Peter Eastgate Is Auctioning Off His Main Event Bracelet For CharityPublished on November 15th, 2010 10:52 pm EST
In 2008, Peter Eastgate outlasted 6,843 other players to take down the World Series of Poker main event. For his victory, Eastgate walked away with $9,152,416 and the much-coveted World Series of Poker main event bracelet.
Earlier today, Peter Eastgate put his bracelet up for auction on Ebay. According to the site, 100% of the final sale price will go towards the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.
The auction ends in a little less than 10 days (November 25th, 2010 6:04:20 PST to be exact). The starting bid is $16,000 - there have been no bids as of yet.
Here is how the bracelet is described on Ebay:
"The unique piece of a Corum bracelet weighs 168 and is made of 18kt White Gold paved with 291 diamonds and the face, which says World Series of Poker 2008, is Hand painted in silver and decorated with black and red card suits."
Earlier this year, Peter Eastgate shocked the poker world by announcing that he was stepping away from the game, perhaps for good. He pointed to a loss of motivation and his newfound financial independence as the reasons why he would be taking a break from poker.
Now, just a few short months after announcing he was taking a leave of absence from poker, Eastgate has put his bracelet up for sale on Ebay, giving someone else the opportunity to own a piece of poker history and benefit a worthwhile charity at the same time.
Source: Ebay - Peter Eastgate's Bracelet Auction
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