Chessical: A contemporary report, quoting notes by Steinitz, taken from the "Baltimore News" column written by Mr. William Henry Krause Pollock.
Black 3 - Quite in the old style as played already by Louis Charles Mahe De La Bourdonnais and Alexander McDonnell.
White 4 - The above masters invariably played here BxP instead.
White 7 - This I already played against Mikhail Chigorin in a consultation game; the object is not to allow the N to go back to c6, but it is probably better to retreat the B to e2 at once.
White 11 - e4 or f3 were the right moves at this juncture; and, in fact, the move made loses the game by letting too many of the adverse pieces in against the king.
Black 13 - A very fine move, which forces the gain of a pawn.
White 20 - This is a bad move, and Nf3 at once was undoubtedly the proper play.
Black 20 - Also a very fine move
White 21 - Forced, as Black threatened to win a piece by Ne4+, nor could the g pawn advance, as it would be lost by the same sally
Black 23 - Very fine play as White cannot advance the pawn without creating an opening for the adverse rook that would be disastrous for him, and otherwise the whole of White's attack on the K-side is completely stopped.
White 24 - Be3 was now the only defence. The next move draws White into the "mate" net.
After Black's 28th move - As will be seen, the mate is accomplished in a most ingenious manner. At this stage Gunsberg announced mate in five moves.
Belfast News-Letter - Thursday 22 January 1891, p.3.