Poker pro Johannes Strassmann has died at the age of 29, according to multiple reports. The German died in a drowning accident, according to a Facebook group dedicated to him.
Strassmann had been missing since June 21, and a search ensued to try to locate him in Ljubljana, Slovenia. On Friday, authorities found his body next to the Ljublianica River. The time of death was determined to be around midnight on Saturday, June 21.
“Johannes was not involved in an illegal poker game,” a person in the Facebook group wrote. “He was just visiting some old friends here in Ljubljana. Everything was just fine until this accident.”
Strassmann Poker Death
Poker Pro Johannes Strassmann Found Dead. By Matt Holden 76 0 0. Featured Breaking News June 30, 2014. Facebook Twitter Google + Linkedin Pinterest. Tags: Johannes Strassmann, Professional poker. The body of German professional poker player Johannes Strassmann, who had been missing for six days, has been found in a river in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana, police said on Saturday. Professional poker player Johannes Strassmann has been in the news for the last week as the German poker pro had gone missing after visiting Slovenia.Strassmann had done extremely well on the poker circuit and was known for playing high-stakes games and winning large hands. German poker professional Johannes Strassmann, who went missing last week in Slovenia, was confirmed dead a few days ago after a DNA test. Strassmann was visiting some friends in the Slovenian capital Ljubljana and was reported missing on June 21. The poker player J.Strassmann was first discovered by HighstakesDB on the high stakes tables of PokerStars on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Since then, a total of 3177 poker hands have been tracked.
A Slovenian police officer confirmed the incident to PokerNews.
According to the authorities, lab tests are still being run.
It’s unclear how or why Strassmann ended up in the water. No foul play is suspected.