Max Pescatori Raising Money for Italy's Earthquake Victims

Italy’s Max Pescatori has become the latest poker pro to put one of his WSOP bracelets up for auction on eBay, but following in the footsteps of the 2008 WSOP Main Event winner Peter Eastgate, all the money raised will be given directly to charity.
On August 24th of last year, the town of Amatrice in Italy was struck by a devastating earthquake in which 299 people lost their lives, and a further 400 people were injured. This year, the country has suffered a series of further powerful earthquakes, and Max Pescatori is now raising money for the “Capiricchia nel Cuore” charity in order to help with the relief effort.
Max Pescatori has subsequently put up for auction the WSOP bracelet he won in 2015 playing the $10,000 seven-card stud hi-low eight-or-better championship event, and with 8 days left to run it has so far attracted 48 bids, and is currently fetching $6,000. As an extract from its eBay description reads:
“100% of money received from ebay for this item will go to charity “Capiricchia nel Cuore” that will move the money as needed directly to the current project. In the recent weeks they have been able to purchase mobile homes that were delivered and used right away to help locals that lost everything.”
Max Pescatori is ranked number 2 on Italy’s “All Time Money List” with $4,284,061 in winnings, behind Mustapha Kanit on $8,759,767. Pescatori has also amassed a treasure trove of 4 WSOP bracelets over his career, including in 2006 the $2,500 NLHE event for $682,389; in 2008 the $2,500 Pot Limit Hold’em/Omaha for $246,509; and in 2015 the $1,500 Razz event for $155,947, and the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship for $292,158.
Over the years, a number of WSOP winners have put their bracelets up for sale, including T.J. Cloutier, Brad Daugherty, Eskimo Clark, Jamie Gold, and Tom McEvoy. Fetching the highest price, however, was Peter Eastgate‘s which fetched $147,500, which he subsequently donated to the charity UNICEF.

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