He lost at poker. And then he lost at hearts. A tapped-out Andrei Karpov put up his wife Tatiana to stay in a poker game in Murmansk, Russia...
He lost at poker. And then he lost at hearts.
A tapped-out Andrei Karpov put up his wife Tatiana to stay in a poker game in Murmansk, Russia, and not only did he lose her, she divorced him and married Sergey Brodov, the man who won the pot, ananova.com reported. “It was humiliating and I was utterly ashamed,” said Tatiana, who didn’t find out about it until Brodov showed up at her house to collect his winnings.
“But as soon as my ex-husband did that, I knew I had to leave him. Sergey was a very handsome, charming man, and I am very happy with him, even if he did ‘win’ me in a poker game.”
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