Another dna paternity test, another inheritance case solved. Deceased chess legend Bobby Fischer’s exhumed DNA does not match the DNA of a Filipino girl claiming to be his daughter in an estate claim.
REYKJAVIK—DNA tests on the body of chess legend Bobby Fischer show he is not the father of a nine-year-old Filipino girl at the center of a row over his estate, a lawyer for a rival claimant said Tuesday.
US-born Fischer died in Iceland in January 2008 aged 64 and his remains were exhumed in July this year to establish if Jinky Young from the Philippines is his daughter, as the girl’s mother claims.
But test results submitted to a tribunal in Reykjavik on Tuesday “show Mr. Fischer can’t be the dad of this young lady,” said Arni Vilhjalmsson, the lawyer for Japanese woman Myoko Watai, who claims to be Fischer’s wife.
“It means that she’s out,” Vilhjalmsson told AFP.
Fischer’s estate is estimated to be worth about $2 million (€1.6 million) and Iceland’s Supreme Court in May authorized the disinterment of his body to resolve the paternity dispute.
In addition to Young – who was born in 2001 while Fischer was living in the Philippines – and Watai, the estate is also claimed by Fischer’s sisters’ two American sons and by the US government, to whom he owed unpaid taxes.
Source from PDI