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But Black fares no better on the game’s 19…Bxb2 20. Rd3 Qc1+ 21. Bd1 Rg8 (White also crashes through on 21…Rb8 22. 0-0 f5 23. Nxf5! exf5 24. Rxf5+ Kg8 25. Rg3+ Bg7 26. Qc4+ and mate next) 22. Rf1 Be8 23. Nxc8 Rxg2 24. Qd8 Rxc2 25. Qd6+ Kg7 26. Rg1+, and Zaitchik resigned facing 26…Kf6 (Kh6 27. Rh3 mate; 26…Kh8 27. Qf8 mate) 27. Rf3+ Qf4 28. Rxf4 mate.

Fourth Americas Continental Championships, July 2007

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1. d4f536. axb7Rxb7

2. Nc3Nf637. Qa5+Kb8

3. Bg5d538. Qd8+Ka7

4. Bxf6exf639. c6Rb5

5. e3Be640. Qd7+Kb6

6. Qf3Nc641. c7Ne7

7. Bb5Qd642. Qxe7Be4

8. Nge20-0-043. exf4Rb1+

9. a3Kb844. Kd2Ra8

10. Na4Ne745. c8=N+Rxc8

11. Nc5Bc846. Qxf6+Kb5

12. g3h547. Qg7Ka6

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