Short, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1883  424  2026 (88) 4
1884  423  2040 (85) 0
1885  412  2053 (81) 0
1886  388  2067 (75) 0
1887  363  2080 (67) 8
1888  339  2093 (65) 0
1889  331  2106 (60) 8
1890  319  2136 (56) 16
1891  340  2128 (55) 14
1892  340  2135 (57) 1
1893  322  2150 (52) 21
1894  308  2163 (53) 15
1895  320  2153 (60) 3
1896  324  2148 (66) 0
1897  331  2142 (69) 0
1898  357  2136 (68) 0
1899  378  2131 (65) 12
1900  384  2120 (72) 0
1901  412  2110 (76) 0
1902  439  2099 (78) 0
1903  466  2089 (79) 0
1904  510  2079 (77) 0
1905  536  2068 (74) 0
1906  567  2058 (69) 12
1907  567  2067 (73) 0
1908  556  2076 (75) 0
1909  580  2085 (75) 0
1910  550  2094 (73) 9
1911  633  2071 (81) 0
1912  646  2047 (87) 0
1913  678  2024 (92) 0
1914  655  2001 (97) 0
1915  633  1977 (100) 0
1916  643  1954 (102) 0
1917  650  1931 (104) 0
1918  679  1908 (105) 0
1919  687  1884 (105) 0
1920  790  1861 (105) 0
1921  819  1838 (104) 0
1922  767  1814 (102) 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