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1…exd5 2. Rh3 Rfd8 [2…Bh4 3. Rxh4 Rfd8 4. Qxh7+ Kf8 5. Qh8+ Ke7 6. Qxe5+ +-] 3. Qxh7+ Kf8 4. Qh8#
1…Bd8 2. Rh3 Re8 3. Qxh7+ Kf8 4. Bh6#
1…Qxd5 2. Bxd5 Ng4 3. Rxg4 Bxd5 4. Rf1 +-
(a) 1.Bd5 exd5 2.Rh3 ( threatening checkmate with 3.Qxh7# ) Bh4 ( 2. …Rc8?? 3.Qxh7+ Kf8 4.Qh8# ) 3.Rxh4 Rc8 4.Qxh7+ Kf8 5.Qh8+ Ke7 6.Bg5+ f6 7.Qg7+ ± ( e.g., 7. …Nf7 8.Re1+ Kd6 9.Qxf6+ Kc5 10.Be3+ Kb4 11.a3+ Ka5 12.b4# )
(b) 1.Bd5 Qc7 2.Rh3 Bh4 3.Rxh4 Rc8 4.Qxh7+ Kf8 5.Bg5 f6 ( 5. …Bxd5?? 6.Qh8# or 5. …exd5?? 6.Qh8# ) 6.Qh8+ Ke7 ( or 6. …Kf7 7.Qxf6+ Ke8 [ or 7. …Kg8 8.Rh8# ] 8.Rh8+ Kd7 9.Qxe6# ) 7.Qxf6+ Kd6 ( 7. …Ke8 8.Rh8+ Kd7 9.Qxe6# or 7. …Kd7 8.Qxe6# ) 8.Qxe6+ Kc5 9.b4#
(c) 1.Bd5 Qxd5 2.Nxd5 Bxd5 3.Rh3 Bh4 4.Rxh4 Rc8 5.Qxh7+ Kf8 6.Bg5 f6 7.Qh8+ Ke7 8.Qxf6+ Kd6 9.Bf4 ±
(d) 1.Bd5 Rc8 2.Bxc6 Bxc6 ±
Yes, 1.Bd5 definitely wins, well done! White played 1.Nd5 though.
You probably mean 1.Bd5 🙂 Yes, it wins but white played 1.Nd5.