Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  211  2001 (107) 1
1861  209  2018 (102) 0
1862  201  2035 (96) 3
1863  193  2046 (94) 3
1864  200  2048 (95) 0
1865  207  2050 (96) 2
1866  224  2051 (99) 0
1867  216  2051 (101) 0
1868  213  2052 (102) 0
1869  216  2052 (103) 1
1870  222  2058 (105) 0
1871  217  2063 (106) 2
1872  238  2057 (111) 0
1873  251  2051 (115) 0
1874  256  2045 (119) 0
1875  273  2039 (123) 0
1876  286  2033 (126) 0
1877  287  2027 (128) 0
1878  301  2021 (131) 0
1879  311  2014 (133) 0
1880  333  2008 (135) 0
1881  378  2002 (136) 0
1882  418  1996 (138) 0
1883  479  1990 (139) 0
1884  515  1984 (140) 0
1885  524  1978 (141) 0
1886  527  1972 (142) 0
1887  535  1966 (142) 0
1888  536  1960 (143) 0
1889  540  1954 (143) 0
1890  570  1948 (143) 0
1891  589  1942 (143) 0
1892  617  1935 (143) 0
1893  640  1929 (142) 0
1894  661  1923 (141) 0
1895  654  1917 (141) 0
1896  645  1911 (140) 0
1897  652  1905 (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
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 106
Periodicals
   [BLL], 24 May 1863, page supp.1
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 36, Dec. 1861, page 355
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [ILN], vol. 39, no. 1098, 13 July 1861, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 64, no. 1798, 7 Feb. 1874, page 139
   [LiM], no. 4316, 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: 6 Mar. 2021