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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) 
    B21 B23 B30 B40 B82
 English (11) 
    A15 A13 A10 A16 A18
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C69 C95 C84 C65 C91
 English, 1 c4 c5 (7) 
    A30 A36 A34 A32
 English, 1 c4 e5 (7) 
    A29 A20 A22 A28
 King's Indian (6) 
    E62 E67 E63 E74 E60
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (16) 
    B93 B30 B85 B52 B32
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B17 B13 B12
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A34 A30 A33
 Petrov (7) 
    C43 C42
 English (6) 
    A15 A10 A16
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
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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
   Sosonko vs Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0
   A Lombard vs Rogoff, 1976 0-1
   Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   USA-ch / Zonal (1975)
   Norristown (1973)
   Rubinstein Memorial 13th (1975)
   Lone Pine (1978)
   US Championship (1974)
   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 8; games 1-25 of 183  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. R Meulders vs Rogoff  0-1491969Wch U20 prel-CA07 King's Indian Attack
4. Rogoff vs G Ligterink  1-0481969Wch U20 fin-BA09 Reti Opening
5. Rogoff vs J Krotki  1-0461969Wch U20 fin-BC05 French, Tarrasch
6. E M Green vs Rogoff ½-½371969Wch U20 prel-CB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. Rogoff vs Ermenkov 0-1401969Wch U20 fin-BB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
8. E Torre vs Rogoff  1-0281969Wch U20 fin-BB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
9. E M Green vs Rogoff  0-1251969Wch U20 fin-BA36 English
10. Rogoff vs A Urzica  ½-½261969Wch U20 prel-CC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Rogoff vs Andersson  0-1331969Wch U20 prel-CA04 Reti Opening
12. L Ogaard vs Rogoff  0-1271969Wch U20 fin-BD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
13. Rogoff vs S Bouaziz  ½-½451969Wch U20 fin-BA00 Uncommon Opening
14. N Craske vs Rogoff  0-1431969Wch U20 fin-BA07 King's Indian Attack
15. Rogoff vs Bellon Lopez  1-0341969Wch U20 prel-CA07 King's Indian Attack
16. Rogoff vs J Kristiansen  1-0351969Wch U20 fin-BB69 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6
17. K Payrhuber vs Rogoff  0-1211969Wch U20 fin-BC42 Petrov Defense
18. Rogoff vs A H Williams ½-½1061969Wch U20 fin-BA56 Benoni Defense
19. Rogoff vs Z Vranesic  0-1481970Ontario opB83 Sicilian
20. J Durao vs Rogoff 0-130197010th Costa del SolB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
21. H Pfleger vs Rogoff  1-0591970WchT U26 17thA58 Benko Gambit
22. Rogoff vs P Poutiainen 0-1541971Wch U20 f-AB08 Pirc, Classical
23. J Durao vs Rogoff  0-165197111th Costa del SolB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
24. Ljubojevic vs Rogoff 1-029197111th Costa del SolB50 Sicilian
25. V Ciocaltea vs Rogoff  1-044197111th Costa del SolC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
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Feb-16-20  Larryfyffe: <dice> can hang out his political platform on Rogoff all he wants, but his embracing of Fascism and Racism is only going to bolster President Trump's political base not the American people as a whole.

<dice>'s ideas behind the Great Society/Make America Great Again may take him back to Tara in his dreams, but the wind has blown down the mansion, and he'll not be able to convince enough people to help him rebuild it.

Feb-16-20  Larryfyffe: It goes without saying that if Sanders gets in, <devere> will be sent to a 're-education camp' in northern Alaska;fortunately climate change is melting the ice there so he needn't have any fear of freezing to death. It's all good, as they say.
Feb-16-20  theagenbiteofinwit: <I'm so proud of the Democrats, who have focused on the rule of law in this country.>

Nanci Pelosi was complicit in the most widespread violation of constitutional rights in human history. If her party was focused on the rule of law, she would not have been elected speaker. The only majority vote she would have won would have been one to expel her.

Feb-16-20  theagenbiteofinwit: The ruler always before the law. I have trouble seeing any different scenario if the parties involved in the last impeachment were reversed.

Every senate in history has pardoned their gang's president.

Pompey Magnus and his legions marched through the Italian countryside burning all the crops to make sure Caesar's legions would have no provision during the civil wars. The farmers complained to Pompey shouting, "We are citizens of Rome! What you are doing is illegal!" to which Pompey replied, "Who are you to quote laws to us men with swords?"

Political power in the U.S. is the biggest sword in history.

