David Edward “Chip” Reese is originally from Dayton, Ohio. Chip turned pro in 1975 after a stop in Vegas while on the way to Stanford School of Law. He won about sixty thousand in a tournament and never made it to Stanford because the monetary incentive for law is not nearly as great as for poker.
As of 2004 he has 2 World Series of Poker bracelets. Although his tournament winnings are relatively low compared to poker greats of today, he is regarded as one of the best cash game players ever, and an expert at seven card stud.
At one time Reese was the manager of the card room at the Dunes casino. In 1991 he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame, making him the youngest living person ever to be inducted.
Reese also collaborated with Doyle Brunson on Brunson’s Super/System book.