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. Rooky

    It's morning-I'll spare you the cornball jokes,e.g., I thought it was for steroid detection,
    they're making the kid a pawn in the game, gross move across the board, etc.

    For the new generation:
    Boris, during those times of "superpower chess," represented the USA in a cold war-ish ego tussle.
    He made chess exciting,as eccentric as he was.

    June 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      Helllllooooo! Boris is the Russian! ooops another illegal alien got a fake ID

      June 17, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CalgarySandy

    Remember when CNN started up and provided raw data and footage? Then they added the commentary and with it politics. Now they have hair (Yes, hair.) brushed pretty boys playing with technology like they understand it. Apparently they don't as they cannot even do research on the Net. They are saving money by allowing readers to do the research and reports now. It sure did not take long for the greed factor to overwhelm the commitment to provide actual news. I used to be able to watch CNN and do my own thinking because it was just data with no interpretation. Now it is a joke as it tells Americans what the news means.

    June 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Speedro

      You need to chill out, girl.

      June 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Love Ameria

    yes, the king will never rise.

    June 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anne

    It's really sad that we have to read the comments to get the real story. Although the comments gave me a good laugh.

    June 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Timus


    June 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Como

    We are all just pawns in the game of life.

    June 17, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. slim32

    Are there not more pressing matters that need to be covered in the news than this?

    June 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mongo

      As you can see there isn't much to this report, even thought the Associated Press has a more in-depth analysis of the situation...Something CNN has failed to grasp as 'credible reporting.'


      June 18, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. collegecara

    Interesting! Bobby Fischer is supposedly the illegitimate child of my great-great grandfather.. old family rumor.. who knows!! Everyone, visit my WordPress blog, CollegeCara. I've got tips, hints, and great ideas for how to live a healthy, less expensive life during college years! Comment, ask question–whatever moves you!

    June 17, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Phil

    He forgot to say 'checkmate'

    June 17, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. docdave1861

    This is why I keep a lock of hair verified by notary and witness in sealed initialed bag in safety deposit box.

    June 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rob - Australia

    This shows why cremation is so important........
    Throw the dust into the wind and "DNA That!!"

    June 17, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. steve

    By now he's probably pretty stale, mate

    June 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. cb

    It does seem people some out of the woodwork to collect money if they have a shot at it. Why did the mother not go ahead and get some type of DNA samples of Fischer's body before they buried him unless she did not know he already died? Still, if she is found to be his daughter, she still has to contend with his wife and Fischer's nephews on the will. Itis not an automatic "get everything because I just found out that I am his daughter cenario" case. Usually, there will some kind of settlement on the will, and hopefully will bring closure to this case.

    June 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chessplayer

    american goverment killed him. so i hate usa. i will never forget you fischer

    June 18, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  15. IknoJINKY

    Marilyn is a gold digger woman! I kno her much more, JINKY YOUNG is not a daughter of FISCHER. He just support them financially but not her biological child.

    June 20, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • ginisis

      YOU'RE absolutely right! look at the kid's face, there's not even a little bit of Caucasian trait on her face. i think she's a gold digger that's it. even a kid can tell that she doesn't have her father's look.

      July 6, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
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