Results

Here are the results of all the ladder challenges!

E-mail your results to Darren at lachessladder@yahoo.com and they’ll be posted soon. The L.A. Chess Ladder standings will then be adjusted accordingly!

As of 1/21/2018

Date Result Score
1/14/2018 4th Annual Masters Cup Blitz
1/6/2018 4th Annual Masters Cup
12/13/2017 Darren Himeles def Hieu Nguyen 2-0 (b)
12/13/2017 Darren Himeles def Jose Estrada 2-0 (b)
12/13/2017 Carlos Huertas def Magic 2-0 (b)
12/13/2017 Carlos Huertas def Darren Himeles 1.5-0.5 (b)
12/13/2017 Darren Himeles tie Magic 1.5-1.5 (b)
12/13/2017 Carlos Huertas def Jose Estrada 2-0 (b)
12/13/2017 Jose Estrada def Hieu Nguyen 2-0 (b)
12/13/2017 Carlos Huertas def Hieu Nguyen 2-0 (b)
11/12/2017 Kevin Resnick Tournament
10/7/2017 Sweet Tournament
9/9/2017 Carl's Jr Tournament
7/15/2017 Pawn Power Tournament
7/6/2017 Max Hersh def Darren Himeles 2-1
7/6/2017 Jose Estrada def Darren Himeles 2-1
7/6/2017 Darren Himeles def Magic 2-0
6/30/2017 Darren Himeles def Lev Marquis 2-0
6/4/2017 Massey Match
5/7/2017 Alex Gura def Anthony Cano 2-0
4/30/2017 Erik Halseth def Darren Himeles 2-0 (b)
4/30/2017 Homecoming Tournament
4/9/2017 Darren Himeles def Magic 2-1
4/8/2017 Erik Halseth def Anthony Cano 2-0
4/1/2017 Joel Mendoza def Anthony Cano 2-0
3/25/2017 Ronald Turner def Gerald Ruiz default (b)
3/19/2017 Darren Himeles def Kevin Resnick 1.5-0.5 (b)
3/19/2017 Kevin Resnick def Nishit Patel 2-1 (b)
3/19/2017 Darren Himeles def Max Hersh 1.5-0.5 (b)
3/19/2017 Grey Massey def Kevin Resnick 2-1 (b)
3/19/2017 Beverly Blitz  
1/30/2017 Masters Cup
12/11/2016 Holiday Classic
10/16/2016 Downtown Classic
10/10/2016 Darren Himeles def Kevin Resnick 2-0 (b)
10/10/2016 Darren Himeles def Kevin Resnick 2-0 
9/27/2016 Darren Himeles def Kevin Resnick 2-0 (b)
9/27/2016  Kevin Resnick def Darren Himeles 2-0
9/27/2016 Darren Himeles def Kevin Resnick 2-0
8/20/2016 Burbank Blitz Tournament
8/6/2016 Riccarlo Porter def Vanessa Himeles 2-1
6/25/2016 Deep Blue Tournament  
5/30/2016 Darren Himeles def Grey Massey 2-1 (b)
5/30/2016  Gerald Ruiz def Grey Massey 2-0 (b)
5/30/2016 Darren Himeles def Gerald Ruiz 2-0 (b)
5/30/2016 Darren Himeles def Grey Massey 2-1 (b)
5/14/2016 Maximum Effort Tournament
3/19/2016 Final Flash Tournament
2/21/2016 Immortal Game
1/23/2016 Mario Madrigal def Hieu Nguyen 2-0
1/16/2016 Hieu Nguyen def Vanessa Himeles 2-0
1/10/2016 Hieu Nguyen def Jorge Rivera 2-1
1/5/2016 Magic def Marco Reed 2-0
12/19/2015 Magic def Darren Himeles 2-1
12/19/2015 Holiday Classic  
12/16/2015 Darren Himeles def Max Kutner 2-0
12/15/2015 Magic def Marco Reed 2-1
12/15/2015 Marco Reed def Magic 2-0
11/15/2015 Eric Sakurai def Vincent Amaya 2-0
11/15/2015 Vanessa Himeles Classic
9/27/2015 Bonus Check Tournament  
8/29/2015 Checkmate Tournament  
8/2/2015 Double Header – Blitz Tournament
7/26/2015 Double Header – Standard Tournament
7/4/2015 Darren Himeles def Max Kutner 2-0 (b)
6/21/2015 Perfect Gambit Tournament
5/10/2015 En Garde Tournament
5/4/2015 Darren Himeles def Kevin Resnick 2-0
5/4/2015 Darren Himeles def Max Kutner 2-0
5/4/2015 Darren Himeles def Kevin Resnick 2-0
5/4/2015 Max Kutner def Vanessa Himeles 2-0
