HOT Events
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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2021 Virtual Summer Camp Week 6
As we enter the second half of the summer, we're glad to see that campers are still enjoying learning and improving in a fun environment!
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2021 Teaneck Summer Camp Week 5
THIS WEEK, WE CAPPED OFF THE FIRST HALF OF THESUMMER WITH ANOTHER BUSY WEEK OF CAMP IN TEANECK.AS USUAL, WE LEARNED SOME CHESS, HAD A BUNCH OFFUN, AND GAVE OUT LOTS OF PRIZES!
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2021 Virtual Summer Camp Week 5
Our fifth week of camp was an exciting one all around. We had some new campers, broken records, and new prizes here in the middle point of our summer!
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July 24Th, 2021 Quads Report
On July 24th, we welcomed players back for another Super Saturday Quads. This week we had 8 sections, and 10 winners! Thanks to all the players, and especially our new players Aadit, Sophie, Ananya, Varun, Darren, Saunak, Andrew, Sathvik, Cole, and Shiv for joining us this week. Now into the games.
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Sunday July 25Th Reports
In the booster section, 12 young rookie tournament players played against each other in 4 fast paced rounds. The players, returning and new, consisted of friends, classmates, and even siblings. Despite the G25 + 3 time control (25 minutes per side + a 3 second increment after every move), the games went by very quickly with an average time around 10 minutes!
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July 17Th, 2021 Quads Report
On July 17th, we welcomed players back for another edition of ICA’s Super Saturday Quads. This week we had 9 sections, and 5 clear winners. Thanks to all the players, and especially our new players, Zoe, Jake, Ido, Dennis, and Devam. Now going onto the games:
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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 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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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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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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Class Schedule
2021 Online Spring Classes
ICA Academy Online Spring Classes
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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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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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Chess Camps
2021 Virtual Summer Camp Week 6
As we enter the second half of the summer, we're glad to see that campers are still enjoying learning and improving in a fun environment!
2021 Teaneck Summer Camp Week 5
THIS WEEK, WE CAPPED OFF THE FIRST HALF OF THESUMMER WITH ANOTHER BUSY WEEK OF CAMP IN TEANECK.AS USUAL, WE LEARNED SOME CHESS, HAD A BUNCH OFFUN, AND GAVE OUT LOTS OF PRIZES!
2021 Virtual Summer Camp Week 5
Our fifth week of camp was an exciting one all around. We had some new campers, broken records, and new prizes here in the middle point of our summer!
2021 Teaneck Summer Camp Week 4
Now past the midpoint of July, we are right in the middle of both the summer and our summer camps! Unlike the last few weeks, the weather was good all week and not too hot.
2021 Virtual Summer Camp Week 4
In our fourth week of summer camp we had a bit of a smaller week. Although we had smaller competitions overall, the campers still made every category a close battle! Here are some highlights from Week 4 of ICA summer!
2021 Teaneck Summer Camp Week 3
Rain or shine, chess camp keeps going! Despite some nasty weather toward the end of this week, we managed to dodge the rain and finish all our normal events! Speaking of dodging, after dominating the field handily last week, Christian was taken down by another veteran camper and master dodgeballplayer.
2021 Virtual Summer Camp Week 3
For our morning lesson sessions we had four groups this week! In each lesson group we had our coaches nominate their best student of the week based on a combination of participation, understanding, behavior, and chess skills!

Chess News
July 24Th, 2021 Quads Report
On July 24th, we welcomed players back for another Super Saturday Quads. This week we had 8 sections, and 10 winners! Thanks to all the players, and especially our new players Aadit, Sophie, Ananya, Varun, Darren, Saunak, Andrew, Sathvik, Cole, and Shiv for joining us this week. Now into the games.
Sunday July 25Th Reports
In the booster section, 12 young rookie tournament players played against each other in 4 fast paced rounds. The players, returning and new, consisted of friends, classmates, and even siblings. Despite the G25 + 3 time control (25 minutes per side + a 3 second increment after every move), the games went by very quickly with an average time around 10 minutes!
July 17Th, 2021 Quads Report
On July 17th, we welcomed players back for another edition of ICA’s Super Saturday Quads. This week we had 9 sections, and 5 clear winners. Thanks to all the players, and especially our new players, Zoe, Jake, Ido, Dennis, and Devam. Now going onto the games:
Sunday July 11Th Reports
In the booster section, 12 rookie tournament players, returning and new, battled against each other in 4 intense rounds. Even with the relatively slower G25 + 3 time control, the players, young and old, quickly ended their games with classic queen and helper, scholar, and windmill checkmates.
July 10Th, 2021 Quads Report
On July 10th we welcomed back players to ICA’s Super Saturday Quads! After a week break from quads, players reconvened in 9 action packed sections to battle it out for the first-place spot! Thank you to all players who joined us, and a special welcome to all the new players: Pugazhendi, Mahika, Moses, Ryan, Bentley, and Yiming.
Sunday June 27Th Reports
This week during the progressive tournament series Phillip Hoang won with a flawless 4/4. In his second game, Phillip won a nice miniature out of the Queen's Pawn Opening. Another very fighting game was Luke vs Ishvani.
June 26Th, 2021 Quads Report
Last Saturday we welcomed back players to our final Super Saturday Quads of June on June 26! Thank you to everybody who joined us! And a special thank you to our new players: Priyansh, Christine, Juno, and Luka! Let us look at the highlights: