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Sipke Ernst
S Ernst 
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Number of games in database: 719
Years covered: 1996 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2540 (2514 rapid, 2480 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606

Overall record: +274 -170 =246 (57.5%)*
   * 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:
 Queen's Pawn Game (51) 
    A45 E00 A41 D02 A40
 Slav (44) 
    D15 D12 D17 D10 D16
 King's Indian (40) 
    E94 E97 E92 E91 E77
 Nimzo Indian (26) 
    E32 E20 E53 E38 E43
 Queen's Gambit Declined (25) 
    D30 D38 D35 D37 D39
 English (21) 
    A13 A14 A15 A11 A10
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (92) 
    C80 C77 C97 C60 C70
 Slav (35) 
    D10 D16 D12 D15 D11
 Ruy Lopez, Open (27) 
    C80 C83 C82 C81
 English (23) 
    A11 A13 A10 A15 A14
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (22) 
    C97 C91 C92 C93 C84
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    D02 A40 A50 E10 E00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Kagramanov vs S Ernst, 2007 0-1
   J Geske vs S Ernst, 2011 0-1
   P K Wells vs S Ernst, 2005 0-1
   S Ernst vs Stellwagen, 2003 1/2-1/2
   A Gupta vs S Ernst, 2010 0-1
   S Ernst vs J Werle, 2001 1-0
   S Ernst vs A Baldus, 2001 1-0
   Khismatullin vs S Ernst, 2015 1/2-1/2
   S Ernst vs A Belezky, 2014 1-0
   T Kuegel vs S Ernst, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Groningen Open (2012)
   Bundesliga 2007/08 (2007)
   Corus Group C (2004)
   15th Unive Open (2011)
   Oslo Chess International (2011)
   12th Essent Open (2008)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   16th Unive Open (2012)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Groningen Open (2019)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2011)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   European Championship (2012)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)

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

   🏆 Groningen Open
   A Davtyan vs S Ernst (Dec-30-19) 1-0
   S Ernst vs N Zwirs (Dec-29-19) 1-0
   S Sargsyan vs S Ernst (Dec-28-19) 1-0
   S Ernst vs Fier (Dec-27-19) 0-1
   N Lubbe vs S Ernst (Dec-26-19) 1/2-1/2

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(born Jan-08-1979, 42 years old) Netherlands

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Sipke Ernst was awarded the Grandmaster title in 2007. In 2018 he became a FIDE Trainer.

Last updated: 2019-01-08 06:52:17

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 724  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Ernst vs J Brenninkmeijer 1-0411996Koop Tjuchem opA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
2. Summerscale vs S Ernst 0-1241996Groningen openA57 Benko Gambit
3. S Ernst vs S Williams  1-0341997Glorney Cup-AA04 Reti Opening
4. M Smits vs S Ernst  0-1541997It open juniorsC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
5. S Ernst vs Barsov 0-1451997VAM Hoogeveen opC07 French, Tarrasch
6. S Ernst vs A Bakels  1-0361998Vlissingen HZ op 2ndE97 King's Indian
7. R van Wessel vs S Ernst  ½-½491998ComputerijC34 King's Gambit Accepted
8. S Ernst vs D Reinderman  1-0451998Dutch ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
9. S Ernst vs I Sokolov  0-1241998Dutch ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Timman vs S Ernst  1-0451998Dutch ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
11. S Ernst vs Piket  ½-½631998Dutch ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
12. P Nikolic vs S Ernst  1-0341998Dutch ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. S Ernst vs Nijboer  0-1411998Dutch ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. Van der Sterren vs S Ernst  ½-½291998Dutch ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
15. S Ernst vs K van der Weide  1-0461998Dutch ChampionshipA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
16. Sosonko vs S Ernst  ½-½271998Dutch ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. S Ernst vs Van Wely  ½-½521998Dutch ChampionshipA13 English
18. Van der Wiel vs S Ernst  1-0451998Dutch ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
19. Azmaiparashvili vs S Ernst  1-0331998Lost Boys OpenA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
20. S Ernst vs Mikhalevski  1-0321998Lost Boys OpenA34 English, Symmetrical
21. Lautier vs S Ernst  1-0511998Lost Boys OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. S Ernst vs Safin  ½-½371998Lost Boys OpenA15 English
23. A David vs S Ernst  1-0451998Lost Boys OpenC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
24. S Ernst vs R Kempinski  1-0381998Groningen OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
25. Epishin vs S Ernst  1-0471998Groningen OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 724  PGN Download
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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:

Apr-19-10  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!
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  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.

Jul-14-13  PhilFeeley: Crashed and burned at the Dutch Championships this year. I wonder why.
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  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
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  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 :)
Aug-19-17  Octavia: 1= in the dutch this year - congratulations!
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  WTHarvey: Sipke Ernst vs Simon Elgersma, Groningen, 2019

White mates in 4.

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Solution (in reverse)
2.Rxd8+ 1...Nxf6 if 1.Qf6

Sep-22-21  Knightmare07: I always thought he was called "Spike Ernst", am i experiencing some kind of mandela effect?
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