Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  205  2003 (107) 1
1861  207  2020 (102) 0
1862  195  2037 (96) 3
1863  188  2048 (94) 3
1864  195  2050 (95) 0
1865  203  2052 (96) 2
1866  220  2053 (99) 0
1867  212  2053 (101) 0
1868  211  2054 (102) 0
1869  214  2054 (103) 1
1870  218  2060 (105) 0
1871  214  2066 (106) 2
1872  236  2059 (111) 0
1873  249  2053 (116) 0
1874  253  2047 (119) 0
1875  272  2041 (123) 0
1876  284  2035 (126) 0
1877  283  2029 (128) 0
1878  295  2023 (131) 0
1879  307  2017 (133) 0
1880  327  2011 (135) 0
1881  374  2005 (136) 0
1882  414  1999 (138) 0
1883  469  1993 (139) 0
1884  504  1987 (140) 0
1885  521  1981 (141) 0
1886  524  1975 (142) 0
1887  531  1969 (142) 0
1888  532  1963 (143) 0
1889  539  1957 (143) 0
1890  565  1951 (143) 0
1891  585  1945 (143) 0
1892  613  1939 (143) 0
1893  635  1933 (142) 0
1894  657  1927 (142) 0
1895  651  1921 (141) 0
1896  642  1915 (140) 0
1897  651  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
   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