I'm Sorry Dave, I'm Afraid I Can't Call That
May 29, 2022
An interesting poker match has been scheduled for this year's World Series Of Poker Presented by Milwaukee's Best Light. The match pits two of the top players from the online training site, Stoxpoker, against a relentlessly calculating foe, one virtually made to play heads-up poker without ever giving off any tells whatsoever. Shockingly, I'm not talking about Chris Ferguson, but about Polaris, a cluster of computer programs from Alberta, Canada. Polaris' ultimate goal is to prove that computers are better at poker than humans by "solving" two-person limit hold 'em. Poker playing computer nerds may remember Polaris from last year, when it was narrowly defeated by Phil Laak and Ali Eslami during the 2007 annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

Much like last year, the match on July 4-6 will consist of 500 hands of "duplicate" poker where the Stoxpoker pros, featuring Nick "Stoxtrader" Grudzien and a second player yet to be named, will compete against Polaris to see whether human or machine is best equipped to make the most cash from the cards they are dealt.

The match is scheduled to take place during the Gaming Life Expo at the Rio Hotel and Casino.

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