Poker great David "Chip" Reese has died at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 56. A family friend confirmed that Reese called his doctor at 10pm on Monday complaining of pneumonia like symptoms, but never went to the hospital and died in his sleep.
Reese was originally from Ohio and went to Vegas in 1973. He became so successful at poker he dropped out of Dartmouth College to become a poker professional.
He won three coveted WSOP bracelets, including the first ever $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event in 2006. In 1991 he became the youngest player to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. He was a regular player in The Big Game at the Bellagio.