HOT Events
Sunday, June 6Th Report
In the Booster section, there were many new faces appearing for their very first tournament, and these kids did fantastic! We are very proud of certain players for spending a lot of time during their matches; that is the key to success on the chess board.
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June 5Th, 2021 Quads Report
On June 5th we welcomed back players to ICA’s Super Saturday Quads! With 8 sections, players competed for the crown yet again! Once again, we would like to thank all participants for joining us! Special thank you to all our new players: Jacob C., Shalini, Jacob S., Charles, Raghav, and Reyansh!
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ICA Tournaments
ICA ‘PROGRESSIVE’ 4-ROUND BI-MONTHLYTOURNAMENTS
May 23; June 5, 27; July 11, 25; August 8, 22 ICA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LI CHESSMATES IS PLEASED TO PRESENTPROGRESSIVE EVENTS AS A COMPETITIVE OUTLET FOR STUDENTS AS WELL AS AMETRIC OF THEIR PROGRESSION! WITH THREE DIFFERENT SECTIONS, EVERYPLAYER WILL HAVE A GOOD FIT AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY COMPETITIVETOURNAMENT MATCHES.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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AT 2O21 TEAM EAST ICA SCORES
ICA had 44 players (11 Teams) compete at the WORLDAMATEUR TEAM & U.S. TEAM EAST (aka Team East),February 13-14, with outstanding results! While the50th Anniversary of the tournament was online this year, this did not damper the enthusiasm our ICA teams came with to make the podium.
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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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Class Schedule
2021 Online Spring Classes
ICA Academy Online Spring Classes
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2021 Online Summer Semester Chess
As summer quickly approaches, we realize that many families have not yet finalized their plans and would like to keep pursuing chess on a weekly basis. 
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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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Chess Camps
2021 SCHOLASTIC SUMMER CHESS CAMP ONLINE
THE 21ST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CHESS ACADEMYSCHOLASTIC SUMMER CAMP IS RAMPING UP ANDREADY TO GO VIRTUAL FOR 9 WEEKS, JUNE 21 AUGUST 20.
2021 INTERNATIONAL CHESS ACADEMY SUMMER CAMP
Time to secure your child’s spot in the 2021 ICA Summer Camp sessions! Our New Jersey camp location in Teaneck offers a structured opportunity for kids aged 6-16 to grow intellectually and let creativity flourish. With a 6:1 ratio of campers to counselors
2021 VIRTUAL GM CAMP FOR STUDENTS RATED 1500+
SIX WEEKS! FROM JUNE 21—JULY 30 Designed for talented youth with USCF/FIDE rating over 1500, the Grand Master Level program will prepare students to take their game to the next level and compete at the highest level.
2021 Spring Camp Week One Report
ICA Kids Online Spring Camp week one proved to be a success! We miss not being able to operate in person, but we are so glad that campers are still able to enjoy time in our virtual environment.
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

Chess News
Sunday, June 6Th Report
In the Booster section, there were many new faces appearing for their very first tournament, and these kids did fantastic! We are very proud of certain players for spending a lot of time during their matches; that is the key to success on the chess board.
June 5Th, 2021 Quads Report
On June 5th we welcomed back players to ICA’s Super Saturday Quads! With 8 sections, players competed for the crown yet again! Once again, we would like to thank all participants for joining us! Special thank you to all our new players: Jacob C., Shalini, Jacob S., Charles, Raghav, and Reyansh!
May 29Th, 2021 Quads Report
Last Saturday we welcomed back players to our Super Saturday Quads on May 29th! As always, thank you to all participants for joining us! And as always, a special thank you to our new participants: Aaron, Ruoming, Srishanth, Daniel, Philip, Achyut, and Shyam.
Sunday, May 23Rd Report
Greetings parents and players! Firstly thank you all for your participation in our event! We're glad to see the players enjoying the opportunity to compete in a more entry-level tournament! Here is a report of the Booster Section with details and highlights of today's event!
May 22Nd, 2021 Quads Report
Last week we welcomed back players to our Super Saturday Quads on May 22! As always, a big thank you to everybody who came to play! And a special thank you to our first-time participants: Sanjeev, Anisha, Samidha, and Sreekar!
May 15Th, 2021 Quads Report
Last week we welcomed back players to our Super Saturday Quads on May 15th! A big thank you to everybody who came to play! And a special thank you to our new players: Kavya, Alex C, Avyay, Kian, and Peyton!
May 8Th, 2021 Quads Report
Last Saturday we welcomed back players to our Super Saturday Quads on May 8th! As always, thank you to all participants for joining us! Let us look at the highlights: