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Name: David Reese
DOB: March 28, 1951
Alias: Chip
Hometown: Las Vegas
Nationality: American
Total Winnings (as of Jan '07):
$2,900,000 (live tournament)
Notable accomplishments:
The youngest living player to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame
WSOP Highlights:
 Bracelet(s): 3
 Money finishes: 17
 Highest ITM main event finish: 23, 1989
 *ITM = in the money, To place high enough in a poker tournament to get prize money.
WPT Highlights:
 Titles: None
 Final tables: 1
 Money finishes: 5

David 'Chip' Reese Biography

David attended Dartmouth College where he majored in economics, played football and was a member of the debate team. David was also very skilled at poker and frequently won against his fellow class mates and even professors. David was a member of Beta House and their card room was later named the "David E. Reese Memorial Card Room". David was admitted into Stanford Business School, but decided to pursue a professional poker career after he won $40,000 in a poker tournament in Vegas. By the time he would have been attending his first class in Stanford he had won $100,000 and decided to never leave Vegas. A few days later David called his employer in Arizona to quit his job and he even hired someone to fly to Arizona to clear out his apartment and drive his car to Vegas.

David was so good at Seven-card stud that Doyle Brunson asked him to write that section for Brunson's Super System book. Brunson described Reese as "one of the two finest young poker players in the world" and the best seven-card stud player he had ever played. Reese's tournament winnings may seem modest and there is a good reason for that. Reese early on decided that he would concentrate on cash games instead of tournament play. Even though his concentration was on cash games, Reese was able to win 3 WSOP bracelets, two in Seven card Stud and one in H.O.R.S.E.

Reese was inducted into the hall of fame in 1991. Reese is the youngest poker player to be inducted into the hall of fame.

Reese passed away in his sleep on December 5th 2007 and is survived by a daughter and a stepdaughter.

World Series of Poker Bracelets

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2006 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. $1,784,640
1982 $5,000 Limit 7 Card Stud $92,500
1978 $1,000 Seven-Card Stud Split $19,200

Personal life



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