HOT Events
2021 Online Supersaturday Quads October 23Rd Reports
We hosted our weekly quads once again on October 16. This week we had 22 players and five winners. Special thanks to our new players: Sahana, Paarth, and Ayaan. Let’s see who came out on top this week.
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2021 Glen Rock Supersaturday Quads October 23Rd Reports
Our Glen Rock Tournaments are getting smaller and smaller: Only 22 participated last Saturday. Bobby (highest rated player) easily won top section.
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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 ICA OnLine 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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2021 ICA ON-SITE SUPERSATURDAY QUADS
OUR TRADITIONAL SUPER SATURDAYTOURNAMENTS ARE BACK BOTH ON-SITEAND VIRTUAL!
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CELEBRATE NATIONAL CHESS DAY!
Join us for our first LIVE in-person event since early 2020! THIS SATURDAY,OCTOBER 9
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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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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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ICA Students At Eastern Chess Congress Oct 2021
Today we celebrate yet another milestone from our students! One of our brightest stars, Gary Leschinsky, crossed the 2200 rating mark this weekend with an impressive performance at the Eastern Chess Congress!
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Today We Celebrate The Achievement Of ICA Student Aiden Kennedy!
Over this past weekend, Aiden competed in the elementary championship at the US Open in New Jersey! Here, Aiden battled against hopefuls that travelled from across the country for this prestigious event. In his final round, Aiden played against one of the top 9-year-olds in the country to stay undefeated and had an intense match where he battled out a victory!
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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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Class Schedule
2021 Online Classes
ICA Online Classes
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Fall 2021 Virtual Adult Classes
Adults 18 or older, we've got your Chess needs covered.
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2021 Fall Glen Rock
ICA fall semester runs from September 9th to November 23rd (in Glen Rock). All levels of instruction are offered. Small class sizes (1:6 instructor to students ratio) ensure personalized teaching and peer interaction. ICA’s teachers are what set our classes apart.
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2021 Fall Teaneck
ICA fall semester runs from September 12th to November 24th (in Teaneck). All levels of instruction are offered. Small class sizes (1:6 instructor to students ratio) ensure personalized teaching and peer interaction.
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2021 Fall Virtual Chess Classes
Virtual classes will be available to students who prefer to participate and learn from the comfort of their own homes. The fall on-line semester runs from September 9th to November 23rd. ICA will offer the same quality of in-person teaching that has been the bedrock of our reputation for over 20 years.
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2021 Fall Master Classes
Our Master (1500+) and Future Master (1200+) Classes at ICA are always a favorite, led by the indomitable teachers, GM Alex Stripunksly and WGM Irina Levitina. As many ICA students can attest, taking a class with GM Stripunsky will help take your game to another level.
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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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Chess Camps
2021 Summer Camp!
Read about what our coaches are saying about ICA's 2021Summer Camp!
2021 Teaneck Summer Camp Week 10
“There were no Grandmasters in Siberia when I was growing up, so the very first one I ever played was Arthur Bisguier when I immigrated to the United States in1977” said GM Kudrin soon after the event, where he offered that same experience of a first game against a Grandmaster to some of our strongest campers.
2021 Virtual Summer Camp Week 9
As our summer comes to a close in our final week, we wanted to take the time to sincerely thank all of our parents and campers for their participation.
2021 Teaneck Summer Camp Week 9
The summer is very nearly over, but we still have lots of chess to play...
2021 Teaneck Summer Camp Week 8
Almost halfway through August, we invite campers back to another week of onsite camp. We welcome back familiar faces, and especially new students Issa, Ido, Ben T., Michael J., Rudy, Robert, Vladimir, Dev, Neel, Isaac, Ben R., Ethan, Haadi, and Haaris.
2021 Virtual Summer Camp Week 8
2021 Virtual Summer Camp Week 8 As our Summer nears it's end coming down to the very last two weeks of online camp.
2021 Teaneck Summer Camp Week 7
August is upon us,and we begin our third month back at the chess school after more than a year of on line classes.

Chess News
2021 Online Supersaturday Quads October 23Rd Reports
We hosted our weekly quads once again on October 16. This week we had 22 players and five winners. Special thanks to our new players: Sahana, Paarth, and Ayaan. Let’s see who came out on top this week.
2021 Glen Rock Supersaturday Quads October 23Rd Reports
Our Glen Rock Tournaments are getting smaller and smaller: Only 22 participated last Saturday. Bobby (highest rated player) easily won top section.
2021 Online Supersaturday quads October 16th Reports
We hosted our weekly quads once again on October 16. This week we had 14 players and four winners. Let’s see how the sections played out.
2021 Glen Rock October 16Th
We are continuing with our Glen Rock quads. There were 26 participants last Saturday. The fighting was fearsome in all sections, and some of the games lasted till 7 pm! Thank you all for coming! Next even is on Saturday, October 23
Sunday October 3Rd Reports
In the Booster section on Sunday 10/3, we had a field of 17 players. Unfortunately, with an odd number of players (due to a last minute dropout), one player had a "bye" every round. To avoid this inconvenience, we ask once again that when signing up your child for any ICA tournament, be sure they will certainly make it and be on time.
2021 Glen Rock October 9Th
What a thrilling day we had this past Saturday at our Glen Rock campus! As our ICA Family knows, we hosted our first in-person tournament in over a year and a half on National Chess Day, October 9th, with over 50 competitors.
Virtual October 9Th, 2021 Quads Report
Last Saturday we welcomed back players to our ONLINE Quads on October 9th! As always, thank you to all participants for joining us! And a special thank you to our five new participants: Daniel, Netra, Anthony, Chetan, and Ebenezer! Let’s look at the highlights: