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1.Bxf6 Nxf6 ( 1. …gxf6?? 2.Qxh6# ) 2.Nxg7!!
(a) 2. …h5 3.Rxh5+ Nxh5 4.f6+ Kh8 ( or 4. …Qe4 5.Bxe4+ Kh8 6.Qh6# ) 5.Qh6#
(b) 2. …Ng4 3.f6+ Kh8 ( or 3. …Qe4 4.Bxe4+ Kh8 5.Rxh6+ [ or 5.Qxh6+ Nxh6 6.Rxh6# ] Nxh6 6.Qxh6# ) 4.Rxh6+ ( or 4.Qxh6+ Nxh6 5.Rxh6# ) Nxh6 5.Qxh6#
(c) 2. …Rxg7 3.Qxh6+ Kg8 4.Qh8#
(d) 2. …Kxg7?? 3.Qxh6#
P.S. After 1.Bxf6, if Black plays 1. …fxe6, then 2.fxe6+ Qg6 ( or 2. …Kh8?? 3.Qxh6# or Rxh6# ) 3.Bxg6+ Kxg6 4.Bxg7 Kxg7 or Rxg7 5.Qxh6#.
1. Bxf6 Nxf6 [1…gxf6 2. Qxh6#] 2. Nxg7! (key move, weakening h6) h5 (the threat, of course, is 3. Qxh6#) 3. Rxh5+ Nh5 4. f6+ Kh8 5. Qxh6#
A good “lunch hour” puzzle (took me a while!) 🙂