More Poker Related Stuff: Texas Holdem Omaha Poker Poker Rooms Poker Tournaments

Poker School

Chip Reese

Chip Reese Biography
by Damian Moorman, Staff

“He’s certainly the best poker player that ever lived,” remarked Doyle Brunson on David “Chip” Reese. Chip has played in and beat the biggest cash games in Las Vegas for many years. He died December 4, 2007 with complications from pneumonia but lived a fulfilling life. Chip left behind a proud family and a legacy that will not be forgotten in the poker world.

Chip Reese grew up in Dayton, OH and went to college at Dartmouth. He beat the cash games so badly at college that there is now a poker room named after him at his old fraternity. Chip stopped in Las Vegas on his way to law school and never left. He turned $400 into millions and quickly became a living legend.

In 1991, Chip became the youngest player ever to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. He started playing tournaments again in the last few years after the poker boom, when his family wanted to see him on television. Chip has won three World Series of Poker bracelets, but his success is not counted by just the gold bracelets he has obtained. Chip wrote the Stud section of Doyle Brunson’s Super System. He was greatly honored when Brunson came to him for his help on Stud, one of Chip’s best games. Chip earned the respect and admiration from his peers and that is something that will stand the test of time.

Chip won the inaugural $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. tournament at the WSOP in 2006, banking $1,784,640 along with the title. Since his death, Harrah’s will now present the winner of this tournament with the David “Chip” Reese Award along with the purse for first place.

Chip separated himself from other players because of his vast knowledge of the game and his incredible amount of raw talent. The more important thing that everyone remembers about Chip is how he separated himself from other top pros. The difference between Chip and the rest of the players was that his “D” game was not that different from his “A” game. He will be remembered as the man who never went on tilt. Chip displayed amazing emotional control that his peers could not when times were rough. He always focused on the next hand and tried to make the best decision possible. This was one of the biggest reasons for his consistency and long term success.

Above poker, Chip was a family guy and really close to his sons. He died at the young age of 56 but lived a great life on and off the table. He will be missed greatly in the poker world but will not be forgotten.


Check out all the guaranteed tournaments, SnG's, satellites and qualifiers Bovada Poker has to offer! They are truly a one stop shop for everything you could possibly need in an online poker room!

Party Poker - The PartyPoker "Monthly Milion" plays on the 1st Sunday of every month. The tourney starts at 12:45EST. (Note: Party does not accept USA players)


Bovada Poker - Sign up, deposit and get an instant 10% bonus. Get a 100% bonus up to $500 which is released as you earn points. If done right, this could equate to a 110% bonus!

Featured Articles

The Difference Between Limit and No Limit Texas Hold'em - Cash games, tournaments, no limit, pot limit, fixed limit and more. Loki breaks it down!!

Tilt - It's a classless way to play online poker, but this article is a good read if you'd like to learn how to put other players "on tilt."

Satellite Poker Tournaments - What are they? How do they work? Jason explains.


Famous Poker Players - Short bios about some of the greatest poker players ever to take a seat at the tables!

Female Poker Players - Biographies of all the best women poker players in the world.

Legends of the Game - Bio pages of legendary poker players, many of which have died and gone on to leave their mark on the poker world.

Poker Hall of Fame - Inductees along with their feats listed in chronological order.

Poker Players Alliance - This advocacy group is fighting for YOUR right to legally play online poker. Join today!

Home Poker Games - Everything you need to know about hosting your own game.

What is Rake? - This is how card rooms earn their money off of poker games. K. Swope talks about this fee in detail.

Perspectives Weekly - Check's Jay Todd each week as he brings us all the current news in the online gambling industry.

Poker Quotes - Famous and funny poker sayings from around the internet.

Famous Poker Hands - Sure, you know that "AA" is often times dubbed "bullets" or "american airlines" but what about other hands such as "JJ" and "88"? Chad tells all!

Poker Questions - Burn cards, clubs, spaces, diamonds, hearts, the deck, community cards etc. You've got a question? We've got an answer!