December 8, 2007

getting back from Las Vegas

GoMySadie95@aol.com

Frank,    

  Carol and I just last night returned from Las Vegas after saying goodbye to our dear friend.  I just wanted to let you know that our class was represented by myself, Carol, John and Debbie Kidwell and Greg and Linda Mann.  Rick Pummel was there as well as was Bill James.  It was a beautiful touching funeral for Chip.  Casey, his son spoke ( how he got through it who knows) but he spoke of the love he had for his dad, how his dad was his hero and what a wonderful person his dad was as well as being a great father. 

Doyle Brunson spoke and so did about 5 other wonderful people from baseball players to hotel managers to renown poker players. They showed a wonderful video of Barry Grienstine (poker player) and his feelings about Chip and then at the end they showed a beautiful video set to great music of Chips life from childhood and CHS to now, his family which was truly the love of his life, his sisters and his adult hood friends.  Chuck Thomas was in so many of the pictures that it was like saying goodbye to both of them.

After the funeral we went to a reception at the Tournament Players Club and visited with everyone that loved Chip so much. I never thought that I would think of Las Vegas as a sad place, but arriving there I realized that town belonged to our Chip, they stopped all of the poker tables for 5 minutes all over town to remember him, the Mayor signed a proclamation stating that every DEC. 4 from now on will be Chip Reese day in Las Vegas.

Frank, he was such a great man,loving father, devoted friend, I am so proud to say I knew him and loved his as our friend. It is such a sad thing to have lost so many of our wonderful friends and classmates.  I cherish all of our class and I am so very proud to be a part of such a remarkable and wonderful group of people.  We all have been truly blessed to have this in our lives.

Sincerely,

Debbie Custer Lakins

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The following information was posted prior to December 8, 2007

Danclaudepierre@aol.com

I found this article today.  I am sure there will be more.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/poker/news/story?id=3141655  

Dan

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Al Oppenheim [aroppy@frontiernet.net]

Carol or Debbie:
Do you guys have any details yet on Chip Reese. I just heard he passed away Monday night.
Our prayers are with his family and all of you as well as we all learn to live with memories of our dear friends at CHS.

Al Oppenheim (Oppy)
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Getz, Sue [Sgetz@WadeTrim.com]

Al Thanks for letting me know.  The news on Google is that he passed away at home in his sleep from pneumonia.  I'm so shocked and heartbroken that I don't know what to say.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family and all of you.  

Sue

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Greg Mann [gregm@itpsinc.com]

Suzie; Here's  the guy I befriended when Chuck died that has the Dartmouth ties. Figured I would forward this info to you to see if Frank wants to load the info on the CHS website.

Greg

From: Marc Josephson [mailto:Marc@JandFtech.com]

Greg:

I set up the web site for Chip (www.JandFtech.com/chipreese), and included a link to your class website.  I expect to get emails from Chip's Dartmouth friends, and will be posting them on the web page as I have time.  If any of Chip's friends from high school would like to send me comments or stories to post, I would be proud to do so.

I am looking for information on funeral services, apparently on Friday, so if you can point me to anyone who would know, I will post the details on the web page.

Thanks again for letting me know about Chip - a tremendous loss for all of us.

Regards,

Marc


Greg Mann wrote:

>Marc, kept your email from the Chuck Thomas information. We just learned that Chip Reese may have died in his sleep last night in Vegas. My 1969 Centerville high school class is trying to get more information regarding this. Our class website is:  http://www.69elks.com/   Or; Susie Jones ; our classmate ; might be the center point for information : her email is : susandkev@sbcglobal.net    

Thanks, Greg

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Dosia Donald [dodee3d@hotmail.com]

Here's an article my son told me about on yahoo's homepage. What a good guy and what a great reputation and legacy he's known for. We really grew up with great people!! I love you guys.

Dodee

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David "Chip" Reese

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ David "Chip" Reese, a card star who won one of the biggest cash games in the world and three World Series of Poker championships, has died. He was 56.

Reese died in his sleep and was found by his son early Tuesday morning at his Las Vegas home after suffering from symptoms of pneumonia, said poker great Doyle Brunson, his longtime friend.

