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Jamie Gold's World Series of Poker Main Event Bracelet Up For Auction

Bidding For 2006 Bracelet Starts July 13

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Jamie Gold Poses With His Bracelet And WinningsYet another World Series of Poker bracelet has hit the market, but this one happens to be from the largest live tournament in poker history.

Jamie Gold’s 2006 WSOP main event bracelet will go up for bidding July 13, right as this year’s WSOP is wrapping up for the summer. The auction, which takes place Aug. 1, 2013, is being hosted by Heritage Auctions.

Gold won the bracelet after defeating a field of 8,773 in the $10,000 main event. For the win, Gold received $12 million, though a bitter lawsuit with L.A. producer Crispin Leyser saw a settlement worth an estimated half of his winnings.

In the years since, Gold has cashed for over $100,000 but has largely stayed away from big buy-in tournament poker. He also had a short stint as the ambassador of the Tropicana poker room in Las Vegas.

According to the product description on the auction website, the bracelet “features 259 stones including over seven carats of diamonds and 120 grams of white and yellow gold. Rubies are inset to create the red of the heart and diamond suits, while a sapphire represents the spade and three black diamonds the clubs.”

Gold joins Brad Daugherty, Eskimo Clark, T.J. Cloutier and Peter Eastgate as players who have given up WSOP bracelets.

 
 
 
 

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Barry2
7 years ago

I could not imagine giving up a bracelt if I was ever so lucky to win one. This is a very sad article.

 
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TheFly
7 years ago

I'm sure it will be explained under the guise of "charity", but probably really stems from either a drug problem or debt problem, or a combination of both.

 
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