AAAI-14 Computer Poker Competition
Call for Participation
The AAAI-14 Computer Poker Competition will be held July 27–31, 2013 in Québec City, Québec, Canada.
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 ninth 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 2013 competition featured 35 poker-playing programs submitted from 14 countries.
The games played in the 2014 competition will be variants of Texas Hold'em. As in previous 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 for intelligent decision making in imperfect information games.
If you have any questions or comments about the AAAI Computer Poker Competition, we encourage you to address them to the competition cochairs, Kevin Waugh and Neil Burch, or to participate in the competition's online discussion forum (please email email@example.com for access.)
The source code, rules of the competition, and other information may be found at the competition website.
AAAI-14 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-14 Annual Computer Poker Competition Cochairs
Kevin Waugh and Neil Burch