HOT Events
2021 ONLINE SPRING CHESS CAMP
MARCH 29 - APRIL 9 (2 WEEKS) Spend Spring Break online with INTERNATIONAL CHESS ACADEMY (ICA)
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February 20th, 2021 Quads Report
After a week break, we welcomed back players to Saturday Super Quads on February 20th! Once again, we would like to thank all participants for joining us! Special welcome to all our new players: Yuxin, Brian, Jayden, Ariella, Noah, Enzo, and Neil!
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ICA Tournaments
Two Cameras Rule
Due to recent cheating accusations that have been plaguing not only our events, but events all across the chess world, we are going to be following official recommendations to institute a 2-camera setup for our higher rated players effective immediately
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ICA Anti-Cheating Policy!
At ICA, we take cheating very seriously in our new online environment. We are very strict about our two-camera rule...
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2021 Super Saturday Tournaments
Our traditional Super Saturday tournaments are back - VIRTUALLY! ICA Presents the wonderful opportunity for Enthusiastic Chess Players: "Super Saturday" Tournaments
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2020 New Year’s Blitz Tournament
The 2020 Blitz can’t come soon enough! Put 2020 in the rearview mirror and lets all look forward to the New Year by ringing 2021 in properly with CHESS! Yes, we’ll be online, but our Annual Blitz Tournament will still have Big Prizes, 7 rounds and Costumes!
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The Super Saturday Quads Are Back!
With all of our chess and math classes having successfully transitioned to a virtual setting, we are proud to announce that we will now be running our weekly Super Saturday tournaments online as well.
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ALL MAY TOURNAMENTS ARE CANCELED!
ALL MAY TOURNAMENTS ARE CANCELED!
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2020 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA U1600 Championship
Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA U1600 Championship Sunday, March 29, 2020
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Achievements
The International Chess Academy’s 20th Anniversary Chess Camp & School
This summer the international Chess Academy and our Summer Scholastic program will be celebrating its 20th year of existence. Though the school was technically started in 1995 by Moldovan National Champion Diana Tulman, and Women’s World Championship candidate WGM Irina Levitina nothing was really “official” in that first year.
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Achievement Award To Derin Sezgin
The Math Faculty of International Chess Academy Presents this Achievement Award...
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Bergen County's 11 Yr Old Chess Expert & World-Acclaimed Inventor
International Chess Academy of NJ takes extreme pride in working with extraordinary kids like Gary Leschinsky of Mahwah, NJ. It was only two years ago, at the age of nine, that Gary Leschinsky, a resident of Mahwah, walked through the doors of International Chess Academy of New Jersey (ICA) as a novice chess student.
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Alexander Wang And His Chess Partner Secure Victory At ChessKids Games!
The inaugural ChessKid Games was held Saturday, June 1. and International Chess Academy had the honor of hosting 9 year old ICA student Alexander Wang on the Teaneck campus as he teamed up virtually with his partner, FIDE titled IM Hans Niemann
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Chess Kids Math Competition Results
Winning the 2019 American Mathematical Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEM)'s highest honor, the Dr. George Lenchner Perfect Score Award, is 6th grade ICA student
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Memorial Day Weekend Was Extremely Successful For ICA Students
Memorial Day weekend was extremely successful for ICA students with about 20 players participating in two major US championships. 75th Annual U.S. Amateur East Championship took place in Morristown, New Jersey, gathering 286 participants. Two ICA Students won 1st Place:
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Congratulations To ICA Student Angelina Li (1177) For 4th Place
Congratulations to ICA student Angelina Li (1177) for 4th place at ‘Odyssey of the Mind’ Worlds Final. ‘Odyssey of the Mind’ is a creative problem-solving completion catered for students from kindergarten through college.
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Class Schedule
Online Winter Classes
ICA Academy Online Winter Classes Schedule
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2021 Master Class Spring Schedule
Our Future-Master and Master Classes at ICA are starting to fill up with the indomitable team of GM Alex Stripunksly and WGM Irina Levitina helming the reins.
