Ethan “Money” Modi, And Alessandro “Rutgers” Demarchi-Blumstein Score Big ...
Posted: 11/1/2018 | Updated: 11/1/2018

Ethan “Money” Modi, and Alessandro “Rutgers” Demarchi-Blumstein Score Big At The Eastern Chess Congress!
Plus The ICA’s Winter Semester Is FAST Approaching! 
Register before November 23
rd For Chess, and STEM! Math Classes Resume In January!

Greetings ICA Parents and students,

We are very proud to share the success of our longtime ICA students Ethan Modi, and Alessandro Demarchi-Blumstein. Ethan claimed first place in the u1900 section of the Eastern Chess Congress in Princeton (winning $900 in the process). Ethan has been attending classes since a young age and has been studying two, three times a week in our advanced class at our Glen Rock and Teaneck locations as well as at least four hours during our weekend classes in the Summer. Alessandro, who recently started attending Rutgers university and who was a regular student, camper and coach for about ten years, won second place in the u1700 section of the same event ($550 to Alessandro for the win).

Our Fall semester is ending, and our Winter semester will begin shortly after.  Register before November 23rd to save on the registration fee.  Math classes with Zoya and STEM classes with L3 academy will be on a short break and will begin again in January while Chess starts again on the first week of December.

The class information with links is below:

Chess Winter Semester:


Teaneck chess classes schedule and registration

Glen Rock chess classes schedule and registration

Future Master Class with GM Alexander Stripunsky

Master Class with GM Alexander Stripunsky


Four ICA students: Florina and Ryan Zhu, Alex Wang, and Gary Leschinsky who all attended GM Alex Stripunsky’s “Future Master” class LAST year, are now attending Master class. Which means they all got their rating up by OVER 300 points! Florina, Ryan, and Alex will also represent the USA,ICA and themselves at the World Cadet Chess Championships in Chile this November!


Glen Rock Winter STEM Classes

Information and Registration


Please register as soon as you can or call, or better yet email ( if you have any questions.