On Monday we reported on the weekend’s 4NCL results, mentioning Justin Tan‘s draw against GM Robin von Kampen (2603).
As Kai Tan (Justin’s father) commented, Justin (White) missed a tactic that would probably have given him a win!
This was the position after Black’s 29th move:
Here, Justin played 30. Rxd7? and the game ended soon after when Justin was forced to give perpetual check. He should have played 30. Qh8+ Kf7 31. Qh5! Justin’s own annotations continue 31… Be8 32. Rg1 Kg8 33. Rxg6 Rxd2 34. Nxd2 Bf8 35. Rxg7+ and White will be a piece up.