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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
9 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, 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's Future 2020 & Beyond (San Francisco NABC Report)
Also Jon, I get that this is total nitpicking, but it's hard not to raise an eyebrow at "no superior rating system has yet to be devised and popularized". Masterpoints are barely a rating system, and multiple other systems are superior and popular where they are used. Masterpoints are ...
ACBL's Future 2020 & Beyond (San Francisco NABC Report)
I was bummed not to be in SF, but there were a lot of factors. Ironically, money wasn't a big factor for me but the Soloway getting added did make the first four days a lot less appealing. Reasons (stated or implied) that I heard from others not going ...
"the reflexively anti-ACBL barking seals"
It seems like bridgewinners, and the world at large, would be a better place if people spent less time being outraged and offended at things that did not personally impact them.
Meaning of 4C
Well, given the draconian rules in ACBL-land, I don't get to play multi very often. My current notes to figure out strain, strength, etc have generally been sufficient. I mostly just play it to open up bidding space, 2 as both minors has been my big winner.
Meaning of 4C
Good question. Would assume RKC, but my multi notes don't actually have this bid.
Did someone ask for more Declarer play problems?
Ducking only 1 round of spades is a special sort of show up play. If we win the 2nd round of spades and then lead a diamond, if LHO doesn't fly then we know they don't have the A. I'm personally ducking 2 rounds of spades, just ...
Upside upside down
Isn't this a count situation with Qxx on dummy? If so, isn't the 8 fine? Leader knows it is safe to cash another heart to see what SP partner gives, then potentially wakes up to the situation when partner drops the J?
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
I'm not even sure why I say semi forcing in most partnerships, since the only time I wouldn't pass is if I had a max and 6+ or I had a second 4+ suit.
Soloway KO 1st Day Results
As an FYI since a friend didn't see this either, if you open the "bracket" in ACBL Live, you can scroll down to the bottom to see the standings.
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
There are a variety of systems that also use some sort of 2 level bid to show invite+ in the opened major. We use 2, I believe the more common is 2M-1 I think? This isn't a simple change though, as your 2 now needs to cover ...
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