HOT Events
Liberty Bell Rang Proudly For ICA Students
Philadelphia was taken over by ICA students as they dominated the Liberty Bell Open over MLK weekend. Standout performances were led by 9-year-old Alexander Wang who tied for 1st in the U2100 section with an inspiring 5.5/7. Starting with a draw in round 1, Alexander found his groove and was thrilled with his wins and especially seeing his rating go up.
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GO GIRLS: Alana And Lilly Basha Won FIRST PLACE In ICA Family Championship
GO GIRLS: Alana and Lilly Basha won FIRST PLACE in ICA Family Championship on December 8th! Alana scored perfect 4 in Section 2, while Lilly got three points in Section 1.
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2020 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Open Championship
Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Open Championship Sunday, January 26th, 2020 Bergen Academy • 200 Hackensack Avenue • Hackensack NJ
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2020 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA U1600 Championship
Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA U1600 Championship Sunday, January 26th, 2019 Bergen Academy • 200 Hackensack Avenue • Hackensack NJ
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2020 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Championships
Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Championships Sunday, January 26th, 2019 Bergen Academy • 200 Hackensack Avenue • Hackensack NJ
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ICA Tournaments
2019 New Year's BLITZ
Chess competitors, please join us on December 31st for our most festive and fun competition of the year!
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2020 Super Saturday Tournaments
ICA Presents the wonderful opportunity for Enthusiastic Chess Players: "Super Saturday" Tournaments
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2019 – 2020 Doctor Ostfeld Memorial Tournaments At BCA
2019 – 2020 Doctor Ostfeld Memorial Tournaments at BCA OCTOBER 6 DECEMBER 8 JANUARY26 MARCH 29 MAY 17
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2020 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Open Championship
Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Open Championship Sunday, January 26th, 2020 Bergen Academy • 200 Hackensack Avenue • Hackensack NJ
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2020 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA U1600 Championship
Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA U1600 Championship Sunday, January 26th, 2019 Bergen Academy • 200 Hackensack Avenue • Hackensack NJ
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2020 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Championships
Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Championships Sunday, January 26th, 2019 Bergen Academy • 200 Hackensack Avenue • Hackensack NJ
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2019 Dr David Ostfeld Memorial ICA Championships
Sunday, December 8th, 2019 Bergen Academy • 200 Hackensack Avenue • Hackensack NJ
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Achievements
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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THREE ICA Students (Each At Least Ten Years With US!)
THREE ICA Students (Each At Least Ten Years With US!) Starting Princeton University This Fall! Attend our Chess, Math, and STEM(!) Classes Starting This September Just Like They Did!
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Chesskid Online National Invitational Championship
The weekend of June 1-3 was very exciting for two of ICA’s youngest players, Alexander Wang (age 8) and Ryan Zhu (age 6), because they were selected to play in the Chesskid Online National Invitational Championship.
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Class Schedule
2020 SPRING SEMESTER SCHEDULE - GLEN ROCK
2020 SPRING SEMESTER SCHEDULE - GLEN ROCK
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2020 SPRING SEMESTER SCHEDULE -Teaneck
SPRING SEMESTER SCHEDULE -Teaneck
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Home School Chess Ages 8 - 12
Class dates 12/04/2019, 12/11/2019, 12/18/2019, 01/08/2020, 01/15/2020, 01/22/2020, 01/29/2020, 02/05/2020, 02/12/2020, 02/19/2020, 02/26/2020
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2019-2020 Winter SEMESTER SCHEDULE - GLEN ROCK
2019-2020 Winter SEMESTER SCHEDULE - GLEN ROCK Community Church of Glen Rock (education building) tel: 201-797-0330;
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2019-2020 Winter SEMESTER SCHEDULE - TEANECK
2019-2020 Winter SEMESTER SCHEDULE - TEANECK 185 Court street Teaneck, NJ 07666; tel: 201-833-1741
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ICA Fall Schedule Is Out!
The ICA fall schedule is out! As usual, we are offering both math and chess classes six days a week between two great locations. In Glen Rock, we have weeknight classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as well as Saturday morning classes.
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Future Masters Class With Grandmaster Alex Stripunsky
Is your child a talented young chess player who wants to get even better? Then sign up for ICA’s Future Masters class with elite coach Grandmaster Alex Stripunsky. This class is for students with a USCF of FIDE rating over 1200 and a strong interest in
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Chess Camps
2020 Summer Day Camp
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Winter Camp By Sean Finn
The Winter Camp is over and what better way to end 2019 then with such a fun and educational week. The morning lesson groups continued to explore new and reoccurring themes, studying the games and thought processes of top players
2019 Winter Camp Glen Rock: Day 4
2019 Winter Camp Glen Rock: Day 4
2019 Winter Camp Teaneck And Glen Rock: Day 3
It did NOT look a lot like Christmas! There was no snow, it was pretty warm, and there was certainly no fat guy in a red suit delivering presents. What we did have though was two chess groups with lesson in the morning followed by our usual dodgeball adventures in Votee Park. Gregory Apel was the overall winner today.
2019 Winter Camp Teaneck: Day 1 And 2
We started Winter Camp in Teaneck today. The kids seemed to enjoy socializing and playing chess, video games, and light nerves. Outside during Dodgeball Kenz Raza was the strongest scoring two catches and a cone strike plus three wins together with his team.
2019 Winter Camp Glen Rock: Day 2
We had a full day of chess and other activities, starting with morning study groups. In morning groups, Albert and Elizabeth took home best in group honors for Coach Sean’s group 1, while Gregory got the prize for Coach Eugene’s group 2, and AJ won for Coach Roman’s group 3.
2019 Winter Camp Glen Rock: Day 1
Winter Camp is off to an exciting start and we had a full day of chess training, competing, and learning with talented players! First, the camp split into four lesson groups. In the morning, students trained with coaches and their peers, studying high-level chess games, solving puzzles

Chess News
Liberty Bell Rang Proudly For ICA Students
Philadelphia was taken over by ICA students as they dominated the Liberty Bell Open over MLK weekend. Standout performances were led by 9-year-old Alexander Wang who tied for 1st in the U2100 section with an inspiring 5.5/7. Starting with a draw in round 1, Alexander found his groove and was thrilled with his wins and especially seeing his rating go up.
GO GIRLS: Alana And Lilly Basha Won FIRST PLACE In ICA Family Championship
GO GIRLS: Alana and Lilly Basha won FIRST PLACE in ICA Family Championship on December 8th! Alana scored perfect 4 in Section 2, while Lilly got three points in Section 1.
2019 New Year’s Blitz: A Fun Tournament To End Another Decade Of Chess At ICA!
It has been an exciting decade here at ICA. We have moved locations, gained record enrollment, and started new traditions that we hope will persist for many years. We ended the twenty-teens with one of these new traditions, the New Year’s Eve blitz tournament.
ALL CHESS And MATH CLASSES Are Cancelled Today, Monday, 12/2/19.
Due to this afternoon and evening's severe weather forecast, ALL CHESS and MATH CLASSES are cancelled today, Monday, 12/2/19.
ICA At NJ State Grade Championships 2019
ICA at NJ state Grade Championships 2019
Iyer Family Fun!
Iyer Family Fun! Akshat, Ayush and Aneesh Iyer win the FIRST ICA Family Prize of the Year! Joel and Aidan and Anderson and AJ tie for 2nd & 3rd! Akshat Iyer finished with 3.5/4.0 in the Under 1600 section, tying for first place. His brother Ayush had three wins in section 5 for a total of 6.5 out of a possible 8 points.
ICA 2019 Summer Open Championship
This past weekend, we hosted our first annual Summer Open Championship at our location in Glen Rock. Many of New Jersey’s strongest chess players come out to the Open Section of the Dr. David Ostfeld Memorial tournament five times a year at Bergen Academies in Hackensack.