|lame duck: The key point of the game was at 28-th move:
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After long and heavy defence Steinitz managed to retain a pawn and was close to repel all threats. He played
and this move was estimated as a good one in a tournament book. There was an obvious defending move 28... Rf8, but Steinitz declined it, and gave the following variation as refuting this defence:
29. Rxf7 Rxf7 30. Qxa8+ Rf8 31. Qxa7 Qxb3 32. Rxg7+ Kh8 33. Rg6 Qf7 34. Rxh6+ Nh7 35. Qxf7 Rxf7 36. Rxb6, and white wins.
But this continuation is wrong, because instead of 33... Qf7 black can play 33... Qe1+ 34. Kh2 Qxh5+, and black wins.
After 28... Qb1 29. Kh2 Rd5 black lost an advantage, the game became more sharp, soon Steinitz made another mistake and finally lost the game.