Chess prodigy Bobby Fischer’s body exhumed - Macleans.ca
 

Chess prodigy Bobby Fischer’s body exhumed

Icelandic officials took DNA samples to determine if a child is Fisher’s


 

An Icelandic court dug up the body of eccentric chess champ Bobby Fischer on Monday in a bid to prove whether nine-year-old Jinky Young is his daughter. Fisher, who defeated Russian grandmaster Boris Spassky in 1972 in the most famous chess battle of all time, died in early 2008. Fischer drifted in and out of public life, disappearing in 1975, reemerging in 1992 for a rematch against Spassky in Yugoslavia (he won) and then disappearing once more before reemerging in Iceland in 2005 (four years after Young’s birth). It’s unclear when the paternity test results are due or whether Young has shown any aptitude for chess.

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