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1.Bd5 threatens 2.Sc2+ Sxc2 3.Sf3. Black can defend by moving his rook to
leave a flight at e5, giving the variations 1...Rxd5 2.Rg8+ Re5 3.Rd8;
1...Rxe6 2.Rxf7+ Re5 3.Se6 or 2...Rf6 3.Bxf6; 1...Rxf5 2.Rxg6+ Re5 3.Sf5
or 2...Rf6 3.Bxf6 and 1...Rxe4 2.Rh7+ Re5 3.Rh4. Black rook cross met by
white rook cross.
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