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Fritz Giegold was renowned for his solver-friendly problems, which usually contained
a striking idea. This is a typical example of his work.
Solution: 1.Rh5 If 1...fxg4 2.Qxg5 with 2...Kb4 3.Qa5 and 2...Kd4 3.Qe5. If
1...f4 2.Qxg5 fxg3,f3 3.Qd2#; 2...Kb4 3.Qa5; 2...Kd4 3.Qe5#.
Doubling on the fifth rank, cleverly concealed by the set 1...f4 2.gxf4 mate.
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