Gata Kamsky won the 2014 Empire City Open after edging fellow Grandmaster Robert Hungaski on tie-break. The two players finished with 5,0/6 points each and earned 900 USD apiece.
Kamsky recovered from the round two setback against IM Colomban Vitoux and won the remaining games. Hungaski dropped the point by taking two byes.
The 33rd Annual Empire City Open was held from December 26-28, 2014, at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Ave at 34th St, across from Penn Station, New York.
The event had 5 sections: Open, Under 2200, Under 1900, Under 1600 and Under 1300. The total prize fund was 12,000 USD.
Open section final standings:
1-2. GM Gata Kamsky 2750 NY and GM Robert Hungaski 2545 NY – 5,0
3-5. GM Zviad Izoria 2622 NY, GM Sergey Kudrin 2584 CT and IM Colomban Vitoux 2500 NY – 4,5
6-9. IM Jay Richard Bonin 2423 NY, Christopher Wu 2362 NJ, John Michael Burke 2339 NJ and Brian Tarhon 2146 GA – 4,0
10-12. IM Justin Sarkar 2463 NY, FM Leif Pressman 2433 NY and Joseph Han 2166 CT – 3,5 etc (42 players)