about when he leans back to his Great Society grievances, or other non-sequiturs - you ain't alone:

Susan Freeman: What is the ACTUAL point diceman?> chessforum (kibitz #31071)

We all scratching our heads about the guy.

Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <Larryfyffe: <dice>

must be a way older than I thought - he thinks the Democrats are still the party of the white supremacists>

Now it's just power/greed.
The Obama's/Maxine Waters/Congressional Black Caucus/ sold their people out for the dollar.

(as lil jiff says, "a money party")

<sold their people out for the dollar>

(the lil jiff's/HeMateMe's/saffuna's do it for free)

Mar-14-19  zanzibar: RE: Rivera

That's a stretch, as he's a well known quantity. The guy's take was pretty well outlined on Maher's show back in 2018:

<Rivera challenged Maher on what he said was a “stereotype” of Fox News. “I’m pro-choice, I’m pro-immigration reform, I’m pro-gun control and I’m on Fox News. It’s easy because Sean Hannity is such a big personality to say he represents the sum total of Fox.

“It’s not state-run TV,” Rivera continued. “It’s conservative-leaning. MSNBC is as liberal as you could possibly be aside from this show.”

After some talk about collusion, the Trump Tower meeting and 9/11, the real fun began. Maher described the Trumps as a “sleazy crime family,” leaving Rivera to parse the difference between “sleazy” and “crime.”

“You know Trump is my friend,” said Rivera. “I’ve known Trump for 40 years.”

“I knew O.J.,” Maher pretty much shouted, “but he didn’t remain my friend when I felt he had a certain moral lapse.”

Rivera insisted that Trump has “always been gracious to me, always been nice to my family. We were on Celebrity Apprentice together every day for six weeks.”

“Who gives a @#$%?!,” said Maher. “He’s running the world now, what does it matter that he was nice to you on Thanksgiving? I’m not trying to be an @#$%*@! to you. You’re a smart guy, this befuddles me. I looked up to you.”

“If you don’t look up to me because I’m still friends with the President of the United States, then shame on you,” said Rivera. “Who liberated the developmentally disabled? Who stood shoulder to shoulder with the GIs in all those places? My friendship with Trump doesn’t diminish me.”

Asked whether Trump’s “lying on a scale we’ve never seen” doesn’t bother him – like the whopper that millions of people voted illegally – Rivera offered a tepid, “He has never lied to me in 40 years.”

Despite smiles and a handshake bet of $1,000 over whether a connection between Trump and Russia will be proven, host and guest found no common ground until the YouTube-only Overtime segment, when Maher asked the crusader for the developmentally disabled about his take on Trump’s imitation of a handicapped reporter.

“It was terrible,” said Rivera. “It was terrible.”>

Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <zanzibar:

We all scratching our heads about the guy.>

Zanzy sounds like a number 1?

Requirements for liberalism:

1) Ignorance/stupidity
2) Hatred
3) You get paid for it

Keep hating, and sharing, what you don't know zanzy, it gives me insight into the disorder.

Mar-14-19  zanzibar: <The House just passed a resolution to make Robert Mueller’s report public

Lawmakers are concerned that the Justice Department won’t release Mueller’s report. >

The vote was 420-0.


Premium Chessgames Member
  saffuna: <<dice> By the way rogge, the constant "vacancies" in the ghettos/slums of Obama's inner-city, due to death/incarceration, create an opportunity for you. Without too much discomfort, we can set you up in a "Great Society" model, roach infested slum tenement!>

Kenneth S Rogoff

If we start focusing on “the real world” we’d have to call the roach infested slum tenement “The Great Society.” >

Kenneth S Rogoff
<Econometrics show that this has been the era of the Great Inequalization.>

Actually the last 50.
The "era" of the "Great Society."

The "era" of blacks murdering blacks.
The "era" of the government funded roach infested slum tenement.>

<diceman> might think about getting some new material.

Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: If I send Justin Trudeau some money can I get into McGill?
Mar-14-19  zanzibar: <Dice> let's have the list of requirements for your brandism -

snarkism?! potshotism?! left-fieldism?! what-t-f-ism?!

Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: <SugarDom: Let's say you spent 1000 billion dollars to improve their economies and lift up 30% of the population out of poverty.>

<The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was an American initiative passed in 1948 to aid Western Europe, in which the United States gave over $12 billion (nearly $100 billion in 2016 US dollars) in economic assistance to help rebuild Western European economies after the end of World War II.<<>>>

$100 billion for most of Western Europe -- at least 100 million people. Granted, the problems in Latin America aren't identical with those in post-war Europe.

But still.

Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <zanzibar: <<dice> By the way rogge, the constant "vacancies" in the ghettos/slums of Obama's inner-city, due to death/incarceration, create an opportunity for you.

Without too much discomfort, we can set you up in a "Great Society" model, roach infested slum tenement! You can let us know first hand if the showers/ovens meet your standards.>

Andrew Clay <Diceman> is at it again.

The envelop pleaze... and the master of non-sequitur is...

<Diceman>! >

Notice how the wanton slaughter
of the minority tugs at zanzy's
heart strings? What a civil rights
champion, what a human being!

(you grab the white puppy by the
scruff of the neck, stick his nose
in his poo, and all lil doggy wants to
do is "shoot" the messenger.

Amazing how much "shooting" loyal Democrats do)

Premium Chessgames Member
  diceman: <saffuna:

<diceman> might think about getting some new material.>

Jim wants open borders for "new" victims.

He done destroyed the ones he has.

Mar-14-19  zanzibar: RE: <The Great Society>

Sure, the "War on Poverty" remains controversial to this day. Partly because of failing to eliminate poverty. But Blacks definitely did benefit:

<The percentage of African Americans below the poverty line dropped from 55 percent in 1960 to 27 percent in 1968.[46]>

Which just shows how bad the situation was at the start of the 60's.

Not only Blacks benefited though, many social programs instituted in LBJ's days continue to the present day:

<Anti-war Democrats complained that spending on the Vietnam War choked off the Great Society. While some of the programs have been eliminated or had their funding reduced, many of them, including Medicare, Medicaid, the Older Americans Act and federal education funding, continue to the present. The Great Society's programs expanded under the administrations of Republican Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.[2]>

Note that the Republican successors continued, and expanded, the programs.

Mar-14-19  zanzibar: <Notice how the wanton slaughter of the minority tugs at zanzy's heart strings? >

Who tugs at your heartstrings <dice>?

Or your harp strings, since you're always harping about some off-topic schism topic.

Dissociative projection of some kind?!

Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 6238)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3380 OF 6238 ·  Later Kibitzing>

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC