Short, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1883  413  2029 (88) 4
1884  414  2042 (85) 0
1885  409  2056 (81) 0
1886  381  2069 (75) 0
1887  357  2083 (67) 8
1888  335  2096 (65) 0
1889  326  2109 (60) 8
1890  314  2139 (56) 16
1891  335  2131 (55) 14
1892  336  2138 (57) 1
1893  314  2153 (52) 21
1894  301  2166 (53) 15
1895  309  2157 (60) 3
1896  311  2151 (66) 0
1897  315  2145 (69) 0
1898  345  2140 (68) 0
1899  367  2134 (65) 12
1900  378  2124 (72) 0
1901  406  2113 (76) 0
1902  435  2103 (78) 0
1903  457  2092 (79) 0
1904  496  2082 (77) 0
1905  523  2072 (74) 0
1906  552  2061 (69) 12
1907  553  2070 (73) 0
1908  544  2080 (75) 0
1909  564  2089 (75) 0
1910  541  2098 (73) 9
1911  623  2075 (81) 0
1912  637  2051 (87) 0
1913  670  2028 (92) 0
1914  649  2005 (97) 0
1915  624  1981 (100) 0
1916  631  1958 (102) 0
1917  639  1935 (104) 0
1918  661  1912 (105) 0
1919  667  1888 (105) 0
1920  776  1865 (105) 0
1921  797  1842 (104) 0
1922  747  1819 (102) 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     24th Canadian Championship     7  /  12
Montreal 1906     26th Canadian Championship     2  /  12
Montreal 1910     28th Canadian Championship     6  /  9
Montreal 1922     31st Canadian Championship     0.5  /  6


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2020