After DNA Test On Exhumed Remains, Bobby Fischer Cleared In Paternity Case

(FILES) This file picture taken on June

This file picture, taken on June 18, 2010, shows Bobby Fischer's grave. On July 5, his remains were exhumed, for a DNA test. Halldor Kolbeins/AFP hide caption

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In June, the Supreme Court of Iceland gave government officials permission to exhume the remains of Bobby Fischer, former World Chess Champion, to determine if he was the father of Jinky Young, a nine-year-old Filipino girl.

According to the BBC, as a result of the exhumation and subsequent DNA test, the paternity case is over.

Thordur Bogason, Young's lawyer, said "the DNA report excluded Bobby Fisher [sic] from being the father of Jinky Young, and therefore the case has come to a close."

Fischer did not prepare a will. Now, a Japanese woman, claiming to be his widow, and two nephews are fighting over Fischer's $2 million estate.

"Officials took a sample on July 5 from Mr. Fischer’s remains in the cemetery of Laugardaelir Church in Iceland to determine if he was the father of Jinky Young, the Filipino girl," Dylan Loeb McClain reports on Gambit, The New York Times chess blog.



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