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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
Copy to my cards View/Print
Eric/Greg Cascade Precision MPs
Strong !c;14-16 NT; 2/1 GF except 1!d-2!c/2!d
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Jeff Ford's bidding problem: T873 --- AQJT9765 A
Yeah, in retrospect I think 4 is the right bid. I didn't think of it when first talking about the hand, but involves partner in the decision instead of just guessing.
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: T873 --- AQJT9765 A
I think people are avoiding 4 because there's no guarantee partner has 4 spades here. They could be something like 3424, or maybe 3523 with minimal values. I definitely don't think its unlikely that partner has 3 spades, 3 eats up space so there are a ...
Jeff Ford's bidding problem: T873 --- AQJT9765 A
And different than our table, where it went: 1H (2D) 4C* P 4H (5D) all pass, down 1. (4C was a fit jump, altho a bit offshape with 3 hearts and 7 clubs).
Failed attempt for a doubled overtrick
I'll certainly do the math, and I expect teammates to do the same. That said, if the math is remotely close, I'll error on the side of safety if there's a big swing involved because of the intangible negatives associated with being wrong.
ACBL's Future 2020 & Beyond (San Francisco NABC Report)
The tiny bit of snow that was on the ground in KC is not the same as what people fear from MN. During that "snow" in KC, I was playing tennis outside with a friend.
Stan Christie's bidding problem: KJT9xxx x x KTxx
Funny, I was briefly tempted by 1 more than 4. But then chickened out :)
ACBL's Future 2020 & Beyond (San Francisco NABC Report)
Are Canasta and Mah Jong profitable? I also wonder about Go, although that's pretty cheap to play at Go centers in Seattle ($35 for a 10 visit card). Are selling other things practical? Like bridge books? Or is the hassle too high for the potential $ involved?
ACBL's Future 2020 & Beyond (San Francisco NABC Report)
Here's a link to a Seattle example, for those who aren't familiar with the sorts of locations Jeff refers to: https://www.moxboardinghouse.com/ . They have a large dining area with well over 100 games available to play for free that usually has 60+ people eating/drinking. Then ...
ACBL's Future 2020 & Beyond (San Francisco NABC Report)
Peg: I was talking about clubs, specifically physical sites that are dedicated to bridge, in the context of what Jeff mentioned about board game clubs that are popping up and becoming more popular. There are many such places in Seattle, copying a model started by Cafe Mox, and spread to ...
ACBL's Future 2020 & Beyond (San Francisco NABC Report)
I know, and not every board game venue serves alcohol. Almost everyone tries to have some sort of food. It doubles as extra income, people MIGHT buy board games but they usually buy food and drink and not complain if the price isn't the most competitive if it's ...
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