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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
3 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
Ripped Off
Time to cancel my planned bank robberies and hit up ACBL regionals instead! Jokes aside, seems pretty awful for the employees that had stuff stolen under their watch. Easy to cast blame now, but humans aren't perfect. Finding ways to have a whole let less cash involved would seem ...
ACBL Attendance Dropoff - 2016-2018
We've had Canadians let us know that they won't be coming down for sectionals/regionals because of political/hostility reasons as well.
Precision interference
Why isn't just 4+ hearts an option for the first part? Why isn't 4-4 one of the options for the 2nd part?
Redoubling Isn't Rude
I XX for business often at imps, rarely at MPs and never if I am worried about them running. In Philadelphia, I XX'd 3NT twice in the same week and was making jokes about getting a 3NT XX'd t-shirt after that.
Falling numbers in Orlando
Primary reason for me: No regular partner was interested. The reasons for that vary, but essentially come down to: 1) Location. Nobody is ever excited about Orlando. It also seems pretty expensive. Why isn't this in Vegas? 2) Schedule. The team events are the main attraction with pair events ...
Lebhar IMP Pairs in Memphis
An alternative view is that this moves the imp pairs away from a conflict with a premier event (the plat pairs) AND gives people something to play on Sunday/Monday even if they aren't silver eliglble. The Vanderbilt is fun, but it is hardly popular, especially for normal ACBL ...
Interference over a weak only multi-2!D
Never would have occurred to me to take this as anything but penalty and as a result never bothered discussing it.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: 8543 KJ4 J3 QJ85
For the simulation, here are some constraints: 11-13 HCP 2+ Ds and less than 5 cards in a major and less than 6 clubs OR 11-15 HCP, unbalanced, with 2+ diamonds and less than 5 cards in a major and less than 6 clubs OR 11-15 HCP, with a 5 ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: 8543 KJ4 J3 QJ85
Wonder how many people voting are going to read the note about transfer responses..
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: AQ6 J98xxx 8 A9x
Also curious what people think 5 is here, is it an offer or a cue?

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