June 17th, 2010
01:40 PM ET

Court rules Bobby Fischer's body can be exhumed

American chess guru Bobby Fischer shakes hands with chess master Boris Spassky before their match in 1992.

Iceland's supreme court Thursday ruled in favor of a request by Jinky Young, the alleged daughter of Bobby Fischer, to exhume the chess master's remains, Young's lawyer told CNN.

This story is developing. We'll bring you the latest information as we get it.

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  1. Jon P

    What's the point of this?! We can't let the dead rest?

    June 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brent

      Not if a legitimate paternity question exists.

      June 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Qui

      Everyone has a right to know who their parents are.

      June 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Legos Are Fun

      OOOOOOOOOO Checkmate.

      June 17, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guffaw

      The point? Money of course. CNN headlines today means $$$ tomorrow.

      June 17, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • thisguy

      The dead don't rest. Their remains lie in the ground.

      June 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • jonathan

      They're gonna turn him over.

      June 17, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ben Cox

    Here's why. You're welcome, CNN. (Journalism much?)

    http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6227

    June 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • adiabatic

      Nice how that article degenerates into an ad for a DNA testing service...

      June 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elexsor

      Yeah it is pretty pathetic that CNN couldn't even have written that much.

      June 17, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • tellyou1nce

      thanks for the info... cnn should have added that...

      June 17, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • seriously

      I agree! good riddance, thanks for the link to the 'real' story.

      June 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • RickyBobby

      Why even bother posting this story – this is a Tweet that give me next to no info.

      June 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      Thank you. Why couldn't they just say that?

      June 17, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Justin

    Bobby Fischer, where is he? I don't know, I don't know.

    June 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rex

      LOL...I was singing the same thing when i saw this

      June 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • ED

      Very nice.

      June 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. yogi

    JINKY!!!! this is nuts..I want my mummy

    June 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • CalgarySandy

      Bigot. English is not only not the only language it is one of the youngest and the messiest.

      June 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Speedro

      Hey Sandy, that was a reference to Scooby Doo. A TV cartoon in the US. What is bigoted about that? Fool.

      June 17, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • William

      CalgarySandy,

      Not only did you miss the little (non-biggotted) Scooby Doo reference, but you managed to slander English as a language in the process.

      Let me assure you, most of the languages of the Phillipines are younger than English and are in face composites of other languages. There isn't anything wrong with that, but you should think before you speak.

      My girlfriend is Phillipina and I love her and her culture dearly.

      Please try not to show bigotry when railing against the same.

      Sincerely,

      – William

      June 17, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Velma

      Sandy – you are fool
      so quick to jump on someone's sh_t

      June 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Amanda

    Well, if you read the story, this his ALLEGED daughter. Sounds like she wants DNA to prove if she is or isn't. Not that hard to deduct.

    June 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • CHAR

      deduce...

      June 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amanda

      Thanks Char......had a slip of the hand but I thank you for correcting my grammar.

      June 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tiger Woods

      I like slip of the hands.

      Any chance you are hanging around Pebble Beach this weekend?

      June 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Richaroo

    LETH CALL IT A DRAW...WE'LL THARE THE CHAMPIONTHIP

    June 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Froggi3

      Well saith

      June 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bobby Brady

      you type like Cindy Brady talks

      June 17, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. brett

    Brent
    Not if a legitimate chance for money exists.

    fixed

    June 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Legos Are Fun

    The funny thing....Mr. Fischer could still kick my butt at chess even after he's exhumed.

    June 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      HA!

      June 17, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • CalgarySandy

      LOL Me too. Thank you for the giggle.

      June 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cobra

    CHECKMATE.

    June 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lube

    It's all about the $$$

    June 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mongo

    Who's writing this stuff? Perception being reality, it appears that CNN is lifting the information off of someone's twitter page...Show some professionalism and do some collection, investigating, evaluation, and analysis before you start typing…This report and CNN’s website has rapidly deteriorated these past two years…Under new management? What’s up???

    June 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mongo

      Hmmm...Almost 214 hours later and still no new developments...Yup- my perception of this article and CNN is REALITY...

      Worst. Article. Ever.

      CNN you have lost another level of credibility...

      June 18, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mongo

      CORRECTION: I meant to write 24 hours not 214 hours...

      June 18, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Linda

    She has the right to find out if he is her father. People who make rude remarks are very classless and have no right to judge the person that would like to know who their family is.

    June 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • AJ

      The comments aren't about Jinky; they're about the lack of journalistic abillities of whomever "wrote" this "article"! Hello!

      June 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Suz

    I agree – a paternity test should probably be done, if there's some question.

    And I'm naming my next cat Jinky, I think.

    June 17, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Wade

    While your at it, find out if he has any Jewish blood in him too! Could make for a good story CNN, seeing this isn't one.

    June 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Chess Master

    Checkmate

    June 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
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