Short, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1883  444  2025 (87) 4
1884  457  2038 (84) 0
1885  442  2051 (80) 0
1886  407  2064 (74) 0
1887  392  2077 (66) 8
1888  370  2089 (64) 0
1889  353  2101 (58) 8
1890  340  2130 (55) 16
1891  358  2120 (53) 14
1892  368  2127 (55) 1
1893  340  2140 (50) 21
1894  327  2153 (51) 15
1895  350  2145 (57) 3
1896  348  2143 (63) 0
1897  352  2140 (64) 0
1898  366  2138 (61) 0
1899  382  2136 (53) 30
1900  415  2117 (61) 0
1901  469  2099 (64) 0
1902  527  2081 (64) 0
1903  550  2062 (60) 0
1904  613  2044 (51) 27
1905  655  2029 (58) 0
1906  701  2013 (59) 12
1907  697  2026 (66) 0
1908  671  2039 (70) 0
1909  695  2053 (71) 0
1910  658  2066 (69) 9
1911  734  2044 (78) 0
1912  773  2022 (85) 0
1913  799  2000 (90) 0
1914  764  1979 (95) 0
1915  744  1957 (98) 0
1916  753  1935 (100) 0
1917  769  1913 (102) 0
1918  815  1892 (103) 0
1919  839  1870 (104) 0
1920  940  1848 (103) 0
1921  1022  1826 (102) 0
1922  990  1804 (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 (1)     24th Canadian Championship     7  /  12
Montreal 1899 (2)     Montreal Club Championship     11.5  /  18
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: 5 Sept. 2021