Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  189  2006 (107) 1
1861  193  2023 (102) 0
1862  180  2040 (96) 3
1863  171  2050 (94) 3
1864  177  2052 (95) 0
1865  183  2055 (96) 2
1866  205  2055 (99) 0
1867  197  2055 (101) 0
1868  193  2056 (102) 0
1869  193  2056 (103) 1
1870  203  2061 (105) 0
1871  205  2067 (106) 2
1872  215  2061 (111) 0
1873  225  2055 (115) 0
1874  235  2048 (119) 0
1875  241  2042 (123) 0
1876  261  2036 (126) 0
1877  258  2030 (128) 0
1878  265  2024 (131) 0
1879  281  2018 (133) 0
1880  300  2012 (135) 0
1881  333  2006 (136) 0
1882  363  2000 (138) 0
1883  420  1994 (139) 0
1884  445  1988 (140) 0
1885  464  1982 (141) 0
1886  469  1976 (142) 0
1887  479  1970 (142) 0
1888  470  1963 (143) 0
1889  482  1957 (143) 0
1890  503  1951 (143) 0
1891  528  1945 (143) 0
1892  555  1939 (143) 0
1893  572  1933 (142) 0
1894  585  1927 (141) 0
1895  557  1921 (141) 0
1896  558  1915 (140) 0
1897  559  1909 (139) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Steel, Robert  
   Also known as: Hon. Robert Steele
Born: 1839
Died: 30 June 1903
 
Notes:
I am supposing that 'Robert Steel' and 'Robert Steele' are alternate spellings but that the person is the same. There was also a Robert M. Steele, however, of Australia, who I presume to be a different person. Forster says Robert Steel was 64 when he died, which, given the birth year (1839) and death date given by Gaige, would mean he was born before 30 June.
 
References
Books
   Edgar, Liverpool Chess Club, page 70, 77, 78, 80, 83
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 19, 149, 969
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 405
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 186
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 81
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfled and Suhle, page 375
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 180, 184, 195, 241
Periodicals
   [BLL], 24 May 1863, page supp.1
   [CPC], vol. 3, Dec. 1861, page 355
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [ILN], vol. 39, 13 July 1861, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 64, 7 Feb. 1874, page 139
   [LiM], 11 Dec. 1861, page 7
Web
   Pope, Nick.  [The Blackburne-Zukertort Match, London 1881]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4163. Steinitz v Zukertort]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Ceccarini, F. - Steel, Ro. 1897         (f)     2.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

Manchester and Liverpool 1860     Manchester - Liverpool Telegraph Match    
  Steel, Ro. - Cohen, S.     0 - 1    
Manchester 1862 (2)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Steel, Ro. - Gregson, R.     1.5 - 1.5    
Liverpool 1863     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Steel, Ro. - Payne, J.B.     1.5 - 1.5    
Manchester 1865     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Steel, Ro. - Payne, J.B.     1 - 1    
Manchester 1869     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Steel, Ro. - Werner, M.G.E.     0 - 1    
Liverpool 1871     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Steel, Ro. - Steinkuhler, A.     2 - 0    


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018