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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've enjoyed playing cards since I was a kid and Bridge is the ultimate card game. I played heavily in 2006-2009 while going to college and then disappeared for a while when the limited vacation days made it hard to go to tournaments. I have a bit more free time recently and have been getting back into it again, what a great game!


For day job stuff I build custom native mobile apps for Android and iOS and my main other consistent interest has been hiking. I'd like to get into backpacking although I haven't done it yet. Other interests over the years have been Magic the Gathering, Gardening, Go, Eve Online, and tabletop games like Terra Mystica.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Junior Bridge Camp in Slovakia, what a great time!
Bridge Accomplishments
13th out of 320ish pairs in NABC Fast Pairs in Vegas, Spingold Day 3
Regular Bridge Partners
Ray Miller, Kim Eng, Bryan Delfs, Jenni Carmichael, Chris Gibson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Mercercrest/Eastside Bridge Club in Seattle area
Favorite Tournaments
any winter NABC that is in a sunny locale, I love Seattle but the overcast skies in Winter can be a bit much!
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
General 2/1
Copy to my cards View/Print
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: AK 98 J8532 AKQ4
I don't believe so, just natural bidding
What is minimum requirement for Maxi Unusual 2NT hand?
An interesting poll imo would be for those who bid a suit, whether they are bidding diamonds or hearts first
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: --- Q87543 KJ94 A74
Follow-up from previous poll where the vast majority chose to bid a semi forcing 1NT on their first turn:
Poll on the World Bridge Federation's involvement with the Olympic movement
Sure Don, but "never" is a really long time. If someone is caught blatantly cheating in their youth and then wants to come back 30-40 years later, perhaps to play for fun. Is the answer always going to be no? At what point can sins be forgiven? Fantoni/Nunes should ...
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: KJ8 AT K94 T9763
expected length for 2 would be 4+ in both minors. Typically 9 cards in the minors, although on this auction partner could be 4144. The only agreed upon scenario where partner would bid 2 without 4+ diamonds would be with 1435 with a non minimum after 1 ...
Poll on the World Bridge Federation's involvement with the Olympic movement
Wish there was a poll option for "I was neutral before and am now against it" and also then "I was neutral before and am now for it"
Jim Munday's bidding problem: QJ Qx QJxxx AKJx
Partner has seen me bid 3NT down 4 before and likely will again!
You Never Know What Might Happen
I thought about that play as well leonard, but played a diamond since LHO having AQJ of spades is a possibility which makes it hard to guess to duck a spade to get partner in for another trump. I also thought I would feel silly losing to AQ on my ...
Eight Is Enough -- Seeking suggestions for rank definitions etc.
This is also something I'm trying to figure out for the Seattle Unit. We will almost certainly be running one as a unit event in 2018 and I'm trying to figure out details like how best to bracket, how to pull in the NLM crowd, how to maximize ...
BW 2/1 System - Potential Reality or Wishful Thinking?
I think it is certainly possible. Heck, LCS standard exists so use that as a staple and then check on things on the way. It seems like a lot of the debate has been from the view of a 2M generally promising 6 vs being the default rebid with only ...

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