Last night's round six disaster was a classic case of seeing things that weren't there. I think I'm getting mated if I accept his rook sacrifice. I was seeing ghosts. All he has is a perpetual. I would have been happy to take a draw in that position.
It's actually a very interesting position with both of us having minor pieces on outpost squares. His knight was pinned, but my unwillingness to give up the pin probably played a part in my eventual demise.
Can you find the mate in 8 if I sac the queen on e6? Select the text between the parenthesis to see it.
( 37...Qxe6 38. Nxe6+ Ke8 39. Rxd5 Bxd5 40. Qxf5 Bxe6 41. Qxe6 Kd8 42. Rg8+ Kc7 43. Rxc8+ Kb7 44. Qc6+ Ka7 45. Ra8# )