French poker player Cyril Mouly and his driver were attacked as they were returning home from a party.
One of the attackers was carrying a knife. According to recent articles published in French gambling news, as well as posts on poker forum 2+2, the incident happened as he was returning home from a party in Paris.
Mouly and his driver struggled to fend off the attackers during the assault. As his companion jumped to his aid, he managed to run towards the nearest police station, but by the time he got back it was too late. He found his friend lying motionless on the ground. The victim had received several stab wounds to his chest and neck.
A bad poker player, with a shady past
Both the Frenchman and his companion have a shady reputation in the business world. Rumor has it his driver, a 60 year-old man, was well known by police. Both were on trial for fraud.
Apart from that, the 38 year-old high-stake poker player is a well-known figure in French poker rooms. He participated in a tournament held in Las Vegas, as well as in the Full Tilt Poker Million Dollar Cash Game. His reputation is not the best though, as Mouly is known to be a bad player with a lot of money.
Police suspect the attack may have been linked to the man’s suspicious past.