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Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have created an artificial intelligence so sophisticated, they think it can beat the best human poker pros at heads-up No-Limit Hold'em.The new AI, nicknamed Libratus, will take on Dong Kim, Jason Les, Daniel McAulay and Jimmy Chou over 20 days and 120,000 hands of heads-up poker.The bot was developed by Tuomas Sandholm at CMU and is a new version of the poker-playing AI Claudico that lost to human opponents by a small margin in 2015.
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Doug Polk discusses the state of the poker marketplace, where players buy and sell shares of their tournament action. It's hard sometimes to find good value, but Doug has had great success in staking players and buying pieces. He also takes a look at a newcomer to the marketplace, which allows users to buy pieces of their favourite players, but with an unusual twist.
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Check out this intense hand between Dan Colman and Christoph Vogelsang at the PokerStars Championship Bahamas. What would you have done in this situation?
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This Hand of the day is coming from one of Alec Torelli's readers who asks him: Do I have to call the river in this situation? Interesting situation for cash game poker hand analysis.
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The Final Table at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, PA has dwindled to a cool three players. Joe Stapleton and Phil Hellmuth sweat a dry mouth; and we find out which player will be crowned our tournament champion, and which host will face a cold reality check.
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A wrap up of Daniel Negreanu's day one in the $100k Super High Roller at the Pokerstars Championship Bahamas, along with a cameo from actor and comedian Kevin Hart!
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Pokerstars Team Online Pro Felix "xflixx" Schneiders takes a look at an interesting hand from one of his Twitch subscribers.
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When a player enters a poker tournament, his/her first concern is to make the money. Being eliminated near the money prizes (the "tournament bubble") is perhaps the worst thing that could happen to a tournament poker player, poker-wise! Watch, in this video, some of the most brutal eliminations that took place near - or on - the money bubble of various WSOP Tournaments!
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The most famous online poker tournament in the world. The $215 Sunday Million on Pokerstars is that unattainable treasure at the end of the rainbow for most poker players. Can tonkaaaap get the gold and glory?
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A compilation of the most sexy hosts in the world of poker! Including Tatjiana Pasalic, Kara Scott, Michelle Orpe, and more!
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Who could forget when Elky showed up in a Kimono at EPT Barcelona?More favourite moments from the European Poker tour.
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The 888Live Festival is coming to make it BIG at Kings Casino in Rozvadov.Join us for 12 days of pure poker action!
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5 huge hands from the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event, with action from Alex Keating, Gordon Vayo, James Obst, eventual champion Qui Nguyen and more!
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In today's Ask Alec episode we have a pretty much the same question from multiple readers : How Long Does it Take to Reach the Long Run in Poker? Alec Torelli shares some poker tips about this topic in this video.
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The table agrees to an $800 bounty for winning a pot with 7-2 which causes Alec Torelli to go for a sneaky bluff vs Dan Zack. What happens when two experienced pros collide?Hand from the Live At the Bike Live Stream from 13th December 2016.Commentary by Ryan Feldman and Abe Limon
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Jason Mercier picks up Doug Polk's favorite hand in a high stakes cash game on Poker Night In America. In this particular game, the stakes are even higher than usual, as multiple straddles are on. Matt Berkey comes along with a suited one-gapper, and takes a very aggressive line. Was the right the play, and will it pay off for him? There is nearly $200,000 at stake!Doug Polks casts his analytical eye against the hand.
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The machines have not gained sentience, but they sure are getting better at heads up No Limit Hold'em. In case you were wondering about heads up LHE, forget it. It's 100% solved. But there is still a long way to go with NLHE, and Carnegie Mellon is once again challenging the top heads up pros to take on their artificial intelligence. Doug Polk and his team stomped them last time, but what does the future hold? Technology advances quickly!
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What a year 2016 has been for Bar Poker Open Players with $399,971 in Total Prizes throughout the Season and another $500,000 alone at the Bar Poker OPEN Events! Not a bad year for 'bar' poker!
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The 'Final Table' team head to Rivers Pittsburgh to find out just how salty some final tables can be. They stuff their faces to find out who can handle the challenge, and who must take pain to a cold new level.
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Every month, PokerUpdate bring you the one poker pro who was just Baller during the month! During the month of December, the Baller is Bill Perkins.
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Known as one of the toughest fields in online poker, the $320 6-max tournament on Pokerstars can be really hard to conquer. tonkaaaap attempts to make it two winning days in a row with a 2nd or better finish in the $320 6-max. Can he dodge all the cards on his way to victory?
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It's been a while since Daniel Negreanu has done one of these, but now he is in the Bahamas for the Pokerstars Championship!
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Poker babe Samantha Abernathy delivers a savage bluff against Mike Dentale during the Poker Night in America cash game at the Turning Stone Casino & Resort.
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Joey Ingram decides to take a break from No Limit Hold'em hands and has a look at this infamous Pot Limit Omaha hand between Patrik Antonius and Andrew Robl who get all in for a $260,000 pot and run it 4 times. Many people have called this play by Andrew Robl completely terrible, but how terrible was it?
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In this Ask Alec episode, Alec Torelli provides some tips on this topic from his personal experience ... Travelling the World Like a Pro.
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GigiFab is a mother of two boys from Australia who streams poker on Twitch. She was able to win a package down to the Bahamas for the Pokerstars Championship through the Bill Perkins giveaways and she is READY! She joins Joey Ingram for a chat prior to her trip.
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The best of the last woman remaining in the 2015 WSOP main event and poker babe Kelly Minkin
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2017 has been an amazing year with lots of deep runs and final tables for Tonkaaaap, but this one takes the cake! The Big $109 is one of the biggest daily tournaments on Pokerstars and once again he is making a deep run, with almost 8000 people watching him on Twitch he proceeds to battle it out on the felt for a chance to take home the $12,500 top prize!
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Pokerstars Team Pro Online Felix "xflixx" Schneiders makes his first ever final table in a regular Poker tournament on whilst playing live on Twitch! Check out these stream highlights and see if he can take it down!
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It's a huge flop in this big hand between Alec Torelli, David Silverman and Stewart Newman from the Poker Night in America cash game at the Seminole Hard Rock casino in Hollywood, FL.
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Sometimes it feels like the whole world is against you. Well it was for the man of the 2016 WSOP Main Event, Will Kassouf, who has the whole table, plus tournament director Jack Effel, against him despite having not done anything wrong.
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Daniel 'KidPoker' Negreanu gives us his re-cap of Day 1 of the Super High Roller, at the PokerStars Championship in the Bahamas.
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Doug Polk addresses some frequent misconceptions from viewers of his channel. This has been particularly relevant lately as the channel has continued growing and many new people have been tuning in. Doug describes how he came up in poker, reviews his resume, describes his general thought process and poker strategy, and responds to several comments espousing common fallacies.
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Tim "TheTrooper97" Watts is busy celebrating the New Year in LAS VEGAS!
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Dany Parlafes is not your typical player. At a 2015 EPT final table, he finds himself heads up for over half a million dollars. He makes the 2nd-nuts on the river and faces a massive bet from Ognyan Dimov. The vast majority of players would snap call in this situation, but Dany goes deep into the tank. He can't be thinking of folding, could he? Should he be?Doug Polk casts his thoughts over this amazing hand.
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This is the biggest online poker pot ever played and it happened between Patrik Antonius and Isildur1 aka Viktor Blom at $500/$1000 Pot Limit Omaha on Full Tilt Poker. Both players end up getting all in on the flop for $675,000 each for a $1.3MILLION pot!Joey Ingram kicks off his new series looking at big and interesting Pot Limit Omaha hands!