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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
10 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
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Multi-section or web - which is best?
One section web imo and it isn't close. Second choice being 2 web movements rather than 2x 11 table Mitchell which would put a heinous 33 boards in play. Web lets you maximize the pairs you play against (22 vs 18 I think here?) and gets rid of the ...
Barry Plotkin's bidding problem: QT954 AQT986 --- K4
Doesn't feel like quite enough for 5 opposite a simple 1 response. Sometimes the opponents are kind enough to bid more diamonds and let us find our way to 6 anyway.
1Nt---(2M)---X as penalties
Around a year ago I assumed that X was probably better as takeout/negative vs one suiters and better as penalty vs 2 suiters. Since then, I've kept a mental tally each time its come up and surprisingly even the 1 suiter penalty X is ahead by a solid ...
What are the benefits of UD Attitude, Standard Count?
Everyone I know who does this it is because they (or their partner) started with standard and made the switch to UD attitude but didn't want to also make the switch to UD count.
About Frivolous 3N
I usually play that 3NT (or 3 if hearts) is non serious anytime we've set trump (as opposed to temporizing because we have concerns about a suit) and haven't skipped 3M on our way to 3NT. So 1 2 2 2 3NT would ...
ACBL CEO: Post-Mortem
@Don I'm familiar with the seeding point docs. Suggesting a max of 22% impact seems pretty misleading since most teams won't even have 11 seeding points. In Toronto, only 37 out of 104 teams (35.6%) had an average of over 11 seeding points. I think the seeding ...
ACBL CEO: Post-Mortem
How does the EBU do seeding? One of the frustrating things about the ACBL (imo) is the focus on MPs for seeding, both in regular KOs and in the big team events like Spingold/Vanderbilt. It'd be great to have something like NGS for seeding and then masterpoints for ...
ACBL CEO: Post-Mortem
tournament player wanting tablets sounds like a huge assumption. Most tournament players I know (including the under 40 crowd) hate the idea of playing with tablets.
ACBL CEO: Post-Mortem
@Steve: I'm not sure recruitment by tournament bridge can be considered 0. It was the major hook when I first started playing. Then after a long time away when I started dabbling again I was playing 1x a month and didn't bother to rejoin the ACBL. However, membership ...
Something seems wrong with the rules, no rectification needed
I've had times where I was pretty sure partner forgot, but put 4 down on the table anyway. If partner forgets enough that you are going to assume a forget again here, then it should at least be part of the explanation.

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