Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chess News: Padmini Rout, Irene Karisma Sukandar, Gulnar Mammadova, Bobby Fischer

I haven't got time tonight to start the August edition of Chess Femme News or do much posting - here are some links to stories:

From Redif Sports on India's Padmini Rout and her performance at the Girls U-20 World Chess Championship:
Padmini Rout wins Bronze at World Jr Chess C'ship
August 17, 2010 09:49 IST

From The Hindu on Padmini Rout's performance at the Girls U-20 World Chess Championship:
World junior meet: Padmini Rout claims bronze August 17, 2010

From The Jakarta Globe on Indonesia's Irene Karisma Sukandar
My Jakarta: Irene Kharisma Sukandar, Indonesia's Top Female Chess Player
Chloe Hall | August 17, 2010

From Armenia News.az on Azerbaijan's Gulnar Mammadova and per performance at the Girls U-20 World Chess Championship:
Azerbaijani chess player sixth in world championship
Tue 17 August 2010 | 06:20 GMT

And this just in - not on a chess femme but a chess story nonetheless, about the one, the only, the magnificent and the profane Robert James Fischer:

Lawyers: Chess icon Fischer didn't father girl
By JENNIFER QUINN (AP) – 3 hours ago

LONDON — DNA tests have shown that chess genius Bobby Fischer was not the father of a 9-year-old girl from the Philippines, bringing a paternity claim against his estate to a close, two lawyers familiar with the case said Tuesday.

The test result was announced in Reykjavik District Court, said lawyer Gudjon Olafur Jonsson, who represents Fischer's two American nephews in their own claim on his estate.

Fischer's remains were exhumed in July so samples could be taken to determine if he had fathered Jinky Young, whose mother Marilyn said she had a relationship with the chess icon. Jinky, who lives in the Philippines with her mother, flew to Iceland last year to provide her own sample.

"I can confirm that the result of the DNA report excluded Bobby Fisher from being the father of Jinky Young, and therefore the case has come to a close," said lawyer Thordur Bogason, who represents Jinky.

Though the paternity case has ended, the wrangling over Fischer's estate continues. He died aged 64 in Iceland in January 2008, leaving no will.

Jonsson said the elimination of the paternity claim simplifies the case between Fischer's nephews and the woman who was his long-term partner. The case is scheduled to be heard in Reykjavik next month, Jonsson said, adding he hopes for a result by the end of the year.

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