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

Published: June 13, 2019
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Lilya Novikova's body found in her apartment's bathroom. PHOTO COURTESY: MAIL ONLINE

Lilya Novikova's body found in her apartment's bathroom. PHOTO COURTESY: MAIL ONLINE

Russian poker star Lilya Novikova died from electrocution in her bathroom while using her hairdryer in Moscow on Thursday.

According to BBC, an elderly neighbour found the 26-year-old’s body in the bath, after receiving an emergency call from Novikova’s parents.

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Her poker fans knew her as Lia. Reports suggest she suffered a fatal electric shock while using a hair dryer in the flat, where she lived with her parents.

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She was well known on Twitch.tv, a live streaming channel for online gamers.

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The daily Moskovsky Komsomolets (MK) says the neighbour is a longstanding friend of Novikova’s parents and has a key to the flat.

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Novikova had an engineering degree from Moscow’s prestigious Bauman University and besides poker she enjoyed various sports, including rowing and snowboarding.

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Сел играть – готовься тащить. Кто смотрит мои стримы, знает, что я для анализы игры использую программу #simplepostflop . Программа сложная, но стоит того. Да что уж говорить, всеми любимый тащер Veaaa не обошел эту прогу стороной, а даже разработал готовые решения для нее. Что это значит? Что за вас уже подсчитали и расписали как правильно играть в некоторых спотах. А для особо пытливых даже видео записали. Этот пак можно купить у них на сайте, если будут вопросы, пишите, постараюсь помочь. _______ #russia#girl#vsco#vscocam#good#picoftheday#photography#model#selfie#look#liay5#poker#pokerstars#pokerface#покерстарс#покер#сочи#wsop#ept#partypoker #partypokerlive#pokerface#888#eapt#wpt#eapt

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She had also made some videos with top tips for poker fans.

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