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Old 03-01-2017, 09:38 AM   #26
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Re: Buzz has passed away

I never had the pleasure of meeting Buzz in the flesh, but I greatly appreciated his opinions and guidance both in the poker forums (especially the handful of times he posted in Live Casino Poker and Home Poker) and in the Mod Forum. You could tell by his measured and calm approach to every situation that he was a good person, a great leader, and a fair administrator (in that order).

Thank you, Buzz.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:42 AM   #27
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RIP Buzz, undoubtedly one of the classiest posters in 2p2 history.
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:56 AM   #28
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RIP, Buzz.

You were my hero.
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:59 AM   #29
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RIP. He will be missed. One of the best.
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:24 AM   #30
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:32 AM   #31
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Buzz was a great guy. He had been a college professor (I think, chemistry?) and then a dean. He enjoyed helping people and was good at it. When players posted questions here, he tried to give them the best, most rational, and provable advice he could.

I got to play with him several times in L.A. Once he even went so far as to pick me up at the airport and drive me around to different rooms. His poker playing would have surprised some forum posters: It was highly aggressive and highly exploitative; he always knew his numbers and could make some pretty amazing plays.

As others have mentioned, he was a night owl and would always be ready to get a bite and chew the fat during the wee hours. Buzz, I'll miss you.
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:57 AM   #32
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Old 03-01-2017, 12:13 PM   #33
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Old 03-01-2017, 12:39 PM   #34
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RIP, I never personally interacted with buzz but I lurked his forums a bunch and you couldn't find a poster on the site who had a purer heart when it came to helping people
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Old 03-01-2017, 12:51 PM   #35
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damn. met him at the 2+2 party like 5 years back, nice fella. he was about 98 years old then so he had a good run.
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Old 03-01-2017, 12:52 PM   #36
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Very sad news.

9 years ago when I made my first thread in O8, Buzz was one of several to respond. He did so with his usual analytical style. I remember being so thankful that someone had taken the time to respond in such depth, and he must have done this for literally hundreds of people over the years. No exaggeration.

Undoubtedly someone worth emulating.
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Old 03-01-2017, 01:06 PM   #37
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RIP buzz, you were always very helpful.
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Old 03-01-2017, 03:39 PM   #38
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I only know Buzz from reading his posts in the o8 forum but he was a great poster. It's sad to hear about this. RIP.
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Old 03-01-2017, 07:25 PM   #39
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I am saddened to hear of Buzz's passing. As others have said, his humanity and goodwill shone through his posts and attention to other posters. My condolences and best wishes to him, his entire family, and everyone who loved and befriended him.
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:35 PM   #40
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sorry to hear of your friends passing guys. that O8 story about winning it 4 weeks in a row with field sizes at minimum of 60 peeps is ridic
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:36 PM   #41
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RIP Sir
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:59 PM   #42
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RIP Buzz, you were a great mod/poster, always had something helpful to say
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:08 AM   #43
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holy **** this is a surprise to me. dude kept the 08 forums alive, he would always answer my posts, even tho most of his answers were ambiguous. he was always active and ready to chime in. always active.
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Old 03-02-2017, 01:08 AM   #44
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RIP to a fine gentleman and scholar
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:24 AM   #45
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lotuspod2 View Post
He described the bridge thing here(among other things lol) -

http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/44...-buzz-1328607/
Thank you for linking to that thread. It was a great read.

I seem to recall that Frank Jerome wrote a six-part series on how to play Omaha 8, published in the 2+2 Magazine. Are those articles still accessible? If not, can a mod make them accessible as part of our collective remembrance of Buzz?
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:58 AM   #46
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Very sad news. He seemed such a nice man and was a great ambassador for the game he clearly loved and also this forum. He always acted kind and like a true gent even when faced with posters being rude/disrespectful. Plus you wouldn't find a more helpful member in the forum for any sort of Omaha 8 question. He will be missed.

My sincere condolences to his family.

RIP Buzz
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:36 AM   #47
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RIP Buzz. Hope the O8 games in your afterlife are super juicy.
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Old 03-02-2017, 01:29 PM   #48
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thx for all you have done for poker Buzz
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Old 03-02-2017, 01:41 PM   #49
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RIP Buzz. I have much respect towards you because I knew I could always discuss with you in a straight-forward manner and we could disagree without neither one of us taking it personally.
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Old 03-02-2017, 04:24 PM   #50
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RIP Buzz. You will be missed. Classy guy. Great poker savvy.
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