a little tweak to the previous line that I thought of while sleeping (wtf why do I think about this game while I'm sleeping?!): 30.. Rxf2 31. Ne4 Rf5 32. Rc1 b6 33. b4 Bxb4 34. Rc7+ Kf8 and now if white simply takes Rxg6 as I previously offered, black has a strong Rf7! which seems to reduce the pressure immensely. So instead of 34. Rxg6, maybe 34. Rh7 is a good option, and after 34.. Kg8 probably 35. Rd7 and again white should get everything back and then some. Now it is getting a little bit hard to calculate w/o the board, but one crazy line would be 35.. Raf8 (so that white king is now in some danger) 36. Rg6+ Kh8 and now white can take a draw obv, but I think after 37. Ng5! white king should be able to escape, Rf1+ 38. Kb2 R8f2+ 39. Kb3 Rb1+ 40. Kc4 Rc2+ 41. Kxd4 Bc3+ 42. Ke4 and to any check Kf3 next move.
There is no way all of the above is correct, but it was really fun to calculate it while sleeping lol
Well, this walks right into 30.Ne4, but I don't really know what other options I have. If I don't take f2 then Ne4 comes anyway and I don't have a pawn to show for it. So I think this is basically forced. I'm looking at something like 29...Rxf2 30.Ne4 Rf5 and will be curious to see what white does at that point.
Same thoughts as earlier. Still not entirely sure where I'm going with this line to get the pawn back, but the position just has to be good.
it's probably worth looking at the position at least deeply enough to see what the two most forcing moves do: Nxc5 should win back a pawn straight away, and Ng5+ wins a pawn or forces a repetition at least. but yeah White should definitely be looking for more
I had a long post typed out with a lot of analysis that got eaten by the internet monster, and I don't feel like going over it all again.
Long story short: Nxc5 gives me almost the better end of a near-certain draw, and that is most definitely not how I roll. Ng5+ is more speculative, unbalanced and probably not the best move. That is much more my speed.