WSOP 2008 Champion Peter Eastgate Auctions Off Winners BraceletNovember 16, 2010 8:39 am
Back in July this year, poker fans were surprised to hear the WSOP 2008 Main Event champion Peter Eastgate announce his retirement from the game at the tender age of just 24.
Now fans have received another shock after seeing Eastgate’s WSOP Main Event winners bracelet up for sale on Ebay. The auction is set to run until November 25th, has a current asking price of $16,000 and is described on Ebay as follows:
“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.”
Peter Eastgate 2008 victory earned him the second largest pay-out in the history of the WSOP at $9,152,416. So why is he selling his winners bracelet now?
The reason the Danish WSOP Main Event Winner gave, as reported on ‘pokernews’ is that, “Well, it was just lying around collecting dust.”
However, Eastgate also has a more altruistic motive in mind and will be using 100% of the money to support UNICEF.The charitable organisation whose initials stand for the ‘United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund’ helps provide humanitarian assistance to children and their mothers in developing countries, and as Eastgate explains:
“Of course, I am still extremely proud of my title to this day. But the bracelet itself, I am never wearing, since I really don’t wear any jewelry. So I thought that by giving away the bracelet and watches, a lot more people will hopefully be able to benefit from the items.”
Eastgate finished by adding:
“I hope that the auctions will attract a lot of people. Every new bid is a help for the less fortunate children helped by UNICEF.”
Well done to Peter on his charitable deed and anyone wishing to check out his WSOP bracelet auction can do so here.