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Based of your question it appears that you have correctly assessed and identified the critical piece holding blacks position together. The Bishop on c6. Rxc6 - Removing the Defender. [FEN "4r1k1/1p3ppp/2b5/5n2/pp6/8/P4PPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1"] 1. Rxc6 Rxe1# Results in a completely lost position which allows black to mate in one. Rxe8 - "...


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If White goes for 1. Rxc6??, Black has 1...Rxe1#


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