César Boutteville

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César Boutteville
Full name César Boutteville
Country  France
Born (1917-06-24)24 June 1917
Thin-Hao, French Indochina
Died 21 May 2015(2015-05-21) (aged 97)
Versailles, France
Peak rating 2290[1]

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.[2]

He was a six-time winner of both the French Chess Championship (1945, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1959, and 1967)[3] and the Paris City Chess Championship (1944, 1945, 1946, 1952, 1961, and 1972).[4]

Boutteville represented France seven times in Chess Olympiads from 1956 to 1968.[5] 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).[6]

He was still playing chess in his nineties. He died in his home in Versailles on 21 May 2015.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boutteville, Cesar". OlimpBase. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  2. ^ Boutteville
  3. ^ Champ Masculin
  4. ^ Champions de Paris
  5. ^ OlimpBase :: the encyclopaedia of team chess
  6. ^ Welcome to the Chessmetrics site Archived April 14, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Décès de César Boutteville". Ligue Île-De-France des échecs. Retrieved 2015-05-24.