Russia’s ‘sexiest poker player’ found dead in her home - electric shock suspected

The sexiest poker player in Russia Liliya Novikova was tragically electrocuted at her Moscow apartment. She was

The sexiest poker player in Russia Liliya Novikova was tragically electrocuted at her Moscow apartment. She was

She also has close to $100,000 in live cashes according to the Hendon Mob, from WSOP, partypoker and PokerStars tournaments across Spain, Czech Republic, Belarus and her native Russian Federation.

An elderly neighbour found Novikova's body in the bath, after receiving an emergency call from Novikova's parents.

She had shunned offers to work at leading industrial companies and instead became a professional poker star with a lucrative career.

Novikova was an engineeering graduate of Moscow State Technical University who found herself immersed in online games from an early age, building up a large following on her TwitchTV channel.

Russia's Channel 5 mourned the death of the country's "sexiest poker player".

The 26-year-old was also active on Instagram, where she had a following of more than 16,000.

Novikova's parents became anxious when she did not answer her phone in her flat on prestigious Kutuzovsky Prospekt.

A Russian star of global online poker, 26-year-old Lilya Novikova, has died of electrocution in her bath in Moscow, Russian media report.

The Russian Investigative Committee said: "During the first checks of young woman's dead body, signs of electric shock trauma were registered".

It is thought that Novikova may have been blow-drying her hair and may have been using her mobile phone at the time.

Liliya Novikova (Pic: EAST2WEST) "She is not here anymore".

Novikova was as well-known by the Russian public as she was with casino denizens.

A postmortem is to be held.

In addition to playing poker, Novikova was also a keen cyclist, snowboarder, rower and boxer.

She ran her own online shop for poker-themed clothing.

"(Liliya) is dead. Yesterday, an accident. "She left us", the translated post read.

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