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S Ernst 
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Sipke Ernst
Number of games in database: 534
Years covered: 1996 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2530 (2546 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606
Overall record: +216 -125 =185 (58.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      8 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (36) 
    D15 D12 D17 D16 D11
 King's Indian (35) 
    E94 E97 E92 E91 E77
 Queen's Pawn Game (29) 
    A45 E00 A41 A40 D02
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E32 E20 E38 E53 E43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D30 D38 D37 D31 D35
 Grunfeld (14) 
    D85 D78 D86 D80
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (70) 
    C80 C97 C60 C77 C70
 Slav (25) 
    D10 D16 D12 D15 D11
 Ruy Lopez, Open (24) 
    C80 C83 C82
 English (18) 
    A11 A13 A15 A16 A12
 Queen's Pawn Game (16) 
    D02 E10 A40 A50 A46
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (15) 
    C97 C91 C92
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Kagramanov vs S Ernst, 2007 0-1
   S Ernst vs A Baldus, 2001 1-0
   N Grandelius vs S Ernst, 2013 0-1
   J R Markus vs S Ernst, 2011 0-1
   T Kuegel vs S Ernst, 2011 0-1
   P Wells vs S Ernst, 2005 0-1
   S Ernst vs Stellwagen, 2003 1/2-1/2
   S Ernst vs J Gustafsson, 2010 1/2-1/2
   D Reinderman vs S Ernst, 2010 0-1
   S Ernst vs P Meister, 2008 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Oslo Chess International (2011)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   4th Batavia Chess Tournament (2012)
   15th Unive Open (2011)
   Groningen Open (2012)
   16th Unive Open (2012)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Budesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Tata Steel (Group B) (2012)
   Unive Open (2013)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2009)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   2004 Wijk Aan Zee (group C) by gauer

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(born Jan-08-1979, 36 years old) Netherlands

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Sipke Ernst was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2007.

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 535  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. S Ernst vs J Brenninkmeijer 1-041 1996 Koop Tjuchem opA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
2. A Summerscale vs S Ernst  0-124 1996 Groningen openA57 Benko Gambit
3. S Ernst vs S Williams  1-034 1997 Glorney Cup-AA04 Reti Opening
4. S Ernst vs Barsov 0-145 1997 VAM Hoogeveen opC07 French, Tarrasch
5. M Smits vs S Ernst  0-154 1997 It open juniorsC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
6. Epishin vs S Ernst  1-047 1998 Groningen OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. S Ernst vs I Sokolov  0-124 1998 NLD-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. R Shcherbakov vs S Ernst  ½-½33 1998 Groningen OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. S Ernst vs R Kempinski  1-038 1998 Groningen OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
10. S Ernst vs A Bakels  1-036 1998 Vlissingen HZ op 2ndE97 King's Indian
11. S Ernst vs K van der Weide  1-046 1998 NED-chA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
12. R van Wessel vs S Ernst  ½-½49 1998 ComputerijC34 King's Gambit Accepted
13. H Hoeksema vs S Ernst  ½-½38 2000 openD85 Grunfeld
14. S Ernst vs G Verholt  1-046 2000 openD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. S Ernst vs J Hekhuis 1-036 2000 HZ OpenE08 Catalan, Closed
16. Tiviakov vs S Ernst  ½-½34 2000 Essent OpenB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
17. Barsov vs S Ernst  1-054 2000 Vlissingen HZ op 4thD94 Grunfeld
18. S Ernst vs Y Zilberman  ½-½17 2000 openD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. S Ernst vs J Bosch  1-036 2000 openD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. V Diepeveen vs S Ernst 0-134 2000 openC45 Scotch Game
21. K van der Weide vs S Ernst  1-037 2000 openC60 Ruy Lopez
22. S Ernst vs A Meijere 1-048 2000 openE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
23. S Ernst vs J Amesz  ½-½45 2000 HZ OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
24. Dvoirys vs S Ernst  1-023 2000 Essent OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
25. S Ernst vs J Jens  1-053 2000 openA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Jul-25-05  Lord.Dracula: More like "Sip-kuh".
Jul-26-05  Orbitkind: Thanks.
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  dakgootje: Strange that foreigners keep having trouble with Dutch names...
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  technical draw: <dagootje> Yes Dutch names are hard to pronounce. See the Euwe page.
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  dakgootje: <technical draw> Yes, but i think we dutchies managed at last to give a good indication there for how to pronounce euwe
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  technical draw: That's true, now I have to learn to pronounce "dakgootje".
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  WannaBe: I'd just shorten it to 'dak' =)
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  dakgootje: <That's true, now I have to learn to pronounce "dakgootje"> You know that i never even thought about that that may be a problem =)

but indeed, most people say dak or dakkie (mostly dakkie), think those wont be too hard to pronounce ;-)

Oct-24-06  BIDMONFA: Sipke Ernst

ERNST, Sipke

Oct-24-06  Rocafella: That pic's a dude?
Oct-24-06  Archives: Surely you jest. That pic is of a female women isn't it?
Mar-13-07  wolfmaster: Can't really tell, can you?
Jul-16-07  coastalferg: tool rocks
Jul-23-08  Alphastar: Yes he's a guy. The picture is pretty vague though.
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  Karpova: More pictures:

And that's what GM Sipke Ernst looks like in comparison with a lady:

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  patzer2: Nice article at reveals the level-headed thinking of this Dutch GM.
May-30-11  Raspje: Sipke is a very nice GM of my hometown, Groningen. Willing to explain everything, like after our recent game, which was a draw (finally, a draw, after so may losses!). Maybe sometimes he is a little bit too prophylactic, which is the reason, I think, why he hasn't got 2650 at the moment. But still, a very strong and nice GM.
Jun-30-11  zubenator: tool!
Jan-04-12  messachess: He definitely should change his name to "Spike Ernst." It just sounds cool. Besides, they need a 'Spike' in Holland.
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday! If you face Carlsen again, make sure YOU checkmate Him this time. :)
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  Penguincw: < "The 250-euro ‘Piet Zwart Prize’ in Group B went to Holland’s Sipke Ernst for his win in 44 moves with white from a Queen’s Gambit against Group-B leader Pentala Harikrishna of India." >

Almost equally good.

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  PhilFeeley: Crashed and burned at the Dutch Championships this year. I wonder why.
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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Sipke Ernst.
Jan-08-14  HeMateMe: Penguin, whatever became of your Wendys hamburgers avatar? You need to re-up and get your burger back.
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  Penguincw: < HeMateMe: Penguin, whatever became of your Wendys hamburgers avatar? You need to re-up and get your burger back. >

Not sure. Last time I checked in the avatar area (which was a LONG time ago), it wasn't there.

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