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WPT Champ Vadim Trincher Seeks $6M For Alleged Mold Damages To New York City Pad

Businessman And Poker Player Also Says Wife Got Sick From Mildew


Vadim Trincher, winner of a 2009 World Poker Tour event, has filed suit in New York City because of an alleged mold problem in his Trump Tower condo that he says ruined some of his personal property and made his wife sick, according to the New York Daily News.

The problem reportedly originated from a condo located above their unit, eventually destroying high-end wall panels that Trincher claims are worth $5 million.

A carpet said to be worth $150,000 also hit the muck, according to the complaint.

Trincher bought the place for $5 million in 2009. He has $1.2 million in career poker tournament earnings and works at Skyway International LLC. According to the firm’s website, it “assists companies in locating and developing worldwide business opportunities.”

Trincher is the father of Illya Trincher, who once backed Eugene Katchalov.

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Trincher isn’t the only poker player who has lived extravagantly in New York City. High-stakes cash game pro Phil Galfond owned a multimillion-dollar condo with a slide, but recently sold it for $3.3 million. The buyer reportedly will remove the custom-made toy.

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over 8 years ago

You get internet in a wash...? Luck you, I have to sneak into a hotel lobby to use the internet


over 8 years ago

Why would Phil Galfond even be mentioned in this article. Why not mention every notable player that owns a house? That could easily get you another 1,000 words.