Russia's 'most lovely poker star' electrocuted to death in bathroom

Russian poker star Lilya Novikova electrocuted in bath at home

Russian poker star Lilya Novikova electrocuted in bath at home

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.

The 26-year-old was a famous professional poker player who had a contract with PokerStars, had her own poker channel and ran masterclasses.

A card shark called Russia's sexiest poker player was tragically killed by what officials believe was a massive electrical shock.

She had also previously been described as Russia's "most handsome poker player".

Local media report the body of Lilya Novikova was found by an elderly neighbor in the bathroom of her family's Moscow apartment days before her 27th birthday after her parents tried for hours to reach her, per the Independent.

Novikova told Pokerstrategy.com in an interview in 2015 that she began playing poker as a child and was studying computer aided design and mechanical engineering at the prestigious Moscow State Technical University.

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Ms Novikova's parents became anxious when she did not answer her phone in her flat on prestigious Kutuzovsky Prospekt. Reports suggest she suffered a fatal electric shock while using a hair dryer in the flat, where she lived with her parents.

Her good looks have meant she was know as Russia's "sexiest" poker player.

On Wednesday, the Twitch Poker community was hit disturbing news that one of their own, Russian poker player, esports player and streamer Liliya "Liay5" Novikova had passed away at the young age of 26 in an accident at home.

"I can not believe that such a good and bright person is gone".

"(Liliya) is dead. Yesterday, an accident. "She has left us".

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