The numbers are officially in! The final 18 players will make the money with a min-cash being $1,965. The winner is set to take home $38,625! 1st $38,625 2nd $27,045 3rd $17,400 4th $12,885 5th ...
Cake Poker Buys T.J. Cloutier's Bracelet Off eBay
Bracelet Goes For $4,006 in Auction
The poker community was stunned last week when it was discovered that a pawn shop in Plano, Texas, was selling a World Series of Poker bracelet won in 2005 by legendary poker champion T.J. Cloutier on eBay.
The seller confirmed that the 14 karat gold, diamond-encrusted bracelet was 100 percent authentic and acquired from Cloutier himself. Though Cloutier declined to be interviewed, it was reported that he said the following to a producer of the Hardcore Poker Show:
“I don’t want to talk about it,” he said. “Yeah, it’s mine. I was short. I pawned it. I tried to get it back with my ticket but I was too late.”
When Card Player first reported on the story, the bracelet was still in the bidding process. Now, online site Cake Poker has confirmed that it purchased the piece of memorabilia for $4,006.
In the site’s blog, a Cake Poker representative stated the following.
“Since winning the bid and celebrating wildly, we have taken some time to reflect on our glorious new prize. As much as we would love to have a WSOP bracelet, or even award it to one of our cherished poker players, we can’t, in good conscience keep it from the man who rightfully won it, which is why we’ve decided to return it to T.J. Cloutier…just as soon as we have some fun with it.”
The bracelet was originally awarded to Cloutier for winning the $5,000 no-limit hold’em championship. The six-time bracelet winner beat out 466 players and earned $657,100. His lifetime winnings currently stand at $9,644,900.
|1||Judge Denies Ivey's Request To Dismiss Borgata Case|
|2||A Poker Life: Bryn Kenney|
|3||Resorts World Las Vegas Construction To Begin In May|
|4||Online Poker Hearing Dismays Poker Community|
|5||Online Poker: Ben Tollerene Wins $232K|
|6||Gunmen Rob Chicago Poker Game, Police Say|
|7||Witness List Released For Anti-Online Poker Hearing|
|8||Poker Hand of the Week: What's Your Play?|
|9||'Tortured' Revel Situation Could Be Resolved Soon|
|10||Win WSOP Seats With Americas Cardroom|
|1||Mike Sexton 'Calls Out' The World Series Of Poker|
|2||Salomon Won $40M Last Year Playing Poker: Report|
|3||WSOP Prepares For 24K Entries In Colossus|
|4||Judge Denies Ivey's Request To Dismiss Borgata Case|
|5||Web Poker: Phil Ivey Loses Another $600K|
|6||Poker Player Gets 2-3 Years In Prison For Fatal Punch|
|7||Illinois Man Steals $420K In Poker Chips: Police|
|8||Poker Player Robbed Bank After Losing Everything|
|9||Billionaire Accused Of Not Paying Casino Marker|
|10||Cancer Surgery Successful, Doyle Brunson Says|