Forum Files: HU4Rollz Vs. Computer Challenge; Negreanu Says Don’t Go Pro

Dustin Gouker : April 26th, 2015


Poker pros take on a computer for 80,000 hands in “Brains vs. AI.” And Daniel Negreanu tells you not to go all-in playing poker for a career. It’s all in the week’s most interesting threads in the world of poker forums.

Brains vs. AI

Thread: WCGRider, Dong Kim, Jason Les and Bjorn Li to play against a new HU bot
This thread has taken off as the place to discuss and track the competition, called Brains vs. AI. Doug “WCGRider” Polk and Dong “Donger Kim” Kim are two of the four pros playing the heads-up poker bot Claudico. If you’re just getting up to speed, check out our viewers’ guide here. You can watch the whole thing play out, including a live scoreboard, on Twitch. Luckily, the pros are not alone in isolation booths, so they can interact with one another, and it makes the watch more entertaining than the pros endlessly mashing buttons silently. So, who will win? Were these guys nuts to sign up for two weeks of poker against a computer? How many times can you triple-barrel bluff a computer before it figures out what you’re doing? Watch and find out.

Kid Poker’s advice

Thread: Negreanu gives advice for anyone wishing to become a poker pro.
This is a thread about a recent blog post by Daniel Negreanu. Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler sums up Negreanu’s take succinctly: don’t quit your day job. Negreanu points out all the reasons why it’s really hard to play poker for a living. And even if you’re really good, you still might not make it. Like anything involving Negreanu, there are a wide variety of responses. And Negreanu himself even checks in with several posts in the thread.

Can I beat Phil Ivey?

Thread: Phillip Rokkan vs Phil “Phillip” Ivey HU-Challenge
We wish 2+2 would let threads like these go once in awhile. A shame it got insta-closed.

Dwan bad at tourneys?

Thread: Just used the search engine read about Tom Dwan…
Standard trolling of Tom “durrrr” Dwan here, even though he has been out of the spotlight for some time now. Somewhat relevant, as we’ll see him playing in a half a million dollar buy-in tourney at Aria this summer, and probably some other WSOP events. Also, everyone would love to know what you’re up to, Tom.

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