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1. Rxg7 Rxf6 [1. … e5+ 2. dxe5 Rxf6 3. exf6 Bd3 4. Rh7+ Kg8 5. Rcg7+ Kf8 6. Rh8#] 2. Rh7+ Kg8 3. Rcg7+ Kf8 4. Ke5 and Black is helpless.
(a) 1.Rxg7 ( threatening checkmate with 2.Rh7# ) Rxf6 2.Rh7+ Kg8 3.Rcg7+ Kf8 4.Ke5 Rg6 ( or 4. …Rf7 5.Rxf7+ Kg8 6.Rfg7+ Kf8 7.Kf6 and 8.Rh8# ) 5.hxg6 Be2 6.Kf6 Bxf3 7.Rh8#
(b) 1.Rxg7 e5+ 2.dxe5 Rxf6 3.exf6 Be2 4.Rh7+ Kg8 5.Rcg7+ Kf8 6.Rh8#
Very good! But 2.Ke5 was played in the game.
Very good! But on the 2nd move 2.Ke5 was played 🙂
Yes, that’s more decisive – sometimes the order of moves in a combination can be changed to make it work better. I got it!