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David “Chino” Rheem - Professional Poker Player Profile

David Rheem - WSOP 2008 Main Event player

David Chino RheemDavid “Chino” Rheem may not have the most chips going into the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, but he does have the most well-known face and name of the final nine players. The 28 year old professional poker player has won over $700,000 in live tournament earnings since he first hit the World Series of Poker circuit in 2005. He already has 5 WSOP cashes to his name and finished 2nd in the 2006 $1,000 No Limit Texas Hold’Em Re-Buy event.

The World Series of Poker is not the only place Rheem has taken the prize. He has also won three Bellagio Cups and made it the final table of the 2005 EPT Grand Final finishing in 3rd place and earning $10,219.

David Rheem qualified for the 2008 WSOP by playing at online poker site: PokerStars

David “Chino” Rheem Bio

Hailing from Florida but now residing in Los Angeles California, David Rheem started playing low level poker at the Seminole Hollywood Casino when he was eighteen years old.

Is Rheem a Convicted Felon?

Rheem’s background has been scrutinized heavily thanks to a Florida newspaper reporting about past criminal convictions that he was charged for. Allegedly, Rheem was charged with burglary, dealing in stolen property, larceny and marijuana possession and had to serve 4 months in prison and 30 months of probation. These charges, however, are not a concern of the WSOP’s organizers, stating that they were “basically the odds of society” and “not an unusual circumstance”. Members of the overall poker community also support their brother in arms and regard Rheem as on of the most humble and friendly players in the poker circuit.

Rheem will enter the WSOP Main Event 7th out of 9 with 10,230,000 chips.

David Rheem Poker Tournament History

David Rheem Live tournament wins:

  • 2008 39th Annual World Series of Poker Event 4 - Mixed Hold’em 06/04/2008 5 $93,624.00
  • 2008 L.A. Poker Classic (WPT) No-Limit Hold’em Shootout Event 7 01/31/2008 7 $4,620.00
  • 2007 Legends of Poker (WPT) Omaha Hi-Lo 8/OB Event 14 08/14/2007 3 $9,195.00
  • 2007 38th Annual World Series of Poker Event 16 - H.O.R.S.E 06/11/2007 29 $6,923.00
  • 2006 37th Annual World Series of Poker No-Limit Hold’em 07/10/2006 2 $327,981.00
  • 2006 Bellagio Friday/Saturday No-Limit Hold’em Tournament No-Limit Hold’em 07/01/2006 1 $60,655.00
  • 2006 Mandalay Bay Poker Championship (WPT) No-Limit Hold’em 06/01/2006 17 $4,585.00
  • 2006 Mandalay Bay Poker Championship (WPT) No-Limit Hold’em 05/30/2006 8 $4,625.00
  • 2006 L.A. Poker Classic (WPT) No-Limit Hold’em Shootout 02/12/2006 3 $17,100.00
  • 2005 Bellagio Friday/Saturday No Limit Hold’em Tournament No-Limit Hold’em 11/05/2005 1 $33,020.00
  • 2005 Ultimate Poker Challenge No-Limit Hold’em 07/15/2005 4 $7,760.00
  • 2005 36th Annual World Series of Poker No-Limit Hold’em Championship 07/15/2005 193 $39,075.00
  • 2005 36th Annual World Series of Poker Limit Hold’em 06/06/2005 19 $7,240.00