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(a) 1.Rd6 Qc7 2.Qe6+ Kf8 ( 2. …Kh8?? 3.Qe8+ Rxe8 4.Rxe8# ) 3.Ba3
(a1) 3. …Nb4 4.Bxb4 Rxb4 5.Rd7 ( threatening checkmate with 6.Qf7# ) 5. …Qxd7 6.Qxd7 ±
(a2) 3. …Qe7 4.Rd8+ Rxd8 5.Bxe7+ Rxe7 ( or 5. …Ke8 6.Bc5+ Re7 7.Qxe7# ) 6.Qxe7+ Kg8 7.Qxd8+ Kf7 8.Qe8#
(a3) 3. …Qxd6 4.Bxd6+ Re7 5.Bxe7+ Ke8 6.Bd6+ Kd8 7.Qe7#
(b) 1.Rd6 Qc5 2.Qe6+ Kf8 ( 2. …Kh8?? 3.Qe8+ Rxe8 4.Rxe8# ) 3.Ba3 Nb4 ( 3. …Qxa3?? 4.Qxc8+ Kf7 5.Qe8# ) 4.Bxb4 Rxb4 ( 4. …Qxb4?? 5.Qxc8+ Kf7 6.Qe8# ) 5.Qe7+ Kg8 6.Rd8+ Rxd8 7.Qxd8+ Qf8 ( 7. …Kf7?? 8.Qe8# ) 8.Re8 h5 ( 8. …Qxe8?? 9.Qxe8# ) 9.Rxf8+ Kh7 10.Qe8 Kh6 ( or 10. …g6 11.Rh8+ Kg7 12.Qf8# or 12.Qg8# ) 11.Rh8+ Kg5 12.Qxh5#
(c) 1.Rd6 Qc2 2.Qe6+ Kf8 ( 2. …Kh8?? 3.Qe8+ Rxe8 4.Rxe8# ) 3.Ba3 Nb4 ( or 3. …Qxf2+ 4.Kxf2 Rc2+ 5.Kg1 Rg2+ 6.Kxg2 Re7 7.Qxe7+ Kg8 8.Qe8# ) 4.Bxb4 Rxb4 5.Qe7+ Kg8 6.Rd8+ Rxd8 7.Qxd8+ Kf7 8.Qe8#
(d) 1.Rd6 Qxd6 2.Qxc8+ Kf7 3.Qxb7+ Kf8 4.Qc8+ Kf7 ( or 4. …Qd8 5.Qxd8+ Kf7 6.Qe8# ) 5.Qe8#
(e) 1.Rd6 Qb5 2.Qxc8+ Kf7 3.Qe6+ Kf8 4.Rd8+ Qe8 5.Rxe8# or 5.Qxe8#
1. Rd6 Qxd6 2. Qxc8+ Kf7 3. Qe8#
1. Rd6 Qc7 2. Qe6+ Kh8 3. Qe8+ Rxe8 4. Rxe8#
1. Rd6 Qc7 2. Qe6+ Qf7 3. Qxc8+ Qf8 4. Rd8 Qxd8 5. Qxd8+ Kf7 6. Qd5+ +-