William Lombardy

William J. Lombardy (* 4. December 1937 in New York) is US-American chess player and theologian.

1956 won Lombardy as a young person the open championship of Canada; 1957 the youth world championship in Toronto with the remarkable result of final round of 11 victories in 11 portions.

1960 lent the world chess federation FIDE the title large master to it. With the US championship 1960/1961 he became second and qualified themselves for the interzone tournament, but did he without a participation. 1963 and 1965 he won the open championships of the USA. Lombardy represented its homeland at the chess Olympiads 1958, 1960, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1976 and 1978.

1972 he was second of Fischer with the fight for the world championship against Boris Spasski.

Its last ELO number amounted to 2455.

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