After attending Dartmouth College, Reese was on his way to Stanford business school in the early 1970s when he stopped by a Las Vegas poker room and won big, said World Series of Poker media director Nolan Dalla.

His immediate success at cash games and low-key persona won him friends, even among those who passed over their chips.

Despite winning three World Series bracelets over the last four decades, including a $1.8 million HORSE event in 2005 that combines five poker disciplines, Reese focused his attention on high-stakes cash games away from the limelight.

Reese was part of a generation of players in the 1970s that challenged established greats like Brunson, Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston Jr., and Walter Clyde "Puggy" Pearson, Dalla said.

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Locations of hits on the WEBSITE

Washington, DC, United States Thu, 06 Dec 2007 15:29:18 -0600
, , United States Thu, 06 Dec 2007 14:09:04 -0600
Deland, FL, United States Thu, 06 Dec 2007 13:41:49 -0600
Dayton, OH, United States Thu, 06 Dec 2007 12:51:45 -0600
Silver Spring, MD, United States Thu, 06 Dec 2007 12:48:54 -0600
, , United States Thu, 06 Dec 2007 12:40:56 -0600
Dayton, OH, United States Thu, 06 Dec 2007 12:02:57 -0600
, , United States Thu, 06 Dec 2007 11:13:44 -0600
Charleston, SC, United States Thu, 06 Dec 2007 10:23:43 -0600
Sulzbach, Germany Thu, 06 Dec 2007 10:16:50 -0600
Chillicothe, OH, United States Thu, 06 Dec 2007 09:55:58 -0600
Hettersreuth, Germany Thu, 06 Dec 2007 09:53:27 -0600
Dayton, OH, United States Thu, 06 Dec 2007 07:55:06 -0600
Fröndenberg, Germany Thu, 06 Dec 2007 02:56:37 -0600
Okolona, MS, United States Thu, 06 Dec 2007 01:25:38 -0600
Dayton, OH, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 21:45:43 -0600
Norfolk, VA, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 21:09:39 -0600
Columbus, OH, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 20:55:13 -0600
Dallas, TX, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 20:54:20 -0600
Perrysburg, OH, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 20:25:57 -0600
Wheaton, IL, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 20:06:33 -0600
Pennington, MN, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 20:04:04 -0600
New York, NY, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 19:23:34 -0600
Baker, LA, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 15:48:31 -0600
Palestine, OH, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 15:42:11 -0600
Columbus, OH, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 15:12:44 -0600
Oakville, ON, Canada Wed, 05 Dec 2007 14:37:01 -0600
Holland, OH, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 13:48:29 -0600
, , United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 12:41:24 -0600
Dortmund, Germany Wed, 05 Dec 2007 12:37:28 -0600
Taylor, MI, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 11:40:57 -0600
Dallas, TX, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 11:28:42 -0600
Sulzbach, Germany Wed, 05 Dec 2007 11:06:12 -0600
Dayton, OH, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 10:58:43 -0600
Denver, CO, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 09:55:51 -0600
Emporia, KS, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 09:52:51 -0600
Scottsdale, AZ, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 09:14:42 -0600
Cincinnati, OH, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 09:09:51 -0600
Verl, Germany Wed, 05 Dec 2007 08:13:38 -0600
Modesto, CA, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 08:06:27 -0600
Chicago, IL, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 07:47:21 -0600
Ostfildern, Germany Wed, 05 Dec 2007 07:33:55 -0600
Dayton, OH, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 07:21:28 -0600
, United Kingdom Wed, 05 Dec 2007 07:17:11 -0600
Central City, KY, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 06:51:50 -0600
Dublin, OH, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 06:02:35 -0600
, Germany Wed, 05 Dec 2007 03:29:17 -0600
Novato, CA, United States Wed, 05 Dec 2007 03:19:27 -0600

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Philachack Wins WSOP Circuit Main Event - Arieh Takes 2nd

1st Place – Andy Philachack won his first major poker tournament in New Orleans, after a series of disappointing defeats. First place paid $247,860. He was awarded a $10,000 buy-in into the 2008 World Series of Poker main event as part of his prize package. Philachack also received a gold and diamond ring, presented to each tournament winner at this year’s Winter Bayou Poker Challenge.

