David "Chip" Reese Trophy
Awarded annually to the winner of the World Series of Poker $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E. tournament.
Named after the inaugural event’s winner David “Chip” Reese, who won it in 2006, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest all-around poker players in history.
Soon after Mr. Reese’s untimely death in December, 2007, the World Series of Poker announced that the $50,000 World Championship H.O.R.S.E. event will be played in Chip’s honor and memory.
The trophy, debuting at the 2008 World Series of Poker, features five playing cards commemorating Chip’s winning hand from the first H.O.R.S.E. championship. (4-4-7-7-A)
The five cards also represent the five disciplines making up H.O.R.S.E.
The trophy is engraved with: “Standing the test of time” which is the remark “Chip” made after his victory in this event when asked if he was the best player in the world. He answered in his typical humble fashion, “No, I’m just proud to have stood the test of time.”
The “test of time” has double-meaning. Since Mr. Reese’s passing, poker players and their achievements will stand the test of time by being permanently engraved on the black marble base of this trophy.
The trophy weighs 60 pounds and has two parts. A solid black marble base where the winner name’s will be inscribed each year and the top portion consisting of the five cards. Each year, the winner will receive the top portion to keep, while the base will be engraved and displayed by the WSOP.
The perpetual custom trophy is 21” tall and was made by famed California-based Bennett Galleries.
For a picture and more information on the trophy, please visit: www.bennettawards.net/chipreese.html.
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