|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
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.
|Dec-06-08|| ||Fusilli: It appears that Rosetto is the GM playing in this picture, with Che Guevara observing:
|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|| ||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 :
- If you don't mind have a look at the pics anyway! -
Article in Spanish:
"Héctor Decio Rossetto: caballero del tablero"
|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|| ||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:
|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|
|Jan-22-16|| ||TheFocus: Rest in peace, Hector Rossetto.|