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Sipke Ernst
S Ernst 
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Number of games in database: 1,525
Years covered: 1992 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2540 (2514 rapid, 2480 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2606

Overall record: +627 -315 =503 (60.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 80 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (108) 
    E00 A45 A41 D02 A40
 Slav (80) 
    D15 D11 D12 D10 D17
 King's Indian (78) 
    E97 E94 E92 E91 E60
 English (65) 
    A15 A13 A14 A11 A10
 Grunfeld (41) 
    D85 D87 D86 D78 D94
 Queen's Gambit Declined (40) 
    D30 D38 D35 D37 D39
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (174) 
    C80 C77 C97 C69 C78
 Slav (81) 
    D10 D12 D17 D15 D11
 Ruy Lopez, Open (59) 
    C80 C83 C81 C82
 Sicilian (43) 
    B40 B33 B60 B22 B20
 English (42) 
    A11 A13 A10 A16 A15
 Queen's Pawn Game (40) 
    D02 A46 E10 E00 A50
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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
   S Ernst vs Stellwagen, 2003 1/2-1/2
   P K Wells vs S Ernst, 2005 0-1
   S Ernst vs A Baldus, 2001 1-0
   S Ernst vs J Werle, 2001 1-0
   A Gupta vs S Ernst, 2010 0-1
   B Go vs S Ernst, 2012 0-1
   Summerscale vs S Ernst, 1996 0-1
   T Kuegel vs S Ernst, 2011 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Corus Group C (2004)
   Oslo Chess International (2011)
   Groningen Open (2012)
   Bundesliga 2007/08 (2007)
   15th Unive Open (2011)
   12th Essent Open (2008)
   16th Unive Open (2012)
   Groningen Chess Festival (2013)
   Bundesliga 2012/13 (2012)
   Bundesliga 2008/09 (2008)
   Groningen Open (2019)
   Bundesliga 2009/10 (2009)
   European Championship (2012)
   Gibraltar Masters (2019)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)

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

   🏆 Dutch League -22
   S Ernst vs D Dardha (Nov-27-21) 1/2-1/2
   S Ernst vs S Melia (Nov-08-21) 1-0, blitz
   S Ernst vs N Grandelius (Nov-08-21) 0-1, blitz
   S Ernst vs I Cheparinov (Nov-08-21) 0-1, blitz
   S Ernst vs N Sarin (Nov-08-21) 0-1, blitz

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(born Jan-08-1979, 43 years old) Netherlands

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In 1999, he was awarded the International Master title and received the Grandmaster title in 2007.. In 2018 he became a FIDE Trainer.In the 2000s, he was one of the leading Dutch chess players.

He won four medals in the Dutch Chess Championship: a silver medal in 2017, and three bronze medals in 2010, 2011, and 2014, respectively. Ernst has won many international chess tournaments, including Lichfield in 2000 and Schaakfestival in Groningen in 2001, 2005, and 2006.

Ernst played for the Netherlands in the Chess Olympiad in 2002, at the second reserve board in the 35th Chess Olympiad in Bled (+0, =1, -0).

Ernst additionally played for the Netherlands in the European Team Chess Championship in 2009, at the reserve board in the 17th European Team Chess Championship in Novi Sad (+2 =2 -1).

source:Wikipedia article: Sipke Ernst

Last updated: 2021-11-23 04:13:49

 page 1 of 61; games 1-25 of 1,523  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Ernst vs J Mellegers  0-1401992NED-ch U18C50 Giuoco Piano
2. S Ernst vs M Michalczyk  1-0431992NED-ch U18A46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. S Ernst vs R Gommers  ½-½391992NED-ch U18B32 Sicilian
4. Khoa Do vs S Ernst  ½-½241992NED-ch U18C53 Giuoco Piano
5. E van den Doel vs S Ernst  ½-½151992NED-ch U18C10 French
6. S Ernst vs Rogier Manten  ½-½261992NED-ch U18A46 Queen's Pawn Game
7. R van Opstal vs S Ernst  ½-½321992NED-ch U18C05 French, Tarrasch
8. M Dambacher vs S Ernst  0-1331992NED-ch U18B23 Sicilian, Closed
9. I Utama vs S Ernst  0-1611993Den Bosch opC10 French
10. S Ernst vs J Hoogendoorn  ½-½651993Den Bosch opB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
11. S Ernst vs P van Ginkel  1-0531993Den Bosch opB33 Sicilian
12. D Zult vs S Ernst  1-0471993Hengelo op U14D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
13. S Ernst vs P Span  0-1271993Den Bosch opC11 French
14. P Span vs S Ernst  1-0531993NED-ch U14C15 French, Winawer
15. S Ernst vs M Dambacher  0-1271993NED-ch U14C19 French, Winawer, Advance
16. S Ernst vs M Wichhart  1-0291993Hengelo op U14C30 King's Gambit Declined
17. E Smit vs S Ernst  ½-½201993Hengelo op U14D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
18. S Ernst vs P Span  ½-½161993Hengelo op U14C01 French, Exchange
19. Khoa Do vs S Ernst  1-0611993Den Bosch opB33 Sicilian
20. E van den Doel vs S Ernst  ½-½221993NED-ch U14C01 French, Exchange
21. D de Vreugt vs S Ernst  0-1431993NED-ch U14C19 French, Winawer, Advance
22. D van Kessel vs S Ernst  0-1281993Den Bosch opB33 Sicilian
23. Freek Weijers vs S Ernst  ½-½591994NED-chTB 9495B40 Sicilian
24. S Ernst vs L Riemersma  0-1461995NED-ch sfB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
25. S Ernst vs M Bosboom  1-0391995NED-ch sfB53 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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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:

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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.
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.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Jan-08-16  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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