Gold Bracelet Phenomenon Continues: Hassan Kamoei Bracelet on Auction

If you thought the recent string of WSOP* poker tournament bracelets on eBay would end with Peter Eastgate and Paul “The Eskimo” Clark, you thought wrong.  Hassan Kamoei’s 1999 $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha bracelet has been put up for auction on eBay, and the minimum bid is set at $3,800.  Kamoei survived a final poker table that included Robert Williamson III and T.J. Cloutier to win the bracelet.

Speaking of Cloutier, his 2005 $2,500 holdem poker bracelet is what sparked the rash of gold bracelet auctions recently.  A Plano, Texas pawn shop put the bracelet up for auction, meaning that Cloutier had probably sold the bracelet long before it was auctioned off.  As mentioned before, casino poker pros Eastgate and Clark also had their bracelets sold on eBay.  Eastgate’s bracelet sold for $147,500 and all of the profits went to UNICEF, while Clark’s 1999 Razz bracelet sold for $4,050

Getting back to Kamoei, he still remains very active with poker games since he’s cashed in six live tournaments this year.  Out of the six cashes, his largest was a 12th place finish in a 2010 Deep Stack Extravaganza event ($2,041).  As recently as 2008, Kamoei finished 32nd in the 2008 WPT Championship, which earned him $36,390.  In all, Kamoei has made over $667,396 during a poker career that began in 1994.

It will be interesting to see how Kamoei’s bracelet does considering Clark’s fetched a little over $4k.  Only time will tell, but there are sure to be some online poker players who are interested in purchasing one of poker’s biggest prizes.  And with all of the money that people are making with rakeback these days, players definitely have more money to go out and buy these bracelets – even if they cost several thousand dollars.


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