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Gata Kamsky wins Philadelphia Open 2014

The 8th Annual Philadelphia Open was held over the Easter week from April 16-20, 2014, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 2000, Under 1800, Under 1600, Under 1300 and Under 1000/Unrated.

GM Gata Kamsky won the Open Section, finishing with 7.5 points, a half-point ahead of his nearest rival, GM Josh Friedel. Kamsky collected $6,600 for his efforts while Friedel collected $3,700.

David Hua scored an International Master norm as well as finishing as the top player rated under 2400, claiming $1,800 as a prize.

Final standings (Open section, 83 players):

1. GM Gata Kamsky 2714 NY – 7.5
2. GM Joshua Friedel 2500 WI – 7.0
3-6. GM Giorgi Margvelashvili 2546 GEO, GM Ioan Cristian Chirila 2520 ROU, GM Vladimir Dobrov 2511 RUS, IM Samuel Sevian 2438 MA – 6.5
7-11. GM Mikhailo Oleksienko 2618 UKR, GM Mark Paragua 2495 PHI, IM Kayden W Troff 2477 UT, IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy 2442 NY and David Hua 2222 NJ – 6.0
12-22. GM Magesh C Panchanathan 2557 IND, GM Alexander Shabalov 2501 PA, GM Alexander Fishbein 2485 NJ, IM Jeffery Xiong 2421 TX, IM Luke Harmon-Vellotti 2399 ID, IM Farai Mandizha 2385 ZIM, IM Akshat Chandra 2370 NJ, Christopher Gu 2301 RI, Michael Song 2268 CAN, FM Victor Plotkin 2218 CAN, John Michael Burke 2073 NJ – 5.5 etc

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