HOT Events
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:
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ICA Students Excel At National Qualifiers.
Move onto National Championship Weekend! We are so proud of our Five ICA students who competed this past weekend in the National Online Scholastic Championships Qualification tournament.
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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.
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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
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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.
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ICA Tournaments
ICA ‘NEWCOMER’ 4 Round TOURNAMENT This Sunday!
May 23; June 5, 27; July 11, 25; August 8, 22 ICA IS PLEASED TO PRESENT PROGRESSIVE EVENTS AS A COMPETITIVE OUTLETFOR STUDENTS AS WELL AS A METRIC OF THEIR PROGRESSION! WITH THREEDIFFERENT SECTIONS, EVERY PLAYER WILL HAVE A GOOD FIT AND THEOPPORTUNITY TO PLAY COMPETITIVE TOURNAMENT MATCHES. ALL EVENTS WILL BE RUN BI-MONTHLY ON SUNDAYS 2:30PM - 6:30PM (ET).EACH SECTION WILL BE FOUR ROUNDS!
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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 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 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
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:
ICA Students Excel At National Qualifiers.
Move onto National Championship Weekend! We are so proud of our Five ICA students who competed this past weekend in the National Online Scholastic Championships Qualification tournament.
May 1St, 2021 Quads Report
Last week we welcomed back players to our first Super Saturday Quads of May! A big thank you to everybody who came to play! And a special thank you to our many first-time participants: Rouven, Rishab, Matthew C, Thomas, Conrad, Arora, Ashton, and Adam! Let us look at the highlights:
Sunday, April 25th Report
On Sunday the 25th of April, there was a feeling of excitement in the (virtual) air! The booster section tournament ended with an amazing five-way tie for 3rd place: Congratulations to Amane Kumamoto, Adam Hallak, Prateek Pathuri, Sean Vandalovsky, and Andrew Liu!
April 24Th, 2021 Quads Report
On April 24th we welcomed back players to ICA’s Super Saturday Quads! We had a pretty large attendance today, with 12 sections and two with 6 players! Once again, we would like to thank all participants for joining us! Special thank you to all our new players: Maxim, David, Alexander, Ian, Michael, Rohit, Scott, Spandan, Jonathan, Yujeong, Anthony, and Aarnav!
April 17Th, 2021 Quads Report
Last week we welcomed back players to our Super Saturday Quads on April 17th! A big thank you to everybody who came to play! And a special thank you to our new players: Jack, Kyle, Diego, Aditya, Sara, Kyle, and Augustine. Let us take a look at the highlights:
2021 Spring Camp Week Two Report
AS OUR 2021 SPRING CAMP ENDS, WE WANTED TO TAKE THEOPPORTUNITY TO THANK ALL THE STUDENTS AND PARENTS FOR THEIRCONTINUED PARTICIPATION, AND TO HIGHLIGHT SOME STUDENTACHIEVEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE TWO WEEKS!