Miyoko Watai[ edit ]

Miyoko Watai (born c. 1945) is a Japanese womenīs chess champion, and the general secretary of the Japan Chess Association. She lives in the old Kamata ward now part of Ota, Tokyo.

In 1973 she met then world chess champion Bobby Fischer, and visited him several times for the next three decades. Since 2000 they have been living together in an unofficial marriage at her home. After Bobby Fischerīs arrest in 2004 July 13 for trying to travel with a revoked US passport, she campaigned for his freedom. As of April 2005 she is dwelling with Fischer in Iceland.


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