The latest incarnation of the Poker Brains vs Artificial Intelligence match has begun. Meanwhile, in other Twitch news, Jason Somerville talks about his next adventure on the streaming site. Check out these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
Brains Vs. AI Poker Match Begins, Broadcasting on Twitch
Wednesday marked the beginning of the well-publicized Brains vs AI Poker match, slated to last for 2.5 weeks and give away $200,000 in prizes. It’s being held at Pittsburgh’s Rivers Casinos and pits the improved AI, Libratus, versus four professional poker players.
Viewers can watch the action on January 11th to January 30th at 11 AM to 7 PM ET. Below you can watch any one of the four matches:
Libratus vs Jason Les
Libratus vs Doug Kim:
Libratus vs Jimmy Chou:
Libratus vs Daniel Mcaulay
– Alex Weldon has posted part 5 in his Life Lessons from Poker series. This one dives into the topic of being honest with yourself.
– Twitch sensation Jason Somerville plans a 10 week run on Twitch starting January 20th. He looks to live stream his online poker play every day during the 10 weeks. He recently sat down with PokerFuse to discuss his latest Twitch adventure and how he sees the fight for regulation in 2017.
– Whether its Kevin Hart or Aaron Paul, celebrities have been showing up at recent PokerStars Championship events. PokerUpdate takes a look at some other celebrities would make your table much more interesting.
– Underage gambling is on the decline. That’s according to two studies including a UK study which showed a 30% decline in underage gambling over the last decade while a Danish study reported a 23% decline in underage people gambling online.
– It’s widely believed that four states are the closest to regulating online gambling – Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Pennsylvania. But there are nine other states which Online Poker Report says could dark horse candidates that could pass online poker legislation relatively quickly if it gained enough momentum: Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Ohio, Washington and West Virginia.