MEET OUR TEAM

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DIANA TULMAN

Co-Founder & Director

Diana has a love for the game of chess, which helps inspire her students.  Read More >

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IRINA LEVITINA

Co-Founder

Irina is one of the most accomplished female player from the days of the Soviet Union.  Read More >

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CHRIS WELCOME

NM & Chess Instructor

An experienced chess instructor, Chris comes from the Brooklyn “Black Bear School of Chess” Read More >

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ALEX STRIPUNSKY

GM & Chess Instructor

GM Stripunsky is recognized as one of America's Elite Grandmasters and Chess Coaches. Read More >

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TATIANA GRABUZOVA

WGM & Chess Instructor

As ICA's strongest chess player, Tanya is a great role model for our female players. Read More >

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SLAVA KOZA

Chess Instructor 

A product of  ICA, Slava, only in his 20's has been teaching for over a decade. Read More >

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SERGEY GRABUZOV

Sr. Coach & Camp Director

Master Sergey has trained and prepared a total of 5 current  Grandmaster.
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HANA ITKIS

WFM Chess Instructor

A NYC based chess instructor and Woman Fide Master, Hana's been teaching for over 10 yrs. Read More >

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YVEGENIY SOKOLOVSKIY 

Chess Instructor & Math Teacher

Including Math, Yevgeniy loves Chess and Literature. He is also a private chess tutor,  Read More >

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IGOR YELISEYEV

Chess Instructor

Chess and working with kids are two of this coach's greatest passions. 
 
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GENRY KRICHEVSKY

Chess Instructor

Starting as a student at the age of 4 and one of ICA's prized students for 15 yrs, he is now a coach  Read More >

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IVETTE RUBIO

Chess Instructor

Chess has allowed Ivette to grow in ways that go beyond the chess board.
 
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MAX SCHWARTZ

Chess Instructor

Max is a National Master who got his start at ICA.  Read More >

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VITALY TSEYTLIN

Chess Instructor

Often acting like a kid, he transmits knowledge easily and kids feel like he
is one of them. 
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DAVID RUBENFELD

Chess Instructor

As an instructor, David values a fundamental understanding of the psychology in chess. Read More >

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SEAN FINN

Chess Instructor

Sean has taught chess professionally for many years and fell in love with the game at the age of six.  Read More >

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NICHOLAS KATZ

Chess Instructor & Math Teacher

As a chess player for over 18 years, Nick loves aggressive and tactical games. Read More >

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JOE PACELLA

Chess Instructor & TD

Joe created a board game called Chess-A-Rama and specializes working with younger players. Read More >

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SIMON TSINIS

Chess Instructor

 Simon possesses great skill in the ability to evaluate a student's strengths and weaknesses. Read More >

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MELANIE LERNER

Chess Instructor

Melanie carries a love for teaching and a life-long admiration for chess. 

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ROBERT LIEBERMAN

Chess Instructor & Photographer 

A retired NYC  High School Social studies teacher. Robert is a professional photographer at ICA. Read More >

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ROMAN KHARCHUK

Chess Instructor & Math Teacher

Teaches Chess and Math at ICA, privately tutors and has taught High School. Read More >.

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PHILIP BLUMIN

Chess Instructor

Philip strives to keep chess class fun by often giving fun in-class problems to his students. Read More >

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ANDREW VOLYNSKY

Chess Instructor 

Andrew enjoys coaching and playing chess and avidly runs track and plays soccer. Read More >

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ALESSANDRO

Chess Instructor & TD

Alessandro is passionate about teaching, thinking about chess and about the world. Read More >

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ARTUR YUSUPOV

GM & Chess Coach & Author

GM Yusupov has played a major role in the preparation of many of today's younger Grandmasters. Read More >

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ZOYA KOZA

Director of the Math Program

A retired Math Teacher for the NYC DOE, Zoya heads our Math program at ICA. Read More >

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ALEX CHERNIN

GM & Chess Coach & Author

GM Chernin's talent as a trainer is all the more amazing because of his ability to perceive the general trends in chess culture. Read More >

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Locations in 354 Rock Road, Glen Rock NJ 07452
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