Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  185  2000 (107) 1
1861  184  2017 (102) 0
1862  174  2034 (96) 3
1863  165  2044 (94) 3
1864  169  2047 (96) 0
1865  177  2049 (96) 2
1866  196  2049 (99) 0
1867  190  2050 (101) 0
1868  184  2050 (102) 0
1869  185  2051 (103) 1
1870  195  2056 (105) 0
1871  193  2061 (107) 2
1872  203  2056 (111) 0
1873  216  2050 (116) 0
1874  231  2044 (119) 0
1875  241  2038 (123) 0
1876  261  2032 (126) 0
1877  260  2026 (129) 0
1878  271  2020 (131) 0
1879  279  2014 (133) 0
1880  295  2008 (135) 0
1881  328  2002 (137) 0
1882  362  1996 (138) 0
1883  419  1990 (139) 0
1884  447  1984 (140) 0
1885  466  1978 (141) 0
1886  469  1972 (142) 0
1887  480  1966 (142) 0
1888  471  1961 (143) 0
1889  483  1955 (143) 0
1890  506  1949 (143) 0
1891  530  1943 (143) 0
1892  558  1937 (143) 0
1893  574  1931 (142) 0
1894  587  1925 (142) 0
1895  560  1919 (141) 0
1896  560  1913 (140) 0
1897  561  1907 (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