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Old 03-06-2017, 12:49 PM   #76
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Re: Buzz has passed away

[Quantum, being an ass in this thread is really awful, even for you]

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Old 03-06-2017, 03:03 PM   #77
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One of the best posters here. Thanks for all your help, Buzz. RIP.
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Old 03-06-2017, 04:20 PM   #78
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Rest in peace Buzz, the world has lost a gentleman
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Old 03-07-2017, 05:31 AM   #79
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Thank you for these links! I was not aware of these posts. The articles I was referring to were published more recently in the magazine (not the Omaha/8 forum); Mason explained why they are no longer available. However, I will enjoy revisiting Buzz's thoughts on Omaha through these posts. Much appreciated, sir. He had a uniquely thorough way of analyzing this game.
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Old 03-07-2017, 05:38 AM   #80
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Hi agamblerthen:

2+2, unlike many other poker sites, returns back to the authors all rights to articles after six months. Thus we don't have the right to repost these articles even though I'm sure Buzz would have been happy to let us use them again.

Best wishes,
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Thank you, Mason (and Bobo too).
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:12 PM   #81
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It feels really strange. Truly end of an era. I, like many, never had the chance to meet Buzz in person. He always came across as a warm, witty and generous human being and he will really be missed.

The game may have moved on but he indeed moderated the forum with decorum and fairness.

RIP Buzz.
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Old 03-12-2017, 09:27 PM   #82
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I never knew Buzz personally, and as such had no idea he was anywhere near the age he was, so this was very surprising to read. I always thought of him as one of the best posters in the strategy threads on 2+2. He held himself to a standard of posting that we should all live by, and often his reply to a thread left it meaningless for anyone else to reply. I will miss his knowledge, patience, kind demeanor, and ability to treat every post with the same level of sincerity.

RIP Buzz
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:03 PM   #83
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RIP Sir Buzz
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:32 PM   #84
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Save me a seat up there, Buzz. RIP
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:15 AM   #85
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RIP Buzz

Was a classy guy/poster.
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:58 AM   #86
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Buzz rip.
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:06 PM   #87
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seemed like a really caring and humble guy. rest in peace buzz
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:58 PM   #88
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Such a super nice guy. RIP Buzz.
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Old 03-22-2017, 09:37 AM   #89
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RIP Buzz

Throughout the several years I have roamed this section I would have to say he was always very polite in all his posts as well as very thorough.

People in the forums could be trying to argue or get stupid and he would handle it with class with his reponses. He definitely was one of the good guys!
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Old 03-27-2017, 11:47 PM   #90
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I haven't posted much here since Black Friday, but I just noticed this thread and wanted to give an RIP to Buzz. Lots of good memories playing Omaha8 and this message board (and Buzz by extension) were a big part of that.
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Old 03-29-2017, 02:55 PM   #91
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Oh my gosh.... I haven't been following this forum lately, just subscribed threads, and I had no idea until a friend mentioned it at a live table last night. May he rest in peace. Condolences to his family and friends.

Buzz, your contributions to this forum were great and will not be forgotten. I hope we made you feel valued while you were with us. Thank you, Frank, my friend.
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Old 03-29-2017, 03:00 PM   #92
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He was an academic - I think his last job was dean of Santa Monica College.
Ha, we academics do like to write at length.

Appreciate the tip as I'd like to learn a bit more about his non-poker life. Hopefully this doesn't feel too inappropriate:

Little bit about a 1997 heart attack: https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=...9971029.2.17.1

He also had a LinkedIn but doesn't seem publicly accessible. I may look more in the Google results later.

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If I'm lucky, some day people will think of me the way they did of Buzz. You can do a lot worse.
Amen to that.
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Old 03-31-2017, 12:18 AM   #93
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I met Buzz at a few 2+2 parties. I always approached and thanked him for all his wonderful replies and private messages. He helped me look at the game in a whole new way and shared a lot of his knowledge in such a generous way. I play mostly PLO8 and BigO but I learned pretty quickly that LO8 is where we can keep games going and that is what I care about. I am very sad to have been away from this forum for a few months and the first post I saw was a shocker.

RIP Buzz. I wish I can repay you for all that you have done for me.

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Old 04-04-2017, 12:59 AM   #94
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There were a few words about Buzz in this month's Two Plus Two Magazine.

http://www.twoplustwo.com/magazine/issue148/
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Old 04-04-2017, 01:44 AM   #95
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There were a few words about Buzz in this month's Two Plus Two Magazine.

http://www.twoplustwo.com/magazine/issue148/
Thanks to both you and Mason for mentioning Buzz in the Magazine.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:09 AM   #96
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There were a few words about Buzz in this month's Two Plus Two Magazine.

http://www.twoplustwo.com/magazine/issue148/
Dynasty -- great job.
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:06 PM   #97
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:25 AM   #98
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Frank/Buzz (he didn't care which you called him) was my roommate for every 2+2 party. It started at the Golden Nugget, when I for some reason (don't recall why now) didn't have a room there for the last night so I was going to book somewhere else, and he suggested I stay with him since he had a room by himself. Stayed with him that night, and then each year I contacted him ahead of time and arranged to share a room for the 2+2 party. He'd usually wait until traffic was quieter, leave LA late at night, and show up in LV at 2 or 3 in the morning. He was a night owl like me, and we had many late night chats. Most days, he'd be off somewhere to play Omaha while I did other things, and we'd usually cross paths back at the hotel room at some point in the evening. Met him down in LA one year as well; he took me to see a couple of the poker rooms there, and we had a picnic lunch with some friends of his. I think he also joined us when I met some other 2+2ers there one night including LFS and Private Joker, IIRC.

Buzz had lots of health issues and big dietary restrictions as he certainly wasn't a young man (young at heart, though), but he didn't let them slow him down. Really great guy; he'll be missed.
Bobo, was that Buzz that played with us at the Triple-board Omaha Low-River Wipeout games at the 2+2 Vegas parties? Seems like a guy I met playing there, from the various Obit tributes here. We used to talk some old-guy Internet poker stories! RIP
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:28 PM   #99
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RIP o8 friend. Feels sad.
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:25 AM   #100
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Bobo, was that Buzz that played with us at the Triple-board Omaha Low-River Wipeout games at the 2+2 Vegas parties? Seems like a guy I met playing there, from the various Obit tributes here. We used to talk some old-guy Internet poker stories! RIP
Most likely yes. That's where I met Buzz.
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