Monday, August 30, 2010

Bobby on Bobby's Legacy

There's been plenty of news over the last couple of weeks on the whole Bobby Fischer saga and, in particular, whether or not he fathered a child with one Marilyn Young, apparently his then "live-in partner". We now know that he didn't. The DNA tests said so. As far as I'm concerned, the science is conclusive and that's that.

But in his column today for the Philippines' Business World, Fischer's long-time friend Bobby Ang still has something to say about the whole thing.

Through mutual friends Marilyn Young was introduced to him, they fell in love and lived together in a house in Baguio Country Club. Then Ms. Marilyn got pregnant and gave birth to a baby girl, Jinky.


When the baby came out Bobby was initially skeptical: "how come the baby does not have blue eyes?" was the question he kept asking. However, after some time he seemed to relent and recognize the baby as his own. I do not know whether he ever brought them abroad to vacation, but even after Fischer left the Philippines he used to send them money, postcards and gifts through a mutual friend.

Maybe Marilyn had another boyfriend before Bobby Fischer, maybe the paternity test was flawed -- I don’t know. What I do know is that Bobby Fischer treated Jinky like his own daughter. And for someone like him who is not used to being close to anybody that is saying a lot.

And that is all I have to say about that.

READ: Whatever the DNA tests say, Jinky deserves something.


ALCHEssMIST said...

On testimonial and documentary evidence Bobby Fischer is the best dad that Jinky has ever had.

That should also count for something.

The law and justice are not necessarily synonymous though.

Bobby Fischer Fan said...

Fischer already brought them a house, along with gifts and money

now its proved its not his daughter and the Gold Digger and her ambulance chasing lawyer are still after Fischer's money. Shocking to say the least.