Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  186  2005 (107) 1
1861  184  2022 (102) 0
1862  174  2039 (96) 3
1863  165  2049 (94) 3
1864  170  2051 (96) 0
1865  179  2053 (96) 2
1866  198  2054 (99) 0
1867  192  2054 (101) 0
1868  187  2054 (102) 0
1869  189  2054 (103) 1
1870  199  2060 (105) 0
1871  201  2065 (107) 2
1872  206  2059 (111) 0
1873  219  2053 (116) 0
1874  231  2047 (119) 0
1875  239  2041 (123) 0
1876  260  2035 (126) 0
1877  260  2029 (128) 0
1878  269  2023 (131) 0
1879  278  2017 (133) 0
1880  296  2011 (135) 0
1881  331  2005 (137) 0
1882  363  1999 (138) 0
1883  421  1993 (139) 0
1884  446  1987 (140) 0
1885  464  1981 (141) 0
1886  468  1975 (142) 0
1887  479  1969 (142) 0
1888  469  1963 (143) 0
1889  483  1957 (143) 0
1890  503  1951 (143) 0
1891  528  1945 (143) 0
1892  558  1939 (143) 0
1893  573  1933 (142) 0
1894  587  1927 (142) 0
1895  560  1921 (141) 0
1896  560  1915 (140) 0
1897  560  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
   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