The 18th Annual Mid-America Open was held from March 14-16, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Louis-Clayton, 7750 Carondelet Ave., St. Louis, Missouri.

The event had 7 sections: Open, Under 2100, Under 1900, Under 1700, Under 1500, Under 1300 and Under 1000.

The Open section had 42 participants. Five players shared the first place with 4,0/5 points each, but GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez claimed the trophy and $100 bonus on best tie-break.

Open section final standings:

1-5. GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez 2629 MO, IM Priyadharshan Kannappan 2501 MO, GM Manuel Leon Hoyos 2574 MO, GM Mark Paragua 2644 NY and GM Benjamin Finegold 2586 MO – 4,0
6-8. Ruifeng Li 2370 TX, Anthony Paolercio 2073 OK and Iskandar Aripov 2292 MO – 3,5
9-13. Zach Kasiurak 2242 IL, Sanjay Ghatti 2155 GA, Nolan Hendrickson 2212 MO, Kevin Cao 2288 MO and Matthew W Larson 2220 MO – 3,0 etc.


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