Female Poker Player from UK, Emma Fryer, Dies in Car Crash

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Female Poker Player from UK, Emma Fryer, Dies in Car Crash
07 Nov

Traveling to the World Series of Poker Europe in the Czech Republic led to a fatal turn of events for UK poker player Emma Fryer, who died in an auto accident.

Although few details regarding the crash that claimed her life are known at this time, poker players and Emma's friends have been posting condolences via social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. According to Chris Lythgoe, the accident occurred while Fryer was on her way to Rozvadov to compete in WSOPE action at King's Casino.

Promising Poker Career

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 behind Ben Dobson and Phillip Mighall out of 481 entries at Dusk Till Dawn's DTD1000 was worth £47,500 ($62,992).

The Hendon Mob lists 30 tournament cashes for Fryer in 2017, most of them in the low stakes category. She has been described by media outlets as on her way up in the world of live poker and her resume bears that out.

In addition to that DTD score last month was a runner-up finish to Spaniard Pedro Schulze in the £220 Main Event at the 2017 Genting Poker Series Mini - Leg 14 in Sheffield for £7,000 ($9,243). Fryer's career earnings were just shy of $100,000.

On her Facebook page, Fryer posted "Started New Job at Poker Player" on October 6, which was the day after her biggest cash at DTD. Unfortunately, that was the last post that appears on Emma's timeline.

Those saved include a significant other, Gary, and two daughters, Jess and Gemma. One of her daughters recently married.

PokerTube extends our deepest condolences to Emma's family and loved ones during this sad and tragic time.

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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more


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