Thursday, August 07, 2008
The premise underlying online poker is that all players are humans. But with the growing availability of free poker "bot" downloads, it is becoming difficult to detect whether a player is real or a possibly unbeatable bot. Now a researcher at the University of California at San Diego has authored an open-source poker bot called "Fell Omen" which is available for free download. The phrase "Fell Omen" suggests the possibility of dooming online poker with open-source bots that can beat every human. Fell Omen took second in a recent bout with 16 other bots. First went to Hyperborean at the University of Alberta where doctoral candidate Michael Johanson shows, in the photo, poker from the bot's viewpoint.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 8:18 AM