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Chess champion Bobby Fischer’s body exhumed

Baku – APA. The body of 11th chess champion Bobby Fischer was exhumed in Iceland to determine whether he is the father of a 9-year-old girl from the Philippines, APA reports.

Last month Iceland’s court ruled Fischer should be exhumed for DNA testing to determine whether he was the father of Jinky Young, whose mother Marilyn says she had a relationship with Fischer. His body was reburied after DNA samples were taken. Jinky, who lives in the Philippines with her mother, flew to Iceland to provide her own blood sample in December. Her mother disputes Fischer’s legacy with his wife Mieko and two sons.
Fischer died in Iceland in January 2008 aged 64. He left no will, and legal wrangling continues over his estate. 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 east of the capital, Reykjavik.

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