Wednesday, Bobby Fischer’s DNA test results were returned and revealed that he isn’t the father of a nine-year-old Filipino girl; Fischer’s remains were exhumed in early July after the family of Jinky Young, a young Filipino girl petitioned the court to determine the late chess legend was her father.
The test results “excluded” Fischer as her possible father.
Wednesday, Young’s lawyer Thordur Bogason said, “This brings about the end of this paternity case.”
In early July, the body of Bobby Fischer was exhumed and re-buried in Iceland so that officials could obtain a DNA sample to be used in an alleged paternity case. Fischer was a world renowned child prodigy chess player who died in January 2008 at 64.
The body was exhumed, a DNA sample was taken in the presence of a doctor, priest and other officials, and then the body was immediately re-buried.
Fischer became known internationally in 1972 when he defeated chess grandmaster Boris Spassky of Russia and became the new world champion. Chess fans from around the world have watched the infamous game.
Over time, Fischer became a recluse and stayed out of the spotlight. In 1992, Fischer played Spassky again and won, he earned $3.5 million for it. The US government revoked Fischer’s passport after the chess match for violating UN sanctions by participating.
Fischer moved to Iceland in 2005.
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Bobby Fischer’s body exhumed for DNA samples for paternity test
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