AAAI-13 Computer Poker Competition
The AAAI-13 Computer Poker Competition will be held July 14–18, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington USA
In recent years, poker has emerged as an important challenge problem for AI. Just as the development of world-class chess-playing programs was considered an important milestone in the development of intelligent computing, poker is increasingly being seen in the same light. Several important features differentiate poker from other games such as chess or Go including the presence of imperfect information (due to hidden cards), and stochastic events.
The AAAI Annual Computer Poker Competition, now in its eighth year, showcases state-of-the-art intelligent programs for playing poker. This is the premiere venue for demonstrating poker-playing software systems, as exemplified by the previous years' competitions. The 2012 competition featured 29 poker-playing programs submitted from ten countries.
The games played in the 2013 competition will be variants of Texas Hold'em. As in recent years, we will have divisions for two-player limit, three-player limit and two-player no-limit. With many interesting challenges in all three categories, we expect this year's competition to continue to spur the development of new techniques.
If you have any questions or comments about the AAAI Computer Poker Competition, we encourage you to address them to the competition cochairs, Neil Burch and Eric Jackson, or to participate in the competition's online discussion forum.
The source code, rules of the competition, and other information may be found at the competition website.
AAAI-13 Computer Poker Workshop
Following up on the successful Computer Poker Symposium from last year, we will have a workshop this year focusing on computer poker. Dates and details remain to be determined. Please check back later for more information.
AAAI-13 Annual Computer Poker Competition Cochairs
Neil Burch and