William "Bill" James Joseph Lombardy
December 4, 1937 – October 13, 2017
grandmaster, chess writer, teacher, and a former
Catholic priest. He was one of the leading American
chess players during the 1950s and 1960s, and a
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.
He was the only World Junior Champion to win with a