Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  192  2007 (107) 1
1861  195  2024 (102) 0
1862  186  2041 (96) 3
1863  174  2051 (94) 3
1864  181  2054 (96) 0
1865  187  2056 (96) 2
1866  209  2056 (99) 0
1867  201  2057 (101) 0
1868  197  2057 (102) 0
1869  200  2057 (103) 1
1870  210  2063 (105) 0
1871  208  2068 (106) 2
1872  224  2062 (111) 0
1873  236  2056 (116) 0
1874  240  2050 (119) 0
1875  252  2044 (123) 0
1876  269  2038 (126) 0
1877  262  2032 (128) 0
1878  270  2025 (131) 0
1879  286  2019 (133) 0
1880  307  2013 (135) 0
1881  337  2007 (136) 0
1882  368  2001 (138) 0
1883  428  1995 (139) 0
1884  452  1989 (140) 0
1885  472  1983 (141) 0
1886  471  1977 (142) 0
1887  480  1970 (142) 0
1888  475  1964 (143) 0
1889  486  1958 (143) 0
1890  510  1952 (143) 0
1891  536  1946 (143) 0
1892  563  1940 (142) 0
1893  583  1934 (142) 0
1894  600  1928 (141) 0
1895  572  1922 (141) 0
1896  575  1915 (140) 0
1897  576  1909 (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