Pokercast Episode 292 - Lon McEachern, Mark Newhouse and Doug 'WCGRider' Polk
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week Mike and Adam are joined by ESPN lead poker commentator Lon McEachern for their 2013 WSOP November Nine preview show. Lon discusses the challenges of televised poker in the post-boom era and the balance of entertaining the casual viewer while still satisfying more sophisticated poker fans. He also talks about his own WSOP Circuit final table experience. November Niner Mark Newhouse is interviewed about his November Nine run including his crazy Day 7 at the Rio, his plans for the final table, looks bad at his roller coaster poker career and what it's like to live at the Commerce Casino. Douglas 'WCGRider' Polk returns with a breakdown of his 100K challenge vs. Ben 'Sauce1234' Sulsky, the reaction to publishing his Top 10 HUNL list, and takes a couple shots at Viktor 'Isilsdur1' Blom's online etiquette. The guys wrap up their coverage of the 2013 WSOP Europe including Daniel Negreanu capturing his 6th WSOP bracelet, winning the High Roller event in Paris while also securing the 2013 WSOP Player of the Year award. It's Team Online Week, and Lee Jones of Pokerstars is on board to introduce 2 new members of the team and discuss the building excitement as the poker world heads the Isle Of Man for the first live tournament series at the home of Pokerstars.
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Lon McEachern is a sports broadcaster best known for his poker commentary during ESPN’s broadcasts of the WSOP. McEachern attended the University of California Santa Barbara, completing a degree in communications. McEachern joined ESPN’s poker commentary team in the late 1990s, and has held his current position alongside Norman Chad since 2003. Previously Lon has hosted and provided commentary for a wide range of sporting and gaming events, including martial arts, Scrabble, and billiards. Learn more about Lon McEachern
Mark Newhouse is a 28 year old professional poker player from Chapel Hill, North Carolina who now lives in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Known as "Newhizzle", Mark won the 2006 Borgata Poker Open for $1.5 Million and has won the Sunday Million on Pokerstars. Primarily a cash game player, Mark is a regular in the highest limit games at the Commerce in Los Angeles. Learn more about Mark Newhouse