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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
6 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 300ish pairs in NABC Fast Pairs in Vegas, Spingold Day 3
Regular Bridge Partners
Ray Miller, Kim Eng, Stan Christie
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
Silver Life Master
General 2/1
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Eric Sieg's bidding problem: AK JT7 JT863 QT6
I figured pass was normal, just gut checking. FWIW, partner's hand was JT87642 x x AKJx. Spades came in (singleton Q) so we were +200 on the board for a near 0. However, I expect most tables competed to 4 (which makes) and I think it is easy ...
Is playing the same boards in a pairs event important?
I'm surprised and disappointed anytime I see extra boards in play. A regional I attended last year had 33 boards in play and it made PMs between sessions awful: most people had 12 boards not in common. They received so many complaints about it though that they switched to ...
San Diego Motions
There's supposed to be a different pair event getting added instead
Utility of a 3-card super-accept raise over Jacoby Transfers and a Strong NT
I don't play them, but every once in a while I'll decide to super accept anyway with 3 and it has usually worked out. The usual case is that I had a max already which feels like more than a max after the transfer. Perhaps a 1NT overcall ...
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
Suction is one of my favorite things to see opponents using if I'm playing precision. It is just ambiguous enough to keep the advancer from moving the preempt to a painfully high level but not ambiguous enough to cause issues for the strong club pair. Suction is strangely popular ...
San Diego Motions
Multiple exciting things in there, hope to see where they lead. Specifically: Moving the IMP pairs to Sun/Mon and a new pair event for Fri/Sat for the Spring NABC helps tackle a large issue with nothing concurrent with the silvers for people who aren't old enough to ...
Don't torture yourself
Good player doesn't mean omniscient. Good players also make Xs that don't work out. Clear pass for me, not going to lose sleep if XX happened to be right on this hand.
Bidding after interference over our strong NT
Undiscussed I would assume someone would X 2 for the majors with hearts and then see if I could hit spades. I don't understand the desire to rescue the opponents on potential misfit auctions and "2 for both majors" by opponents has been my #1 most consistent ...
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
I'm not sure I agree that being at the 2 level to show 2 suits is an advantage. You are a level higher and have your neck much more exposed without any guarantee of a long trump suit and are a lot more likely to get punished. With less ...
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
Thanks for taking the time to go into such depth on your system! :) As I've played precision and against precision more, I've become a bigger and bigger fan of Mathe, not because of memory issues but because I think it creates the best results. The "Not Mathe" system ...

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