The celebration afterward was subdued, largely for reasons which had nothing to do with who won or lost but rather due to the sad news from Las Vegas that a poker icon had passed away. Philachack joined with his fellow competitors at this final table as each player wore a black armband to commemorate the untimely death of poker great David “Chip” Reese. Prior to the start of the final table, a moment of silence was observed in memory of the 56-yar-old three-time WSOP event winner, who was so revered and respected by all who knew him, and many more who did not.

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OUR WEBSITE HAS BECOME QUITE POPULAR

As you can cee below this is a list of websites that have linked to our site about "CHIP"

Some I can pick out, Like Russia, Germany. Chip was well known and very popular as you can see.

Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines)  
Total: 46 different pages-url Pages Percent Hits Percent
http://wickedchopspoker.blogs.com 102 20 % 102 19.8 %
http://news.parttimepoker.com/2007/12/04/poker-legend-chip-reese... 83 16.3 % 83 16.1 %
http://www.pokerstrategy.com/de/news/world-of-poker/Chip-Reese-i... 73 14.3 % 73 14.2 %
http://wickedchopspoker.blogs.com/my_weblog/ 52 10.2 % 52 10.1 %
http://wickedchopspoker.blogs.com/my_weblog/2007/12/chip-reese-m... 51 10 % 51 9.9 %
http://forum.cgm.ru/msg 30 5.8 % 30 5.8 %
http://www.jandftech.com/ChipReese/ 20 3.9 % 20 3.8 %
http://www.pokerstrategy.com/ru/news/world-of-poker/novost_02381 18 3.5 % 18 3.5 %
http://www.pokerstrategy.com/fr/news/world-of-poker/Chip-Reese-e... 11 2.1 % 11 2.1 %
http://home.woh.rr.com/chs69/ 7 1.3 % 7 1.3 %
http://www.pokerstrategy.com/pl/news/world-of-poker/Chip-Reese-n... 5 0.9 % 5 0.9 %
http://news.parttimepoker.com 5 0.9 % 5 0.9 %
http://www.pokerstrategy.com/news/world-of-poker/Chip-Reese-is-d... 4 0.7 % 4 0.7 %
http://www.top-poker-blog.de/david-edward-chip-reese-verstorben/ 4 0.7 % 4 0.7 %
http://us.f821.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowLetter 4 0.7 % 4 0.7 %
http://us.f550.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowLetter 3 0.5 % 3 0.5 %
http://us.f552.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowLetter 3 0.5 % 3 0.5 %
http://webmail.frontiernet.net/horde/imp/message.php 2 0.3 % 5 0.9 %
http://www.ultimatebet.com/poker-blog-post/Chip-Reese-Dies-at-56... 2 0.3 % 2 0.3 %
http://us.f513.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowLetter 2 0.3 % 2 0.3 %
http://www.ultimatebet.com/poker-blog 2 0.3 % 2 0.3 %
http://www.pokerstrategy.com/fi/news/world-of-poker/Chip-Reese-o... 2 0.3 % 2 0.3 %
http://webmail.pas.earthlink.net/wam/msg.jsp 2 0.3 % 2 0.3 %
http://broadband.zoomtown.com/google/index.php 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://us.f823.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowLetter 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://webmail.pas.earthlink.net/wam/preview.jsp 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://wickedchopspoker.blogs.com/my_weblog/chip_reese/index.htm... 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://www.stockleaf.com 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://webmail.aol.com/33060/aol/en-us/Mail/DisplayMessage.aspx 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://us.mg2.mail.yahoo.com/dc/blank.html 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://webmail.aol.com/33060/aol/en-us/Suite.aspx 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://hardboiledpoker.blogspot.com 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://www.pokerstrategy.com/nl/forum/thread.php 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://my9.statcounter.com/project/standard/camefrom.php 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://us.f822.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowLetter 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://65.19.183.176/horde/imp/message.php 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://us.mg1.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://us.mg2.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://wickedchopspoker.blogs.com/my_weblog/poker_news/index.htm... 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://us.f832.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://mailcenter2.comcast.net/wmc/v/wm/47560A3E0001E02800003A2B... 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://us.f525.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowLetter 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://us.f359.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowLetter 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 %
http://alpha.pokerstrategy.cc/index.php