Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  190  2005 (107) 1
1861  196  2022 (102) 0
1862  184  2039 (96) 3
1863  173  2049 (94) 3
1864  179  2051 (96) 0
1865  184  2053 (96) 2
1866  207  2054 (99) 0
1867  199  2054 (101) 0
1868  195  2055 (102) 0
1869  196  2055 (103) 1
1870  205  2060 (105) 0
1871  209  2066 (106) 2
1872  222  2060 (111) 0
1873  229  2054 (116) 0
1874  240  2048 (119) 0
1875  247  2042 (123) 0
1876  267  2035 (126) 0
1877  260  2029 (128) 0
1878  269  2023 (131) 0
1879  285  2017 (133) 0
1880  306  2011 (135) 0
1881  336  2005 (136) 0
1882  368  1999 (138) 0
1883  425  1993 (139) 0
1884  450  1987 (140) 0
1885  469  1981 (141) 0
1886  471  1975 (142) 0
1887  481  1969 (142) 0
1888  473  1963 (143) 0
1889  485  1957 (143) 0
1890  508  1951 (143) 0
1891  532  1945 (143) 0
1892  558  1939 (143) 0
1893  576  1933 (142) 0
1894  592  1926 (141) 0
1895  563  1920 (141) 0
1896  564  1914 (140) 0
1897  570  1908 (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, 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: 30 Sept. 2018