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Thomas Ernst
T Ernst 
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Number of games in database: 287
Years covered: 1978 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2299 (2387 rapid, 2323 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2570

Overall record: +86 -92 =109 (49.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (61) 
    B42 B44 B32 B81 B33
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C78 C89 C92 C76 C61
 French Defense (21) 
    C18 C07 C11 C10 C14
 Sicilian Kan (11) 
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (10) 
    C89 C92 C93 C99 C88
 Sicilian Najdorf (9) 
    B99 B96 B92 B90 B94
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (42) 
    B76 B78 B22 B53 B50
 Grunfeld (22) 
    D85 D86 D91 D87 D79
 Sicilian Dragon (16) 
    B76 B77 B78 B73 B70
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C80 C93 C77 C61
 English, 1 c4 c5 (9) 
    A33 A37 A36
 Modern Benoni (8) 
    A57 A62 A70 A58
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Ernst vs C Gruvaeus, 2000 1-0
   T Ernst vs Geller, 1990 1-0
   E J Gausel vs T Ernst, 1992 0-1
   T Ernst vs Jansa, 1986 1-0
   T Ernst vs Joel Benjamin, 1990 1-0
   Xu Jun vs T Ernst, 1987 0-1
   T Ernst vs P Popovic, 1987 1-0
   T Ernst vs E G F Hellers, 1986 1/2-1/2
   T Ernst vs Bagirov, 1992 1-0
   T Ernst vs P Carlsson, 2002 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rilton Cup (2007)
   32nd Rilton Cup (2002)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   European Club Cup (2007)
   XXXV Rilton Cup (2006)
   European Individual Championship (2013)

   🏆 TCh-SWE Elitserien
   T Ernst vs L Pantsulaia (Oct-22-17) 0-1
   T Rydstrom vs T Ernst (May-07-17) 0-1
   T Ernst vs P Golubka (May-07-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Ernst vs P R Kumar (May-06-17) 1-0
   Emil Sjoholm vs T Ernst (May-06-17) 0-1

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(born Aug-17-1960, 59 years old) Sweden

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Dr. Thomas Ernst was awarded the Grandmaster title in 1991. He was the Swedish champion in 1992 and 1993. He has a PhD in mathematics.

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 287  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Rydell vs T Ernst  1-0681978SWEA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. T Ernst vs Azmaiparashvili  0-1471979EU-ch U20B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. T Ernst vs Adorjan  ½-½241980Hamburg (Germany)B33 Sicilian
4. M Karp vs T Ernst 0-1471980European Junior ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. T Ernst vs Short  0-1351981HamburgE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
6. T Ernst vs Petursson  0-1351981Politiken CupB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
7. P Scheeren vs T Ernst  0-1651981Politiken CupA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
8. L Karlsson vs T Ernst  1-0411981Politiken CupA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
9. T Ernst vs Plaskett 1-0631981Politiken CupB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
10. L Roos vs T Ernst  1-0251981Politiken CupC56 Two Knights
11. T Ernst vs H Dobosz  1-0361981Politiken CupC03 French, Tarrasch
12. I Radulov vs T Ernst  1-0551981Politiken CupB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
13. T Ernst vs G Andruet  1-0431982Gausdal Young MenB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
14. T Ernst vs H Rothen  1-0351983Eksjo 11thB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
15. Hebden vs T Ernst  0-1381984Copenhagen opC39 King's Gambit Accepted
16. Nunn vs T Ernst  ½-½421984HamburgB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
17. T Ernst vs F Portisch 1-0421984HamburgE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
18. T Ernst vs Kouatly 1-0271984Chess OlympiadB32 Sicilian
19. Pinter vs T Ernst  1-0541984Chess OlympiadA57 Benko Gambit
20. V Inkiov vs T Ernst  ½-½321984Thessaloniki ol (Men)B73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
21. E G F Hellers vs T Ernst  1-0811985SWE-ch UppsalaC39 King's Gambit Accepted
22. T Ernst vs C Hansen  0-1301985Gausdal ZonalE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
23. T Ernst vs Larsen  0-1391985Gausdal ZonalB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
24. K Mokry vs T Ernst  1-0411985Politiken CupB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
25. T Ernst vs Zsuzsa Polgar  0-1561986CopenhagenC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 287  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-06-04  dickweed: Hey a Swedish player for player of the day, very nice, just looked at his rather straight-forward(?) victory over Karpov from 1980, that's a nice scalp
Jul-27-05  Stefan Lukke: So that's twice now Ernst has been player of the day. Is the selection random then <>?
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  alexmagnus: I hope it´s not random otherwise Lance Darling will become player of the day someday...:-)
Apr-27-06  babakova: I have heard that Mr Ernst is a rather eccentric fellow. For instance there was a tv show about chess in sweden like 10 years ago (snilledrag) and Ernst was the only one of the participating grandmasters who refused to give vocal commentary to his games. He didnt like the idea of having his voice recorded or something like that.
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  offramp: <dickweed: Hey a Swedish player for player of the day, very nice, just looked at his rather straight-forward(?) victory over Karpov from 1980, that's a nice scalp> I wonder what game that refers to?
Apr-27-06  acirce: The White player in M Karp vs T Ernst, 1980 was mistakenly given as Karpov at first.

