Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.


    1. It’s is good to see a famaliar theme my friend! All squares along a diagonal are not create equal! Bh8! Kf5 Kg7 Ke5 Kg6++

  1. First move the top pawn, then black king will be move to down left corner .Now you move the top pwan to topmost box and get the queen. Now there is no chance to black king to move any box. So i.e. stale mate.

    I think i.e. the answer

  2. For me the key was viewing the mate in 4. I admit to taking a while
    with this one….

    1. Bh8 Kf5 2. Kg7 Ke5 3. Kg6++ Beautiful!!!!(and thankyou for sharing this one)

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