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CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Diana, co-founder of ICA, has an obvious love for the game of chess which inspires her students
WGM & Chess Instructor
As ICA's strongest chess player, Tanya is a great role model for our female players.
Sr. Coach & Camp Director
Master Sergey has trained and prepared a total of 5 current Grandmaster.
Starting as a student at the age of 4 and one of ICA's prized students for 15 yrs, he is now a coach
Max is a National Master who got his start at ICA.
Chess Instructor & Math Teacher
As a chess player for over 18 years, Nick loves aggressive and tactical games.
Simon possesses great skill in the ability to evaluate a student's strengths and weaknesses.
Director of the Math Program
A retired Math Teacher for the NYC DOE, Zoya heads our Math program at ICA.
Ilya attended Princeton University, and graduated cum laude with a degree in Engineering.
Chess Instructor & TD
Alessandro is passionate about teaching, thinking about chess and about the world.
A student at Carnegie Mellon and BCA graduate, Sasha loves working with kids & teaching.
Luke is a self-taught chess player and an enthusiastic teacher.
GM & Chess Instructor
GM Stripunsky is recognized as one of America's Elite Grandmasters and Chess Coaches.
NM & Chess Instructor
An experienced chess instructor, Chris comes from the Brooklyn “Black Bear School of Chess”
Chess and working with kids are two of this coach's greatest passions.
Including Math, Eugene loves Chess and Literature. He is also a private chess tutor.
Sean has taught chess professionally for many years and fell in love with the game at the age of six.
As an instructor, David values a fundamental understanding of the psychology in chess.
Andrew enjoys coaching and playing chess and avidly runs track and plays soccer.
Chess Instructor & Photographer
A retired NYC High School Social studies teacher. Robert is a professional photographer at ICA.
Evan is a National Master, and experienced teacher and coach residing in NYC.
A high honor senior at Glen Rock High School, Allie has been teaching Math at for 4 years.
Candidate Master and Chess Coach
Maxim Farberov is a US Chess Federation candidate master who has been playing competitively for15 years!
Irina is one of the most accomplished female player from the days of the Soviet Union.
A product of ICA, Slava, only in his 20's has been teaching for over a decade.
WFM Chess Instructor
A NYC based chess instructor and Woman Fide Master, Hana's been teaching for over 10 yrs.
Chess has allowed Ivette to grow in ways that go beyond the chess board
Often acting like a kid, he transmits knowledge easily and kids feel like heis one of them.
Joe created a board game called Chess-A-Rama and specializes working with younger players.
Melanie carries a love for teaching and a life-long admiration for chess.
Natasha is a tenured professor of mathematics at St. Lawrence University, with a PhD and M.A. from Dartmouth.
Jesse reminds his students that chess is a game for life and one should never stop learning.
GM & Chess Coach & Author
GM Yusupov has played a major role in the preparation of many of today's younger Grandmasters.
Alan is committed to teaching his students the core concepts of chess, as well as important life lessons.