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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
18 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
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: xxx KT8xx 8x AKx
Does this agreement make sense in a precision context though? Opener could have 5 clubs and 2 diamonds, so its not clear why we would care about showing a club stopper vs a diamond stopper. Also, why wouldn't 3C just be natural showing both minors?
Help with Precision Club please
Most meck lite systems play this. Dan Neill's modern precision book is a good starting point for that and meck lite in general.
Does the ACBL need more Washrooms at NABCs OR should players be kicked out of tournaments with cause?
A daytime schedule seems fine on the west coast, but 10 AM start times on Eastern is a big middle finger to everyone flying in from the west coast.
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: A Tx AKxxx AJT9x
With most people I play 4NT as minors, 4 as minors but a rock crusher hand that has strong slam interest.
Calculations of Master Point Awards
The MP rewards for the LM pairs seem low in comparison, but does it matter? Its plat vs regular. To be more fair, doubling all NABC+ event matchpoint rewards would seem reasonable, but do people at that level really care about total masterpoints? It seems like by the time you ...
Ben Kristensen's bidding problem: Q QT QJTxx AKQxx
I'm not normally such a coward, but god these colors are brutal. Voted pass, but would be hard to not bid 4NT at the table.
Condition of Contest
Wouldn't the computer run of the month preceding the month be the run for June? In that case it'd be July 7th(ish) where it tabulates all the stuff for June. The June 7 run is tabulating stuff for May, the June games haven't even happened.
Doubled Cue in Slam Sequence
What's the logic in passing showing a 2nd round control and bidding denying a control? Doesn't bidding now make it harder for partner to communicate what sort of control they have?
Share your favorite bidding system highlights
For my 2 other choice: both minors, less than invitational
Assess the blame (15)
follow up after 3 should either include some sort of non serious or an agreement about the shape it shows (bid fragment or bid shortness). With neither of these in play and both sides bidding optimistically, you get too high.

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