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White to move. How should white proceed?

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No. 1-5
fajac
fajac
  1. Bf7#
fajac
fajac
  1. Rf5+ gxf5
dysmedia
dysmedia

Better:

  1. Bd5 Rad8
  2. Bc6 Rdf8?
    (... Re3+ 3. Be3)
  3. Rxa7 Rd8?
  4. Rb7

(White either gets a rook or promotes a pawn.)

Question regarding annotation: how do you indicate, as in 2 and 3, that all moves for black are equally useless? Do you just choose one of many useless moves, and put a question mark beside it, as I did here?

dysmedia
dysmedia

What happens if the pawn rather than the bishop takes f5?

Alena
Alena
  1. Rf5+ Bxf5
  2. Bd1+ Bg4
  3. Bxg4#


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