Burlington Carl Dunn Memorial Chess Tournament 2022

The February chill was no match for the heated competition during the seventh annual Carl Dunn Memorial Chess Tournament Saturday and Sunday in Burlington.

It was a quiet setting in The Loft on Jefferson, where 30 players faced off in open and reserve contests of chess.

The competitors were mostly new to Burlington, having traveled from six area states to compete in the Iowa Chess Association international-sanctioned event.

“It’s exciting to have all these players come and celebrate chess,” said tournament director Eric Vigil of Iowa City.

Players came from Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri and were rested and ready for the 9:30 am start Saturday.

“It was a quiet weekend in February,” said Chris Nagyi, of Waseca, Minnesota, on why he braved the windy drive down to Burlington for the tournament. “My goal is not to embrace myself. I haven’t played a rated game in years, and this tournament fit my schedule.”

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