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My name is Sipke Ernst, International grandmaster and professional chess coach. I was born in 1979, learned chess at the age of 9 at grammar school and I have been hooked on the game ever since.

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Due to my hard work I qualified for the Dutch Championship in 1998. At the end of the year I became an International Master and a couple of years later I was awarded the GM-title. I’m still very active as a player, in international tournaments as well as e.g. the German and Belgian league. These experiences keep me up to date and help me greatly in my practice as a chess coach. Also I hold an MA degree in Dutch Language and Culture.