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 daily Moskovsky Komsomolets (MK) says the neighbour is a longstanding friend of Novikova's parents and has a key to the flat.
Her poker fans knew her as Lia.
Famous both as an online and real-life player, she featured in her own poker web channels.
Ms Novikova was highly skilled with numbers with a first class degree in engineering from a top Russian university.
She is reported to have had a contract with PokerStars online card room, and ran her own web masterclasses and workshops for beginners. Her parents were anxious when she wasn't answering her phone and asked the elderly woman to check on her.
The 26-year-old was also active on Instagram, where she had a following of more than 16,000.
"During the first checks of young woman's dead body, signs of electric shock trauma were registered", The Russian Investigative Committee said, Gazeta reports. Reports suggest she suffered a fatal electric shock while using a hair dryer in the flat, where she lived with her parents.
A postmortem is to be held.
In addition to poker, Novikova was interested in rowing, boxing and archery.
With just under $100,000 in live tournament earnings, Novikova's poker career was mostly focused online.
She ran her own online shop for poker-themed clothing.
"During the initial examination, traces of an electrical injury were found on the victim's body", an official told Russian news agency TASS.
Liliya Novikova (Pic: EAST2WEST) "She is not here anymore".
'(Liliya) is dead. Yesterday, an accident. She has left us'.