César Boutteville

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César Boutteville
Full name César Boutteville
Country  France
Born (1917-06-24) June 24, 1917 (age 97)
Thin-Hao, Vietnam,

César Boutteville (born 24 June 1917) is 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.[1]

He won six times French Chess Championship (1945, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1959, and 1967),[2] and won six times Paris City Chess Championship (1944, 1945, 1946, 1952, 1961, and 1972).[3]

Boutteville represented France seven times in Chess Olympiads from 1956 to 1968.[4] He also played in friendly matches against Switzerland (1946), Australia (1946), Czechoslovakia (1947) and the Soviet Union (1954).

He took 3rd at Paris 1962/63 (Albéric O'Kelly de Galway won), shared 10th at Bordeaux, and tied for 8-10th at Le Havre 1966 (Bent Larsen won).[5]