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ID:

476

Date:

2009-09-21

Headline:

Chasing the king of chess

Reporter's name:

Peter Nicholas

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Los Angeles Times

City:

Los Angeles, CA

Summary:

A reporter's curiosity about enigmatic chess prodigy Bobby Fischer led him to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which released a 1959 note stating that an investigation had concluded Fischer's father was in fact Hungarian expatriate Paul Felix Nemenyi, a talented academic, rather than the man Fischer's mother, Regina Fischer, described as Bobby's father. The note, from then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to a counterpart at the Central Intelligence Agency, was part of the FBI's file on Gerhardt Fischer, which Peter Nicholas of the Los Angeles Times obtained using FOIA.

Keywords:

Bobby Fischer, chess, FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, Gerhardt Fischer, Regina Fischer, Paul Felix Nemenyi, father, Hungary, passport, birth certificate, Iceland, Japan, Germany, Yugoslavia, Boris Spassky, USSR, Soviet Union, Cuba

URL:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-na-bobby-fischer21-2009sep21,0,7337960,full.story


Agencies:

CIA
FBI

States:

CO
DC
FL
IL
MD
NC
NJ
NY
WI

Categories:

FBI


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