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Online poker site is planning to provide private high-stakes cash tables for mysterious Scandinavian phenom “Isildur1.” The site, set to launch in March, will be the first and only poker site that will use a Cut N’ Shuffle system rather than a Random Number Generator (RNG) to deal its cards, and has offered the world’s most riveting and secretive online player an invite to try the new technology.

Isildur1 gained instant fame after playing unforgettable marathons with Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Patrik Antonius, Phil Ivey, Brian Townsend, and several others at the highest games available at Full Tilt Poker in recent months. The Swede hastily burst onto the scene and encountered swings the online poker world had never seen before, capped off by a record-setting $3 million losing session to Full Tilt Red Pro Brian Hastings in late December. Isildur1 has virtually disappeared from Full Tilt’s games since then, but told in an exclusive interview, “I still have a bankroll and will be back.” He was last seen playing $5/$10 No Limit Hold ’em on the site on January 3rd.

“ has watched with admiration the challenges that online poker player Isildur1 has put out to the high-stakes poker players over the last few months,” read a statement from “In view of the huge amounts of money being wagered, RealDealPoker wishes to provide Isildur1 a gaming environment which deals actual cards instead of via a RNG, and offer this personal invitation openly to Isildur1 to play exclusively at the site.”

RealDealPoker’s Cut N’ Shuffle system is a fully automated, real card dealing machine that scrambles, shuffles, reads, and video captures decks of cards. These results are then sent to the Deck Matrix, a proprietary software system that delivers a unique deck of cards to each game within seconds of being read by the automated dealing system. Cut N’ Shuffle replicates the actual motions of a real live poker game with its cut function and deployment of burn cards. The site’s utilization of Game Check allows a complete verification and audit of the results of every hand.

The new site is guaranteeing to protect the identity of Isildur1 should he accept the invitation to play on the site. RealDealPoker is offering the unidentified player a dedicated and personalized set of high-stakes tables where he can personally invite professionals to compete at games of their choice.

Even though RealDealPoker is still months away from its launch, players can now sign up and reserve their preferred screen names.


  1. RealZionKid says:

    FYI – This site is not accepting US players for real money play… Good news though, We can use the .net site and play for nothing… YEAH!!!!

  2. Kickyourace says:

    Great way to market your site off Isildur1’s name. Gooooo

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