Bobby Fischer To Be Dug Up Because of Paternity Test

Bobby FischerIt is the end of working week so you may forgive me a bit gossip post. Am I right? What if the chess genius of Bobby Fischer is still live in his newly discovered daughter? The remains of chess genius Bobby Fischer will be dug up to determine whether he is the father of a nine-year-old girl.

Lawyers fighting Jinky Young’s case, who had requested the dig, described it as a “last resort” to prove she is his daughter after searches for his blood samples above ground had failed.

The youngster is in line to inherit his estate if the paternity test shows a match with Fischer, whose defeat of Russian rival Boris Spassky in 1972 gave the US a symbolic PR victory during the Cold War.

Iceland’s Supreme Court authorised the exhumation of the US-born player, who made the country his home for three years until his death, aged 64, in January 2008.

“If she is confirmed as the daughter of Bobby Fischer, then by Icelandic law she is his legal heir,” Ms Young’s lawyer said.

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