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Sipke Ernst
S Ernst 
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Number of games in database: 622
Years covered: 1996 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2541 (2501 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606

Overall record: +241 -144 =208 (58.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 29 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (41) 
    D15 D12 D17 D16 D11
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    A45 E00 A41 E10 D02
 King's Indian (36) 
    E94 E97 E92 E91 E77
 Queen's Gambit Declined (24) 
    D30 D38 D37 D31 D35
 Nimzo Indian (24) 
    E32 E20 E53 E38 E26
 English (17) 
    A13 A14 A15 A11 A12
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (82) 
    C80 C97 C77 C60 C69
 Slav (31) 
    D10 D16 D12 D11 D17
 Ruy Lopez, Open (24) 
    C80 C83 C82
 English (20) 
    A11 A13 A14 A15 A16
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (20) 
    C97 C91 C92 C93
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    D02 A46 E00 A50 A40
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Kagramanov vs S Ernst, 2007 0-1
   P K Wells vs S Ernst, 2005 0-1
   S Ernst vs A Baldus, 2001 1-0
   S Ernst vs J Krassowizkij, 2016 1-0
   S Ernst vs J Werle, 2001 1-0
   D Khismatullin vs S Ernst, 2015 1/2-1/2
   T Kuegel vs S Ernst, 2011 0-1
   S Ernst vs A Belezky, 2014 1-0
   S Ernst vs Stellwagen, 2003 1/2-1/2
   A Stukopin vs S Ernst, 2013 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Groningen Open (2012)
   Corus Group C (2004)
   4th Batavia Chess Tournament (2012)
   Oslo Chess International (2011)
   15th Unive Open (2011)
   16th Unive Open (2012)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   Budesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   Bundesliga 2014/15 (2014)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)

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

   S Ernst vs R Vogel (Apr-09-17) 0-1
   A Wirig vs S Ernst (Apr-08-17) 1-0
   S Ernst vs R Zysk (Feb-19-17) 0-1
   L Johansson vs S Ernst (Feb-18-17) 1-0
   S Ernst vs X Wemmers (Feb-12-17) 1-0

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(born Jan-08-1979, 38 years old) Netherlands

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Sipke Ernst was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2007.

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 622  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. M Smits vs S Ernst  0-154 1997 It open juniorsC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
4. S Ernst vs S Williams  1-034 1997 Glorney Cup-AA04 Reti Opening
5. S Ernst vs Barsov 0-145 1997 VAM Hoogeveen opC07 French, Tarrasch
6. S Ernst vs A Bakels  1-036 1998 Vlissingen HZ op 2ndE97 King's Indian
7. R van Wessel vs S Ernst  ½-½49 1998 ComputerijC34 King's Gambit Accepted
8. S Ernst vs I Sokolov  0-124 1998 NLD-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. S Ernst vs K van der Weide  1-046 1998 NED-chA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
10. S Ernst vs R Kempinski  1-038 1998 Groningen OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
11. Epishin vs S Ernst  1-047 1998 Groningen OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. R Shcherbakov vs S Ernst  ½-½33 1998 Groningen OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. S Ernst vs G Verholt  1-046 2000 openD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
14. V Ikonnikov vs S Ernst  1-077 2000 openD85 Grunfeld
15. S Ernst vs A Meijere 1-048 2000 openE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
16. V Diepeveen vs S Ernst 0-134 2000 openC45 Scotch Game
17. S Ernst vs Y Zilberman  ½-½17 2000 openD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. H Hoeksema vs S Ernst  ½-½38 2000 openD85 Grunfeld
19. S Ernst vs J Jens  1-053 2000 openA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
20. K van der Weide vs S Ernst  1-037 2000 openC60 Ruy Lopez
21. S Ernst vs J Bosch  1-036 2000 openD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Barsov vs S Ernst  1-054 2000 Vlissingen HZ op 4thD94 Grunfeld
23. S Ernst vs J Hekhuis 1-036 2000 HZ OpenE08 Catalan, Closed
24. S Ernst vs J Amesz  ½-½45 2000 HZ OpenA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
25. T Hendriks vs S Ernst 0-138 2000 HZ OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
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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.
Jul-23-08  Karpova: More pictures:

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

Premium Chessgames Member
  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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: Crashed and burned at the Dutch Championships this year. I wonder why.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Happy Birthday Sipke Ernst.
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  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.

Jan-08-16  Sularus: happy birthday
Jan-08-16  Sularus: initially read it as spike :D
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: You're not alone
Nov-09-16  chessladynd: keep your wife if he teaches the kids :)
Nov-12-16  chessladynd: Spike....ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ...he is rather "dof" ...with muscles :)
Nov-17-16  chessladynd: Karpova and Alphastar, he is not a guy..definitely :)
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