I replied 58…Kb7 to get my K to a8 blocking the P and hoping I could at least hinder White's progress with my R. Now the correct winning procedure for White is to play 59.Kd7 and the advance of his e-Pawn is assured. Instead he played 59.Rd7+ to which I replied 59…Ka8 setting up the stalemate. A few moves later we reached the following position:
Correct for White is 62.Kd6 Rh6 63.Rd8+ Kxa7 64.Kd7 and the P queens. Instead he played 62.Kd8?? and now according to the Shredder endgame database the game is a draw because of the stalemate threat. 62…Rh8+ 63.Kc7 Rc8+ 64.Kd6 Rc6+ Reaching this position:
The game is drawn. White can never avoid the R checks; if he tries by 65.Ke7 then 65…Rxe6+ It took White several moves before he realized the win had vanished so he finally took the R. A lucky escape.