Short, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1883  425  2033 (88) 4
1884  423  2046 (85) 0
1885  414  2060 (81) 0
1886  383  2073 (75) 0
1887  365  2087 (66) 8
1888  338  2099 (65) 0
1889  326  2112 (60) 8
1890  313  2142 (56) 16
1891  341  2133 (54) 14
1892  340  2141 (57) 1
1893  320  2155 (52) 21
1894  313  2168 (53) 15
1895  327  2159 (59) 3
1896  336  2153 (66) 0
1897  343  2148 (69) 0
1898  365  2142 (68) 0
1899  384  2137 (65) 12
1900  406  2127 (72) 0
1901  426  2117 (76) 0
1902  460  2107 (78) 0
1903  480  2097 (79) 0
1904  516  2087 (77) 0
1905  543  2077 (74) 0
1906  575  2067 (68) 12
1907  563  2076 (73) 0
1908  551  2085 (75) 0
1909  573  2095 (74) 0
1910  560  2104 (72) 9
1911  638  2082 (80) 0
1912  671  2060 (87) 0
1913  704  2037 (92) 0
1914  695  2015 (96) 0
1915  666  1993 (99) 0
1916  693  1970 (101) 0
1917  698  1948 (103) 0
1918  738  1926 (104) 0
1919  750  1903 (104) 0
1920  857  1881 (104) 0
1921  934  1859 (103) 0
1922  896  1837 (101) 6

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Short, Robert  
Born: 14 Apr. 1844
Died: 21 Aug. 1927
 
Notes:
Correspondence from David Cohen has full name 'Robert Short', as do Stephen Wright and John Hilbert. Hilbert quotes an obituary stating that died at age 87, but Gaige's dates suggest that he was 83.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1921-1930, page 36
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 389
   Hilbert, Napier, page 39
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 12, 48
   Hilbert, Young Marshall, page 9, 12, 129
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 249
   Yanofsky, 100 Years of Chess in Canada, page 27
Web
   Cohen, David.  [Canadian Chess Timeline]
   Cohen, David.  [Canadian Chess: Champions - Closed]
   Cohen, David.  [Canadian Chess: Robert Short]
   Wright, Stephen.  [Early Canadian Championships]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Lasker, Em. - Short, R. 1892         (f)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Short, R. 1893         (c)     1   -   0
de Soyres, J. - Short, R. 1894         (c)     0.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

Montreal 1883     11th Canadian Championship     2  /  5
Montreal 1887     14th Canadian Championship     4  /  8
Montreal 1889     16th Canadian Championship     2.5  /  8
Quebec 1890     17th Canadian Championship     10  /  12
Montreal 1890     Montreal Club Tournament     25.5  /  27
Montreal 1891     18th Canadian Championship     5.5  /  14
Montreal 1893 (2)     1st Montreal Club Championship     10  /  18
Quebec 1893 (2)     Montreal - Quebec Club Match    
  Short, R. - Pope, E.     2 - 0    
Montreal 1894     21st Canadian Championship     7.5  /  14
Montreal 1895 (1)     Montreal Club Handicap Tournament     16  /  20      odds player in pawn and two moves class
Montreal 1895 (3)     Montreal Club - Central Club Match    
  Short, R. - Marshall, F.J.     0 - 1    
Montreal 1899     24th Canadian Championship     7  /  12
Montreal 1906     26th Canadian Championship     2  /  12
Montreal 1910     28th Canadian Championship     6  /  9
Montreal 1922     31st Canadian Championship     0.5  /  6


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2020