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Robert Steel
Number of games in database: 9
Years covered: 1860 to 1895
Overall record: +1 -6 =2 (22.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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C29 Vienna Gambit (3 games)
C55 Two Knights Defense (2 games)

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(born 1839, died Jun-29-1903, 64 years old) United Kingdom

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Wikipedia article: Robert Steel (chess player)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kolisch vs R Steel 1-0351860SimulC55 Two Knights Defense
2. R Steel vs Blackburne 0-1261881Simpson's DivanC52 Evans Gambit
3. R Steel vs Zukertort  0-1401881Casual gameC59 Two Knights
4. R Steel vs Blackburne 0-1171882Casual gameC29 Vienna Gambit
5. R Steel vs R Macdonald Ross 0-1291882CalcuttaC29 Vienna Gambit
6. R Steel vs J Mason 0-1561883London (5)C29 Vienna Gambit
7. R Steel vs R Macdonald Ross ½-½261884Casual gameC25 Vienna
8. Blackburne vs R Steel  ½-½361892Casual gameC33 King's Gambit Accepted
9. R Steel vs Lasker 1-0111895Casual gameC55 Two Knights Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-28-08  jovack: His 1 amazing victory versus NN makes up for the fact that he is 1-5.
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  sleepyirv: He was building up.
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  WannaBe: Truly, a <Man of Steel>...
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  GrahamClayton: Wilhelm Steinitz dedicated the first volume of his "Modern Chess Instructor" to Steel:

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  perfidious: It seems this player found some opponents worthy of his steel.
Jan-06-22  Nosnibor: I have read that he resided in Calcutta for some time during his life and discovered a line against the Vienna Opening. In 1879 he beat Blackburne in a consultation game whilst he was being partnered by Bird. (7th May 1879,Simpsons Divan)
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  MissScarlett: Yes, there isn't much biographical information out there. Harding has him as a successful Liverpool businessman - one assumes this was the nature of his links with India. Able and generous enough to have been on playing terms with many top players, he seems to have been a particular supporter of Blackburne, backing, in part at least, the match with Zukertort (1881) and the aborted match with Lasker (1890).

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