Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  211  2001 (107) 1
1861  210  2018 (102) 0
1862  203  2035 (96) 3
1863  194  2046 (94) 3
1864  202  2048 (95) 0
1865  211  2050 (96) 2
1866  230  2051 (99) 0
1867  221  2051 (101) 0
1868  219  2052 (102) 0
1869  223  2052 (103) 1
1870  229  2058 (105) 0
1871  238  2064 (106) 2
1872  251  2057 (111) 0
1873  258  2051 (116) 0
1874  262  2045 (119) 0
1875  277  2039 (123) 0
1876  291  2033 (126) 0
1877  290  2027 (128) 0
1878  307  2021 (131) 0
1879  320  2015 (133) 0
1880  338  2009 (135) 0
1881  388  2003 (136) 0
1882  428  1997 (138) 0
1883  494  1991 (139) 0
1884  528  1985 (140) 0
1885  541  1979 (141) 0
1886  538  1973 (142) 0
1887  542  1967 (142) 0
1888  548  1961 (143) 0
1889  545  1954 (143) 0
1890  577  1948 (143) 0
1891  603  1942 (143) 0
1892  632  1936 (143) 0
1893  655  1930 (142) 0
1894  688  1924 (141) 0
1895  683  1918 (141) 0
1896  680  1912 (140) 0
1897  701  1906 (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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 142, 162, 177, 190, 213, 311, 580
   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: 6 Mar. 2021