This image and puzzle comes from Level 18 of a game called Boxentriq.
I have solved the preliminary mastermind puzzles on this level to reveal the sequence of pawns and bishops shown here, which, based on the spacing, I assume to be a 5-bit binary code, giving a 4 letter word. I have exhausted my limited knowledge of binary tools, having tried numerous binary-to-ascii, Baudot, Baudot-Murray, Baconian ciphers. All ciphers I have tried give simply nonsensical (to me) letter combinations in English and every other language google translate has tried. I cannot form any obvious link between the binary code and the image of death playing chess. I am now at a loss on how to proceed.
I assume the code to solve is most likely
10111 01100 10011 00100 or possibly
01000 10011 01100 11011
Can anyone point me in the right direction to try and solve this? I will be able to confirm the correct answer once I have it.