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1. Nf6+ Kh8 [1…gxf6 2. Qxf6 +-] 2. Qd6! and the Black rook has nowhere safe to go without hanging the Nf8 so White wins material.
(a) 1.Nf6+ gxf6?? 2.Qxf6
(a1) 2. …Ne6 or Qg6 ( or 2. …Ng6 3.Qg7# ) 3.Qh8#
(a2) 2. …Qxg2+ 3.Kxg2 Bh3+ 4.Kxh3 Ne6 ( or 4. …Ng6 5.Qg7# ) 5.Qh8#
(b) 1.Nf6+ Kh8 2.Qd6
(b1) 2. …Ne6 3.Nxe8 ＋－
(b2) 2. …Qg6 3.Nxe8 Qxd6 4.Nxd6 ＋－
(b3) 2. …gxf6?? 3.Qxf6+ Kg8 4.Qg7# or Qh8#
(b4) 2. …Re6?? 3.Qxf8#