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Hector Decio Rossetto
Number of games in database: 439
Years covered: 1935 to 2000
Last FIDE rating: 2285
Highest rating achieved in database: 2420
Overall record: +128 -146 =165 (47.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (37) 
    A45 A46 D01 D02 E10
 Sicilian (34) 
    B90 B88 B57 B30 B71
 King's Indian (20) 
    E94 E97 E80 E61 E95
 English (10) 
    A15 A18 A10 A17 A16
 Grunfeld (9) 
    D75 D91 D94 D78 D96
 Ruy Lopez (7) 
    C86 C99 C83 C90
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (25) 
    B33 B23 B90 B50 B32
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A40 D02 E10 E00 D04
 Ruy Lopez (18) 
    C61 C79 C74 C99 C90
 Orthodox Defense (17) 
    D55 D66 D63 D50 D52
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D37 D38 D30 D35
 English (13) 
    A13 A16 A14 A15 A10
Repertoire Explorer

NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   H Rossetto vs R T Cardoso, 1958 1-0
   Fischer vs H Rossetto, 1958 1/2-1/2
   H Rossetto vs R Lisboa, 1957 1-0
   V Palermo vs H Rossetto, 1965 0-1
   H Rossetto vs Euwe, 1947 1-0
   H Rossetto vs Korchnoi, 1960 1-0
   L Bauza vs H Rossetto, 1952 0-1
   H Rossetto vs Stahlberg, 1947 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Portoroz Interzonal (1958)
   Mar del Plata (1959)
   Buenos Aires (1960)
   Amsterdam Interzonal (1964)
   Lone Pine (1975)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Mar del Plata 1959 by suenteus po 147
   1945 Hollywood by crawfb5

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HECTOR DECIO ROSSETTO
(born Sep-08-1922, died Jan-22-2009) Argentina

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Hector Decio Rossetto was born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Awarded the IM title in 1950 and the GM title in 1960, he was Argentine champion in 1942, 1944, 1947, 1961 and 1972. He was also Champion of South America at Fortaleza, zt 1963.

Wikipedia article: H%C3%A9ctor Rossetto


 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 439  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. H Rossetto vs P Aguilar  1-026 1935 Bahia BlancaB03 Alekhine's Defense
2. H Rossetto vs Graf-Stevenson 1-038 1940 ch19 MayorC45 Scotch Game
3. M Luckis vs H Rossetto  1-036 1941 MontevideoD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
4. J Canepa vs H Rossetto  0-160 1941 MontevideoC05 French, Tarrasch
5. E Eliskases vs H Rossetto 1-028 1941 Montevideo D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. H Rossetto vs F Roux Cabral  1-043 1941 Montevideo (Uruguay)C58 Two Knights
7. H Rossetto vs P Santos Isain  1-041 1941 Montevideo (Uruguay)C58 Two Knights
8. M Czerniak vs H Rossetto  0-151 1942 Mar del PlataC47 Four Knights
9. H Rossetto vs Guimard  1-074 1942 ARG-ch mE08 Catalan, Closed
10. H Rossetto vs J Canepa  1-022 1942 Mar del PlataA02 Bird's Opening
11. H Rossetto vs Guimard  ½-½41 1942 ARG-ch mE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
12. Najdorf vs H Rossetto  1-021 1942 Mar del PlataA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. H Rossetto vs Graf-Stevenson  1-038 1942 Mar del PlataC53 Giuoco Piano
14. Najdorf vs H Rossetto  1-026 1943 Mar del Plata ;HCL 24D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. M Czerniak vs H Rossetto  ½-½25 1943 Mar del PlataA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. H Rossetto vs P Michel 0-112 1943 Mar del PlataD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. H Rossetto vs C H Maderna  1-040 1944 Mar del PlataC30 King's Gambit Declined
18. H Rossetto vs E Reed Valenzuela  1-031 1944 Mar del PlataA46 Queen's Pawn Game
19. H Rossetto vs Graf-Stevenson  1-038 1944 La Plata Jockey ClubA20 English
20. H Rossetto vs C Rebizzo  1-027 1944 La Plata Jockey ClubC34 King's Gambit Accepted
21. H Rossetto vs M Czerniak  ½-½43 1944 La Plata Jockey ClubE61 King's Indian
22. Najdorf vs H Rossetto  1-045 1944 Mar del Plata ;HCL 25D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
23. H Rossetto vs Seidman  1-038 1945 Pan American CongressD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
24. H Rossetto vs W Adams  0-137 1945 Pan American CongressD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. H Rossetto vs J Camarena  1-039 1945 Pan American CongressA46 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 439  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-07-03  Ribeiro: Another player from the "golden age" of chess in Argentina.
Aug-07-03  Sylvester: Was Miguel Najdorf the best player of the golden age?
Aug-07-03  Ribeiro: <Sylvester> Hard question! In the 50s, he usually was chosen to be the first player of the national team. Beyond any doubt, he has always been a VERY important figure in the chess scene of Argentina.

