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Kenneth S Rogoff
K Rogoff 
 
Number of games in database: 148
Years covered: 1968 to 2012
Last FIDE rating: 2505

Overall record: +46 -32 =69 (54.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B23 B21 B82 B52 B30
 English (10) 
    A15 A13 A18 A19 A16
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C91 C84 C60 C69 C97
 English, 1 c4 e5 (5) 
    A20 A29 A22
 King's Indian (5) 
    E62 E63 E60 E74
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (5) 
    C91 C95 C97 C84
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (14) 
    B93 B30 B85 B52 B53
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B17 B13 B12
 English, 1 c4 c5 (8) 
    A34 A30 A33
 Petrov (6) 
    C42 C43
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B93
 English (4) 
    A15 A10 A16
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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
   K Rogoff vs O Castro, 1976 1-0
   K Rogoff vs Bisguier, 1974 1/2-1/2
   Sosonko vs K Rogoff, 1976 1/2-1/2
   K Rogoff vs Smejkal, 1976 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lone Pine (1978)
   US Championship (1974)
   Lone Pine (1976)
   Biel Interzonal (1976)

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

RECENT GAMES:
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KENNETH S ROGOFF
(born Mar-22-1953, 67 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: http://scholar.harvard.edu/rogoff/p...; 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

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

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 148  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
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Mar-17-15
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  tpstar: <diceman> Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Liberals love links, so here's a doozy - yet probably a fake. NSFW = http://www.inquisitr.com/1925976/mi...

<was Mrs. Bill Clinton in Ferguson?> What difference at this point does it make?! :P

Mar-17-15  Jim Bartle: <Liberals love links>

Which is another way of saying liberals love evidence that can be verified, and don't love unsupported claims such as "DeAndre Joshua was a Grand Jury witness" and "Trayvon Martin was peeking in windows."

Mar-17-15
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  perfidious: <Jim: It's a shame that otherwise intelligent people actually refuse to believe clear scientific evidence.>

Why waste time on such nuances as critical thought? 'Tis pragmatic to take the shortest way home and save oneself the trouble of bothering over such foolishness as using one's head.

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Mar-17-15
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  HeMateMe: <Jim: It's a shame that otherwise intelligent people actually refuse to believe clear scientific evidence.>

I think it's selfishness--those looking to enhance their well being right now, at the expense of future generations.

Mar-17-15  Abdel Irada: The rainbow may be upside-down, but at least it's using the real spectrum — red, yellow, green, aqua, blue and purple — instead of the familiar but incorrect ROYGBIV.

Mar-17-15  Abdel Irada: <HeMateMe: I'm glad that the nuclear negotiations with Iran are being seen to by six nations, including the USA, Russia and China. That helps to ensure that they will be a pariah among nations if they ever launch a nuke.>

Anyone stupidly selfish enough to launch a nuke *should* be a pariah.

Not that anyone would ever do such a thing.

<They would be smart to not even develop weapons.>

As would we all. (Too bad we can't go back in time and un-invent the idea, although I suppose we'd only keep reinventing it.)

In any case, getting rid of our nuclear weapons post haste would be a superb idea, if we want to have the moral authority to tell other countries not to build the bloody things. As it stands, we are no more than hypocrites.

Mar-17-15
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  HeMateMe: Iran wasn't in the driver's seat to stop an imperial terror, such as the situation with the USA stopping Japan. The only fighting that I'm aware of in Iran is their long struggle against Iraq. That certainly doesn't qualify them to have to build a defense force with nuclear weapons.

oh, They are also on the USA state department list of nations that sponsor terrorism. Why don't you mention that in your report, Abdel? Why do you think the six key nations are treating this so seriously? You think a country that funds Hamas should have nuclear weapons? How nave can someone be, to use your words?

Mar-17-15
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  HeMateMe: Good news, if true, re: CO2 emissions:

<http://www.bbc.com/news/science-env...>

It would be wonderful if we could follow China's lead in this.

<http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/imag...>

This trend line seems to show that the USA total energy usage of renewables has gone from about 4% to 7% over the past 10 years. That's not really all that good, considering what is at stake. That's the blue region of the graph. China's usage of renewables (red area) is far more robust. that may be because modern energy development there is in it's infancy in some areas, and they don't have an expensive infrastructure to cycle off from, as we do in the USA.

<https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/...>

Mar-17-15  Abdel Irada: <HeMateMe: Iran wasn't in the driver's seat to stop an imperial terror, such as the situation with the USA stopping Japan.>

This discussion will not soon be resolved. *I* hold that the bombing was unnecessary; you disagree. Since neither of us can prove our interpretation without resorting to necromancy, I suppose this is a point on which we will simply have to differ.

<The only fighting that I'm aware of in Iran is their long struggle against Iraq. That certainly doesn't qualify them to have to build a defense force with nuclear weapons.>

There is no system of "qualification" for the nuclear club. The rules are simple: If you can build or acquire nukes, you're in.

But if you want to play ridiculous games, then the Iranians are free to reciprocate and tell you they're preparing in case of another invasion by Alexander the Great.

<oh, They are also on the USA state department list of nations that sponsor terrorism.>

Ah, yes, Foggy Bottom. *There's* an objective source without any ideological axes to grind.

Meanwhile, I think we're on the Iranian foreign ministry's list of nations that annoy the daylights out of it by being the global hegemon, so to be consistent with your reasoning, I guess we'd better get rid of our 50,000 nukes.

