Human Players Have Practically Insurmountable Lead Over Computer

Published on 2015-05-06 21:06:00

King TV - Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence - Report and DiscussionThe "Brains vs AI" poker challenge, which is pitting four of the best Heads-Up No Limit Hold'em players in the world against a computer program named "Claudico", is nearing its completion.

As of this moment, 70,900 of the 80,000 hands that make up the challenge have been completed. The "Brains" team, comprised of Douglas Polk, Bjorn Li, Dong Kim and Jason Les, are up $704,036. Here is a breakdown of the results so far:

Douglas Polk, $102,528
"Claudico", -$102,528

Bjorn Li, $535,885
"Claudico", -$535,885

Dong Kim, $123,676
"Claudico", -$123,676

Jason Les, -$58,053
Claudico", $58,053


"Claudico" is an artificial intelligence program that was designed at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science by Professor Tuomas Sandholm and two of his students, Sam Ganzfried and Noam Brown. "Claudico" recently won a poker competition involving other computer programs, though it is finding it much harder to beat a group of top human poker players.

The "Humans" and "Claudico" are playing a total of 80,000 hands over the course of a two week competition. 1,500 hands are played every day by each of the four human players against "Claudico", and the winning team is the one that is ahead at the end of the 80,000 hand competition.


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