Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  183  1998 (107) 1
1861  183  2015 (102) 0
1862  173  2032 (96) 3
1863  164  2043 (94) 3
1864  169  2045 (96) 0
1865  178  2047 (96) 2
1866  195  2047 (99) 0
1867  189  2048 (101) 0
1868  183  2048 (102) 0
1869  183  2049 (103) 1
1870  195  2054 (105) 0
1871  194  2060 (107) 2
1872  203  2054 (111) 0
1873  217  2048 (116) 0
1874  231  2042 (119) 0
1875  242  2036 (123) 0
1876  263  2030 (126) 0
1877  261  2024 (129) 0
1878  272  2018 (131) 0
1879  282  2012 (133) 0
1880  295  2006 (135) 0
1881  328  2000 (137) 0
1882  364  1994 (138) 0
1883  420  1988 (139) 0
1884  455  1982 (140) 0
1885  469  1976 (141) 0
1886  473  1970 (142) 0
1887  482  1964 (142) 0
1888  473  1959 (143) 0
1889  484  1953 (143) 0
1890  509  1947 (143) 0
1891  532  1941 (143) 0
1892  558  1935 (143) 0
1893  574  1929 (142) 0
1894  587  1923 (142) 0
1895  560  1917 (141) 0
1896  558  1911 (140) 0
1897  561  1905 (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
   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: 16 Jul. 2017