<Why do you think the six key nations are treating this so seriously?>

I'll play <al wazir> for a moment, and ask you to define "key nations." If they are defined solely by military power, I will have to decline to equate that with moral authority.

<You think a country that funds Hamas should have nuclear weapons?>

You think a country that arms and funds Al-Qaida and ISIS should have nuclear weapons?

<How nave can someone be, to use your words?>

Back atcha.

Mar-17-15  Abdel Irada: Netanyahu: "If I'm elected, there will be no Palestinian state."

http://www.haaretz.com/news/israel-...

Mar-17-15  cormier: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings...
Mar-17-15
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  OhioChessFan: <aw: <CG>'s rainbow is upside down.>

Climate change.

Mar-17-15  Jim Bartle: I'm curious. Republicans claim to love Israel so much, say the US has to support it unconditionally. If Netanyahu loses today, will they demand unconditional support for the new government as well?
Mar-17-15
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  al wazir: <devere: It's a shame that otherwise intelligent people actually believe this ridiculous nonsense.> That's what you say. But what does *your money* say?

If enough "otherwise intelligent people" believe that property adjacent to the oceans will be flooded, littoral real estate values will plummet. It will happen long before sea levels rise 11 feet. Owners of those beach cottages who have mortgages will be "under water" before the water actually gets there. It could happen in just a few years. That will be your cue to BUY.

Will you start investing in oceanfront real estate then? Will you put your money where your mouth is?

And I'll ask just one more time: Are you an Oxfordian?

Mar-17-15
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  al wazir: <Abdel Irada: The rainbow may be upside-down, but at least it's using the real spectrum red, yellow, green, aqua, blue and purple instead of the familiar but incorrect ROYGBIV.> I don't see any orange there, but I do see indigo. It looks to me like RYGIBV -- or rather, VBIGYR.

I wouldn't waste my time looking for gold at the end of *that* rainbow.

Mar-17-15  Petrosianic: <Jim Bartle>: <It's a shame that otherwise intelligent people actually refuse to believe clear scientific evidence.>

Well, there's a little more to it than that. We the public have neither collected that evidence ourselves, nor spoken to the people who did. We're at the end of a long chain, simply believing what we've been told, and trusting that the story we're hearing is the same as the one originally told. In some cases, it's not. Although most climate scientists agree something man-made is happening, a lot of pseudo-science has been piled on top of that, mostly about the precise effects, and that we can undo them with emissions control programs and the like. Most of the climate scientists I've read directly seem to say the opposite, that we <can't> undo it, and will just have to ride it out.

Mar-17-15  Jim Bartle: I think we need to have faith to accept scientific facts which are reported. Not theories necessarily, but facts, yes. The Totten Glaciar is melting. I believe we can accept that as true even if we haven't observed it firsthand.

Concerning glacial melting, I have witnessed serious deglaciation for more than thirty years. Are you not going to believe me, because you haven't seen it yourself?

Mar-17-15
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  HeMateMe: Abdel, let's keep it real simple.

1) Is Hamas a terrorist organization? Do they in fact bomb public areas, dig tunnels underneath another sovereign state to funnel in weapons and commandos and do they build and launch rockets in one state (Gaza) to be detonated in another state (Israel)?

Yes or no?

2) Does Iran fund Hamas? Yes or no?

3) Is Iran a democracy? They do vote for a president, but the religious Mullahs can overturn any such election, as they have in the past, and they control the army and all fundamental aspects of Iran society.

Is it a democracy, yes or no?

4) Is there a greater chance that a non-democratic state will lose a rogue nuke, or purposely launch one(s), than would be the case in a democratic nation? Yes or no?

If you connect the dots here you can see why a group as heavy as USA/China/Russia/Germany/Eng/Fr is negotiating to deter Iran from becoming a nuclear power or at least remove the spent uranium from Iran, as it is used. A 12 year old boy could see this, and most adults can too.

Mar-17-15  Jim Bartle: <dig tunnels underneath another sovereign state>

A semantic question. If Gaza assaults Israel, can that be called attacking "another sovereign state." First of all, Gaza isn't a sovereign state, right? And technically, is it part of Israel or not? What is it in diplomatic terms?

Mar-17-15
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  HeMateMe: I thought Gaza was independent, as of 2005, excepting for things like running their utilities and an offshore desalinization plant, things they did not have the technical expertise to do on their own.

Gaza international airport was open for business. A decent infrastructure was in place, left by the vacating Israelis. No restrictions on their activities. Unlimited assistance from the WHO, World Bank, and direct aid from the USA. All they had to do was *behave* like a sovereign state.

And, they pissed it all away.

Mar-17-15  Jim Bartle: Gaza is not a nation, though, is it?

I suspect Israel controls a lot more than utilities and a desalinization plant. Immigration and emigration, for example.

<No restrictions on their activities.>

Really?

Mar-17-15  Marmot PFL: <al wazir> Historically gas prices usually bottom out in late Jan and go up as spring approaches, and peak in late spring-early summer (2013 was the exception).
Mar-17-15
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  diceman: <Jim Bartle: I think we need to have faith to accept scientific facts which are reported.>

...as I've always said, the atheist crowd gets real "religious like" when it come to worshiping government lies and failure.

...Jim's a devout follower.

They don't have a lot of <faith> or <accept> when it comes to others having religion.

<<faith> or <accept>>

...or for,
gun owners,
whites,
capitalism,
free black man, (they just love buying the "leg irons")

freedom,
liberty,
individuals,
truth.

Mar-17-15  Marmot PFL: The pipeline advocates will like this, even if they don't get Keystone there are many others being built.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/20...

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