Rest in Peace DelayedThe Supreme Court in Reykjavik Iceland has ruled that the body of the late Bobby Fischer,former World Chess Champion, is to be exhumed in order to satisfy a paternity test case.
Nine year old Jinky Young is laying claim to Fischers' estate which is estimated to be worth two million dollars. Her mother, along with relatives and the United States government are all looking to cash in. Mr Fischer left behind no will after his demise in 2008.
A district court had ruled ealier that there were not suficient grounds to perform an exhumation. Lawyers argued that this was a needed last resort attempt. It was previously believed that an Icelandic hospital had kept Fischer's blood samples but none were found.
The American, Bobby Fischer, became famous for winning the World Chess Championship in 1972 and sending the Russian Boris Spaassky home in defeat. The event was deemed the "match of the century".
Bobby Fischer was laid to rest just 30 miles south of Reykjavik in a church cemetery