William Lombardy

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William Lombardy
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William Lombardy (Leipzig, 1960)
Full nameWilliam James Lombardy
CountryUnited States
Born(1937-12-04)December 4, 1937
New York City
DiedOctober 13, 2017(2017-10-13) (aged 79)
Martinez, California
TitleGrandmaster (1960)
Peak rating2540 (1978)[1][2]

William James Lombardy (December 4, 1937 – October 13, 2017)[3] was an American chess grandmaster, chess writer, teacher, and a former Catholic priest.

Lombardy was one of the leading American chess players during the 1950s and 1960s, and a contemporary of Bobby Fischer, whom he coached from the time Fischer was age 11½ through the World Chess Championship 1972. Lombardy led the U.S. Student Team to Gold in the 1960 World Student Team Championship in Leningrad.[4][5] He was the only World Junior Champion to win with a perfect score.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Elo 1978, p. 183.
  2. "Lombardy, William J." olimpbase.com. Retrieved 2015-09-16. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. (MikeKlein), Mike Klein. "GM William Lombardy, 1937-2017". Chess.com. Retrieved 2017-10-13.
  4. Edmonds & Eidinow 2004, p. 43.
  5. "World Student Team Chess Championship summary". OlimpBase. 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. Kažić 1974, pp. 273–74.
  7. Lombardy 2011, p. 66.