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Norman Chad Looking To Win First WSOP Gold Bracelet In $10,000 Stud Eight-or-Better Championship

ESPN Commentator Has Three Prior WSOP Cashes, Including a 6th-Place FInish in 2012


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Norman Chad is best know for the self-deprecating humor that he brings to his work as one of two lead commentators on ESPN’s television broadcasts of the World Series of Poker. Along with partner Lon McEachern Chad has been covering the WSOP since 2003 and has become one of the game’s most recognizable figures to the public at large.

What many may not know is that Chad has had plenty of success on the felt as well as behind the mic. Chad has three WSOP cashes, including a sixth-place finish in the 2012 $2,500 Omaha / stud eight-or-better event for $36,093.

Chad is at it again, coming into the final day of the 2014 WSOP $10,000 stud eight-or-better championship in 11th chip position. Card Player TV caught up with him before play began on day 3 and discussed a number of topics, including his background playing split-pot games, how his tournament has going so far, and if he would bring up his success a lot on the ESPN broadcasts if he were to go on to win his first gold bracelet.

“Would the bracelet come up in the broadcast? Hey, when I finished sixth I considered that a bracelet. So if a sixth-place finish was a bracelet for me, to actually win a bracelet, which I would never imagine winning,” said Chad. “There would be nothing else I would take about during the entire main event. The main event would be like the backdrop. If they aren’t already sick of me they’d be sick of me within 15 minutes of the first broadcast if I won a bracelet. Ha!”

Check out the full video interview below:

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