Chess Puzzle Friday

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Solution to last week’s puzzle:

Rxh6 if gxh6 Qe5+ Kg8 Bd5+ Rf7 Qf6 Rf8 Nd8 mates

This puzzle is from the game Anna Zatonskih vs Peter Klein, Hilohovec, 1995

Zatonskih, Anna – Klein, Peter 1-0
B01 Hlohovec op
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Nxd5 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be2 e6 6. c4 Nb6 7. O-O Nc6 8. b3 Be7 9. Be3 Bf6 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. Ne4 Be7 12. a3 f5 13. Nc5 f4 14. Bc1 Bxf3 15. Bxf3 Qxd4 16. Nxb7 Qxa1 17. Bxc6 Bxa3 18. Bxa3 Qxa3 19. Re1 Rab8 20. Rxe6 Nc8 21. Bd5 Kh8 22. h3 Ne7 23. Be4 Nf5 24. Qh5 Nh6 25. Kh2 Qc1 26. Rxh6 gxh6 27. Qe5+ Kg8 28. Bd5+ Rf7 29. Qf6 Rbf8 30. Nd8 1-0

Now for this week’s puzzle:

White to move:

If you think you know the solution, post in the comments.

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