Aug 3, 2013
Last Online
12 hrs ago
Titled Player
National Master
Diamond Member
Chess.com Coach

Hello! My name is Zachary Dukic. I'm a national master currently residing in Ottawa, Ontario and I love playing chess!

I'm 23 years old and am currently studying within the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. I have a passion for languages, namely French and Italian which I also teach privately alongside chess. I have a peak CFC (Canadian) rating of 2423 and a peak FIDE rating of 2275. I enjoy playing theoretical, tactical and attacking chess! My best and most memorable win to date is against the legendary GM Boris Avrukh from round 1 of the 2019 Chicago Open. 


Coaching Services available (English, Français, Italiano): 1 hr session = 40 CAD (30 USD), 1.5 hr session = 60 CAD (45 USD), 2 hr session = 75 CAD (55 USD). Long-term plans negotiable! 

I have taught players of all levels, ranging from complete beginner to master level (2200+ CFC). I use chess.com's live analysis board as well as Skype/Whatsapp/Facebook/WeChat to communicate. I have been teaching for about five years now both privately as well as in classrooms. I know what it means to cater a lesson to a student, and if you decide to work with me I will see to it that you extract the maximum from each session! I propose longer training sessions as this allows ample time for both game analysis and theory (openings, endgames, calculation, strategy, etc.) For enquiries, feel free to PM me here or email me at dukicz123@hotmail.com, 

Thank you for stopping by!