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Jamie Gold’s WSOP Bracelet Sells For $65,725 At Auction!

Written By: Kimberley | August 15, 2013 | Posted In Poker News

Winning a poker tournament is every players dream, after all despite what people say winning is everything, and the aim is surely to win a tournament at the annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) if not the Main Event itself. Jamie Gold did just that in 2006 when he won $12million and his first and only WSOP Bracelet. Sadly Gold has joined the ever growing list of people who have been either forced to sell or auction off their bracelet, with his own coming under the hammer at the beginning of the month.

Jamie Gold shot to fame in 2006 with his biggest ever tournament win, a win that saw him lead from the front to collect a cool $12million. Gold was chip leader from Day 3 and held it all the way through to the final hand of the tournament, but since then things have not been so good for Gold and it has been reported that he has won in the region of just $180,000!

In July Gold spoke to CardPlayer.com about his success at the WSOP, but would not divulge the reasons for the auctioning of his WSOP Bracelet. He said, “It’s a legal issue that I can’t talk about, but what I can say is that I am not selling it. I would never do that. It’s really unfortunate what has been happening. It is out of my hands, but it’s not something I wish was happening. I’m not purposefully selling, I’m not involved in the auction and will not be making $1 if it does end up being sold.”

According to Heritage Auctions, the company who were charged with auctioning the piece, Gold’s bracelet contained more than seven carats of diamonds and 120 grams of yellow and white gold. The bidding commenced on 13th July and closed on 1st August. The final figure was a massive $65,725 and he joins the likes of Peter Eastgate, TJ Cloutier, Brad Daugherty and Eskimo Clark who have also sold or auctioned their bracelets too.

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