William Lombardy

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Birthday
4, 1937
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Oct 13, 2017 (79)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
4, 1937
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Oct 13, 2017 (79)

About

American chess Grandmaster and former Catholic priest who had one of the most successful careers in modern American chess.

Before Fame

He burst onto the chess scene by winning the 1956 Canadian Open Chess Championship at the age of 18.

Trivia

He was first board for the U.S. Team that won the 1960 World Student Team Championship.

Family Life

He was one of Bobby Fischer's earliest and most influential coaches, and considered him for a time to be like family.

Associated With

He was one of Bobby Fischer's greatest coaches.