Shlionsky Reaches Top Rank In Country
Posted: 1/30/2015 | Updated: 5/12/2015

Shlionsky Reaches Top Rank In Country; Drillich Gets In The Bergen Record Newspaper!


We wanted to let everyone know about some of the great feats that our students accomplished recently.

Aryeh Lieb Shlionsky

Though at the time of this article Aryeh Lieb has dropped a bit to number two, he was for a time the highest rated seven year old for his age group in the United States with a rating of 1700+. Congratulations to Aryeh and hope to see him, and more of our students at the top of the rating’s lists in the future.

Gilad Drillich

Gilad recently became three time scholastic state champion for three consecutive years in a row winning for the 10th,11th, and 12th grade sections.

His results were recognized by the following newspaper publications:

(Bergen Record Article) (Jewish Standard Article)

Suran Gao

Suran recently played in the National Scholastic Championships for second grade and finished in twenty-fifth place out of a total 160 players.  Suran had five out of six points going into the last round.


Congratulations to all our students and we hope to write more about their adventures as well as many of our other ICAer’s in the future.

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