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1 Chess Great Bobby Fischer's Body Exhumed on Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:25 pm

rosco 357

Chess Great Bobby Fischer's Body ExhumedUpdated: 2 hours 29 minutes ago

AP REYKJAVIK, Iceland (July 5) - Authorities in Iceland have exhumed the body of American chess champion Bobby Fischer to determine whether he is the father of a 9-year-old girl from the Philippines.

Police district commissioner Olafur Helgi Kjartansson said Fischer's corpse was dug up from a cemetery near Selfoss in southern Iceland early Monday in the presence of a doctor, a priest and other officials.

Bobby Fischer is shown in a photo from 1971. The remains of the chess legend were exhumed so DNA samples could be taken for a paternity test, Icelandic officials said.Kjartansson said the exhumation "was done in a professional and dignified way and according to law. The privacy of the deceased was protected at all times."

He said Fischer was reburied after DNA samples were taken.

Fischer died in Iceland in January 2008 aged 64. He left no will, and legal wrangling continues over his estate.

Last month Iceland's supreme court ruled Fischer should be exhumed so DNA testing could determine whether he was the father of Jinky Young, whose mother Marilyn says she had a relationship with Fischer.

Jinky, who lives in the Philippines with her mother, flew to Iceland to provide her own blood sample in December.

Fischer, who was born in Chicago and raised in Brooklyn, New York, became world famous in 1972 when he defeated Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union for the world championship in a tournament, played in Reykjavik, that brimmed with Cold War symbolism.

Fischer became an American hero, but his later life was dominated by his erratic, eccentric behavior.

He lost his world title in 1975 after refusing to defend it against Anatoly Karpov. He dropped out of competitive chess and largely out of view, spending time in Hungary and the Philippines and emerging occasionally to make outspoken and often outrageous comments, sometimes attacking the United States.

Fischer was arrested in Japan in 2004 and threatened with extradition to the U.S. to face charges of breaking international sanctions against the former Yugoslavia by playing a chess match there in 1992.

Fischer renounced his U.S. citizenship and spent nine months in custody before chess-loving Iceland granted him citizenship.

Fischer lived in Iceland from 2005 until his death and is buried about 30 miles east of the capital, Reykjavik.

2 Re: Chess Great Bobby Fischer's Body Exhumed on Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:39 pm


Bobby Fischer was a great chess player but I didn't like his politics. He was a nutcase. I didn't like much about him other than his chess abilities. He was so Anti-American it pisses me off. I actually don't have anything nice to say about that nut.

Oh wait a minute, on second thought I do; Kiss our American ass you dirt-bag.

3 Re: Chess Great Bobby Fischer's Body Exhumed on Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:41 pm

rosco 357

lol, i remember him and his being kinda goofy is about all i remember, i did not follow him or his career i had forgot all who he played, i remember a tad, but not much, he was not on my radar screen. i did not even know he was dead, or much less buried in iceland,, i probably saw he died but totally forgot, for all i know he could have been still alive, and living in the hamptons, lol,,but i saw that article and thought it would fit here... take care

Candy Cottingham

I am new on this site so not found my way round yet. Jeannie in England

5 Re: Chess Great Bobby Fischer's Body Exhumed on Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:45 pm


Hi Jeannie, welcome aboard,, to introduce yourself use announcements but this is ok :)

6 His opponent Spassky...Russian on Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:50 pm

Candy Cottingham

Bobby was a strange man...very tempermental. I think the U.S.A. Booted him out.
1972 At the height of the Cold War with Russia. He was Brash and Young.
The Russian aides said he was beaming Electronic signals to scramble Spassky's brain waves.

He thought us Ladies were too dumb to play chess...blooming cheek.
Thanks Rosco..I will find my way around this site in due time..

7 Re: Chess Great Bobby Fischer's Body Exhumed on Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:02 am

Candy Cottingham


IYT player kings corner chess

I logged on to this man's web site...he is intellergent. never played him don't know him.

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