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  HeMateMe: <Nanci Pelosi was complicit>

You're terrified of honest, hard working people. You probably are not one, yourself. Fortunately, you're not in the majority.

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  wtpy: Tpstar, If your point is that C&P knows not what he writes, but still writes voluminously, I suspect that is not going to be a revelation to many other readers on this page. I am surprised you pay much attention to him. I don't put people on ignore, and still read the posts of the obviously unhinged, the factually challenged and those who clearly struggle to write or think coherently: occasionally they can provide some entertainment value, and every so often suspected fools can teach you something. (Even more rarely people thought a fool can turn out not to be a fool at all, but this is a transformation I do not expect from any in our current crop.)

But debate or argue with them, forget about it.

Feb-16-20  devere: <tpstar: <theagenbiteofinwit>> Our verbally violent leftists should always remember the politician's prayer: "May my words be ever soft and low, for I may have to eat them.”

The best way to deal with trolls is to ignore them. They are looking for attention, so don't give them what they are looking for. If threats of violence ever become specific and credible, of course notifying the authorities will be required.

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  saffuna: < Our verbally violent leftists should always remember the politician's prayer: "May my words be ever soft and low, for I may have to eat them.”>

Like Trump, you mean?

Feb-16-20  theagenbiteofinwit: <You're terrified of honest, hard working people. You probably are not one, yourself. Fortunately, you're not in the majority.>

I love dissembling sluggards as Ms. Pelosi loves the fourth amendment, I assure you.

The lesson to be found is that any President may break any law with impunity, or even without the mildest inconvenience, so long as the Speaker is complicit.

Feb-16-20  devere: "Swedish Author Johan Norberg On The Devastating Impact Of Socialism, And What It Could Cost The U.S."

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  saffuna: <The lesson to be found is that any President may break any law with impunity, or even without the mildest inconvenience, so long as the Speaker is complicit.>

I think you mean the Senate Majority Leader.

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  WorstPlayerEver: Bernie is such a phony:

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  WorstPlayerEver: <devere>

It's kind of simple. If Bernie becomes president, then the US as we know it will cease to exit.

Because these commies only use Bernie as a vehicle; they know he is the weakest link and quickly will dispose him.

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  al wazir: Mike and Michelle in 2020!
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  WorstPlayerEver: These billionaires do not support Antifa, they pay ransom to Antifa!

Because their billionaire heads will roll first when time comes.

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  saffuna: <These billionaires do not support Antifa, they pay ransom to Antifa!>

Could you kindly explain how they do this?

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  WorstPlayerEver: <saffuna>

Well, it's the reason why they ganged up with islam. It's always handy to have an ally who can put some pressure on some people here and there.

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  saffuna: Which billionaires ganged up with Islam? Not the ones running for the Democratic nomination.
Feb-16-20  cormier: nite nite guys ... ths G
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  al wazir: The DJIA nudged past 29,500 last week. Something must have happened recently to spark this burst of confidence. What could it be?

It can't be because of Brexit. Brexit has been happening now for four years. Has peace broken out in the Middle East? I haven't noticed it. An election result? Nope. Ireland isn't that important.

Meanwhile, there is a looming threat of a major pandemic. I'm not saying that it's going to be as bad as the Spanish flu a century ago and kill millions, but it's certainly not good news. Have investors somehow found a bright side in the slowdown of the Chinese economy and resulting disruption of worldwide supply chains?

Magical thinking has overtaken the stock market.

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  WorstPlayerEver: <saffuna>

Sorry, I was talking about Antifa, not the billionaires.

AOC has no party agenda, she follows her own agenda; the revolution.

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  WorstPlayerEver: <al wazir>

Guess I'm a prophet of doom already, but the stock market is based on magical thinking: that money growns on trees.

If you think all debts away, it's actual magic. But dreams never last for too long.

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  saffuna: <wpe> So which billionaires pay ransom to antifa?

And how?

Feb-16-20  devere: "Amy Klobuchar wants to abandon English as America's official language"

<It’s time to remember that Klobuchar has no fixed principles but will, instead, do whatever it takes to advance herself in the Democrat Party.

On Friday, Klobuchar’s latest opportunistic move was to announce at a campaign event in Las Vegas that English should not be America’s official language, even though she voted for a Senate bill that would have made English the official language. She now says that she has “taken a strong position against” the English language in America, although she cannot seem to explain her past vote.>

What's the old joke? How can you tell when a politician is lying? When their lips are moving!

Feb-16-20  nok: <johnlspouge: Does anyone still pay any attention to <devere>'s posts on climate?>

<devere: The best way to deal with trolls is to ignore them. They are looking for attention>

Your answer from the horse's mouth.

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