With the passing of Chip Reese earlier this month, WSOP officials made sure today that though he may be gone, the current poker community as well as those that follow will never forget him.
The WSOP announced today that future winners of the $50,000 World Series of Poker event (currently the H.O.R.S.E. World Championship) will receive a trophy named after the late great poker player David Ã¢â‚¬Å“ChipÃ¢â‚¬Â Reese.
In a statement, the commissioner of the WSOP, Jeffrey Pollack, said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“A true gentleman and the youngest person admitted to the Poker Hall of Fame, Chip Reese was recognized by his peers as the most successful player in the biggest mixed cash games of all time. But he was also a great tournament player with three WSOP bracelets, including one for his historic victory in the inaugural $50,000 buy-in HORSE tournament in 2006.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Pollack continued, Ã¢â‚¬Å“As a tribute to this great player who embodied the very best of our game, next yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s $50,000 HORSE World Championship will be played in ChipÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s honor and memory and the winner will receive the Ã¢â‚¬ËœDavid Ã¢â‚¬Å“ChipÃ¢â‚¬Â Reese Award,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ as well as a WSOP bracelet, to commemorate their achievement.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Chip Reese passed away in his sleep earlier this month following a battle with pneumonia. He was 56.
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