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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/28/21): Norman Chad & Lon McEachern

By Bernard Lee
October 01, 2021

Norman Chad is playing in the $25,000 HORSE Championship at the 2021 WSOP; Lon McEachern roots him on.

Norman Chad and Lon McEachern talk about the progression of poker on television since 2003.

 

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Norman Chad and Lon McEachern

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews Norman Chad and Lon McEachern, the voices of the WSOP since 2003.

At the start of the interview, Norman Chad discusses his recovery process from COVID-19. Also, the dynamic duo talk about being nominated for the Poker Hall of Fame. Then, each recalls how they got started with the WSOP on ESPN. Both gentlemen play poker and they talk about their poker successes on the felt. To end Part 1, Norman Chad Talks about getting staked by fans on StakeKings for the $25,000 HORSE WSOP tournament where the markup will be donated to Hope for Depression charity.

During the second part of the interview, Norman Chad and Lon McEachern talk about the progression of poker on television since 2003 when Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP Main Event. They talk about the shift from taped post-production to live broadcasting. The dynamic duo then discuss their fellow broadcasters, from David Tuchman to Jamie Kerstetter. Then they reminisce about their top moments in the WSOP Main Event over the past two decades, including the November Nine. Finally, Norman Chad and Lon McEachern talk about the current WSOP transition from ESPN over to the CBS Sports Network.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show, as this week’s guests are Norman Chad and Lon McEachern, the voices of the WSOP since 2003.
0:10The 2021 WSOP kicks off on Thursday, September 30, 2021, with 88 live and 11 online WSOP bracelet events.
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5:25Bernard welcomes Norman Chad and Lon McEachern, the voices of the WSOP since 2003.
6:14Norman Chad and Lon McEachern join the show.
6:46Norman Chad discusses his recovery from COVID19.
7:54Norman Chad and Lon McEachern talk about being nominated for the Poker Hall of Fame.
9:36Lon McEachern and Norman Chad recall how they got started with WSOP on ESPN.
16:23Norman Chad and then Lon McEachern talk about their poker successes on the felt.
21:21Norman Chad will play in the $25,000 HORSE WSOP tournament after getting staked by fans on StakeKings. The markup will be donated to Hope for Depression charity.
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26:28Bernard continues his interview with Norman Chad and Lon McEachern,.
28:16Norman Chad and Lon McEachern talk about the progression of poker on television since 2003 when Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP Main Event.
33:16Lon McEachern and Norman Chad discuss the transition from taped post-production to live broadcasting.
36:23Lon McEachern and Norman Chad talk about their fellow broadcasters, from David Tuchman to Jamie Kerstetter.
41:57Norman Chad and Lon McEachern reminisce about their top moments in the WSOP Main Event over the past two decades, including the November Nine.
50:30Norman Chad and Lon McEachern talk about the current WSOP transition from ESPN over to the CBS Sports Network.

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]

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