<babakova> Yes, I guess he is a bit eccentric. I've met and talked with him a few times at tournaments. Btw, he has a rather special voice, so maybe that was the reason he didn't want it recorded.

He's also a mathematician. His dissertation a few years ago was about q-calculus, whatever that is.

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  offramp: Q-calculus is the study of the sinusoidal pattern of voice-waves.
Jan-11-07  Cyphelium: At a tournament a few years back (which I think Acirce played in too, BTW), Ernst and I had a cup of coffee at the same time in the café. As I happened to read Singh's book about Fermat's theorem, Ernst approached me. He produced a thick bunch of a4:s, which must have been said thesis or something related to it. It was page up and page down of algebra. He proudly showed it to me. I said something like " nice".

I also remember him telling me that they had to get an 80 year old fellow from India to fly to Sweden to act as his opponent at the dissertation, because noone else could evaluate this particular work. Then he wanted to know if I was into mathematics. When I told him 'no', he looked very disappointed and immediatly stopped talking to me.

Oct-31-07  xeroxmachine: Here is an old article about him and its all in swodish:

Oct-31-07  FHBradley: This is Thomas's abstract:

<In q-calculus we are looking for q-analogues of mathematical objects, which have the original object as limits when q tends to 1. q-Calculus has wide-ranging applications in analytic number theory and theoretical physics. The main topic of the thesis is the invention of the tilde operator and the renaissance of the q-addition. There are two types of q-addition, the Ward-AlSalam q-addition and the Hahn q-addition. The first is both commutative and associative, while the second is neither. This is one of the reasons why sometimes more than one q-analogue exist. These two operators form the basis of the method which unites hypergeometric series and q-hypergeometric series and which gives many formulas of q-calculus a natural form reminding directly of their classical origin. This method is reminiscent of Heine, who mentioned the case where one parameter in a q-hypergeometric series is plus infinity. The q-addition is the natural way to extend addition to the q-case as is shown when restating addition formulas for q-trigonometric functions.

We give a more lucid definition of the q-difference operator. A new notation for powers of q reminding of the exponential function is given. A q-Taylor formula with remainder term expressed as q-integral is proved.>

Well done, Thomas!

<We present a new expression for generalized Vandermonde determinants, and thus for the Schur function. We also obtain an equivalence relation on the set of all generalized Vandermonde determinants. We find a more general expression for the Vandermonde determinant. We show the connection to a determinant of Flowe and Harris and to the solution of difference and q-difference equations with constant coefficients.>

Oct-31-07  Cyphelium: <FHBradley> You know, you could make it all up and I would not be able to tell the difference. =)
Aug-17-08  ravel5184: Hipy papy bthuthdth thuthda bthuthdy!
Nov-17-08  BIDMONFA: Thomas Ernst

ERNST, Thomas

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  WannaBe: Q (or Quantum) Calculus, for those member(s) who specializes in math and/or physics and are able to explain them... =)

I never gotten further than diffy Q... (Differential Equations)

Jun-19-09  myschkin: . . .

<WannaQ> may I introduce ...


Jun-19-09  WhiteRook48: oh look he's player of the day again
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: his victims include GMs Hillarp Persson, Larsen, Bagirov, Adianto, Geller, Sadler, Adams, Westerinen, Shirov, Gausel, Vaganian, Browne, Jansa, Xu Jun, Alburt, Plaskett, Hebden, Kouatly, and Portisch.

quite an accomplished GM!

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  FSR: It's a shame that this guy hasn't played anyone named Young.
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: He's 11 days younger than I am.
Aug-17-15  Serbon91: this is what I call a genius!
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