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You can not win a game of poker on this computer
Even though you each hand a pair of aces or a big slick, according to researchers at a Canadian university is zero chance that you ever going to win their computer in a game of Heads Up Limit Texas Hold ‘Em poker.
The researchers, from the University of Alberta Canadian claim in journal Science that they have this version of Texas Hold ‘Em, in which two players play against each other, have been resolved. Now that’s not entirely true, because occasionally the program does a bet or just fold, while afterwards concludes that the better could have done something else.
It is striking that the program named Cepheus also bluff mathematical approach. With the same cards in hand on the table and the program does not always the same. With a bad hand he sometimes makes a bet, while other times choose to fold.
It is not the first time a computer program is a game in better than even the best human players. Chess and checkers happened already, but poker is different. In that game does not include the elements visible, as both the cards from the opponent as some cards on the table at the beginning of the hand can not be seen. Therefore the researchers, the program also focuses on a form of poker with a single opponent. With multiple opponents, the program would have to look for complex solutions.
The researchers trained the poker software by allowing it to play against itself and then analyze those jars. They think that the program may have utility outside of poker, but how it will look like exactly, they do not yet know.
There is one consolation for people who are not so good at poker. The program has difficulty because weaker players because the strategy of the program it is too conservative to win thick.
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