5/4/2015 Darren Himeles def Grey Massey 2-0 (b)
3/14/2015 Darren Himeles def Kevin Resnick 2-1
3/14/2015 Vincent Amaya def Grey Massey 2-0
3/14/2015 Grey Massey def Vincent Amaya 2-1
3/14/2015 Vincent Amaya def Vanessa Himeles 2-0
3/14/2015 Quick Money Tournament
1/25/2015 Masters Cup
1/24/2015 Riccarlo Porter def Brian Alexander 2-0
12/21/2014 Darren Himeles def Max Kutner 2-0
12/21/2014 Darren Himeles def Vanessa Himeles 2-0
12/14/2014 Holiday Classic
12/1/2014 Jordan Balciunas def Mikael Brusio 2-0
11/2/2014 Grey Massey Tournament  
9/30/2014 Darren Himeles def Max Kutner 2-0
9/19/2014 Darren Himeles def Vanessa Himeles 2-0
9/14/2014 Battle Royal Tournament
8/10/2014 Summer Sectional Tournament  
8/2/2014 Darren Himeles def Max Kutner 2-0
7/16/2014 Zach Montenegro def Mark Calabio 2-0
7/8/2014 Vincent Amaya def Jose Estrada 2-0
7/8/2014 Vincent Amaya def Jose Estrada 2-0
7/8/2014 Vincent Amaya def Frank Dankemeyer 2-0
7/8/2014 Vincent Amaya def Frank Dankemeyer 2-1
7/1/2014 Vincent Amaya def Aaron Moore 2-1
7/1/2014 Vincent Amaya def Aaron Moore 2-0
6/21/2014 Carl's Jr Tournament
6/3/2014 Jose Estrada def Grey Massey 2-0
6/3/2014 Jose Estrada def Grey Massey 2-1
6/1/2014 Darren Himeles def Grey Massey 2-1
6/1/2014 Darren Himeles def Grey Massey 2-0
5/31/2014 Mark Calabio def Vanessa Himeles 2-0
5/28/2014 Jorge Rivera def David Shin default
5/28/2014 Grey Massey def David Devandry 2-0
5/27/2014 Grey Massey def Frank Dankemeyer 2-0
5/27/2014 Grey Massey def Frank Dankemeyer 2-0
5/11/2014 Darren Himeles def Grey Massey 2-0
5/8/2014 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-1
5/8/2014 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-0
5/6/2014 Grey Massey def Jose Estrada 2-0
5/6/2014 Jose Estrada def Grey Massey 2-1
5/4/2014 Jose Estrada def Grey Massey 2-1
5/4/2014 L.A. Chess Ladder Jackpot Tournament  
3/23/2014 Darren Himeles def Vanessa Himeles 2-0
3/5/2014 Grey Massey def James Essex 2-1
3/2/2014 L.A. Chess Ladder Greek Gift Tournament
2/27/2014 Grey Massey drew Eric Schaefer 1.5-1.5
2/25/2014 Vincent Amaya def Grey Massey 2-0
2/25/2014 Vincent Amaya def Grey Massey 2-1
2/25/2014 Grey Massey def Vincent Amaya 2-1
2/16/2014 Magic def Marco Reed 2-1
1/28/2014 Vincent Amaya def Grey Massey 1.5-.5
1/28/2014 Vincent Amaya def Grey Massey 2-0
1/28/2014 Grey Massey def Vincent Amaya 2-0
1/25/2014 L.A. Chess Ladder Masters Cup  
1/21/2014 Marco Reed def Magic 2-0
1/21/2014 Magic def Marco Reed 2-1
1/20/2014 Eric Schaefer def Marco Reed 2-1
1/7/2014 Vincent Amaya def Grey Massey 1.5-.5
1/7/2014 Vincent Amaya def Grey Massey 2-1
1/7/2014 Marco Reed def Steven Heisler 2-0
1/7/2014 Marco Reed def Steven Heisler 2-0
1/5/2014 Eric Schaefer def Magic 2-0
12/26/2013 Darren Himeles def Magic 2-0
12/26/2013 Darren Himeles def Magic 2-0
12/19/2013 Marco Reed def Steven Heisler 1.5-.5
12/19/2013 Steven Heisler def Marco Reed 2-0
12/18/2013 Jose Estrada def Grey Massey 2-1
12/18/2013 Grey Massey def Jose Estrada 2-0
12/16/2013 Eric Schaefer def Magic 2-0
12/16/2013 Vincent Amaya def Jose Estrada 2-0
12/16/2013 Vincent Amaya def Jose Estrada 2-0
12/16/2013 Vincent Amaya def Jose Estrada 2-0
12/16/2013 Vincent Amaya def Jose Estrada 2-0
