Would you do it?
In my city, we have local tournaments almost every night somewhere. There are about 80 people who usually play. I only play on Saturday when they have 2 tournaments.
Anyway, a younger guy (around 40) died last week. He's a great player but I've never played against him myself.
His funeral was on Saturday. As a sign of respect, his brother asked that everyone fold their cards on the first hand. Everyone knew they'd lose there $25/$50 blind. Some of the tables didn't even look at their cards.
From what I heard from others, if you were playing him, you'd probably fold anyway.
I mentioned this (though not in so much detail) on rounders radio yesterday and several people said they wouldn't fold no matter what!
Do you think this was unreasonable and would you have folded?