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Chip Reese: 1951-2007

One of the Greatest High-Stakes Cash Game Players Passes On

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Chip ReeseDavid "Chip" Reese, the three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, longtime cash-game star, and member of the Poker Hall of Fame, has died. He was 56.

Card Player has learned that Reese went to the hospital last night with symptoms of pneumonia but was then sent home later that night and passed away in his sleep. Card Player's original information reported that he had died at the hospital.

Reese, the Ohio native who learned to play poker while attending Dartmouth, was a regular in the biggest cash games and was considered the best seven-card stud player in the world. Doyle Brunson held Reese's play in such high regard that he pegged him to pen the chapter on stud for his book "Super System."

He affirmed his position as one of the world's best all-around players in 2006 when he won the $50,000 WSOP H.O.R.S.E. event ($1.8 million). He also won bracelets in 1982 and 1978 ($5,000 limit stud and $1,000 stud split).

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thadrewmeister
over 14 years ago

shocking news, chip youll be missed buddy

 
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thibo62
over 14 years ago

One of the greatest of all... RIP Chip...

 
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ZionKid
over 14 years ago

God Bless You Chip... Have fun playing him Heads-Up... Your lessons in life and in poker will never be forgotten... The quality of your acts are inmeasurable... Hopefully you'll save us all a seat in the True Big Game... RIP

 
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drunkman
over 14 years ago

he was one of the greatest to play the game. i pray for his family & the Brunsons for their loss.

 
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SevenKidsPoppy
over 14 years ago

The general public knows so little about him. I hope, ZK, that books will be written about him by those who knew him best, a champion until the end.

 
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macktruck
over 14 years ago

Its a sad day in the poker world. You will be missed Chip Reese...Our prayers are with your family...

 
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Poker234222
over 14 years ago

Chip, you are a mentor and inspiration to all of us who strive to be the best Poker player. I hope you are at peace now, and know that you will never be forgotten. We'll miss you. SHIP IT.

 
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twolivebru
over 14 years ago

Chip Reese should be remembered as the embodiment of what is good and right about poker. He was not the emotional, screaming, jump out of your chair and taunt your opponent, type of player. He was a gentleman at all times, mainly because it was good for business. All of us who play the game should strive to act as he did and respect the game and all of the people who play it. None of us will ever play the game as well as he did, but we can strive to play the game in the same manner. My sympathies to his family and friends. I only wish I could have sat at the same table with him just once.

 
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MadKennedy420
over 14 years ago

He always looked sick to me

 
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bambam73
over 14 years ago

one-word....legend

 
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1Acehigh
over 14 years ago

He will Truly be missed. He played the Game the way the Game should be Played with Respect and Class. R.I.P.
Truly a Sad Day In the Poker World...

 
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jdlover07
over 14 years ago

GODSPEED CHIP You will truly be missed

 
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dcohron
over 14 years ago

Shocked and saddened. May God bless you as richly and deeply in death as he indeed he did in life. Fairwell good friend.

 
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2pair05
over 14 years ago

From my family to his, Our prayers are with you. This is a true lose to poker fans evetwhere. His impact on poker my be unmeasueable.

 
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GuinnessDad
over 14 years ago

A legend has passed. May he find his way to that Full House in the sky.

 
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RWills1976
over 14 years ago

A class act, he will be truly missed

 
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Bustedout
over 14 years ago

He played with style and let his game do his talking. I wish some of the younger players would follow his lead. He was a fearse player who respected the game and the people who play it.

 
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madmouse1971
over 14 years ago

wow

 
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KEisen
over 14 years ago

An amazing person to watch through the years. A true class act, one that always showed character at the table, which seems to be missing from the tables these days. My heart, thoughts, & prayers go out to his family and friends (especially Doyle who is probably devasted).

 
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jbennett98
over 14 years ago

Chip was one of the most stand up guys in poker. He personified class, probably the most class of any poker player that has played the game. The game will not be the same without you Chip. My prayers and thoughts go out to the entire Reese family.

 
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mb56fgg
over 14 years ago

I am a no name 2-5 grinder in Bellagio. Secretly I've always been Chip's biggest fan, always admired him for never steaming, and to be able to make the correct decision no matter the circumstances. I can't count how many times I said silently to myself, what would chip do? Say nice hand sir and mean it. Not to mention the tremendous grace in which he carried himself. Never had the courage to say hi and shake his hand. Chip you were the best on and off the felt.

 
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judgeright
over 14 years ago

I met chip on hids first trip to vegas in74, liked him then and for the next 33yrs.Great player, and a great guy! You will be missed pal. judgeright

 
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