Daily Chess Improvement: Reversed Chess Tactic!

This is an actual game between Thorhallsson, Throstur and Sigurdsson, Snorri Thor at Icelandic Open

1 e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Bd3 dxe4 5. Bxe4 c5 6. a3 Ba5 7. dxc5 Bxc3+ 8. bxc3 Qa5 9. Ne2 Nf6 10. Bf3 Nbd7 11. Qd6 Qxc5 12. Bf4 Qa5 13. g4 h6 14. O-O e5 15. Bg3 Qc5 16. Rad1 Qxd6 17. Rxd6 O-O 18. h3 Re8 19. Bg2 Nc5 20. f3 Bd7 21. Bf2 Ne6 22. Re1 Ba4 23. Rb1 b6 24. f4 e4 25. Rb2 Rad8 26. Rxd8 Rxd8 27. Bd4 Nxd4 28. cxd4 Rc8 29. g5 hxg5 30. fxg5 Nh7 31. Bxe4 Nxg5 32. Bf5 Re8 33. c4 g6 34. Bg4 f5 35. h4 Ne4 36. Bf3 Rc8 37. Bxe4 fxe4 38. Rb4 Bc2 39. Kf2 Bd3 40. Nf4 Bxc4 41. Ke3 Kf7 42. Kxe4 b5 43. Nd3 Bxd3+ 44. Kxd3 a6 45. a4 Rh8 46. axb5 axb5 47. Rxb5 Rxh4 48. Kc4 Rg4 49. Rb6 Ke7 50. Kc5 Rg1 51. Rb7+ Ke8 52. Kd6 g5 53. d5 g4 54. Re7+ Kd8 55. Rg7 Ke8 56. Ke6 Re1+ 57. Kf5 Rd1 58. Rxg4

The above is the position after 58. Rxg4. What is the worst possible move black could make?

Comments (2)
No. 1-2
ecwinslow
ecwinslow

There is no worst move. Everything draws. 1...Rxd5+ 2.Ke6 Kf8 3.Rf7+ Kg8 is okay.

DaveCubby
DaveCubby

Snorri Thor Sigurdsson (Black) made a bad mistake by 1...Rxd5+???, 2. Ke6 winning the Black Rook and threatening Rg8#. Black’s correct move is 1...Re1! It should have been a draw.



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