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Can anyone explain this sacrifice?

Always ask yourself, "what is my opponent threatening?", especially before making a move that is not a check. Let's say Black plays the non-check 1..Rxh2. The goal is the "unstoppable&...
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Can anyone explain this sacrifice?

Black sacrifices the queen to deflect the bishop away from the a4-e8 diagonal; after 2. Bxc4 Rxh2, the threat of 3...Rh1# is winning. If Black attempts to skip 1...Qxc4+, playing 1...Rxh2?? then White ...
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