'Manual de Xadrez', id., ibid.
Tchigorin-Steinitz, La Habana, 1892.
World Championship Match, game #23.
After the game #22, Steinitz had 9 victories, and Tchigorin, 8. The new World Chess Champion needed 10 victories, then the Russian GM haven´t alternative. After the 31th move of Steinitz, the situation was:
If 32. Rxb7! Bh5! (threading mate in 3) 33. Rb3! Bf7! 34. Bf4! Rxd5 35. Ng5 etc, white pieces had the victory.
But Tchigorin plays 32. Bb4??, and Steinitz announce mate in 2...
Vásquez, strong mexican chessplayer and excelent chess columnist, wrote: "More than 1,000 people assisted the game. They thinked Mr. Steinitz will resigned soon. Suddenly, a living agitation is produce. The russian GM turns pale and takes the hands to his head. 'What an unhappiness! What a way of finish a math for the world championship!', hundreds of voices said."