PokerTableRatings Sees Massive Rise in Traffic Thanks To Isildur1 found themselves having to introduce a second server recently, after the antics of Isildur1 on Full Tilt Poker saw the poker tracking site’s traffic increase from 40,000 to a whooping 80,000 over the last two months.
All around the world, Isildur1 brought poker enthusiasts flocking to PokerTableRatings in order to check out hand histories and earnings from the high stakes scene. In fact, such was the level of interest created by the mystery Swede that the site has predicted that there will have been a massive 170 million pages viewed on the site by the end of 2009.’s Tim Sullivan said: “I can tell you that I have skipped meetings to rail those games. I didn’t think we would see a million dollar pot any time soon and now we have two. Right now, there are over 2,000 comments on Isildur1’s PokerTableRatings page. He’s obviously the biggest story this year and it’s been fun to watch.”
Isildur1 created a level of excitement and interest in Full Tilt’s high stakes games throughout October and November hitherto unseen at the poker site. However, since his inglorious $4 million losing session to Brian Hastings in early December, and subsequent revelations about data mining, Isildur1 has signalled he will be staying away from Full Tilt until a full review is held.
Despite Isildur1’s withdrawl to the sidelines,’s still seems to be reaping benefits, and Tim Sullivan commented: “Traffic has been so high because of the Isildur1 phenomena, but since he has stopped playing, almost all of that traffic has stuck. It seems like once people find PTR, they continue to come back.”
Registration to PokerTableRatings is free and is a valuable source of information on player’s poker results from the major online sites, as well as a useful way to keep tabs on friends and foes at the tables.

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