Bobby Fischer's Grave on the left - July 2009

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MaxFarrar on November 30, 2010

Bobby Fisher's body was exhumed briefly by the Icelandic authorities this week (5 July 2010) to obtain DNA evidence in a paternity suit by the mother of a 9 year old girl who claims her daughter is Fischer's child.

A tent was placed over the gravesite while the exhumation took place. Present were a doctor, a priest and the local sheriff, Ólafur Helgi Kjartansson. Fischer was reburied after DNA samples were taken, according to Kjartansson.

MaxFarrar on June 2, 2011

The test between Bobby Fischer's DNA and the DNA of the little girl was negative according to a report on National Public Radio - 01 June 2011.

Josoto on June 15, 2012

Dear Max,

you´re one of the very few people who know the grave of the best chess player of all history. That's why I want to express my sincere thankfullness to share with us the pictures that you took of the final rest place of Bobby.

"He lived and rised like a Pawn. He won like a King. He past away like a Dream"


José Soto Costa Rica

MaxFarrar on June 16, 2012

Thank you Jose.

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  • Uploaded on July 27, 2009
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