Jul 6, 2010
Bobby Fischer May Have A Daughter In The Philippines
Written under: Human Interest, Philippines
Two and a half years after he was laid to rest, the body of chess legend Bobby Fischer has recently been exhumed in Iceland so that authorities can get DNA samples from it.
This happened after the Iceland supreme court ruled last month in favor of Jinky Young, a 9-year old from the Philippines who claims that she is the daughter of Bobby Fischer.
Jinky Young’s mother, Marilyn, allegedly had a relationship with the famed chess champion. Before, there have already been several legal battles over Fischer’s estate in the years since his death at the age of 64 because he left no will.
Bobby Fischer rose to fame in the early 1970s as one of the greatest chess players in the world, but later dropped out of competition. He became a recluse, and faced charges by the United States for breaking international sanctions against Yugoslavia when he played a match there in 1992.
The Chicago-born Fischer later renounced his U.S. citizenship and moved to Iceland, where he died in 2008.