Dr. Ostfeld Would Be Proud…
Posted: 3/23/2011

Dr. Ostfeld Would Be Proud…ICA Affiliated Bergen Academies Destroy All Competition At NJ State High School Championships!


Though he didn’t live to see it, Dr. Ostfeld’s dream of complete dominance at these past NJ State High School Championships came true this year.  Both Bergen Academies teams, (7 of which are ICA students), took first and second places in a very tough competition. 

Team one, comprised of older students who, save for Austin Wang, have all started coaching at the school, took first place, in part due to an especially impressive individual performance by David “Darth” Shekhtman who won every single one of his five games on board four.  The other members of the team were Max “Husband” Yelsky, Eve “Wife” Litvak, the already above mentioned Austin Wang, and David Shekhtman, as well as “big” Ilya Krasnovsky.

Team two, which took second place, included Ari Shusterman, brothers Arjun, and Jayenth Mayur, Mark Aksen, Steven Knauer, and alternate Alfred Tan.


In the younger New Jersey State Junior High School championships, “small” Lev Krasnovsky scored four-and-a-half points out of five (after an undeserved half point bye for a tournament director error that put him in the wrong section for round one. Lev won that game as well.)  to take fourth place and gain ninety-one points towards his rating.  Eric Kong, tied for fifth place with a total four out of five points and just one loss to the eventual second place winner.


Congratulations to all our students and there is no question Dr. Ostfeld would be proud.

More in this section:
Congratulations To ALL ICA Students
Stefan Karpenko Wins Parents Day Blitz Competition
Congratulations To ICA Students: Alessandro, Grant, Sophie And Malina!
Congratulations To ALL ICA Students Who Participated In NJ State Grade Champions
Shlionsky And Gao To Represent Themselves, NJ, USA, And ICA...
The Coaches Team, By Joe Pacella And David Rubenfeld
World Amateur Team & U.S. Team East 2015
2015 US Amateur Team East By Julie Lee
Shlionsky Reaches Top Rank In Country
Salnikov Brothers Win March Ostfeld Memorial Family Competition..
Nastasia Klevak Ties For First In First Ever New Jersey State Girls Championship
Lerman, Xu State Champions! Cardenas Takes Second Place!
2013 New Jersey State Championships
ICA Students Excel At 2011 NJ State Grade Championship
ICA Three Thriving On First Place Finish At Amateur Team East Championships!
NJ State Elementary And Primary Championships:
Konovalenko Siblings Take On Former Women’s World Champion Susan Polgar!
ICA-BCA Team Gets High…
Late But Great-Results From Jersey State (It Rhymes!)!
Bergen Academy At HS Nationals 2010
ICA Student Body Invades New Jersey State Grade Championships!
Bergen Academy Buries Almost All Competition At Nationals!
ICA Invades 14th Annual Orchard Scholastic In Ridgewood!!!
The New Jersey Junior Championship May 8 & 9, 2009
US Grade Nationals
2009 NJ State Grade Championship 11/23/2008
Katz Claws To First Place Finish In NJ Championships!
Our Congratulations To ICA Coaches Hana Itkis And Max Schwartz
Greg “Leg” Gabovich Shines At US Elementary Championships!
Congratulations to Timothy Hoang
NJ State Grade Championship 11/19/2006
Congratulations to ICA students
NJ State Grade Championship 11/20/05
2005 SuperNationals
NJ State 2005 Champions!
International Chess Academy Achievements 1998 - 2004
International Chess Academy introduction