Adhiban's choice to play a quiet, technical game today paid off. 'I was running out of options against the QGA', he said. 'It's not easy to break.'
So he tried it in the endgame. White had a little something there. 'But I should never have lost that', Jorden said.
This may be too drastic. Interesting was 25... g5!? 26.Rb8 Rc7 27.Rxb7 Rc2+ 28.Ke1 Kg6 when Black has great activity for the pawn.
26.Nc4 Bc3 27.Nb6 Rd2+ 28.Kf3
It looks as if Black is going to lose a pawn.
The best defence, according to the players, was probably 28...Bb2 (28...Bf6 29.Rc7) 29.Nc4 Rc2 30.Rc5 (30.Nxb2 Rxb2 31.Rc7 Kg6 32.Rxb7 Ra2 is not enough) 30... Kg8! (so that White cannot take the pawn with check - now the rook ending is again a draw) 31.h3 followed by g2-g4, still with more pleasant play for White; if 31.Nxb2 Rxb2 32.Rc8+ Kh7 33.Rc7 Kg6 34.Rxb7 Ra2.
29.Rc5 Bd6 30.Rxh5+ Kg6 31.Rh8 Ra2 32.h4 Bh2
32...Rxa3?? 33.Nc4 is the problem here.
With hindsight Van Foreest suggested 33...Bg1 here, but then Black is also in trouble after 34.Ne5+ Kf6 35.Ke4! Bxf2 36.Rf8.
34.h5+ Kg5 35.Rh7 Rxa3 36.Rxg7+ Kxh5 37.g4+ Kh6 38.Rxf7 Bxb4 39.Rf6+ Kg7 40.Rxe6
This position may not be hopeless yet for Black, but in practice it's very hard to play due to his bad king's position. Van Foreest had to resign on move 62. 'I played very badly today', he groaned.