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BREAKING NEWS: Chip Reese Dead

Chip Reese died today at the age of 56Rumors are circulating among pros and people in the industry that poker legend Chip Reese passed away this morning.

Reese, 56, was regarded as the best all-around player in the game since he broke into the poker scene in the mid-70's. A noted high-stakes player, Reese also won three WSOP bracelets, including the inaugural $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event at the 2006 WSOP. Reese was the youngest living player to be admitted to the Poker Hall of Fame.

UPDATE 1: Receiving more and more confirmations from insiders that Reese passed away in his sleep. Chip had not been feeling well lately, (supposedly with flu symptoms or pneumonia) but had not been able to pin-point the exact reason why. The story also just made 2+2 and Full Contact Poker.

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jim

this is so sad to hear about this. He was the best cash poker player in the world.

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jim

this is so sad to hear about this. He was the best cash poker player in the world.

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jim

this is so sad to hear about this. He was the best cash poker player in the world.

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Mark

Horrible post on NeverWin.com about Chip Reese by Micon. Guy is nutz.

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The game truly lost a legend here.

Jeff

I am sure that I can speak for most by saying that our hearts are with Chip's family and friends. The poker world, not to mention the world itself, has lost a good person.

Tony

What a horrendous week. First Sean Taylor and now Chip Reese. What a way to end a year. 2008 can't come quick enough.

GOD Bless Sean Taylor and Chip Reese.

jason

RIP Chip

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