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A Demand for Further Tests of Bobby Fischer’s DNA

Jinky Young’s mother, Marilyn Young, is demanding a further examination of DNA samples from Chess Grand Master Bobby Fischer, visir.is reports. This was stated this morning by Young’s attorney at the case hearing in Reykjavík’s District Court.


Bobby Fischer’s grave. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

This summer, Bobby Fischer’s remains were exhumed and DNA samples taken in order to confirm if he was indeed the father of Young’s child. Test results revealed that this was extremely unlikely.

Apparently Young is not satisfied with that result and is demanding a further examination of the DNA be conducted.

One of Young’s attorneys, Samuel Estito, criticized the carrying out of the exhumation in the foreign media shortly after the results were revealed.

According to Estito, Thórdur Bogason, Young’s Icelandic attorney, declared prematurely that there were no grounds to continue the paternity suit. He also implied that Gardar Sverrisson, a close friend of Fischer’s, had tampered with the body in order to prevent adequate results in the paternity case.

The attorneys of Fischer’s nephew, as well as the lawyer of his alleged wife, Mioko Watai, have demanded a dismissal of Estito’s demands.

Hearings regarding the claim will take place in October. After that, a judge will decide on the matter. Notably, the case has now been in the judicial system for three years.

The dispute revolves around the question of who is Fischer’s lawful heir. It is also disputed whether Mioko Watai is Fischer’s legal wife. Later, Young, a Philippine native, got involved in the case, claiming to be the mother of his child. She and Fischer had a brief relationship.

As of yet, Bogason has not been available for comment.

Click here to read more about the dispute regarding Fischer’s estate.

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