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World Series of Poker Commentator Norman Chad Tests Positive For COVID-19

Longtime WSOP Commentator Announced His Positive Diagnosis In A Tweet Monday

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Norman ChadLongtime World Series of Poker commentator and funny man Norman Chad tested positive for COVID-19, he said in a Twitter post Monday.

Chad, 62, posted a video with his dog “Blue” where he announced his diagnosis.

“Blue is blaming me. She doesn’t feel well. And you know, I’ve got COVID. And she thinks I gave her COVID. I don’t think she has COVID. I think Blue gave me COVID,” joked Chad in the video.

He went on to say that his main symptoms were a severe headache and cough, as well as fatigue. He will be quarantining for two weeks.

Chad and his partner Lon McEachern have been the voice of WSOP broadcasts since their debut in 2003 during Chris Moneymaker’s historic run to the title. Chad is known for his “ex-wife” jokes that are included in nearly every broadcast.

Chad’s self-deprecating humor throughout his broadcasts also include jokes about his poor poker playing ability. While he claims to be a sub-par gambler, he has several WSOP cashes, including making the final table of the $2,500 Omaha hi-lo/seven card stud hi-lo mix event in 2012. He finished sixth for $36,093.

More recently, Chad finished 13th in the $1,000 Omaha hi-lo six-max during this year’s online WSOP. He finish was good for another $4,638. All his cashes came in Omaha hi-lo or seven card stud hi-lo.

High-stakes pro David “Doc” Sands was likely the first notable in the poker community to contract the virus back in March. Several others, including two-time WSOP bracelet winner and World Poker Tour champion Andy Frankenberger, have tested positive since Sands’ diagnosis.

Chad posted a video update Tuesday afternoon where he said he was “mostly doing okay.”