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1. Qa3+ Kg8 2. Qg3+ Kf8 3. Qg7#
1. Qa3+ Rc5 2. QxR+ Kg8 3. Qe3 Rh7 (to prevent mate on g7) 4. Qe8+ QxQ 5. RxQ#
(a) 1.Qg5 ( threatening checkmate with 2.Qg7# ) Re7 2.Qg7+ Ke8 3.Rxe7+ Kd8 4.Qxh8#
(b) 1.Qg5 Qxb2+ 2.Kxb2 Rb7+ 3.Kc1 Re7 ( or 3. …Rg8 4.Qh6+ Rg7 5.Qxg7# ) 4.Qg7+ Ke8 5.Rxe7+ Kd8 6.Qxh8#
(c) 1.Qg5 Rg8 2.Qh6+ Rg7 3.Qxg7#
Very good! Also, 1.Qg3 wins fast.
Unfortunately, Black can play 1…Rh7 and white is in trouble! So, better is 1.Qa3 or 1.Qg3.