Iceland's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the remains of chess legend Bobby Fischer can be exhumed for a paternity test to settle a dispute over his estate, public broadcaster RUV reported.

The Supreme Court overturned a ruling by the District Court of Reykjavik last month and decided to allow the disinterment of Fischer's body to test if he was indeed the father of Jinky Young (9), from the Philippines, as her mother claims, RUV said.

Fischer, who died on January 17, 2008, is buried at the cemetery of Laugardaelir Church in southern Iceland.

His estate is estimated to be worth about two million dollars (€1.6 millions) and is reportedly contested by three parties in addition to Young: a wife, two American nephews and the U.S. government, whom he owed unpaid taxes.

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