Steel, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  212  2006 (107) 1
1861  212  2023 (102) 0
1862  204  2040 (96) 3
1863  193  2051 (94) 3
1864  201  2053 (95) 0
1865  211  2056 (96) 2
1866  230  2058 (98) 0
1867  221  2059 (100) 0
1868  228  2061 (101) 0
1869  231  2062 (102) 1
1870  232  2068 (104) 0
1871  243  2075 (105) 2
1872  249  2069 (110) 0
1873  258  2062 (115) 0
1874  277  2056 (119) 0
1875  285  2050 (122) 0
1876  289  2043 (125) 0
1877  295  2037 (128) 0
1878  305  2030 (130) 0
1879  316  2024 (132) 0
1880  340  2018 (134) 0
1881  384  2011 (136) 0
1882  414  2005 (137) 0
1883  477  1999 (139) 0
1884  521  1992 (140) 0
1885  536  1986 (141) 0
1886  538  1980 (141) 0
1887  542  1973 (142) 0
1888  549  1967 (142) 0
1889  553  1960 (142) 0
1890  597  1954 (143) 0
1891  614  1948 (142) 0
1892  652  1941 (142) 0
1893  672  1935 (142) 0
1894  701  1929 (141) 0
1895  701  1922 (140) 0
1896  689  1916 (139) 0
1897  706  1910 (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