RIP GM Bill Lombardy (1937-2017)

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William James Lombardy (December 4, 1937—October 13, 2017)[3] was an American chess [grandmaster](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandmaster_(chess%29 "Grandmaster (chess)"), chess writer, teacher, and a former Catholic priest. He 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 aged 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]

Lombardy received his B.A. in Philosophy, an M.A. in Ethics, and an M.Div., all from [Saint Joseph's Seminary (Dunwoodie)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Joseph%27s_Seminary_(Dunwoodie%29 "Saint Joseph's Seminary (Dunwoodie)").[8][9] He attended CUNY,[10][11] and studied Educational Psychology at Saint Louis University.[12]

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