Right after the ICGA verdict in June 2011 the computer chess fora exploded, while the (hidden) Panel forum contained only 214 postings the real investigation took place in the the various computer chess fora over a period of more than 2 years, estimated postings 50,000 - 60,000.
A sea of contra evidence by various chess programmers was compiled into a document and send to the ICGA for feedback, the ICGA did not reply, not even after a friendly reminder.
Because of the silence Rajlich in 2013 asked the ICGA for an appeal.
Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2013 08:47:06 -0700 (PDT) From: Vasik Rajlich Subject: Rybka-ICGA appeal To: David Levy Cc: Ed Schroder, Soren Riis
I confirm that I appoint Ed Schroeder as my representative in the request to appeal submitted to the ICGA. I assert I have the right to appeal and the right to be represented at that appeal.
Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2013 03:25:02 -0700 (PDT) From: David Levy
Subject: Re: Rybka-ICGA appeal To: Vasik Rajlich Cc: Ed Schroder, Soren Riis
As you well know, you were invited before the investigation began, and at every significant stage of the investigation process, to defend yourself against the allegations and the evidence that was presented against you, but in response to each of the ICGA's invitations you declined to do so, usually by simply not responding to the invitations.
The ICGA's invitations even included offering you the right to be part of the investigation panel.
The ICGA will therefore not entertain any appeal by you or anyone representing you.
A disappointing answer by ICGA president David Ley. Still referring to Rajlich's unwilling behavior to stand trial in his biased court room facing a biased jury resulting in a manipulated jury report by the ICGA Secretariat.
We asked the chess community in one of the computer chess fora about their opinion if it was Rajlich fundamental right to an appeal. From the 17 chess programmers 16 voted yes. A second poll among experienced users ended in 25 x yes, 3 x no and 2 undecided.
We like to end this review of this historic low point in the history of computer chess with the words of Marcel van Kervinck a Dutch software engineer and author of the chess program Rookie, a Panel Member who voted Rajlich guilty but had a change of heart afterwards: