Traveling to the World Series of Poker Europe in the Czech Republic led to a deadly turn of events for UK poker player Emma Fryer, who died in an automobile accident. Although details about the incident are still coming through, it is understood that foggy conditions contributed to a crash that resulted in Fryer losing her life.  Emma is survived by her partner Gary, and her two daughters, Gemma and Jess.

Emma’s friends have been posting condolences via social media platforms.

With cashes across small and mid-level tournaments across the UK, Fryer was in the Czech Republic to take part in her first WSOPE. Her trip to Rozvadov was going to be her first WSOP, with all of her 93 listed cashes having taken place in and around her local area in the UK. She was due to play in the €10,000 Main Event the day of the accident.Fryer had recently listed her profession as “poker player” on Oct. 6, 2017.

Emma began cashing in live tournaments in 2011. Most recently, she recorded four cashes in October, including the largest of her career- a 3rd place finish besting 481 entries at Dusk Till Dawn’s DTD1000 for £47,500 ($62,992). According to her LinkedIn page, she had been a poker and casino VIP account manager for Bet365 since 2004.

Promising Poker Career of Emma Fryer

 “My heart breaks to hear the tragic news regarding Emma Fryer. She was such a wonderful person and an amazing player,”  said a friend,” wrote Unibet ambassador Daiva “Baltic Blonde” Byrne,

Fellow UK poker player Matt Davenport said, “RIP Emma Fryer. Can’t believe I’m writing that after chatting with her last night. She was so looking forward to playing in the biggest tourney of her life today. The rest of the trip is going to be a very somber one indeed.”

For more of the best Online poker news, blogs and poker deals, continue reading PokerShots.

Related Posts