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Eric Sieg
Eric Sieg
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 2, 2015
Last Seen
an hour 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
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: K AJ653 AQT62 K6
Not opening this 1C is flagrantly against system and partnership agreements. Evaluating this as 11-15 HCP hand would not only break agreements, but would also contradict every online hand evaluator that I'm aware of. K&R puts this as 18.9, DK as 17+.
Conflict of Interest
I have always seen Jay's tools/website/etc as focused on helping the bridge world rather than on making profit. He obviously needs to have some sort of business entity and it being "for profit" is a no brainer since making a standard LLC is trivial and making a ...
Conflict of Interest
What's wrong with the ACBL benefiting financially?
Online Master Points - ACBL Success?
I'm on BBO every week or two and fall into the category of under 30 points. Heck, I think its about 6. Looking at masterpoints as a proxy for how active someone is online seems silly since that's just a tiny factor. I've played in maybe a ...
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: AK 98 J8532 AKQ4
I don't believe so, just natural bidding
What is minimum requirement for Maxi Unusual 2NT hand?
An interesting poll imo would be for those who bid a suit, whether they are bidding diamonds or hearts first
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: --- Q87543 KJ94 A74
Follow-up from previous poll where the vast majority chose to bid a semi forcing 1NT on their first turn:
Poll on the World Bridge Federation's involvement with the Olympic movement
Sure Don, but "never" is a really long time. If someone is caught blatantly cheating in their youth and then wants to come back 30-40 years later, perhaps to play for fun. Is the answer always going to be no? At what point can sins be forgiven? Fantoni/Nunes should ...
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: KJ8 AT K94 T9763
expected length for 2 would be 4+ in both minors. Typically 9 cards in the minors, although on this auction partner could be 4144. The only agreed upon scenario where partner would bid 2 without 4+ diamonds would be with 1435 with a non minimum after 1 ...
Poll on the World Bridge Federation's involvement with the Olympic movement
Wish there was a poll option for "I was neutral before and am now against it" and also then "I was neutral before and am now for it"

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