Chip Reese's Vital Stats:
Chip Reese was born in 1951 in Ohio and lived in Las Vegas. He was the youngest poker player inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame and was widely regarded as one of the best -- if not the best -- high limit cash game players in the world. He won 3 World Series of Poker Bracelets, including one for winning the first-ever $50,000 buy-in HORSE event at the 2006 World Series of Poker. He passed away in December of 2007 of pneumonia at the age of 56.
Chip Reese's Poker Beginnings:
When he was in elementary school, Chip got rheumatic fever which forced him to stay at home for almost a year. To keep him busy, his mom taught him card games... when he went back to school, he found he could even beat 5th-graders out of their lunch money at poker.
Years later, on his way to Stanford Business School, he stopped in Vegas to play a poker tournament, won $40,000, and never made it to school.
Chip Reese Poker Nickname:
Actually, "Chip" is a nickname -- his real first name is David.
Chip Reese's Notable Tournament Wins:
- 2006 World Series of Poker $50,000 buy-in HORSE event
- 1982 World Series of Poker $5,000 buy-in Seven-Card Stud event
- 1978 World Series of Poker $1,000 buy-in Seven-Card Stud Hi/lo Event