Most Top Poker Players Studying AI Claims One Pro

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Feb/16/2018

In an interview with CardPlayer.com, poker pro Issac Haxton claimed that most of his fellow pros have been studying Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a means of working to improve their own games.  Scroll Down...


Now accepting most forms of crypto-currencies

There is another useful reason for analyzing the functions of AI and poker: Bot prevention.

"You can quantify how close to perfect the heads-up limit hold’em AIs are and they are so close to perfect that in a lifetime of playing against it you wouldn’t be able to observe the difference between what it is doing and literal perfection," Haxton stated.  "When it comes to no-limit hold’em, it’s not quite solved to that extent. But if you have a bot that can beat the best humans that might not be solved, but it’s an important development for poker in general and especially for the game of heads-up no-limit.

Early last year, an AI developed by Carnegie Mellon professor Tuomas Sandholm demolished four top poker pros and won $800,000 in doing so. 

"If you took the best bot a few years ago that could hold its own at mid-stakes, but now the best bot in the world could beat most humans, it’s really important for sites to ensure people are playing against other people. Beyond the online world, I think the power of AI in poker is becoming more apparent in live tournaments as well.

"Most of the top poker players are studying AI to work on their games at this point. I think that’s just going to become truer going forward. That doesn’t mean the end of poker or anything like that. The best AIs beat humans in chess, and chess is still a healthy and thriving game. Humans are studying AI to improve at it, same goes for backgammon, apparently GO now as well. I think it’s the future of game playing. Computers are going to be better than people at most games pretty soon. Mastering a game is going to be in large part about learning from those computers as effectively as you can."

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

Poker News

MPN to Debut New Futureproof Poker Software

MPN to Debut New Futureproof Poker Software

Leading online poker software provider MPN is set to debut its new poker client in the coming weeks, Futureproof.

Big One for One Drop 2018 - Justin Bonomo Leads

Big One for One Drop 2018 - Justin Bonomo Leads

Justin Bonomo owned the chip lead at the end of Day 2 of the $1 million Big One for One Drop.  The poker pro, originally from Colorado, finished the second day of play with 48,950,000 in chips and takes the chip lead into the tournament’s final day with six players remaining.

Cada on a Roll, Wins 2nd WSOP Bracelet

Cada on a Roll, Wins 2nd WSOP Bracelet

Just two days after taking fifth in the Main Event, Joe Cada has won his second bracelet of 2018 in Event #75, $1,500 'The Closer' NLHE. It's his fourth career WSOP bracelet, and the $612,886 winner's payday moves him over $13M in WSOP winnings.

John Cynn Wins $8.8 Million at 2018 WSOP Main Event

John Cynn Wins $8.8 Million at 2018 WSOP Main Event

Indiana resident is this 2018 World Series of Poker champion.

Tony Miles Now Has Solid Lead With Three Remaining in WSOP Main Event

Tony Miles Now Has Solid Lead With Three Remaining in WSOP Main Event

Only three remain in this year's World Series of Poker Main Event with Florida's Tony Miles holding the big chip lead.

Syndicate