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Like Stefan Schneider, Hans Lepuschütz came from Graz in Austria, and was famous for his problems in the
New German style. How does White get close to the well guarded king?
Solution: 1.Qa2 threatens 2.Rxh8+ Kxh8 3.Qxf7 and 4.Qg7. Black’s only defence is
1...d5, and White exploits Black’s inability to play 2...d6 by continuing 2.Qh2,
threatening 3.Qb8 and 4.Rxh8. The only defence is 2...Bg4, and, with the h-file cleared, White
plays 3.Rg8 threatening 3.Rg7, leaving Black with 3...Kxg8 4.h7 mate.
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