The Korea Times reports that a 43-year-old man is in custody on murder charges after a poker game turned sour and resulted in violence.
The arrested man is alleged to have resorted to brute force with a blunt instrument after losing a reported 50 000 won in a "friendly" poker game to a man he had known for over 20 years.
When the game ended, the victim was clearing up his winnings when he was bludgeoned by the arrested man.