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Our Dear and Cherished Friend and Classmate

David "CHIP" Reese

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Updated 9 FEB 2008


It has been comfirmed that Chip had a Heart Attack

Susie and Kevin, I have just heard from my sister Barb, who had gotten off the phone with Nancy Reese, that "Chip" died in his sleep last night. Nancy said that he had had pneumonia. You may already be in the loop here.

This is another shocking piece of news, that I am sure our class will want to be aware of.

I can get you Nancy's phone number if you want it, but you may already have it.

Thanks for all you do to keep us all together. We are lucky to have each other to lean on in times like this. It means a lot.

Marti Meuche Sullivan

E-MAILS FROM CONCERNED PEOPLE and other information

DECEMBER 8, 2007 - Dayton Daily News Articls

By Kyle Nagel Staff Writer

By Kyle Nagel Staff Writer

The Actual DDN Page is here

Chip Reese Interviews and Videos

Chip winning the H.O.R.S.E



>>>Chip's Friends at Dartmouth Website<<<

BOSTON HEARLD - Doyle Brunson -

"Services are planned for Friday in Las Vegas, Brunson said."

News Link-1


Memorial Service for David "CHIP" Reese

Dana Martino's eulogy to Chip Reese at his funeral

The funeral arrangements have been made for Chip.
        2:00 Friday, December 7, 2007
        Palms Mortuary
        6701 Jones Blvd.

        Las Vegas, Nevada  89131

Here is the E-Mail I received <<<Click Here


Share your memories and condolences at the Dayton Daily Newspapersite

Guest Book for

David "Chip" Reese


Due to Chip's popularity a Google search on the internet for his name will return a large amount of information. From the Associated Press to news links all over the world. I cannot put all the information on here, but you can take a look if you want.

Found this latest information 5:00pm



The Reese family has requested that, in lieu of flowers or other gifts of condolences, money be donated to the Alzheimer's Association in Chip's name.

World Series of Poker - David "Chip" Reese Trophy

21" Custom Bronze Sculpture Award

Award Artist: Keith Shannon

The David "Chip" Reese Trophy is a custom award created by Bennett Awards for the World Series of Poker, the largest set of poker tournaments in the world. This custom award is a perpetual trophy that will be awarded each year to the H.O.R.S.E. World Champion. H.O.R.S.E. is a mixed game where players alternatively play each of the five different variations of poker - Hold 'Em, Omaha, Razz, Stud, and Eight or Better. H.O.R.S.E. is a $50,000 buy-in event that should net a $2,500,000 prize to this year's champion. This award will have the name of each year's H.O.R.S.E. champion engraved on its black marble base. The award will be presented to the winner on June 29, then shown on ESPN on August 19.

This perpetual custom award, designed by Bennett Awards artist Keith Shannon, honors David "Chip" Reese, who passed away December 4, 2007. Chip Reese was regarded by many professional poker players to have been the greatest cash game player that ever lived. Chip Reese won the inaugural H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2006 World Series of Poker, taking home a prize of $1,716,000. The award design stands 21" tall, and incorporates Chip Reese's winning hand, along with a $4,000 gold and diamond piece that is also used for the winner's bracelet.