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David Edward "Chip" Reese
David Edward "Chip" Reese came to Las Vegas in 1974 with $400 in his pocket and started at the $10 limit tables. He quickly rose to become one of the game's best all-around high-stakes players. The Ohio-born gambler, who began playing poker for baseball cards at age six, is a Dartmouth graduate. He was enshrined in 1991 at age 40, the youngest Hall-of-Famer ever. An active professional gambler he lives in Las Vegas.
"Nick the Greek" Dandolos
Known for making astronomical wagers in Las Vegas casinos, Nick became a household name. Late in his career, Dandolos was near broke and playing low-limit poker in Southern California. Asked how he could bet millions of dollars once and now play for $5 chips, Dandolos was purported to have said "Hey, it's action." He was enshrined in 1979 as a charter member.