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2021 Spring Semester Chess Online
International Chess Academy is gearing up for the online Spring semester starting March 1through May 30. Every semester we look forward to promoting the benefits of chess in the lives of our students and seeing them broaden their horizons, so we hope you will sign up soon!
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Master Classes With GM Alexander Stripunsky and WGM Irina Levitina
International Chess Academy Master Classes With GM Alexander Stripunsky and WGM Irina Levitina
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2020-2021 Virtual Winter Chess
2020-2021 Winter November 28 - February 21
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2020 Virtual Fall Master And Future Master Classes
2020 Virtual Fall Master and Future Master Classes with GM Alexander Stripunsky September 12Th - November 21Nd
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2020 Virtual Fall Chess Semester
International Chess Academy, September 8Th - November 22Nd--
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Chess Camps
2021 ONLINE SPRING CHESS CAMP
MARCH 29 - APRIL 9 (2 WEEKS) Spend Spring Break online with INTERNATIONAL CHESS ACADEMY (ICA)
2020 ICA WINTER CAMP DAY 6 REPORT
2020 ICA WINTER CAMP DAY 6 REPORT
2020 ICA WINTER CAMP DAY 5 REPORT
2020 ICA WINTER CAMP DAY 5 REPORT
2020 ICA WINTER CAMP DAY 4 REPORT
2020 ICA WINTER CAMP DAY 4 REPORT
2020 ICA WINTER CAMP DAY 3 REPORT
AT ICA, WE HAVE A TRADITION OF MAKING SURE THAT THERE ARE ALWAYS OPPORTUNITIESTO PLAY AND LEARN CHESS, SO WE TRY NOT TO CLOSE ON HOLIDAYS. THIS CHRISTMAS WAS NOEXCEPTION, SO WE OPENED OUR VIRTUAL DOORS FOR 16 STUDENTS ON THIS DECEMBER 25
2020 ICA WINTER CAMP DAY 2 REPORT
Our second day of winter camp this year fell on Christmas Eve. We had 30 campers today as many of our students started out their holiday breaks with some chess.
2020 ICA WINTER CAMP DAY 1 REPORT
It has been a long, strange year, both hereat ICA and everywhere else. We are happy tosay that we can still celebrate the holidays inour usual way with our Winter Camp.

Chess News
February 20th, 2021 Quads Report
After a week break, we welcomed back players to Saturday Super Quads on February 20th! Once again, we would like to thank all participants for joining us! Special welcome to all our new players: Yuxin, Brian, Jayden, Ariella, Noah, Enzo, and Neil!
February 6th, 2021 Quads Report
Once again thank you to all participants of the February 6th Saturday Super Quads! Welcome to all the new players: Dylan, Sruthi, Theo, Ian, Ean, Hanrui, Ayush, Kenton, and Liam! Let us look at the tournament’s highlights:
January 30Th, 2021 Quads Report
Thank you to all participants for playing and welcome to all our new players! With one of our biggest events to date, we had a total of 14 sections!
January 23Rd, 2021 Quads Report
Hello everyone and thanks again for another smooth and successful tournament! With a total of 10 sections and 42 players, here are the highlights from this week's event! Welcome to our two new players: Michael Simutis and Vincent Lee! Both new players won their respective sections! Congratulations on a stunning entrance!
January 16Th, 2021 Quads Report
As always, thank you to all players for your participation and cooperation in helping us run a smooth tournament! We also had a lot of new players this week. We hope you all enjoyed your first event with us, and you will be back to play more in the future!
January 9Th, 2021 Quads Report
Passion for chess has not slowed down in the new year! Our quad competitions continue to grow week by week. This event drew 48 players and twelve total sections! We also had a few new faces amongst the competitors. Here are the highlights and results from this week's event!
December 31st Blitz
December 31st Blitz