What happened to Bobby Fischer’s estate?
An Icelandic Court ruled today that Miyoko Watai was legally Fischer’s widow and should inherit his estate, estimated at $2 million. Bobby’s nephews had claimed that the marriage was not legitimate, but the Icelandic court ruled clearly against them and also ordered that they pay Watai’s legal costs.
Why did Bobby Fischer stop playing chess?
He knew Karpov would demolish him, it was easier to just retire, and have people speculate how he was the “best ever”. He quit to ensure that he would forever remain an enigmatic genius, to be discussed ad nauseum in the forums of chess websites.