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It was apparently not an April Fools Joke but it was announced on
April Fools Day that World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer's remains are
to be exhumed in Iceland for DNA Testing.

http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6227
http://www.mb.com.ph/node/250528/fi
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx...atego ryId=69

Fischer is famous for beating the Soviet Chess Machine to win the
world chess championship in Iceland in 1972. He became even more
famous in 1992 for winning $3.5 million in a rematch in Yugoslavia
against Boris Spassky. Then, the Bush administration had him indicted
for playing the match as this was during the War in Bosnia when UN
Sanctions were placed against Yugoslavia.

Fischer became a Fugitive from Justice. He was arrested at the airport
in Japan in July 2004. However, after nearly a year in a Japanese
jail, Iceland gave him sanctuary and sent an airplane to pick him up.

Eventually, after a series of disputes, the $3.5 million that he had
won in Yugoslavia was transferred in the form of gold bars to a bank
in Iceland. Fischer died in Iceland in January 2008.

While in Jail in Japan, Bobby Fischer married a Japanese woman, Miss
Watai, with whom he had been living for years. She helped him get out
of jail. However, since then there have been questions as to whether
their marriage was legal.

When Bobby Fischer was arrested at Narita Airport in Japan, he was on
his way to the Philippines to visit his infant daughter, Junky Ong.

So, now Miss Watai and Jinky Ong are contesting the estate. Another
possibility is that nobody gets it and Iceland, a country that is
broke, just gets to keep the money as property of the state. Indeed,
that is the way this case seems to be going.

What is of interest to us is not his inheritance but his ancestry. It
was long believed that Bobby Fischer's father was Gerhard Fischer,
although Fischer himself never said so. Sam Sloan got the Philadelphia
Inquirer to investigate this case with the result that a Freedom of
Information Act Request established that a Paul Nemenyi, a Hungarian
Physicist who had been working on the Manhattan Project to develop the
Atomic Bomb, that was dropped on Japan was the real father. Nemenyi
died of the effects of radiation poisoning at a nuclear power research
facility in Hanton, Washington State in 1951.

I was a close friend of Bobby Fischer. If he is dug up, I would like
to see a full sequencing DNA test done on him. He is certainly one of
the most intriguing and famous personalities of the last century and
is famous for his genius. This would resolve all questions about him
and provide insights into where he got his genius from.

Sam Sloan
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On 4 Apr, 22:08, samsloan wrote:
It was apparently not an April Fools Joke but it was announced on
April Fools Day that World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer's remains are
to be exhumed in Iceland for DNA Testing.


As I said, they should have looked for that State Department letter.

If his hair and nails have continued to grow while he's been buried
there will be enough for a generous lock for every chess player in the
world.
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On Apr 4, 5:08*pm, samsloan wrote:

Fischer is famous for beating the Soviet Chess Machine to win the
world chess championship in Iceland in 1972.


When Bobby Fischer was arrested at Narita Airport in Japan, he was on
his way to the Philippines to visit his infant daughter, Junky Ong.



I believe the name of Fischer's daughter is actually 'Jinky,' not
'Junky.'

And as for defeating 'the Soviet Chess Machine,' it should not be
forgotten that at the time of that particular world championship
cycle
Bent Larsen was a force to be reckoned with.
Larsen was not a Russian, nor was he hyped by the American press
as doing strange things to 'Soviet machines.' During the time that
Fischer had been largely inactive Larsen was winning major
tournaments
in spite of the overall domninance of Russian players. And in the
1972
WC cycle Fischer defeated not just 'Soviet Machines,' but also a
Danish
titan of the chess world. In fact, I think BF's 6-0 knockout of
Larsen is
a primary source of Fischer's then-outlandish and record setting FIDE
rating.

Anyway Sam, I liked the bit about you being 'a close friend' of
Fischer.
After a famous man dies he often acquires many such 'friends' -- in
much the same way as Tiger Woods seems lately to have acquired
new 'friends' among the mass media. Ordinarily such 'friends' come
and go. But in this case I believe BF has acquired a 'friend' for
life.
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BOBBY'S REAL FATHER

Those who have seen the photo of Bobby side by side with physicist
Paul Nemenyi will have no doubt who is the father. Check out Larry
Evans' book This Crazy World of Chess (revised edition, page 23). The
resemblance is uncanny.

