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Fritz Giegold never composed in the grand style of a Loshinski, but it is a fair bet that his problems have given more pleasure to the casual solver than those of most composers. This is a typical example.
Dafydd Johnston: A good way for the solver to approach this problem is to consider what the h-pawn is doing there, and what difference there could be between moving it one square and two. The only answer can be that the rook must go in behind it in order to set up an indirect battery to control the second rank. Neat.
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