Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  200  2008 (107) 1
1861  200  2025 (102) 0
1862  191  2042 (96) 3
1863  183  2052 (94) 3
1864  189  2054 (96) 0
1865  194  2057 (96) 2
1866  213  2057 (99) 0
1867  203  2057 (101) 0
1868  200  2058 (102) 0
1869  202  2058 (103) 1
1870  209  2063 (105) 0
1871  207  2069 (106) 2
1872  223  2063 (111) 0
1873  235  2057 (115) 0
1874  241  2050 (119) 0
1875  253  2044 (123) 0
1876  268  2038 (126) 0
1877  262  2032 (128) 0
1878  270  2026 (131) 0
1879  285  2020 (133) 0
1880  310  2014 (135) 0
1881  343  2008 (136) 0
1882  377  2002 (138) 0
1883  430  1995 (139) 0
1884  457  1989 (140) 0
1885  481  1983 (141) 0
1886  481  1977 (142) 0
1887  489  1971 (142) 0
1888  488  1965 (143) 0
1889  497  1959 (143) 0
1890  520  1953 (143) 0
1891  545  1947 (143) 0
1892  577  1940 (142) 0
1893  600  1934 (142) 0
1894  616  1928 (141) 0
1895  583  1922 (141) 0
1896  578  1916 (140) 0
1897  578  1910 (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