Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  183  1991 (107) 1
1861  183  2008 (102) 0
1862  171  2025 (96) 3
1863  165  2036 (94) 3
1864  170  2039 (96) 0
1865  177  2041 (96) 2
1866  196  2042 (99) 0
1867  187  2043 (101) 0
1868  175  2044 (102) 0
1869  178  2045 (103) 1
1870  193  2051 (105) 0
1871  194  2056 (107) 2
1872  203  2051 (111) 0
1873  217  2045 (116) 0
1874  229  2039 (119) 0
1875  244  2033 (123) 0
1876  264  2027 (126) 0
1877  257  2021 (129) 0
1878  269  2015 (131) 0
1879  274  2010 (133) 0
1880  287  2004 (135) 0
1881  326  1998 (137) 0
1882  353  1992 (138) 0
1883  415  1986 (139) 0
1884  449  1980 (140) 0
1885  465  1975 (141) 0
1886  468  1969 (142) 0
1887  472  1963 (142) 0
1888  460  1957 (143) 0
1889  471  1951 (143) 0
1890  499  1945 (143) 0
1891  520  1939 (143) 0
1892  545  1934 (143) 0
1893  564  1928 (142) 0
1894  577  1922 (142) 0
1895  547  1916 (141) 0
1896  554  1910 (140) 0
1897  552  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
   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: 28 May 2016