He was a guy who always carried himself with class. It is a sad day for poker.
One of the Greatest High Stakes Cash Game Players Passes On
David “Chip” Reese, the three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, long-time cash-game star, and member of the Poker Hall of Fame, has died. He was 56.
Card Player has learned that Reese was admitted to a hospital last night with symptoms of pneumonia and passed away in his sleep.
Reese, the Ohio native who learned to play poker while attending Dartmouth, was a regular playing in the highest cash games and wad 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 ($1.785 million). He also won bracelets in 1982 and 1978 ($5,000 Limit Stud and $1,000 Stud split).