A SUGGESTION FOR DAN LUCAS: Why not ask Evans or whoever for
permission to reprint that side-by-side photos. Chess Life readers
would like
be fascinated.

For the record, Sam Sloan first told me that Gerhard Fischer was
not the real father of Bobby almost two decades ago.I did not believe
Sam.

Of course, Sam was right.

Yours, Larry Parr



samsloan wrote:
It was apparently not an April Fools Joke but it was announced on
April Fools Day that World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer's remains are
to be exhumed in Iceland for DNA Testing.

http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6227
http://www.mb.com.ph/node/250528/fi
http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx...atego ryId=69

Fischer is famous for beating the Soviet Chess Machine to win the
world chess championship in Iceland in 1972. He became even more
famous in 1992 for winning $3.5 million in a rematch in Yugoslavia
against Boris Spassky. Then, the Bush administration had him indicted
for playing the match as this was during the War in Bosnia when UN
Sanctions were placed against Yugoslavia.

Fischer became a Fugitive from Justice. He was arrested at the airport
in Japan in July 2004. However, after nearly a year in a Japanese
jail, Iceland gave him sanctuary and sent an airplane to pick him up.

Eventually, after a series of disputes, the $3.5 million that he had
won in Yugoslavia was transferred in the form of gold bars to a bank
in Iceland. Fischer died in Iceland in January 2008.

While in Jail in Japan, Bobby Fischer married a Japanese woman, Miss
Watai, with whom he had been living for years. She helped him get out
of jail. However, since then there have been questions as to whether
their marriage was legal.

When Bobby Fischer was arrested at Narita Airport in Japan, he was on
his way to the Philippines to visit his infant daughter, Junky Ong.

So, now Miss Watai and Jinky Ong are contesting the estate. Another
possibility is that nobody gets it and Iceland, a country that is
broke, just gets to keep the money as property of the state. Indeed,
that is the way this case seems to be going.

What is of interest to us is not his inheritance but his ancestry. It
was long believed that Bobby Fischer's father was Gerhard Fischer,
although Fischer himself never said so. Sam Sloan got the Philadelphia
Inquirer to investigate this case with the result that a Freedom of
Information Act Request established that a Paul Nemenyi, a Hungarian
Physicist who had been working on the Manhattan Project to develop the
Atomic Bomb, that was dropped on Japan was the real father. Nemenyi
died of the effects of radiation poisoning at a nuclear power research
facility in Hanton, Washington State in 1951.

I was a close friend of Bobby Fischer. If he is dug up, I would like
to see a full sequencing DNA test done on him. He is certainly one of
the most intriguing and famous personalities of the last century and
is famous for his genius. This would resolve all questions about him
and provide insights into where he got his genius from.

Sam Sloan

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On Apr 4, 2:08*pm, samsloan wrote:
It was apparently not an April Fools Joke but it was announced on
April Fools Day that World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer's remains are
to be exhumed in Iceland for DNA Testing.

http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?...ublicationSubC...

Fischer is famous for beating the Soviet Chess Machine to win the
world chess championship in Iceland in 1972. He became even more
famous in 1992 for winning $3.5 million in a rematch in Yugoslavia
against Boris Spassky. Then, the Bush administration had him indicted
for playing the match as this was during the War in Bosnia when UN
Sanctions were placed against Yugoslavia.

Fischer became a Fugitive from Justice. He was arrested at the airport
in Japan in July 2004. However, after nearly a year in a Japanese
jail, Iceland gave him sanctuary and sent an airplane to pick him up.

Eventually, after a series of disputes, the $3.5 million that he had
won in Yugoslavia was transferred in the form of gold bars to a bank
in Iceland. Fischer died in Iceland in January 2008.

