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Soucie Helpstalemate Solution


1.Rd8 Sg8 2.Sd7 Kc3+ 3.Kd5 Sh1 4.e5 Sd1=

The final position is shown in the diagram below. Note that all three of black's pieces on the d-file are pinned by the Soucie on d1. The pawns on c5 and e5 can not move because of the Soucies on g8 and h1 respectively. These two Soucies also prevent the black king from moving to e6 and e4.

This is an item in the Piececlopedia: an overview of different (fairy) chess pieces.
Written by Benjamin C Good.
WWW page created: March 10, 2002.