Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  202  2005 (107) 1
1861  202  2022 (102) 0
1862  193  2039 (96) 3
1863  188  2050 (94) 3
1864  195  2052 (96) 0
1865  201  2054 (96) 2
1866  218  2055 (99) 0
1867  208  2055 (101) 0
1868  208  2056 (102) 0
1869  212  2057 (103) 1
1870  217  2062 (105) 0
1871  212  2068 (106) 2
1872  234  2062 (111) 0
1873  247  2056 (116) 0
1874  253  2050 (119) 0
1875  270  2044 (123) 0
1876  283  2038 (126) 0
1877  282  2032 (128) 0
1878  290  2026 (131) 0
1879  305  2020 (133) 0
1880  322  2014 (135) 0
1881  366  2008 (136) 0
1882  400  2002 (138) 0
1883  453  1996 (139) 0
1884  483  1990 (140) 0
1885  510  1984 (141) 0
1886  512  1978 (142) 0
1887  516  1972 (142) 0
1888  517  1966 (143) 0
1889  527  1960 (143) 0
1890  555  1954 (143) 0
1891  575  1948 (143) 0
1892  607  1942 (143) 0
1893  625  1936 (142) 0
1894  643  1930 (142) 0
1895  622  1924 (141) 0
1896  617  1918 (140) 0
1897  624  1912 (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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 142, 162, 177, 190, 213, 311, 580
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 81
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld 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: 5 May 2020