Jamie Gold’s 2006 WSOP Main Event Bracelet sells for $67,725

by Jeremy

In May, news broke that Jamie Gold’s 2006 WSOP Main Event bracelet was set to be auctioned off by Heritage Auctions. And the bidding on the 120g white and yellow gold band started on July 13th. The bidding war has now ended, with an anonymous Chicago resident purchasing the bracelet for $65,725.

When Gold’s bracelet went up for auction, many people thought that the former WSOP champ was having money troubles. However, Gold didn’t mention anything about this in a recent interview that he did after the 2013 WSOP. Instead, Gold said that due to legal matters, the bracelet auction was out of his hands. Gold stated that he couldn’t go into these legal matters, but did add that he “would never sell the bracelet” if it were up to him.

This 120g poker prize symbolize the largest Main Event win in history. Gold beat out a record ME field of 8.773 players to earn the $12 million top prize along with the bracelet. But since his victory, Gold has suffered through some rough results on the poker tables, even losing a fortune in front of millions of viewers on High Stakes Poker. He’s also had relatively few winnings in poker tournaments too.

Taking Gold’s career and the murky reasoning behind the bracelet sale into account, it’s understandable why his band didn’t sell for as much as Peter Eastgate’s 2008 bracelet. Eastgate put his bracelet up for auction on eBay in order to raise money for charity. Scottish millionaire and philanthropist William Haughey bought his bracelet for $147,500. This remains the largest price that anybody has ever paid for a WSOP bracelet.