Chessical: This is another of the 1896 match's hand-to-hand fighting games, where once again the veteran ex-champion instigates complications.
<17.g4> is very sharp, but unfortunately for Steinitz has a tactical flaw. The rather surprising <17.Ne4> is quite playable, and if 17...Qxc2, then 18.Nxf6+ Nxf6 =
Instead of 17...Nxc3, <17...Bxd4> would have given Lasker a significant advantage, e.g. 18.Nxd5 Qxc2 19.Bxc2 Bxb2
Steinitz could have held his own with <27.Nxf5+!>. This takes advantage of the discovered attack on <f5> by his bishop, 27...Kf8 (the reason being if 27...Qxf5?? 28.Qb4+ wins the Queen outright) 28.Qb4+ Kf7 29.Nd6+ Bxd6 30.Qxd6 Re8 31.Ba4=
Steinitz is frustratingly close, but never quite close enough to a win, e.g. <28.Qxe6+!?> Kf8 29.Nxf5 Rh7 30.Rd7 Bc8 31.Ne7 Qxe7 (or 31...Bxd7 32.Ng6+ Kg7 33.Qxd7+) 32.Rxe7 Bxe6 33.Rxh7 Bd6 with a Bishop for two pawns and all the prospects.
<40. Qf6+> would simply lose the Queen.