Sunday, 17 August 2008

Polaris Poker Bot To Move Up Levels To Where Humans 'Respect It's Raises'

In another Melted Felt exclusive we bring you the story of Polaris, the poker bot which plays Heads-up limit holdem against pros. With media speculation rife that the 'end is nigh' for online poker due to the proliferation of poker playing robots known as 'bots' our interview with Polaris revealed a shockingly different truth!



Though able to beat poker pros in heads-up limit games, it seems that the Polaris Poker bot has problems when it comes to no-limit tables, particularly at the lower levels.

When we caught up with Polaris yesterday it was sounding like Marvin the Paranoid Android after a bad-beat, "So, I open up with two red aces from early-middle position to 4 times the big blinds - varying my raise in line with sub-algorthym 27B in my code", continuing, "5 callers really stretched my processing routines, and the min-bet from the big blind into me almost blew a circuit on the 5-6-J rainbow flop" going on that. "according to my logic database there was a 63% chance I was still ahead with 20 blinds in the pot - so I raise and get called by 3 opponents before the big blind re-raises all-in" finishing "well, the others folded and he turned over Jack-f9cking-queen, rivering the queen as usual"


Polaris went on to say that there was no longer any point raising aces pre-flop as some human donkey would call and outdraw him anyway. In fact he is determined to move up levels to where these human beings actually respect his raises.


As an aside the Artificial Intelligence unit which guides the Polaris Poker Bot's play has come up with a perfect solution to the outdraws - yes, from now on it will simply 'type' 'Hmmmm, nice call pre-flop - donkey' into the chat box.



MF

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL.

I passed this on to one of the creators of Polaris.

Melted Felt said...

Hey, Many Thanks!

Anonymous said...

We laffed. Thanks!

- Darse.

Brain said...

I open up with two red aces from early-middle position to 4 times the big blinds - varying my raise in line with sub-algorthym 27B in my code", continuing, "5 callers really stretched my processing routines, and the min-bet from the big blind into me almost blew a circuit on the 5-6-J rainbow flop" going on that. "according to my logic database there was a 63% chance I was still ahead with 20 blinds in the pot - so I raise and get called by 3 opponents before the big blind re-raises all-in" finishing "well, the others folded and he turned over Jack-f9cking-queen, rivering the queen as usual"

 
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