12/10/2013 Frank Dankemeyer def Magic 2-1
12/10/2013 Grey Massey def Frank Dankemeyer 2-0
12/10/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-0
12/10/2013 Grey Massey def Marco Reed 2-1
12/6/2013 Eric Schaefer def Magic 2-0
11/29/2013 Magic def Darren Himeles 2-1
11/10/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-1
11/2/2013 Absolute Value Tournament
10/12/2013 Frank Dankemeyer def Magic 2-1
9/24/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-0
9/24/2013 Marco Reed def Magic 2-1
9/21/2013 L.A. Chess Ladder Supersonic Tournament
9/20/2013 Grey Massey def David DeVandry 2-0
9/20/2013 David DeVandry draws Grey Massey 1.5-1.5
9/2/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-1
8/19/2013 Marco Reed def Jose Estrada 2-1
8/19/2013 Magic def Grey Massey 2-0
8/6/2013 Vincent Amaya def Magic 2-0
8/4/2013 Darren Himeles def Jose Estrada 2-0
7/22/2013 Jose Estrada def Marco Reed 2-0
7/22/2013 Marco Reed def Jose Estrada 2-1
7/20/2013 Champion Edition Tournament  
7/6/2013 Darren Himeles def James Essex 2-0
7/2/2013  Mario Madrigal def Magic 2-0
7/2/2013  Vincent Amaya def Mario Madrigal 2-1
7/2/2013 Eric Schaefer def Magic 2-1
6/19/2013  Vincent Amaya def Jose Estrada 2-0
6/19/2013  Vincent Amaya def Jose Estrada 2-0
6/19/2013  Vincent Amaya def Jose Estrada 2-0
6/19/2013 Jose Estrada def Vincent Amaya 2-0
6/13/2013 Vincent Amaya def Grey Massey 2-0
6/11/2013 Magic def Frank Dankemeyer 2-1
6/11/2013 Magic def Grey Massey 2-1
6/11/2013 Vincent Amaya def Grey Massey 2-0
6/9/2013 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-1
6/9/2013 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-1
6/9/2013 Eric Schaefer def Marco Reed 2-1
6/7/2013 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-1
6/7/2013 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-1
6/3/2013 Marco Reed def Grey Massey 1.5-.5
6/1/2013 Darren Himeles def Jose Estrada 2-1
5/31/2013 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-0
5/31/2013 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-1
5/29/2013 Jose Estrada def Eric Schaefer 2-1
5/28/2013 Jose Estrada def Vincent Amaya 2-1
5/28/2013 Magic def Marco 2-1
5/28/2013 Marco Reed def Jose Estrada 2-0
5/28/2013 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-0
5/28/2013 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-0
5/24/2013 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-0
5/24/2013 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-1
5/21/2013 Vincent Amaya def Magic 2-0
5/21/2013 Marco Reed def Magic 2-1
5/17/2013 Jose Estrada drew Eric Schaefer 1.5-1.5
5/16/2013 Magic def Jose Estrada 2-1
5/14/2013 Magic def Frank Dankemeyer 2-1
5/14/2013 Vincent Amaya def Frank Dankemayer 2-0
5/11/2013 L.A. Chess Ladder 3rd Strike Tournament  
5/7/2013 Frank Dankemeyer def Magic 2-1
5/3/2013 Jose Estrada def Grey Massey 2-0
5/3/2013 Jose Estrada def Grey Massey 2-0
5/3/2013 Jose Estrada def Grey Massey 1.5-.5
5/2/2013 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-0
5/2/2013 Jose Estrada def Magic 2-1
4/30/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-0
4/21/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-0
4/21/2013 Marco Reed def Magic 2-0
