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1 Nd2 threatening Qc4# while preventing black from playing Qb1+ and Qf1+
1 .. Qd5
2 R X d5 or even better 2 Ne4+ and +-
1. Nd2 threatens 2. Nb3#, 2. Qc4# and 2. Ne4+ Too many threats for Black to defend against.
Lots of false choices here –
1. Rd4 (threat Qc4#) Qb1+ stops things; trick is to realize the N needs to reposition itself
1. Nd2 (threat Qc4#) Bd8 2. Qc4+ Kb6 3. Rd6+ Kb7 4. Qc6+ Kb8 5. Rd7 Qd5 6. Rd7+ Ka8 7. Qa6#