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A scan of poker items for sale on eBay includes a 2010 World Series of Poker gold bracelet that was won by Matt Keikoan in a $10,000 Limit Hold’em event.

The asking price is $15,000 or best offer. There appear to be no offers at this time.

Keikoan took home $425,969 after winning the gold bracelet in 2010, topping a field of 171. He was almost a 3-1 underdog when heads-up action began against runner-up Daniel Idema.

Keikoan and Idema battled more than four hours to determine the champion, with Keikoan managing to grab the chip lead a number of times throughout the battle. But he also found himself at one point down to 300K in chips at the blind level of 120,000/240,000. Keikoan pulled off an amazing comeback to win his second WSOP title.

“This one almost feels better than the first one,” Keikoan told ESPN at the time. “What I went through here tonight, all the ups and downs and back and forth, it wasn’t easy.”

His first WSOP championship came in 2008 when Keikoan outplayed 1,592 entries in $2,000 No Limit Hold’em to secure the first place prize of $550,529. That cash of over half a million dollars seven years ago remains the largest recorded by Keikoan in live tournament action.

Outstanding Career

Keikoan’s Hendon Mob resume lists total live tournament earnings of $2,033,652. He has cashed 18 times in WSOP events, including six-figure scores of $154,194 for finishing 63rd in the 2007 WSOP Main Event and $137,485 in 2012 for a 4th place finish in the $10,000 NLHE National Championship.

On the World Poker Tour, Keikoan finished in the money eight times. His best showing came in 2010 at Bay 101 Shooting Stars where he finished 5th in the $10,000 Championship Event for $175,700.

Keikoan has not recorded a live tournament poker payday in three years, the last one a min-cash in November 2012 at a WSOP Circuit event in Lake Tahoe.

Bracelets Sold

WSOP gold bracelets have changed hands in years passed, one of the most notable being that of Jamie Gold, who won the 2006 WSOP Main Event for $12 million. That piece of poker memorabilia fetched $65,725 at an auction in 2013 from an anonymous bidder.

Peter Eastgate, the 2008 WSOP Main Event champ, offered his gold bracelet on eBay and donated the money to charity. More than 100 bids were received, with the top one reaching $147,500.

Other bracelets placed on the auction block previously include those won by Jerry Yang, T.J. Cloutier, Paul “Eskimo” Clark, and Brad Daugherty. Yang, the 2007 Main Event winner, had his bracelet seized by the IRS, who put it up for auction in order to pay off some of his tax debt.

Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.

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