Héctor Decio Rossetto (September 8, 1922, Bahía Blanca, Argentina – 23 January, 2009, Buenos Aires) was one of the best chess players in Argentine history.
He earned the title of International Master in 1950 and the Grandmaster title in 1960.
He was a five-time Argentine Champion (1942, 1944, 1947, 1962, and 1972). Rossetto won the Mar del Plata chess tournament in 1949 and again in 1952 (shared with Julio Bolbochán). He also won in Mar del Plata (KIM) in 1962.
He was the director of the 1978 Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires.
After Miguel Najdorf he was the most important Argentine chess player of his time.
PICTURE: The dancer and actress Mitzi Mayfair (1914-1976) was mentioned in C.N. 7076 (see also Chess and Hollywood), and she appeared with Héctor Rossetto in this photograph from page 31 of the Oct 1945 Chess Review SOURCE: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/winter90.html
GAME SOURCE: Modern Chess Miniatures ©1960 by IM Leonard Barden & Wolfgang Heidenfeld pp 54-5, unattributed analysis/notes by IM Barden; additonal analysis from MCO-15 ©2008