Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  183  1995 (107) 1
1861  183  2012 (102) 0
1862  173  2029 (96) 3
1863  164  2039 (94) 3
1864  170  2042 (96) 0
1865  177  2044 (96) 2
1866  195  2045 (99) 0
1867  189  2045 (101) 0
1868  182  2046 (102) 0
1869  183  2047 (103) 1
1870  195  2052 (105) 0
1871  194  2058 (107) 2
1872  203  2052 (111) 0
1873  217  2046 (116) 0
1874  230  2040 (119) 0
1875  243  2034 (123) 0
1876  262  2028 (126) 0
1877  259  2022 (129) 0
1878  269  2016 (131) 0
1879  277  2010 (133) 0
1880  289  2004 (135) 0
1881  329  1999 (137) 0
1882  355  1993 (138) 0
1883  417  1987 (139) 0
1884  451  1981 (140) 0
1885  470  1975 (141) 0
1886  474  1969 (142) 0
1887  477  1963 (142) 0
1888  466  1957 (143) 0
1889  482  1951 (143) 0
1890  509  1945 (143) 0
1891  532  1940 (143) 0
1892  559  1934 (143) 0
1893  574  1928 (142) 0
1894  587  1922 (142) 0
1895  560  1916 (141) 0
1896  560  1910 (140) 0
1897  558  1904 (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
   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: 16 Jul. 2017