Tuesday, December 4, 2007

When a Nickname is Appropriate

David Reese's nickname was "Chip." Which makes sense. Reese, who just passed away, was a professional gambler:

After graduating from Dartmouth College, Reese headed for Las Vegas with plans to attend Stanford Business School in the fall. But during that summer, Reese won a tournament for $40,000 and continued to grow his bankroll to over $100,000 and never went on to graduate school.

Reese was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1991 at age 40, joining Wild Bill Hickok, Edmund Hoyle, and Tom Abdo. (Under normal circumstances, I'd tell the Tom Abdo story here, but because of some events that are rocking the tech community right now, I think I'll refrain from sharing it at this time.)

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