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César Boutteville

Full name César Boutteville
Country France
Born 24 June 1917
Thin-Hao, French Indochina
Peak rating 2290

César Boutteville (24 June 1917 - 21 May 2015) was a French-Vietnamese chess master.

The son of a French father and a Vietnamese mother, Cesar Boutteville was born in Thin-Hao (or Thịnh Hào), nowadays part of Hanoi's urban district Dong Da. He moved with his family to France in 1929.

He was a six-time winner of both the French Chess Championship (1945, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1959, and 1967) and the Paris City Chess Championship (1944, 1945, 1946, 1952, 1961, and 1972).

Boutteville represented France seven times in Chess Olympiads from 1956 to 1968. He also played in friendly matches against Switzerland (1946), Australia (1946), Czechoslovakia (1947) and the Soviet Union (1954).

He took third at Paris 1962/63 (Albéric O'Kelly de Galway won), shared 10th at Bordeaux, and tied for eighth at Le Havre 1966 (Bent Larsen won).

He was still playing chess in his nineties. He died in his home in Versailles on 21 May 2015.