LAS VEGAS (AP) – World Series of Poker winner Peter Eastgate has sold his gold and diamond championship bracelet for $147,500 on eBay and plans to donate the proceeds to the children’s charity UNICEF.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the online auction attracted 116 bids. The buyer was not disclosed.
Eastgate originally listed the bracelet at $16,000.
The 24-year-old from Denmark earned $9.15 million and the bracelet for topping a field of 6,843 players during the no-limit Hold’em World Championship in 2008. He has since retired from poker.
The World Series of Poker bracelet is made from 168 grams of 18-karat white gold and 291 diamonds.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com
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