Short, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1883  437  2029 (87) 4
1884  448  2042 (84) 0
1885  435  2055 (80) 0
1886  394  2069 (74) 0
1887  382  2082 (65) 8
1888  359  2095 (64) 0
1889  345  2107 (58) 8
1890  329  2138 (54) 16
1891  350  2126 (53) 14
1892  354  2132 (55) 1
1893  330  2144 (50) 21
1894  318  2158 (51) 15
1895  334  2151 (57) 3
1896  330  2151 (62) 0
1897  339  2150 (63) 0
1898  346  2150 (59) 0
1899  363  2150 (51) 30
1900  387  2137 (58) 0
1901  421  2124 (59) 0
1902  465  2111 (54) 10
1903  439  2124 (51) 17
1904  563  2079 (48) 27
1905  613  2058 (56) 0
1906  667  2036 (58) 12
1907  664  2047 (65) 0
1908  645  2058 (69) 0
1909  666  2069 (71) 0
1910  642  2080 (69) 9
1911  705  2058 (78) 0
1912  749  2036 (85) 0
1913  790  2014 (90) 0
1914  773  1993 (94) 0
1915  761  1971 (98) 0
1916  766  1949 (100) 0
1917  791  1927 (102) 0
1918  842  1905 (103) 0
1919  874  1883 (103) 0
1920  981  1861 (103) 0
1921  1081  1839 (102) 0
1922  1097  1817 (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
Periodicals
   [MWW], vol. 58, 23 June 1903, page 16
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
Short, R. - Clement, C.A. 1903         (f)     6   -   2

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 (1)     24th Canadian Championship     7  /  12
Montreal 1899 (2)     Montreal Club Championship     11.5  /  18
Montreal 1902     Montreal Club Championship     4.5  /  10
Montreal 1903     Quebec Provincial Championship     6.5  /  9
Montreal 1904 (1)     Montreal Club Championship     7  /  15
Montreal 1904 (2)     Montreal Club Quadrangular Tournament     4  /  12
Montreal 1906 (1)     26th Canadian Championship     2  /  12
Montreal 1910     28th Canadian Championship     6  /  9
Montreal 1922     31st Canadian Championship     0.5  /  6


Player information updated: 13 Feb. 2024