Polaris Poker Bot Defeats Professional Poker Players

Polaris, a poker playing program developed by the computer poker research group at the University of Alberta. competed On July 3-6, 2008, against six human professional poker players in the Second Man-Machine Poker Championship which took place during the 2008 Gaming Life Expo at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Polaris defeated the human players convincingly with 3 wins, 2 losses and 1 tie.

Polaris - Man vs Machine: 2k8

In 2007, Phil Laak and Ali Eslami squeaked out a narrow victory against Polaris and it’s creators. Polaris is back and refined to go up against 5 competitors hand picked by http://www.stoxpoker.com founder Nick Grudzien.

The matches are taking place at the 2008 Gaming Life Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, are sponspored by StoxPoker and powered by Poker Academy. The UofA Poker Group is live blogging and hand casting the match.

Man vs Machine 2008 – Results

Polaris has defeated Man in the 2008 Man vs Machine competition!

Final Standings: (.5 given for ties)
Polaris: 3.5
Humans: 2.5

The Man Machine Event is a competition pitting a team of Poker players against the University of Alberta's advanced poker bot Polaris. The game is a $500/$1000 Limit Heads
Up Texas Holdem, with a duplicate reverse match system (the same cards are dealt in both games but the human and bot is reversed in the second match).

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