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David “Chip” Reese Wins First Ever WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship

by Erik Fast |  Published: Oct 19, 2011


At the 2006 World Series of Poker, the event that would eventually become the Poker Players Championship drew 143 entrants in its inaugural running, despite its hefty $50,000 price tag. The idea for this event had been talked about for years. Many high-stakes pros were extremely excited for a high buy-in, small-field event that featured the popular H.O.R.S.E. mixed-game format that could determine who was poker’s best all-around player. With a $6,864,000 prizepool and $1,716,000 for first place, it was clear that this tournament had the right ingredients to instantly become one of poker’s most prestigious titles. Little did poker’s biggest players and fans know that they were in for an instant classic that would be one last shining jewel in the crown of one of poker’s all-time kings. David “Chip” Reese had not a won a WSOP bracelet since 1982. But don’t take that stat the wrong way: in ...

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