LOVE CHILD OK'd to DIG UP DAD CHESS KING BOBBY FISCHER

Published on: June 17, 2010
LOVE CHILD OK'd to DIG UP DAD CHESS KING BOBBY FISCHER

The corpse of chess master BOBBY FISCHER can be exhumed for DNA evidence in a love child case, a court in Iceland ruled.

Iceland's Supreme Court ordered that the body of Bobby Fischer, the former wunderkind of chess championships, be disinterred to determine if he is the father of Jinky Young, a 9-year-old Philippines girl.

The American born Fischer died in January 2008 and was buried in the Laugardaelir Church cemetery.

Fischer's estate, estimated worth $2 million, is the battleground for a legal war between Marilyn Young, Jinky's mother, Miyoko Watai, head of the Japanese Chess Association, who said she legally married Fischer in 2004 AND two Fischer nephews, Alexander and Nicholas Targ.

Young filed suit in Iceland last November and with her filing were documents attesting to Fischer's paternity  including postcards to Jinky from Fischer signed "Daddy".

Young had hoped to obtain a DNA sample from the National Hospital of Iceland, where Fischer expired but they hadn't saved any, hence the court-ordered dig.

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