Why did William Lombardy leave the priesthood?
Lombardy eventually left the priesthood, his son said, because he had lost faith in the Catholic Church, which he believed was too concerned with amassing wealth.
Who trained Bobby Fischer?
3/16/2016 – The New York Times has a big story on William Lombardy, a former catholic priest and strong chess grandmaster, who coached and seconded Bobby Fischer from the age of eleven to the World Championship in 1972.
Who was Fischer’s second?
GM William Lombardy, an American former world junior champion also made famous for being GM Bobby Fischer’s second, died Friday in Martinez, California. His death was confirmed to Chess.com by friend Joseph Shipman, who had visited Lombardy one week prior in Berkeley, California.