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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
2 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.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Junior Bridge Camp in Slovakia, what a great time!
Bridge Accomplishments
28th out of 404 in 3 day LM Pairs in Vegas, Spingold Day 3, 11th in Wernher, various other top 25 finishes
Regular Bridge Partners
Kim Eng, Chris Gibson, Greg Herman, Ray Miller
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
UDCA
BBO Username
Vilgan
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
General 2/1
2/1
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Eric/Greg Cascade Precision MPs
Strong !c;14-16 NT; 2/1 GF except 1!d-2!c/2!d
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ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
Given the nearly unanimous support for the idea, I guess it's time to start bringing this up to our BoD members! :-)
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
One recent example that prompted this idea was the long thread where someone was upset that their team with more masterpoints and a GLM was put in bracket 2 while a team with fewer masterpoints and GLMs that had won multiple open events but fewer masterpoints was put in bracket ...
Suit Preference or Attitude on opening lead of partner's suit in a NT contract?
I think with most of my partners we've discussed when not able to beat dummy's card switches to SP. I prefer not being able to beat the 10, but some prefer not being able to beat the J. I would always assume attitude would still be on if ...
Why is this day different from all others?
Greg never told me he was benched for preempting on 9xxxx! :-)
This should be a simple if rare suitplay question
This seems like a problem that everyone will get right if they realize its a problem, but might carelessly play wrong at the table.
How much extra is required for "seriousness"?
Why wouldn't non serious be helpful playing precision? I make serious cues all the time playing precision, it's all about strength in context. The ranges are tighter which lets me serious with some hands that I would be forced to non serious with playing wider range openings.
How much extra is required for "seriousness"?
I play 3 as non serious with all my regular partners and have found it to be a clear winner over always bidding 3NT for non serious. 3 is almost never doubled for the lead, usually that person is on lead anyway. In comparison, leaking info about spade ...
Chris Gibson's bidding problem: --- KQ743 Q2 KQT975
3 seems like a huge underbid. 2NT to then splinter (showing 16+) seems like an overbid with no aces. 2NT to ask partner about shortness doesn't seem terribly helpful when I don't need partner to ruff losers and mostly just care about how well we are fitting ...
Chris Gibson's bidding problem: --- KQ743 Q2 KQT975
While I think 4 right away gets your hand off your chest better, I think partner has expressed his opinion twice so we should respect it. Maybe we get 300 instead of 450, but +300 vs -50 is a bigger swing our direction and there's always a chance ...
ATB - Missed slam with double red fit
Don't love X, but have sympathy. 3NT normal. 4 pull was good. 5 is mind boggling to me. Not getting to the heart slam is whatever, but not getting to slam at all after S pulled to 4 is wild.
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