Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  188  2006 (107) 1
1861  192  2024 (102) 0
1862  179  2041 (96) 3
1863  170  2051 (94) 3
1864  177  2053 (96) 0
1865  182  2055 (96) 2
1866  204  2056 (99) 0
1867  196  2056 (101) 0
1868  192  2056 (102) 0
1869  191  2057 (103) 1
1870  201  2062 (105) 0
1871  205  2067 (106) 2
1872  215  2061 (111) 0
1873  225  2055 (115) 0
1874  235  2049 (119) 0
1875  241  2043 (123) 0
1876  261  2037 (126) 0
1877  258  2031 (128) 0
1878  265  2025 (131) 0
1879  281  2019 (133) 0
1880  301  2013 (135) 0
1881  333  2007 (136) 0
1882  363  2001 (138) 0
1883  420  1994 (139) 0
1884  445  1988 (140) 0
1885  464  1982 (141) 0
1886  469  1976 (142) 0
1887  479  1970 (142) 0
1888  470  1964 (143) 0
1889  481  1958 (143) 0
1890  507  1952 (143) 0
1891  532  1946 (143) 0
1892  559  1940 (143) 0
1893  576  1934 (142) 0
1894  589  1928 (141) 0
1895  562  1921 (141) 0
1896  563  1915 (140) 0
1897  564  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, Hirschfled 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