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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
4 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 Special Announcement
Ellis: I'm not sure that's accurate. Where do you think the online GNTs are run? They are ACBL team events run on BBO that award gold points, qualifying status to winner, etc.
ACBL Special Announcement
Ray, more relevant to what you are talking about: the RRs start all the matches concurrently. This round was only 16 teams, but it certainly seems like the approach would convert fine to a swiss format and that (from my understanding) is being considered for a future event. No reason ...
The lost cause of the Jacobyites
Are you saying that an RKC auction where all 5 keys + Q are confirmed that doesn't go to 7 had a mistake somewhere? Because I'm not sure I believe that if so. Have seen auctions where RKC'er confirms all the keys and they still stop in 6 ...
The lost cause of the Jacobyites
If you do sign off in 5, is partner really going to pass with 3? Sorry partner, I needed you to have 4 keycards in your minimum for slam? :)
The lost cause of the Jacobyites
Skipped the last question because I already passed 4. If opener really has AK of trump and a side A, they can't have anything else including a 6th spade. So 6 is a total gamble. If opener has 3 hearts it's on a finesse, but if ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: Q75 QJ8 T65 AQJ5
Passed on the other hand which I thought was debateable, so am clearly passing here :)
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: AQ73 Q5 KQ6 QJ94
Bit of backstory to this poll. We were N/S and didn't find 6 after P (1NT) X (showing 4M longer m). I considered passing the X assuming partner had the blacks with my Tx ATxx AJxxxx x, but decided to ask for the M in case it ...
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: 86 AQT753 954 AT
Question about standard bidding (still some holes in mine imo): is 3 GF?
Don't laugh but what is best meaning for this bid?
In competitive auctions, I think it's more useful to sort out 4 and 5 level decisions (fit jumps) than worry about finding the 6 level (splinters).
Play Problem 5!D
I think defense problem, you hold Axxx KQ9xxx Qx 2 and at trick 3 RHO plays the heart T, what do you do? would be a tough one, that people would get right if posed as a problem on BW but very few would duck smoothly in tempo at the ...
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