Chessical: A contemporary report:
The match at present in progress between Gunsberg and Steinitz still continues to attract considerable attention from players on both sides of the Atlantic; but the interest has been considerably damped by the large number of drawn games.
In the sixth game Gunsberg studied for thirty-four minutes before making his twenty-seventh move. Steinitz having accidentally touched Gunsberg's foot beneath the table. in his abstraction, instead of uttering the usual form of apology, he exclaimed 'J'Adoube', which is the prescribed formula when a player touches a piece without any intention of playing it.
Gunsberg is attempting too much. He has handicapped himself by undertaking to supply several papers with the games and notes. For this purpose he often takes down a second copy of the game as it proceeds.
Gunsberg states that he never met Steinitz at the board before on equal terms, but that, when a youth, he played against Steinitz, who then allowed him the odds of a rook. Steinitz has no recollection whatever of the occurrence. Score at present- Steinitz 7, 4: Gunsberg, 2; draws, 5. Seven more games will complete the match.
Source: <Belfast News-Letter - Thursday 15 January 1891, p.3.>