Opera Mate Is Coming! But First Keep An Eye On c7-square

After sacrificing both Knights and the Queen White announces an Opera Mate!
Donald Griffith vs Kevin Hopps
St. Paul (1982)
Sicilian Defense: Najdorf. Polugayevsky Variation Simagin Line (B96)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6
7. f4 b5 8. e5 dxe5 9. fxe5 Qc7 10. Qe2 Nfd7 11. O-O-O Bb7
12. Qg4 Qxe5 13. Bxb5 axb5 14. Ncxb5 h5 15. Nc7+ Qxc7 16. Nxe6
Qe5 17. Nc7+ Qxc7 18. Qe2+ Ne5 19. Qxe5+ Qxe5 20. Rd8#
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