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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!
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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.
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ICA Tournaments
ICA ‘NEWCOMER’ 4 Round TOURNAMENT This Sunday!
This Sunday tournament will kick off our bi-monthly ‘first-timer’ tournament for our rookie scholastic players who are ready to get their feet wet and dive into the action head first. Remember, win, or lose, you play ALL four rounds (unless you request a bye)
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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 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
2020 ICA WINTER CAMP DAY 4 REPORT
2020 ICA WINTER CAMP DAY 4 REPORT
2020 ICA WINTER CAMP DAY 3 REPORT
AT ICA, WE HAVE A TRADITION OF MAKING SURE THAT THERE ARE ALWAYS OPPORTUNITIESTO PLAY AND LEARN CHESS, SO WE TRY NOT TO CLOSE ON HOLIDAYS. THIS CHRISTMAS WAS NOEXCEPTION, SO WE OPENED OUR VIRTUAL DOORS FOR 16 STUDENTS ON THIS DECEMBER 25
2020 ICA WINTER CAMP DAY 2 REPORT
Our second day of winter camp this year fell on Christmas Eve. We had 30 campers today as many of our students started out their holiday breaks with some chess.

Chess News
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!
April 10rd, 2021 Quads Report
On April 10th we welcomed back players to ICA’s Super Saturday Quads! Once again we would like to thank all participants for joining us! Special welcome to all our new players: Shashank, David, Cameron, Ridit, and Max! Here are the highlights of this week's tournament:
Sunday, April 11th Report
Last Sunday, 4/11, ICA welcomed back 25 players to its virtual bi-weekly qualification tournament. The competition was fierce with 15 kids playing in the booster section and 10 in the advancement section.
April 3rd, 2021 Quads Report
Thank you to everybody who joined us for the first April Quads of the year. A special thank you to our five new players: Jay, Jakob M, Joshil, Daniel L, and Jaeden! Let us look at the highlights:
March 27th, 2021 Quads Report
Last Saturday we welcomed back players to our Super Saturday Quads on March 27! Thank you to everybody who joined us. A special thank you to our new players: Aviv, Pedro Ernesto, and Eric! Let us look at the highlights:
Sunday March 21st tournaments
Booster Section: Michael Karcher wins 1st place! Advancement Section: Daniel Yan wins 1st place!
March 20th, 2021 Quads Report
Last week we welcomed back players to our Super Saturday Quads on March 20th! A big thank you to everybody who came to play! Let us look at the highlights: