Fischer's daughter Jinky files claim to his estate
Ms. Marilyn Young, the Filipina live-in partner of the late chess legend Bobby
Fischer has come out with her comment on the news
from Iceland regarding the decision of the Iceland Supreme Court recognizing
the legality of the marriage of Fischer to the Japanese Miyoko Watai.
Through her lawyer, Samuel Estimo, Ms. Young said, "It's well that Miyoko
has been declared as the lawful wife of Bobby. But I am still seeking justice
for Jinky, my daughter with Bobby, who was born in Baguio City, Philippines
in May, 2001."
Ms. Young filed the claim of her daughter with the probate court of Reykjavic
within the legal period, submitting in the process Jinky's birth certificate,
family fotos, bank remittances of Bobby's financial support and the affidavit
of GM Eugene Torre, Asia's first grandmaster and long-time confidant and chief
second to the chess icon in his return match with GM Boris Spassky in the former
Yugoslavia in 1992.
Under Icelandic law, the lawful wife gets one-third of the estate of a deceased
person while the lawful child inherits the remaining two-thirds.
Marilyn and Jinky Young, GM Eugene Torre and lawyer Samuel Estimo are scheduled
to go to London during the last week of November for a shoot of a BBC-HBO documentary
on the life of Fischer. "We will be proceeding to Iceland after the shoot
in London to follow-up the claim of Jinky," Marilyn said.
"We are even willing to subject Jinky to DNA tests if that should be
the case," lawyer Estimo said. "We complied with all the requirements
in filing a estate claim before the probate court of Reykjavic, and we expect
a fair and justified ruling, nothing less, nothing more, nothing else,"
"Bobby will turn in his grave if the inheritance of his daughter Jinky
will not be awarded by the Icelandic court," GM Eugene Torre said. "I
had seen with my two eyes how Bobby lovingly took care of her daughter Jinky
during her infant days in Baguio," concluded Torre.
Davao City, Philippines
Picture of Bobby Fischer and Marilyn Young, with dedication, taken in Hongkong
dated Dec. 14, 2000
Bobby Fischer with Jinky Young and live-in partner Marilyn Young. This picture
is dated March 26, 2004
Postcard enclosed in a gift package from Iceland by Bobby Fischer to Jinky
Dedication written on the back of the postcard
Another postcard sent by Fischer with a gift to Jinky
Note on the back of the postcard to Jinky