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Chip Reese: Poker Player Extrordinaire Dead at 56

Chip Reese, considered by renowned poker players like Doyle Brunson and Barry Greenstein to be one of the greatest poker players who ever lived, died of a heart attack at the young age of 56.

I knew nothing about Chip Reese, that is until I saw this YouTube clip of him on Bill Rini’s blog.

After watching this video my curiosity about Chip Reese was piqued. I went to Barry Greenstein’s website and listened to Barry say extremely nice things about Chip.

A friend sent me a New York Times obituary about Chip Reese. In the obituary Chip is quoted as saying the following: “I can bet $100,000 and feel nothing,” he said in an interview with People magazine in 2003. “If you think about the money and what it means, you’re gone.” This is why I’ll never be a great player like Chip Reese. I only think about the money.

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