World Series of Poker players, and real-life couple, Liv Boeree and Igor Kurganov have placed a WSOP bracelet up for auction on eBay to raise money for their charity, Raise for Effective Giving.
The bracelet was donated to the couple to auction off by WSOP. The jewelry was left over from the $10,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em Championship won by Kurganov and Boeree earlier this summer. Each team can have up to four players, but since the couple only had two, there were two bracelets leftover.
“If you haven’t won a bracelet during this year’s WSOP, this is one of the last chances to get one. And you can support great charities in the process,” Kurganov said on the auction.
At the time of writing, the bracelet had attracted 23 bids, the highest being $4,350 US. That price had not yet matched the auction’s reserve – which is an unknown minimum price set by the seller. To win, a bidder must have the highest bid and have met or exceeded the reserve price. The auction will end at 10 p.m. EST on Wednesday, July 19th.
The WSOP bracelets are created by Jostens and their exact value is known. Ty Stewart, executive director of the World Series of Poker, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal last year that “we don’t put any sort of financial value on (them).”
Raise for Effective Giving (REG) collects money for a variety of different charities – but only after evaluating them for maximum effectiveness for reducing suffering in the world. Charities recommended by REG include Animal Ethics, The Humane Slaughter Association, Against Malaria Foundation and the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative.
REG was founded by Kurganov and Boeree, along with fellow poker players Philipp Gruissem and Stefan Huber. Membership to the organization costs 2 percent of a person’s income, which is then distributed around the world.
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