Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  199  2004 (107) 1
1861  201  2022 (102) 0
1862  192  2039 (96) 3
1863  187  2049 (94) 3
1864  192  2051 (96) 0
1865  197  2054 (96) 2
1866  216  2054 (99) 0
1867  206  2055 (101) 0
1868  205  2056 (102) 0
1869  206  2056 (103) 1
1870  214  2062 (105) 0
1871  211  2067 (106) 2
1872  230  2061 (111) 0
1873  241  2055 (116) 0
1874  248  2049 (119) 0
1875  260  2043 (123) 0
1876  276  2037 (126) 0
1877  272  2031 (128) 0
1878  278  2025 (131) 0
1879  292  2019 (133) 0
1880  311  2013 (135) 0
1881  355  2007 (137) 0
1882  390  2001 (138) 0
1883  440  1995 (139) 0
1884  473  1989 (140) 0
1885  503  1983 (141) 0
1886  502  1977 (142) 0
1887  510  1971 (142) 0
1888  509  1965 (143) 0
1889  519  1959 (143) 0
1890  546  1953 (143) 0
1891  565  1947 (143) 0
1892  595  1941 (143) 0
1893  613  1935 (142) 0
1894  637  1929 (142) 0
1895  613  1923 (141) 0
1896  610  1917 (140) 0
1897  608  1912 (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