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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
2 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
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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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I have to wait 90 minutes between posting bidding problems. Why?
Meant to post this same complaint earlier. 90 minute wait for bidding problems seems weird.
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: KT963 A7 KJ6 654
Hi Craig, I love your simulations, but I think your parameters need looking at on this one. North has at least 2 s as 0-1 would not be a balanced limit raise. Unbalanced 3 card raises are shown in a way that doesn't start with 1NT.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: 86543 --- 6 AQT8653
I don't think this is going to a hand that gets easier to describe by coming in later, so might as well start describing now. 3 to start, planning to bid spades later. After P P, it certainly sounds like partner has some hearts and some values, but ...
Bridge Player Archetypes
Having played both competitively, MTG dwarfs Bridge in popularity - especially in the US. Its easy to pick up, play, and (if you are smart) its possible to start winning packs and money quickly as well. To compare popularity, we have 2 full time bridge clubs in Seattle. There are dozens ...
What's going wrong with Gatlinburg ??
Also, if you treat the 2% increase last year as an aberration and assume it should have been about 5% lower... it now makes the attendance look more like the trend it likely is instead of a sudden plummet.
What's going wrong with Gatlinburg ??
No reason outside of a general trend of declining regional attendance, most likely influenced by the aging playerbase
What's going wrong with Gatlinburg ??
Not sure I agree with this. It might also be a general downward trend that spiked hard in one year. Just because attendance is dropping a few % each year doesn't mean it needs to be a perfectly equal drop. Other regionals have dropped 10% with no good reason lately.
Poll Regarding Drop-Ins from Soloway to Blues
Since I voted for "other restrictions", I think I should clarify on what that means to me. I think anyone wanting to drop in should have played 66% of the boards throughout the event in order to drop in to the blues semifinal.
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 ...

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