But, to complicate things a bit, there were the "rising star" Oscar Panno (who has a very good record against Najdorf in the aforementioned decade), the very strong Julio Bolbochán, Pilnik...:-)

Aug-07-03  Sylvester: It says Hector Rossetto started playing in 1941. When did the golden age begin?
Aug-08-03  Ribeiro: <Sylvester> This "golden age" is just a personal opinion...:-) I feel that the 50s were certainly a great moment, some think that Argentina was the second force in the chess world. But these concepts are fuzzy, I do not want to coin terms or definitions.
Jul-11-04  molinov: In a book called "Brillant Argentine games" by Guillermo Puiggrós there is a game that Rosetto played in 1935, aged twelve, that he thought was amongst his best. Game Héctor Rossetto-Pedro Aguilar. Site:Bahia Blanca, 1935 1. e4 Nf6
2. e5 Nd4
3. c4 Nb6
4. d4 d3
5. f4 dxe5
6. fxe5 Bf5
7. Nc3 e6
8. Be3 Nc6
9. Be2 Qd2
10. Nf3 0-0-0
11. 0-0 Bg4
12. Nd2 Bf5
13. Nb3 f6
14. exf6 gxf6
15. a4 Rg8
16. a5 Qg7
17. Rf7 Nd7
18. Bf3 Nde5
19. a6 Bg4
20. axb7 Kb8
21. Bxc6 Nxc6
(21. ... Bxd1 22. dxe5 winning)
22. d5 exd5
23. fxe5 Qe7
24. dxc6 Rxd1
25. Nxd1 Qxe6
26. Nxe6
1-0.
Rossetto thought that maybe he was better as a youngster than as a grown man. I played against him in a simul that he played at my school. It was in 1998, when I was 12. There was a moment in which he had destroyed all the other kids and it was just him and I in the caffeteria. My memory tells me the game was a bit over 30 moves. He won fairly easy, but said that I had resigned before it was time to. The opening was a Two Knights. I am not sure if he is still alive.
Jul-12-04  vonKrolock: <molinov>: i believe this help to answer your question :<FEDERACION ARGENTINA DE AJEDREZ. LISTADO ELO-FIDE (Julio 2004) ROSSETTO, Hector> more details in www.ajedrezvirtual.com.ar/ Contenidos/FADA/ArgElo010704.htm
Jan-15-05  activechess: Rossetto el mas grande de todos!!
Sep-08-06  BIDMONFA: Hector Rossetto

ROSSETTO, Hector D.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/rossetto_he...
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Dec-06-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: It appears that Rosetto is the GM playing in this picture, with Che Guevara observing: http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/200...
Jan-24-09  molinov: Rossetto passed away yesterday. He was 86 years old. May he rest in peace.
Jan-25-09  Augalv: R.I.P. GM Hector Rossetto.
Jan-27-09  Eastfrisian: According to this article: http://www.ajedrez-de-estilo.com.ar... he died already on 22.01.2009. TWIC has this date, too. R.I.P.
Jan-27-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Another well known GM gone.
RIP GM Rossetto.
Jan-27-09  capanegra: RIP GM Rossetto. Descanse en paz, Maestro.

<Fusilli> Indeed it is Rossetto playing with Black while Che Guevara is observing behind him at the Capablanca memorial in 1964. The game is actually S Garcia-Martinez vs H Rossetto, 1964 and the picture seems to be taken after 9…Rd7

Apr-21-09  myschkin: . . .

Bio/Review in German :

http://schach-und-kultur.com/?p=866

- If you don't mind have a look at the pics anyway! -

.

Article in Spanish:

"Héctor Decio Rossetto: caballero del tablero"

http://www.chessbase.com/ESPANOLA/n...

Apr-22-09  vonKrolock: A key tournament victory, the South American Zonal in Fortaleza 1963, complete with crosstable and games - online grâces to A. Nóbrega and his brasilbase site http://www.brasilbase.pro.br/rot196...
May-10-09  Augalv: http://www.tabladeflandes.com/frank...
Sep-11-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: The gentlemen in the centre of the photograph with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall is actually the American master Herman Steiner and not Hector Rossetto.

For pictures of the Hollywood stars of the 1940s with both Steiner and Rosetto see:

- http://sbchess.sinfree.net/Hollywoo...

Sep-11-09  vonKrolock: ... and, being in <SBC> article linked above by <Chessical> You can search for M Dietrich as a kibitzer in one of Rossetto's games in Hollywood
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