Russia's sexiest poker player Liliya Novikova dead in phone electric shock

Russian poker star Lilya Novikova electrocuted in bath at home

Russian poker star Lilya Novikova electrocuted in bath at home

"She found the girl's body".

Details of her death were sparse at first, but on Thursday, more details emerged as the BBC reported that Novikova was found deceased in the bathtub at her parent's apartment.

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

She was named by the news service as Lilya Novikova, a star in the world of online poker known to fans as Lia.

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.

In 2017 a program called DeepStack widely defeated 10 out of 11 professional poker players using a type of artificial intelligence its creators describe as "intuition".

They asked a neighbour to check the apartment, and her body was found on the bathroom floor. A neighbour found her body.

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

Videos showed her teaching poker and congratulating Russian military men on the Day of the Motherland Defender in February.

Ms Novikova was also a keen cyclist, snowboarder, rower and boxer.

A postmortem is to be held.

'(Liliya) is dead. Yesterday, an accident.

Liliya Novikova (Pic: EAST2WEST) "She is not here anymore. She left us", the translated post read.

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