Bobby Fischer rises from the grave…in a manner of speaking

Fantastic story on the Beeb site today, at least for Chess lovers like me. Chess champion and idol Bobby Fischer’s remains have been exhumed in order to verify a paternity claim by a woman in the Philippines. Marilyn and her daughter Jinky Young are hoping for Fischer’s great fortune which he scooped winning a number of world Chess titles, including the World Championship in 1972 (when he reached his peak FIDE rating of 2785)!

From where I’m standing it seems a bit late in the day to be laying claims like that, so I hope it transpires to be false. Fischer was an incredible character whose controversial views about the ‘Alliance of Evil’ cast a shadow on his otherwise fascinating and inspirational life.

Hit the jump for the video.

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