Short, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1883  424  2036 (87) 4
1884  430  2049 (85) 0
1885  419  2062 (80) 0
1886  383  2076 (74) 0
1887  375  2089 (66) 8
1888  345  2101 (64) 0
1889  335  2113 (59) 8
1890  324  2142 (55) 16
1891  346  2133 (53) 14
1892  350  2140 (56) 1
1893  325  2153 (51) 21
1894  322  2166 (51) 15
1895  338  2158 (58) 3
1896  334  2156 (63) 0
1897  330  2154 (64) 0
1898  345  2152 (61) 0
1899  365  2151 (53) 30
1900  393  2132 (61) 0
1901  437  2113 (65) 0
1902  493  2094 (65) 0
1903  522  2075 (61) 0
1904  574  2056 (52) 27
1905  621  2041 (59) 0
1906  678  2026 (60) 12
1907  672  2038 (67) 0
1908  655  2051 (70) 0
1909  670  2064 (71) 0
1910  642  2077 (70) 9
1911  718  2055 (78) 0
1912  752  2033 (85) 0
1913  782  2011 (91) 0
1914  753  1988 (95) 0
1915  731  1966 (98) 0
1916  739  1944 (101) 0
1917  753  1922 (102) 0
1918  803  1900 (103) 0
1919  825  1878 (104) 0
1920  924  1855 (103) 0
1921  1004  1833 (102) 0
1922  973  1811 (101) 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 (1)     24th Canadian Championship     7  /  12
Montreal 1899 (2)     Montreal Club Championship     11.5  /  18
Montreal 1904 (1)     Montreal Club Championship     7  /  15
Montreal 1904 (2)     Montreal Club Quadrangular Tournament     4  /  12
Montreal 1906 (1)     26th Canadian Championship     2  /  12
Montreal 1910     28th Canadian Championship     6  /  9
Montreal 1922     31st Canadian Championship     0.5  /  6


Player information updated: 5 Sept. 2021