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Sipke Ernst
S Ernst 
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Number of games in database: 686
Years covered: 1996 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2540 (2514 rapid, 2480 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606

Overall record: +265 -160 =232 (58.0%)*
   * 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 (49) 
    A45 E00 A41 D02 A40
 Slav (43) 
    D15 D12 D17 D16 D10
 King's Indian (38) 
    E94 E97 E92 E91 E77
 Nimzo Indian (25) 
    E32 E20 E38 E53 E48
 Queen's Gambit Declined (24) 
    D30 D38 D35 D39 D31
 English (20) 
    A13 A14 A15 A11 A10
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (91) 
    C80 C77 C97 C60 C70
 Slav (31) 
    D10 D16 D12 D11 D15
 Ruy Lopez, Open (27) 
    C80 C83 C82 C81
 English (22) 
    A11 A13 A14 A10 A15
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (21) 
    C97 C91 C92 C93 C84
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    D02 A46 A40 A50 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
   S Ernst vs J Werle, 2001 1-0
   A Gupta vs S Ernst, 2010 0-1
   S Ernst vs A Baldus, 2001 1-0
   D Khismatullin vs S Ernst, 2015 1/2-1/2
   S Ernst vs A Belezky, 2014 1-0
   S Ernst vs Van Wely, 2017 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group C (2004)
   4th Batavia Chess Tournament (2012)
   15th Unive Open (2011)
   Oslo Chess International (2011)
   Groningen Open (2012)
   16th Unive Open (2012)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Amsterdam Chess Tournament (2005)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   Bundesliga 2010/11 (2010)
   European Club Cup (2006)
   13th European Individual Championship (2012)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)

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

   🏆 Bundesliga 2018/19
   S Ernst vs Liam Vrolijk (Mar-03-19) 1/2-1/2
   S Ernst vs J Werle (Mar-02-19) 1/2-1/2
   Z Pakleza vs S Ernst (Mar-01-19) 1/2-1/2
   Dominik Horvath vs S Ernst (Jan-31-19) 0-1
   S Ernst vs R Mamedov (Jan-30-19) 0-1

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(born Jan-08-1979, 41 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 28; games 1-25 of 686  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Ernst vs J Brenninkmeijer 1-0411996Koop Tjuchem opA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
2. A Summerscale vs S Ernst 0-1241996Groningen openA57 Benko Gambit
3. S Ernst vs Barsov 0-1451997VAM Hoogeveen opC07 French, Tarrasch
4. M Smits vs S Ernst  0-1541997It open juniorsC32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
5. S Ernst vs S Williams  1-0341997Glorney Cup-AA04 Reti Opening
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 I Sokolov  0-1241998NLD-chD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. S Ernst vs K van der Weide  1-0461998NED-chA39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
10. Van der Wiel vs S Ernst  1-0451998Rotterdam ch-NEDC45 Scotch Game
11. S Ernst vs R Kempinski  1-0381998Groningen OpenE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. Epishin vs S Ernst  1-0471998Groningen OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Shcherbakov vs S Ernst  ½-½331998Groningen OpenD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. S Ernst vs G Verholt  1-0462000DierenD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. V Ikonnikov vs S Ernst  1-0772000DierenD85 Grunfeld
16. S Ernst vs A Meijere 1-0482000DierenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
17. V Diepeveen vs S Ernst 0-1342000DierenC45 Scotch Game
18. S Ernst vs Y A Zilberman  ½-½172000DierenD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. H Hoeksema vs S Ernst  ½-½382000DierenD85 Grunfeld
20. S Ernst vs J Jens  1-0532000DierenA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
21. K van der Weide vs S Ernst  1-0372000DierenC60 Ruy Lopez
22. S Ernst vs J Bosch  1-0362000DierenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Barsov vs S Ernst  1-0542000Vlissingen HZ op 4thD94 Grunfeld
24. S Ernst vs J Hekhuis 1-0362000HZ OpenE08 Catalan, Closed
25. T Hendriks vs S Ernst 0-1382000HZ OpenC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 686  PGN Download
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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:

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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.

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 :)
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  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

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