Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.


  1. Useful ending. Either everyone knows the solution, or no one enjoys these endings. I think they are very incisive and practical.

    1…Kc5 2.Kc7 (white has to hide from the rook check) Kd5 3.Kd7 Ke5 4.Ke7 Kf4 5.Kf6 (5.Rf8+ Kg5 6.Rg8+ Kh6) 5…Rf1! 6.Rxh2 Kg3+ 0-1

  2. Hi Daaim,
    I just saw you had this one up. Yes, this is a great ending. I agree that tactical endings like this are very practical when you
    have only a few seconds left to assess the board. Many players
    would take one look at this and assume that this was an inevitable draw but having an advanced pawn and a well positioned king should always count for something-why not a win!!

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