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    I am looking at my later years of "Canadian Chess Chat" and am wondering if I'm missing any issues. For 1985 I have an issue dated "January/February 1985"; vol. 38; no. 1/2, and another dated "March/June 1985"; vol 38; no 3/6. Were any other issues printed in 1985 (I only have those two)?

    For 1986, I have four issues (Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun, Jul/Aug). Were any other issues printed after Jul/Aug 1986, and what months/vols/nos were they? When did editor Frank Szarka pass away?

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    Re: Canadian Chess Chat - 1985 and later?

    Originally posted by Hugh Brodie View Post
    I am looking at my later years of "Canadian Chess Chat" and am wondering if I'm missing any issues. For 1985 I have an issue dated "January/February 1985"; vol. 38; no. 1/2, and another dated "March/June 1985"; vol 38; no 3/6. Were any other issues printed in 1985 (I only have those two)?

    For 1986, I have four issues (Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/Jun, Jul/Aug). Were any other issues printed after Jul/Aug 1986, and what months/vols/nos were they? When did editor Frank Szarka pass away?
    From Toronto Public Library:

    Location CaOTMCLAPS1P-- (regular print) -- Note:Permanently retained -- Note:v.1:no.1(1957:Jan.)- v.1:no.5(1957:May), -- Note:v.1:no.7(1957:Aug./Sept.)- v.1:no.11(1957:Nov.), -- Note:v.2:no.1(1958:Jan.) -- Note:v.2:no.2(1958:Feb.), -- Note:v.2:no.4(1958:Apr.)- v.2:no.10(1958 Dec.), -- Note:v.3:no.8/12(1959 Dec.)- v.4:no.4(1960:Apr.), -- Note:v.4:no.7(1960:July)- v.4:no.11(1960:Nov.), -- Note:n.s.v.15:no.1(1961:Jan.)- n.s.v.15:no.5(1961:May), -- Note:n.s.v.15:no.7(1961:July)- n.s.v.39:no.11/12(1986:Nov./Dec.); -- Note:n.s.v.40:no.1-n.s.v.42:no.1 not published -- Note:n.s.v.41:no.3(1988:May/June)- n.s.v.41:no.5(1988:Sept./Oct.) -- Note:v.41:no.6-v.42:no.4 out of print
    Holdings v.42:no.5 (1989:Sep/Oct) - v.42:no.6 (1989:Nov/Dec)
    Holdings no. 2/3 combined. no.4/5 combined v.43:no.1 (1990:Jan/Feb) - v.43:no.6 (1990:Nov/Dec)
    Holdings v.45:no.1/2 (1991:Jan/Apr) - v.45:no.6 (1991:Nov/Dec)
    Holdings v.46:no.1/6 (1992:Jan)

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      Re: Canadian Chess Chat - 1985 and later?

      One more recourse from achrivers.org on Canadian chess magazines by J.Berry
      https://web.archive.org/web/20141013...hmags.htm#chat

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        Re: Canadian Chess Chat - 1985 and later?

        Originally posted by Egidijus Zeromskis View Post
        One more recourse from achrivers.org on Canadian chess magazines by J.Berry
        https://web.archive.org/web/20141013...hmags.htm#chat
        There were also other CDN magazines, viz., Canadian Chess Scene which lasted three issues (1972) and La Petit Roque (1982-1984) which, I think, evolved from Quebechecs.

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          Re: Canadian Chess Chat - 1985 and later?

          Originally posted by J. Ken MacDonald View Post
          There were also other CDN magazines, viz., Canadian Chess Scene which lasted three issues (1972) and La Petit Roque (1982-1984) which, I think, evolved from Quebechecs.
          And COUNTERPLAY (BC) and EXCLAM! (Manitoba).

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            Re: Canadian Chess Chat - 1985 and later?

            Canadian Chess Chat – 1985 and later?

            November 2, 2017

            Jonathan Berry had a site on-line with a list of Canadian chess magazines with the issues published.
            I cannot seem to find it now but I do have a pdf copy.

            These issues of Canadian Chess Chat:

            1985: Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-Jun
            1986: Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-Jun, Jul-Aug, Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec
            1987: no issues
            1988: Mar-Apr, May-Jun, Jul-Aug, Sep-Oct 1988
            1989: Sep-Oct 1989, Nov-Dec
            1990: Jan-Feb, May-Jun, Jul-Oct, Nov-Dec
            1991: Jan-Apr, May-Jun, Jul-Aug, Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec
            1992: Jan-Dec

            Notes: Frank Szarka listed as co-Editor Jan-Aug 1975; as publisher from Sept. 1975. Also as Editor from April 1976.

            Szarka listed as the editor in chief from the beginning of 1979. No more Divinsky.

            A Szarka insert in 1985 mentions that the July-Dec issues would be published at a later date.

            March-April 1988 was the first issue under Michael D. Sharpe as Editor and Publisher
            ________

            I have been working on a project to put pdfs of all the Canadian Chess Chat issues together.

            I find that I have these:

            1985: Jan-Feb, Mar-Jun, Jul-Aug, Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec
            1986: Jan-Feb, Mar-Apr, May-Jun, Jul-Aug, Sep-Oct
            1987: None issued
            1988: Mar-Apr, May-Jun, Jul-Aug, Sep-Oct
            1989: Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec
            1990: Jan-Feb, Mar-Jun, Nov-Dec
            1991: No issues
            1992: No issues
            ________

            If you compare the two tables, you will see that I lack these to complete my file:

            1986: Nov-Dec
            1990: Jul-Oct
            1991: Jan-Apr, May-Jun, Jul-Aug, Sep-Oct, Nov-Dec
            1992: Jan-Dec

            If any ChessTalk reader can supply me with scans of these issues then I will have a complete file. That file would consist of the Maritime Chess Chat from 1947 to 1950 and then the Canadian Chess Chat from 1950 until 1992. Then I will have completed the project, which has been on for two years now!

            My dream is to have a DVD with all the files of the major Canadian Chess magazines, copyright permitting, of the 20th century.

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              Re: Canadian Chess Chat - 1985 and later?

              Originally posted by J. Ken MacDonald View Post
              And COUNTERPLAY (BC) and EXCLAM! (Manitoba).
              And Alberta Chess Report
              "Knowledge illuminates visible possibilities" - http://wisdomofchopra.com/

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                Re: Canadian Chess Chat - 1985 and later?

                FQE magazines from 1970 to 2012 are available for download at http://www.fqechecs.qc.ca/article/revue-echec-archives I'm not sure about more recent ones.
                (you need a userid or your FQE number and a password to access them).

                There was also Chess Canada (monthly from April 1970 through June 1974 (July-August 1972 was a double issue); bi-monthly from July-August 1974 through July-August 1975 - when it was bought out by "Canadian Chess Chat"). I think those were all the issues.

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                • #9
                  Re: Canadian Chess Chat - 1985 and later?

                  Just checked (pun!) my chess library and discovered a lone copy of Canadian Chess Chat ... May 1976 Vol. 29, No. 5

                  Anyone who wants to add it to their collection you're welcome to it.

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                    Re: Canadian Chess Chat - 1985 and later?

                    Can someone provide me the background on Frank Szarka?

                    Here's the weird thing. I knew a Frank Szarka. I worked for him in 1985 and 1986, as a co-op student for a fiber optics company, called Canstar Communications . But I never recalled him to be a chess player, at all.

                    On the other hand there was a well know chess player working there at the same time. Her name? Nava Starr!

                    Weird.

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