Team PokerStars Pro team member Liv Boeri told reporters that one World Series of Poker (WSOP) champion bracelet was donated to the charity Raising for Effective Giving (REG ).
Miss Boeri and her boyfriend, Igor Kurganov, won the $ 10,000 buy-in WSOP2017 No Limit Hold’em Team Championship, and each of them received a gold series bracelet, but since there were only two of them in the team, two more donated bracelets remained ownerless.
On her official page in one of the social networks, she commented on the situation as follows:
“The good guys from the WSOP gave us one (bracelet – ed.) To put it up for auction and help fund Raising for Effective Giving – REG … so if you still haven’t won your own gold championship bracelet of the series, here it is – your chance! Not only will you receive your personal WSOP bracelet, you will also receive the assurance that 100% of your winning bid will go directly to the world’s most effective charities and save lives. ”
The bracelet is listed for sale on the popular global online auction service, eBay. At the time of this writing, twenty bids have been made, and the highest bid is $ 4,150, which is still below the price charged by Ms. Boeri and Mr Kurganov.
Every cent from the sale of this lot will be donated to REG, which is co-founded by Miss Boeri and Mr Kurganov and fellow professional poker players Philip Gruissem and Stefan Huber. Anyone can become a REG member by donating at least two percent of their income to the organization, which will subsequently be distributed in the most efficient way possible.
REG seeks ways to alleviate poverty, engages in animal welfare and discourages the spread of questionable technology. Here are some of REG’s activities:
- The Malaria Prevention Foundation;
- Schistosomiasis Control Initiative;
- Analysis of animal charity;
- Ethics in relation to animals;
- Association for Humane Slaughter;
- Institute for Basic Research;
- Research Institute for Machine Mind.