I am working through Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess and #134 asks
If White plays Rook-takes-Rook-check, can he mate?
The answer is Yes, the mate is delivered by the white Queen. However, can't it be prevented?
Here's the board:
[title "Bobby Fischer #134"] [fen "1r1r2k1/6pp/2n4q/2p1p2Q/pp2N2P/5P2/PPPR2P1/1K1R4 w - - 0 1"]
I can see how to get mate, with the Queen: 1. Rxd8 Rxd8 2. Rxd8 Nxd8 3. Qe8 for mate.
However, if 1. Rxd8 Nxd8 2. Rxd8 Rxd8 . This prevents the Qe8 mate, doesn't it?
So when the question asks "can he mate", yes but it's not guaranteed. Do I understand the board correctly?