By now many of the industry will have woken up with the biggest hangover in a long time after the eGR partying, which went on until the ungodly hour of 5:30am. It might only be this morning that you realise you spent all your hard earned cash on the silent auction that was raising money for Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital. How much did Jack Whitehall end up paying for a variety of items including Caster Semeya’s Jock Strap, and a night with Wayne Rooney? We may never know, but the biggest eBay auction the World Series of Poker (WSOP) has ever seen ended this afternoon.
Everyone from Tony G to, err, Tony G coveted Peter Eastgate’s 2008 WSOP Bracelet. When he predicted that it would cost him around $17,500, Tony G wasn’t expecting the kind of competition that he would be met with. Eastgate’s bracelet ending up going for $147,500, the best part of it all being that it was all in honour of charity Unicef.
Now whilst the bidder remains anonymous it’s hard to decide what would be the funnier outcome. If Tony G did end up spending more than eight times his limit, or if his dog Zasko will now be without a beloved bracelet/dog collar combo. Tony G’s blog is likely to tell us all within the coming hours.
The biggest loser in all this may well be Paul “Eskimo” Clark. Despite the fact that his 1999 bracelet looks a poor imitation of the 2008 version, the market is now almost $150k down. We wish the Eskimo luck though.