In order of tiebreaks Ilya Smirin was 1st, Illia Nyzhnyk was 2nd and Conrad Holt was 3rd. The top two on tiebreaks played a special Armageddon blitz playoff, white had 5 minutes, black had 3 minutes and draw odds (a 5-second delay was used). Smirin had the best tiebreaks of the three, chose white and won the game and therefore the title of 2014 World Open Champion.
Nine norms were earned during the 2014 World Open. Razvan Preotu earned a GM norm while IM norms were earned by Sean Nagle, Christopher Gu (3rd), Atulya Shetty, Mike Brattain, Ethan Li, Kevin Wang, Denys Shmelov (3rd) and Kassa Korly (3rd).
Open section final standings (95 players):
1-3. GM Ilya Smirin 2647 ISR, GM Illya Nyzhnyk 2628 UKR and GM Conrad Holt 2556 KS – 7.0
14-26. GM Timur Gareev 2640 NV, GM Anton Kovalyov 2636 CAN, GM Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez 2592 CUB, GM Yury Shulman 2568 IL, GM Oliver Barbosa 2561 PHI, GM Alonso Zapata 2481 COL, IM Panchevski Filip 2481 MKD, IM Priyadharshan Kannappan 2433 IND, FM Kassa Korley 2412 NY, FM Denys Shmelov 2393 UKR, IM Farai Mandizha 2386 ZIM, FM Razvan Preotu 2341 CAN and Ethan Li 2165 AZ – 5.5 etc