David "Chip" Reese: Best in High-Stakes
Chip Reese is popular for being the best high stakes player in the pro poker circuit. He has the experience and the awesome skill to back up all his accomplishments in the pro tournaments and beyond. He has earned two bracelets from the World Series of Poker tournaments; one from the 1978 $ 1,000 7-card Stud hi/lo event and the other from the 1982 $ 5,000 7-card Stud event. In the 1991 inductees of the Poker Hall of Fame, Chip Reese was the youngest pro player elected at the age of 40.
Reese's undisputed performance and expertise is just overwhelming even to his opponents. Even his colleague, Doyle Brunson, admires his expertise particularly in playing 7-card stud. Stud was Reese's first game that eventually launched his career into becoming one of best and most triumphant all-around poker player in history. Chip Reese was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Since he was young, he played poker using baseball cards as wager.
When he was in college, he brought with him his gambling skills and played at the tables of his fraternity house. Reese graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Economics. Today, Reese's prowess and influence in the realm of poker playing has made him popular among his fraternity brothers and his fraternity house card room was named in his honor, the David E. Reese Memorial Card Room.
Reese went to California in 1974 with plans of attending at Stanford's Law School. With only $ 400 in hand, he stopped by at Las Vegas and was able to accumulate $ 60,000 in less than a week playing at 7-card stud tournaments. He told his parents after almost a year, about his poker escapades and that he didn't made it to law school but stayed in Las Vegas making money out of his poker skills.
Reese opted to stop playing at tournaments as soon as he got his second bracelet from the 1982 World Series of Poker. He realized that playing cash games is more lucrative, so he did it full time. He is a regular player and high-roller at the Horseshoe Casino. But Reese's children wanted him again to join the tournaments and wanted to see him play on television, so he did. He was at the final table of the 2004 Jack Binion World Poker Open held at Tunica, Mississippi. He also had his first television appearance when he got 4th place at the 2004 World Poker Tour.
Chip Reese has also contributed a few chapters about 7-card stud on Doyle Brunson's book. He also plays regularly at the "Big Game" with some of the biggest names in the pro circuit such as Bobby Baldwin, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Lyle Berman. Chip Reese has stayed in Las Vegas ever since he set foot in this city.