C++ hangman program (stuck on one problem)

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-IF the user enters more than 1 letter during a letter guess, the program should break.
So that requirement no longer applies?
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#include <iostream>
#include <string>

int main()
{
    std::string word{"abcde"};
    char guess{};
    
    bool found1{false};
    std::cout << "Please guess a character: ";
    std::cin >> guess;
    guess = toupper(guess);
    
    if(toupper(word.at(0)) == guess)
    {
        found1 = true;
    }
    else if(toupper(word.at(1)) == guess)
    {
        found1 = true;
    }
    else if(toupper(word.at(2)) == guess)
    {
        found1 = true;
    }
    else if(toupper(word.at(3)) == guess)
    {
        found1 = true;
    }
    else if(toupper(word.at(4)) == guess)
    {
        found1 = true;
    }
    else
        found1 = false;
    
    
    
    
    bool found2{false};
    std::cout << "Please guess a character: ";
    std::cin >> guess;
    guess = toupper(guess);
    
    if(toupper(word.at(0)) == guess)
    {
        found2 = true;
    }
    else if(toupper(word.at(1)) == guess)
    {
        found2 = true;
    }
    else if(toupper(word.at(2)) == guess)
    {
        found2 = true;
    }
    else if(toupper(word.at(3)) == guess)
    {
        found2 = true;
    }
    else if(toupper(word.at(4)) == guess)
    {
        found2 = true;
    }
    else
        found2 = false;
    
    
    // ... etc etc etc
    
    
    if( (found1 == false) || (found2 == false)/* blah blah */)
        std::cout << "Bad\n";
    else
        std::cout << "Excellent\n";
    
    return 0;
}


Of course, if you nest each stage even deeper then the first character to produce a false result is enough to escape and reach the one and only return statement.
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Hey guys, sorry for getting back so late but I have found the solution. I wanted to thank you all for taking the time to try and help me out, I truly appreciate it. The fix was a simple one, and it made me feel really dumb not figuring it out sooner but here it is.

UPDATE: SOLVED.

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//ROUND 2
    if (GameOver == false)
    {
        cout << "You have 4 guesses left. Enter your second letter guess: " << endl;
        cin >> letterguess;


the simple fix:

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//ROUND 2
    if (GameOver == false && validLetterGuess == true)
    {
        cout << "You have 4 guesses left. Enter your second letter guess: " << endl;
        cin >> letterguess;



works like a charm. Breaks when more than one letter is entered, as it should. Hopefully this will help someone else, or enlighten us. Thanks again for all the help!
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