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Humans Beat AI in Poker Challenge

Four pro poker players successfully took on an advanced piece of artificial intelligence in a poker challenge.

Dong Kim, Jason Les, Bjorn Li and Doug Polk took on the AI program Claudico, which was developed by Carnegie Mellon University in a poker tournament. The tournament consisted of 80,000 hands of No Limit Texas Hold'em, and was played under tight monitoring conditions.

On an individual basis only Jason Les failed to beat the program, although the chip stacks at the end of the tournament were relatively close, leaving it open that the computer could still have emerged victorious if the tournament went longer.

Because they won against the computer the four will split $100,000.