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FIDE complaint


On August 31, 2012 Vasik Rajlich author of Rybka filed a complaint to the Ethics Commission.


The sole focus of the complaint concerns the ethical standards of the ICGA process that led to the lifetime ban of IM Vasik Rajlich from ICGA events and the willful besmirching of his reputation.

IM Vasik Rajlich is a FIDE member and has been damaged and unfairly treated by an organization that is affiliated with FIDE.

This complaint contends that the ICGA or its appointees have breached several articles of the FIDE Code of Ethics, specifically:


Office bearers who through their behavior no longer inspire the necessary confidence or have in other ways become unworthy of trust.


Organizers, tournament directors, arbiters or other officials who fail to perform their functions in an impartial and responsible manner.

Failure to comply with normally accepted standards of courtesy and chess etiquette. Misbehavior of a personal nature which is generally unacceptable by normal social standards.


Players or members of their delegations must not make unjustified accusations toward other players, officials or sponsors. All protests must be referred directly to the arbiter or the Technical Director of the tournament.


In addition, disciplinary action in accordance with this Code of Ethics will be taken in cases of occurrences which cause the game of chess, FIDE or its federations to appear in an unjustifiable unfavorable light and in this way damage its reputation.


Anyone acting in contravention of this code can be excluded from participation in all FIDE tournaments or from specific types of tournaments for a period of up to 3 years. Weight shall be given to the type of violation and to any previous violations in decided upon the length of the exclusion period.




Contents of the complaint and the FIDE ruling will be made public later. 





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