Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  213  2001 (107) 1
1861  211  2018 (102) 0
1862  212  2035 (96) 3
1863  196  2045 (94) 3
1864  205  2048 (95) 0
1865  220  2051 (96) 2
1866  239  2052 (98) 0
1867  228  2054 (100) 0
1868  237  2055 (101) 0
1869  236  2057 (102) 1
1870  242  2063 (104) 0
1871  250  2070 (105) 2
1872  259  2063 (110) 0
1873  267  2057 (115) 0
1874  289  2051 (119) 0
1875  312  2044 (122) 0
1876  307  2038 (125) 0
1877  306  2032 (128) 0
1878  317  2025 (130) 0
1879  330  2019 (132) 0
1880  359  2012 (134) 0
1881  404  2006 (136) 0
1882  432  2000 (137) 0
1883  496  1993 (139) 0
1884  539  1987 (140) 0
1885  563  1981 (141) 0
1886  567  1974 (141) 0
1887  566  1968 (142) 0
1888  582  1961 (142) 0
1889  576  1955 (142) 0
1890  617  1949 (143) 0
1891  632  1942 (142) 0
1892  673  1936 (142) 0
1893  695  1930 (142) 0
1894  718  1923 (141) 0
1895  731  1917 (140) 0
1896  724  1911 (139) 0
1897  744  1904 (138) 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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 142, 162, 177, 190, 213, 311, 580
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 267, 306
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 81
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 375
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 180, 184, 195, 241
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 106
Periodicals
   [BLL], 24 May 1863, page supp.1
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 36, Dec. 1861, page 355
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [ILN], vol. 39, no. 1098, 13 July 1861, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 64, no. 1798, 7 Feb. 1874, page 139
   [LiM], no. 4316, 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: 3 Apr. 2022