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Posted: 12/5/2007 5:40:15 AM EDT




www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/article/10365/chip-reese-1951-2007

David “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).


Link Posted: 12/5/2007 5:41:37 AM EDT
One of the best ever and, by all accounts, a really great guy. Way too young to go.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 5:48:29 AM EDT
Thats sucks to go so young. Pneumonia at 56? Was there an underlying condition like cancer or something?
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 5:50:37 AM EDT
I heard about this on stars last night.

RIP
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 6:00:08 AM EDT
That sucks....
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 6:14:37 AM EDT
Bummer.

One of the guys that still respected the game and didnt make an ass of himself on a daily basis.

They are becoming harder to find as the years go on.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 6:18:04 AM EDT
One would've really thought that Doyle would have gone before Chip.

Or somebody like Matusow have an OD or something.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 6:19:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By THOLL223:
One would've really thought that Doyle would have gone before Chip.

Or somebody like Matusow have an OD or something.


Or someone offing Hellmuth.
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 10:51:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eswanson:
One of the best ever and, by all accounts, a really great guy. Way too young to go.


+1

He always won with class and lost with class. Damn shame to be dealt a hand like that at 56yo.

Link Posted: 12/5/2007 10:53:03 AM EDT
RIP David

Vegas and Atlantic City shall miss you
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 10:53:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By PantherArms762:

Originally Posted By THOLL223:
One would've really thought that Doyle would have gone before Chip.

Or somebody like Matusow have an OD or something.


Or someone offing Hellmuth.


Oh come on, him and Matusow are absolutely effing hilarious.


And RIP Chip
Link Posted: 12/5/2007 10:56:15 AM EDT
I really respected the way Chip played poker, and he was definitely one of the best! Best wishes to his family and extended family.

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