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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
12 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
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
UDCA
BBO Username
Vilgan
ACBL Ranking
Ruby 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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Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
How many teams do you think there will be? Pretty sure I want the under :P
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
For better or worse, once the powers that be decided to add yet another 7 day team event to NABCs, it meant the blues were no longer a premier event without conflicts. I think an interesting question is: how many of the rank and file of the ACBL really wanted ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: 97653 J4 A63 AK5
I think next bid is clearly 3. Since people aren't answering your forcing question: As for forcing, I think it is "almost forcing" or "strongly invitational". Basically forcing if the X back in was legit and not just a stretch to cater for the possible penalty pass. However ...
Not Losing Money on NABCs
$100 a day is pretty brutal :) I would think $50 or 60 a day like it is now, and then a $100 a day screen surcharge when there are screens. There is also some logic to this as screens are way harder to transport, require more setup, and tend to ...
Profitable For-Profit Bridge Clubs
Is it clear that the 11% should be spent on advertising? Or is it meant to improve the experience of bridge in your local area? What form that takes might vary. I agree it shouldn't ever be honorariums, but putting on my regular member hat for a bit: I ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: 97653 J4 A63 AK5
I'm definitely going to be in the minority for 1NT, but feels too strong to pass (Am I really going to pass an X with potentially 0 spade tricks?, also hard to catch up), double feels misleading, and 2NT on a misfit where they could start by taking 4-5 ...
1D or 1NT? My marriage is on the line...!
I would bid 1NT but I think its close. I also think the more important thing is to understand partner's preferences and account for them in bidding. I bid differently with some partners vs others. Partners who would strongly prefer I open 1 on this hand I'll ...
Profitable For-Profit Bridge Clubs
Jim: we have a webpage and email campaign and FB page and online newsletter as well. The issue is that even in Seattle, a high % of our players are older and not tech savvy. When I went to tag players in photos from a recent sectional, most of them weren ...
Profitable For-Profit Bridge Clubs
Randy, that seems like a problem with your unit. I've been on unit boards in two areas and known people on a variety of others and the concept of an honorarium seems weird. The most I've personally ever seen is free plays for board members. And free plays ...
Profitable For-Profit Bridge Clubs
2 full time for profit locations in Seattle. That said, the 2nd benefits from a wealthy and generous owner who doesn't make much money himself but pays his people well. Given how Chris and Jeff like to bitch about the 11% for units, I think a good additional question ...
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