Poker-playing computer takes on human aces

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/gambling/story/0,,2132455,00.html


    The First Man-Machine Poker Championship

    http://www.cs.ualberta.ca/~games/poker/man-machine/Details/


    Guesses — not bets ;) — on the outcome?
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I suppose one factor might be that the human players will become more fatigued as the games go on, while their computerised opponent isn't going to suffer from tiredness or lapses in concentration.

    I'm going to predict though that the human players will come out on top.
     
  3. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't the computer have the ability to play out the game millions of times in all possible ways before even making a move? I say the computer.
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I say the computer will win because they're playin 500 hands of Texas Hold'em. If they were playing less hands, I'd put my money on the humans.
     
  5. Bobdude161 macrumors 65816

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    Question is: What will a computer do with $50,000?
     
  6. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816

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    buy new ram. duh!

    I say the computer will win. Although I want the humans to win.
     
  7. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    I would have loved to see Phil Helmuth and Mike "the Mouth" Matusow take on the computer. Now that would have been more entertaining.

    Edit: Or even Daniel Negreanu. It always amazes me how he's able to dissect the possibilities of what someone has that he's going heads up with. I'm going to have to go with the human race over the machine.
     

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