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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
April 21
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
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Eric Sieg's bidding problem: AKJ954 A4 5 JT83
When capped at 15 (and not an amazing 15 at that), how much more can we really have? 6 card spades headed by AK, A of hearts, diamond singleton, some fitting clubs if partner has clubs (which is likely).
New Performance Metric for the ACBL
Declining tournament attendance has seemed pretty widespread and potentially the start of a trend. See Bob Heller's comments about a tournament task force in his blog here:
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: AKJ954 A4 5 JT83
If we start with 4 and then bid 4 over partner's probable 4, what does that show?
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: AKJ954 A4 5 JT83
1) X should usually show 4+ hearts. We don't play it as asking partner to bid 3NT. Sometimes X'er has to X without 4 with an unusual hand, maybe something like xx KQx xxxx AKxx but we assume Xer has 4 in follow up bidding. 2) Normalish? 10 ...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
@Richard I don't think a lot of the pro multi group really cares about forcing it down the throat of the casuals. If clubs don't want to allow it, that's fine. I can even shrug and move on over sectionals and ABC Pair regional events. However, the ...
Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
It seems like a lot of people view multi in isolation as being destructive. It also opens up more bids. When allowed to play multi, we've started using 2 as less than invitational with both minors which is very descriptive/not confusing imo. I'm fortunate to live ...
Gatlinburg Regional 2017
@David I think most of the best players were playing in the GNT Open that was played alongisde the Everett sectional. Even when that isn't the case, Everett is so soon after the Spring NABCs and people also have GNTs to worry about this time of year that I ...
Prize money in bridge?
Money tournaments are a cool thing and would help suck people in. I know when I was a month into playing Magic the Gathering I went to a tournament and took 2nd out of 200ish which was good for $800. Wait, a fun game AND I can win money? That ...
What would you have done?
Somewhere between 1st and 2nd. It is a really conservative evaluation, but not sure what grounds you have for calling a TD. The fact you X'd and then the contract was allowed to make certainly makes a memo seem like sour grapes. RHO might have also have read your ...
How do you play 6!C
Good point, think I meant to say ruff the 4th diamond w/ the king, ruff the heart w/ the A, ruff the spade.

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