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Date: 29 Jan 2008 20:56:22
From: parrthenon@cs.com
Subject: Fight looms over Fischer's estate
FIGHT OVER BOBBY'S ESTATE.

David Ward
Monday January 28, 2008
The Guardian

As a chess mastermind Bobby Fischer was capable of executing
manoeuvres as complicatedas they were brutal. Now, following his
death, the tussle over his million-pound estate may turn out to be
just as convoluted. Fischer, an American Jew who renounced his
heritage, was buried after a Catholic funeral service at a small
country church in Iceland, where he had lived as a citizen and a
recluse from 2005 until his death on January 17. It is thought he did
not leave a will.

Last week the Reykjavik newspaper Visir reported that Fischer's
estate, worth an estimated 140m Icelandic kronur (=A31.07m), would go to
Miyoko Watai, whom it described as Fischer's widow. "It has been
confirmed that Watai was Fischer's wife, not his girlfriend as has
been argued so many times," the report said.

But Fischer's brother-in-law Russell Targ has been in Iceland to
instruct a lawyer to investigate whether Targ's two sons should be the
beneficiaries.There are also confusing accounts of a daughter, now
seven, whom Fischer is said to have fathered during a relationship
which blossomed at a country club in the Philippines.

Yesterday Watai's lawyer, Arni Vilhjalmsson, said he had received an
official document from Japan confirming the riage." It's a copy and
I am waiting for the original," he said. If the document is proved
authentic, Vilhjalmsson will take it to a magistrate in Iceland and
ask for a private liquidation of the assets.

A second lawyer, Tudjon Jonsson, confirmed that he was working
forTarg. "But I cannot make any comment," he said. But the wedding
waters are muddied by reports that in a radio interview Fischer gave
in Moscow in 2005 he said that he and Watai were never ried. "We
are just good friends," he said.

Yesterday the Chesbase website carried a letter from John Bosnitch,
who chaired a committee to free Fischer when he was detained in Japan
in 2004 for illegally travelling on a US passport, claiming that
Fischer had ried Watai in a ceremony at which he had been present.
"During the course of his defence, Bobby agreed that it was time to
publicly recognise his de facto riage with Miyoko Watai, with whom
he had been living in common law for years," wrote Bosnitch, a
Canadian media consultant and civil rights activist. "I was the male
witness to that riage and the riage certificate bears my name."




 
Date: 30 Jan 2008 19:27:58
From: help bot
Subject: Re: Fight looms over Fischer's estate
On Jan 30, 10:09 pm, "parrthe...@cs.com" <parrthe...@cs.com > wrote:

> We just received this message from a prominent chess personality:
>
> "Had US Treasury agents here at my house today they are after
> Fischer's millions and hassling anyone they think they can shake down.
> I advised they leave immediately or would call police re criminal
> trespass. I advise anyone else hassled the same. Bobby can't even
> rest in peace after he is dead....These vultures make me sick."


This "report" makes little sense; it is not the
U.S. Treasury department that has any claim
to Bobby Fischer's millions; it would have
been the sinister I.R.S. -- the Infernal Revenue
Service.

I'm thinking that the *Treasury department*
would become involved where counterfeiting
was an issue. If there were, say, a fine
imposed by the courts for contempt or
whatever, the U.S. shals would hunt
down the fugitive (Harrison Ford, Wesley
Snipes or whoever) and catch him-- before
he died, of course.

It is impossible to say whether the chess
personality referred to above or the nutter
Larry Parr is responsible for this apparent
gaffe. But believe me, if BF had been
engaged in counterfeiting dollars, there is
no way on Earth that his estate would have
been worth a paltry 2 million bucks; the BF
I knew liked to do things big-- like in his
game with Tigran Petrosian where BF went
after nearly every pawn on the board,
leaving his King wide open to attack. We
all know that these days, $2 million bucks
is chump change; you can't even get a
decent subine-launching yacht for that.


-- help bot




 
Date: 30 Jan 2008 19:09:48
From: parrthenon@cs.com
Subject: Re: Fight looms over Fischer's estate
VULTURES

We just received this message from a prominent chess personality:

"Had US Treasury agents here at my house today they are after
Fischer's millions and hassling anyone they think they can shake down.
I advised they leave immediately or would call police re criminal
trespass. I advise anyone else hassled the same. Bobby can't even
rest in peace after he is dead....These vultures make me sick."




EZoto wrote:
> If that girl in the Phillipines is Fischers daughter then she is gonna
> get a chunk of that cash fer sure.
>
> EZoto


 
Date: 30 Jan 2008 23:32:59
From: EZoto
Subject: Re: Fight looms over Fischer's estate

If that girl in the Phillipines is Fischers daughter then she is gonna
get a chunk of that cash fer sure.

EZoto


  
Date: 30 Jan 2008 20:44:29
From: SAT W-7
Subject: Re: Fight looms over Fischer's estate
Now that he has died what if she wants to sell his likeness for chess
products ..Will she get paid ? Who is fighting over him ?
Does he have kids ? ex wife ? his GF ? or relatives ?