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.