Woody worked for the Social Security Administration for many years before retiring and opening a real estate business. He was definitely a "people person" and had a multitude of friends.
At the visitation last night, someone put a poker chip in the casket. His son Joe asked me if I had done it. "Naw Joe, it wasn't me. I always tried to TAKE chips from Woody, not give 'em to him!" We had a laugh over that and then I proceeded to blame it on Bobby Dee and Stamps.
We'll be playing tonight at J-Dawg's Poker Extravaganza and will honor Woody in some way. Perhaps something as simple as an empty chair at the table, but he will be remembered. And missed.
Please keep Woody's family in your thoughs and prayers. Especially around 1:30 CDT today when his funeral begins.
I had a decent night on the virtual felt last night. I was four tabling, with three $6-18 man turbos going along with the Very Josie Tourney. I finished my first set and when I looked closely at the Josie, VJ had over $12k! Wow.
"How did VJ get all those chips?" I asked. The only reply was from Waffles. "Chip dump." I think he was kidding, but with Waffles you never know.
It seems like every time I'm at a table with Josie she has a big stack of chips in front of her. I've read some of the other bloggers call her a "card rack," but it's gotta be more than that. I know she values position highly. You seldom see her playing a big pot out of position. She'll 3 bet hands more than most players and will C-bet almost 100%. If she fires a second bullet, you're probably behind.
I think I'll probably just single table the next Very Josie tournament and pay a little more attention to VJ's game. Plus it will allow me to join in the banter with the rest of the crew.
Apparently the banter got a little out of hand on the other table, with Bam-Bam posting the he is tiring of it. I don't know what happened, but geez folks, we're there to have a good time. We've all heard Matasow's line, "Kiddie game's down the street." Well, this IS the kiddie game he's referring to. Relax and enjoy.
I wasn't able to win a tourney last night, but got a couple of second places and a chop, finishing the evening with a $25 profit. Nothing earth shattering, just a small win, but I'll take it.