Chess Puzzles, Defence by Declining a Capture, Puzzle 4:
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Self Defence... Defence by Declining a Capture
Puzzle #4

For the cost of a Rook (Rd1), White spots an opportunity to win 2x Black Pieces -- Bishop (Bd5) and Knight (Nf6) -- with White's Queen (Qc5) completing the trade, on d5, resulting in a clear material gain.

Why should White's Rd1 decline the opportunity to capture Black's Bd5, which would begin the aforementioned material swap?
Chess Puzzles, Self Defence, Defence by Declining a Capture, #4
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