No Endgame Finesse

Round 1, Tuesday.

40…Rxf4?  Looks natural, and is natural in time-pressure when you aren’t sure what you are doing and playing a lousy rook endgame.  40…Re4!  Continues to preserve winning chances, even though it would still be a draw with perfect play from Black.  Calvin caught the three-fold repetition, and we drew.

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