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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
49 minutes 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 Live über alles
Great article, with a lot of great insights from someone who clearly knows a lot about this. Just a quick echo of one idea: showing total event % instead of total event MPs for a two session pair game would be awesome. The process of converting that backwards or needing to ...
Does Meckwell ever sleep on the couch?
Cool. A friend mentioned this same treatment and we had the same question. sorry about messaging with the same question, just found the thread now :)
We blocked them at MPs
Regardless of what you think of it, spade A spade T absolutely has to be in this poll. When the answer getting the most responses is "I want to do something other than the options provided", then there is a problem with the answers provided.
Do you open all 12-counts?
I'm going to ignore the spirit of this and say that no, 4th seat, there are many 12 counts without spades that I won't touch :P
Bidding philosophy
2 for me, but any of the first 3 choices seem reasonable. 3 seems wild opposite an unpassed partner.
Tanking to get a read
Plenty to think about here. Also maybe some striving to see if there's any possible additional clue in count etc. Once nothing emerges, I think most (all?) would play W for the queen. Taking a long time to think and then playing E for the Q would be a ...
Hasta la vista, visa?
Cornelia (and other's) vision of "electronic bridge replaces cardboard bridge" will be the end of bridge. Not because electronic bridge counts as dead, but because the playerbase will grow tiny and will definitely stop growing ever again. One of the big advantages of bridge is the social aspect, that ...
The Lead-Out-Of-Turn Coup
I'm not sure if I'm understanding what you mean by post-modern correctly. Seems like most modern style now is to get in and get out quickly. It seems like passing 2 would be in keeping with that.
ATB, but I get the couch
Badly fitting 14 opposite a minimum. S hand is almost exactly what you would expect on the auction. Even if partner does have 2 aces, it seems likely that you have a spade loser and a diamond loser with probably not enough club pitches to get rid of the spade ...
Banished to the Couch
I confess to not really understanding the 3 votes. If its unusual, that seems really low. If its not, isn't partner going to misinterpret what we mean when we bid 3? If we guess and we're wrong, maybe partner can go make themselves comfortable on the ...
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