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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
3 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
Copy to my cards View/Print
Condition of Contest
Wouldn't the computer run of the month preceding the month be the run for June? In that case it'd be July 7th(ish) where it tabulates all the stuff for June. The June 7 run is tabulating stuff for May, the June games haven't even happened.
Doubled Cue in Slam Sequence
What's the logic in passing showing a 2nd round control and bidding denying a control? Doesn't bidding now make it harder for partner to communicate what sort of control they have?
Share your favorite bidding system highlights
For my 2 other choice: both minors, less than invitational
Assess the blame (15)
follow up after 3 should either include some sort of non serious or an agreement about the shape it shows (bid fragment or bid shortness). With neither of these in play and both sides bidding optimistically, you get too high.
Kickback Konfusion
"Disaster prone" seems like a huge mischaracterization. I have a hard time believing that errors are anywhere approaching "occasional" as well. I'm hardly an expert and have bid kickback hundreds of times in the past 2.5 years with various partners who have kickback experience and had exactly 1 ...
Kickback Konfusion
Depending on how they play it, opener might still bid 1NT to clarify responder's strength and shape. However, opener would then need to come back and set spades immediately after if this was the case. That didn't happen here, so after not setting spades multiple times it doesn ...
It's Your invitation
This seems like an easy invite. Aces, Ts, and 9s are all better than the classic 4321 HCP system accounts for, especially with Ts touching 9s. Two 4 card suits and one of them is a major. If partner has 4 hearts, your club holding is fabulous. Rather than giving ...
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: J4 A7 J743 QT982
Added 2NT as lebensohl to the list. Would have thought it would be lebensohl here, but in discussion someone thought it should be both minors. That might also have been wishful thinking since it would work well on this hand :P
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: K654 A54 KJ5 KQT
2 being natural here makes some sense, but how do you make up for stayman while still accounting for the possible spade situations (4, 5+ non invite, 5+ invite, 5+ GF)?
First Choice - Second Choice - and....
Zastera's argument below convinced me I'm wrong, 3 should be passable.

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