Today’s link dump of the latest happenings in the poker world is brought to you by the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl Irina Shayk.
:: The latest edition of FTOPS is setting all kinds of records, including this past Sunday’s event #22 ($120 + $9, multi-entry) which drew 23,342 entries. [link]
:: PEP stock is on the rise today as word gets out that 23,342 online poker players sat around on Sunday and did nothing but play online poker and eat Frito-Lay products. [link]
:: Yes, we know it was not actually 23,342 players.
:: Bill Rini writes up another smart piece on the online poker industry, this time about the dead-end path of the shared network model. [link]
:: 8-time boxing world champion and Filipino Congressman Manny Pacquiao was spotted at Commerce playing 100-200 NL. [link]
:: Gus Hansen, who as of last August was Full Tilt’s biggest loser since 2008 (dropping around $7 mil), has gone on a tear ever since and is already up nearly $3 mil online in 2011. [link]
:: “Don’t call it a comeback,” says Peter Eastgate. [link]
:: WSOP.fr, the official online site for the WSOP in France, has already been awarded its gaming license. [link]
:: Online poker player Jeremy “ginette22″ Johnson donks off $1.54 mil on Full Tilt, and even more in Vegas casinos, while scamming $275 million from consumers. [link]
:: John Nguyen is the chipleader going into the final table of the WSOP Circuit Main Event at Harrah’s Tunica. In related news, the WSOP Circuit Main Event at Harrah’s Tunica is going on. [link]