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1.Rd8+ Kh7 2.Rh8+ Kxh8 3.Qf8+ Kh7 4.Qxq7#
1.Re8+ Kh72.Rh8+ Kxh83.Qf8+ Kh74.Qxg7#
My first thought is incorrect:1. Qf6?? Bc2!2. Kb2 Qf63. Kc2 Qf5!4. Kb3 Qh3 and black should win this with all the extra kingside pawns.With that out of the way, the next thought was a check on the back rank, and the one with the rook leads to mate:1. Rd8 Kh7 (Ne8 2.Qe8 Kh7 3.Qh8#)2. Rh8!The hard move to spot, but it allows the white a big juicy tempo:3. .....Kh84. Qf8! with Qg7# to follow
1. Rd8+ Kh72. Rh8+ Kxh83. Qf8+ Ng8/Kh74. Qxg7 checkmate
What about:Rd8+ Kh7Rh8+ Kxh8Qf8+ Kh7Qg7#
Rd8+ Kh7. Rh8+ Kxh8. Qf8+ and Qxg7++
1. Rd8+ Kh7 (1. ... Ne8 2. Qxe8+ Kh7 3. Qh8#)2. Rh8+ Kxh83. Qf8+ Kh7 (or Ng7)4. Qxg7#1. Qxf6? threatening 2. Qxg7# looks tempting, but fails due to:1. ... Qxc2+2. Ka1 Qxd1+3. Rxd1 gxf6
1. Rd8+ Kh72. Rh8+ Kxh83. Qf8+ Kh7 or Ng84. Qxg7#1. … Ne82. Rxf8+ etc.
This seems to be easy!1.Rd8+ Kh7 2.Rh8+ KxR (Forced)3.Qf8+ K any OR, Ng8 4.Qg7#
If the king were in h8, we'd checkmate with Gf8+ and Gxg7. Hence...
Rd8 Kh7 Rh8 Kh8 Qf8 Ng8 Qg7++
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