While in Jail in Japan, Bobby Fischer married a Japanese woman, Miss
Watai, with whom he had been living for years. She helped him get out
of jail. However, since then there have been questions as to whether
their marriage was legal.

When Bobby Fischer was arrested at Narita Airport in Japan, he was on
his way to the Philippines to visit his infant daughter, Junky Ong.

So, now Miss Watai and Jinky Ong are contesting the estate. Another
possibility is that nobody gets it and Iceland, a country that is
broke, just gets to keep the money as property of the state. Indeed,
that is the way this case seems to be going.

What is of interest to us is not his inheritance but his ancestry. It
was long believed that Bobby Fischer's father was Gerhard Fischer,
although Fischer himself never said so. Sam Sloan got the Philadelphia
Inquirer to investigate this case with the result that a Freedom of
Information Act Request established that a Paul Nemenyi, a Hungarian
Physicist who had been working on the Manhattan Project to develop the
Atomic Bomb, that was dropped on Japan was the real father. Nemenyi
died of the effects of radiation poisoning at a nuclear power research
facility in Hanton, Washington State in 1951.

I was a close friend of Bobby Fischer. If he is dug up, I would like
to see a full sequencing DNA test done on him. He is certainly one of
the most intriguing and famous personalities of the last century and
is famous for his genius. This would resolve all questions about him
and provide insights into where he got his genius from.

Sam Sloan


I think you mean "Hanford" in Washington state. That's where they
refined the plutonium for the bomb dropped on Nagasaki.


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On May 3, 5:32*pm, tonysin wrote:
On Apr 4, 2:08*pm, samsloan wrote:



It was apparently not an April Fools Joke but it was announced on
April Fools Day that World Chess Champion Bobby Fischer's remains are
to be exhumed in Iceland for DNA Testing.


http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?...ww.mb.com.ph/n.......


Fischer is famous for beating the Soviet Chess Machine to win the
world chess championship in Iceland in 1972. He became even more
famous in 1992 for winning $3.5 million in a rematch in Yugoslavia
against Boris Spassky. Then, the Bush administration had him indicted
for playing the match as this was during the War in Bosnia when UN
Sanctions were placed against Yugoslavia.


Fischer became a Fugitive from Justice. He was arrested at the airport
in Japan in July 2004. However, after nearly a year in a Japanese
jail, Iceland gave him sanctuary and sent an airplane to pick him up.


Eventually, after a series of disputes, the $3.5 million that he had
won in Yugoslavia was transferred in the form of gold bars to a bank
in Iceland. Fischer died in Iceland in January 2008.


While in Jail in Japan, Bobby Fischer married a Japanese woman, Miss
Watai, with whom he had been living for years. She helped him get out
of jail. However, since then there have been questions as to whether
their marriage was legal.


When Bobby Fischer was arrested at Narita Airport in Japan, he was on
his way to the Philippines to visit his infant daughter, Junky Ong.


So, now Miss Watai and Jinky Ong are contesting the estate. Another
possibility is that nobody gets it and Iceland, a country that is
broke, just gets to keep the money as property of the state. Indeed,
that is the way this case seems to be going.


What is of interest to us is not his inheritance but his ancestry. It
was long believed that Bobby Fischer's father was Gerhard Fischer,
although Fischer himself never said so. Sam Sloan got the Philadelphia
Inquirer to investigate this case with the result that a Freedom of
Information Act Request established that a Paul Nemenyi, a Hungarian
Physicist who had been working on the Manhattan Project to develop the
Atomic Bomb, that was dropped on Japan was the real father. Nemenyi
died of the effects of radiation poisoning at a nuclear power research
facility in Hanton, Washington State in 1951.


I was a close friend of Bobby Fischer. If he is dug up, I would like
to see a full sequencing DNA test done on him. He is certainly one of
the most intriguing and famous personalities of the last century and
is famous for his genius. This would resolve all questions about him
and provide insights into where he got his genius from.


Sam Sloan


I think you mean "Hanford" in Washington state. *That's where they
refined the plutonium for the bomb dropped on Nagasaki.


Right. That's it. Thank you.

Sam Sloan
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