4/21/2013 Vincent Amaya def Matthew McGee 2-0
4/21/2013 Jose Estrada def Marco Reed 2-1
4/16/2013 Eric Schaefer def Magic 2-0
4/16/2013 Eric Schaefer def Magic 2-0
4/9/2013 Magic def Grey Massey 2-0
4/9/2013 Magic def Grey Massey 2-0
4/6/2013 Grey Massey def Jose Estrada 2-0
4/5/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-0
4/5/2013 Marco Reed def Magic 2-0
4/5/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-0
4/2/2013 Marco Reed def Frank Dankemeyer 2-0
3/30/2013 L.A. Chess Ladder 2nd Impact Tournament  
3/29/2013 Darren Himeles def James Essex 2-0
3/26/2013 Eric Schaefer def Magic 2-1
3/25/2013 Eric Schaefer def Marco 2-0
3/24/2013 Eric Schaefer def Magic 2-0
3/19/2013 Benjamin Kaveladze def Brian Grasso 2-0
3/18/2013 Darren Himeles def Marco Reed 2-0
3/12/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-0
3/12/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-0
3/2/2013 Inaugural L.A. Chess Ladder Tournament
2/17/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-1
2/17/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-0
2/17/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-0
2/10/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-0
2/9/2013 Grey Massey def Sankaran Ramakrishnan 2-1
2/5/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-1
2/1/2013 Magic def Grey Massey 2-1
2/1/2013 Magic def Grey Massey 2-0
1/31/2013 Magic def James Essex 2-1
1/31/2013 Magic def James Essex 1.5-.5
1/27/2013 Darren Himeles def Magic 1.5-.5
1/27/2013 Darren Himeles def Magic 2-0
1/21/2013 Darren Himeles def Marco Reed 2-0
1/20/2013 Magic def Marco Reed 2-1
1/20/2013 Sankaran Ramakrishnan def Chase Kopecky 2-1
1/19/2013 Darren Himeles def James Essex 2-0
1/14/2013 Grey Massey def Marco Reed 2-1
1/6/2013 Darren Himeles def Grey Massey 2-0
1/5/2013 Darren Himeles def Sankaran Ramakrishnan 2-0
12/30/2012 Sankaran Ramakrishnan def Matthew McGee 2-0
12/22/2012 Darren Himeles def James Essex 2-0
12/19/2012 Grey Massey def James Essex 2-0
12/14/2012 Grey Massey def James Essex 2-1
12/4/2012 Magic def James Essex 2-1
11/26/2012 Magic def James Essex 2-1
11/17/2012 Darren Himeles def James Essex 2-0
11/11/2012 Darren Himeles def Magic 2-1
11/9/2012 Darren Himeles def James Essex 2-0
11/4/2012 Darren Himeles def Rob Stone 2-0
11/2/2012 Darren Himeles def James Essex 2-0
10/9/2012 James Essex def Chase Kopecky 2-0
10/4/2012 Darren Himeles def Magic 2-0
9/15/2012 Darren Himeles def Chase Kopecky 2-0
9/7/2012 Darren Himeles def James Essex 2-0
8/29/2012 Darren Himeles def James Essex 2-0
8/19/2012 LA Chess Ladder is born with 5 members!

There are a few things you and your opponent should chat about before you start the challenge. First, decide whether to use a time control or not and if so, what setting. If you can’t decide, use G30. Then, decide whether to use the touch rule or not. Finally, decide whether to record the moves or not. Recording the moves is a great way to learn and can also be helpful in resolving some disputes. Remember to send your results.

If there are any disagreements during a match, you can flip a coin or call Darren at (310) 729-7721 to resolve the matter.

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