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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
23 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
ACBL - Running a KO with a qualifying swiss?
Why wouldn't I do all of the above?
What accomplishment earned this letter
Interesting. I got something for Life Master (which is what I assumed the letter was for), but nothing for the ranks since.
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: AK62 A9752 T AKJ
Sorry just answered first question. We tend to show 3 card support before 4 spades but show spades first with 5+. Will not necessarily GF with an A and a K, responder evaluates and decides whether to GF.
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: AK62 A9752 T AKJ
I think that's a style question and the partner/partnership in question tends to focus more on cues with last train a possibility in some auctions but not (imo) in this one.
I think 3M+1 as non serious is better. Only play anything else if partner is uncomfortable with that. I like that non serious limits information when we are just going for game. I'm pretty aggressive about bidding non serious (sign offs to game are rare), so why cue ...
Choice of Games Cuebid vs. Slam Try Cuebid
I would have thought B was CoG since we've both bid a suit and still trying to find the right strain. The others seem like slam tries.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: 7 A9876 J8 AQT54
It seems like West's level of experience is important in the poll. If playing with someone with 800 MPs and simple agreements/card, I would feel very different about pass vs 2 vs someone who has more experience.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: 7 A9876 J8 AQT54
Seems like the experience level of West is pretty relevant on this hand.
Greek gift?
Have seen the following couple fallacies against WC players: 1) They are good enough to have underled an A/some other very unlikely thing. Declarer goes down when just assuming everyone is making the obvious/normal play would have worked. 2) X is too good to have made a mistake ...
Time to simplify the laws?
@Peg: Nope. Then I'm looking at a tablet, not looking at people. We make fun of people who go to dinner/spend time with friends and then everyone spends time looking at their phone instead of interacting. This seems similar but its with their tablet instead. I would stop ...

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