No Money Heads Up – Researchers Solve Heads-Up Limit Hold’em

Cepheus has found the ultimate winning strategy.

Canadian researchers have all but solved Heads Up Limit Poker with their new powerhouse poker bot named Cepheus. The researchers claim to have found the optimal strategy, in the trillions of possible strategies, that will give the winning edge everytime to the robot.

According to NPR’s 'All Things Considered’, it took Cepheus inventor Michael Bowling many years and a massive amount of computing power to develop the near-perfect artificial player.

“It’s just a tiny bit off,” Bowling says. “And that tiny bit is so small that even if you played a lifetime — 12 hours a day, 200 hands an hour for 70 years — you still wouldn’t be able to tell it apart from having played a perfect game.”

They claim that no matter your strategy from spewy to nitty, Cepheus will ultimately win all the money.

Not to fear though, the team at the University of Alberta have no plans to unleash Cehpeus on the poker world. Even if they did, it’d be unlikely that you’d ever encounter it as it a specialist in Heads-Up Limit Hold’em – not exactly the fastest growing variety of poker being played.

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