The Annual Computer Poker Competition

  • Nolan Bard University of Alberta
  • John Hawkin Verafin
  • Jonathan Rubin PARC
  • Martin Zinkevich Google


Now entering its eighth year, the Annual Computer Poker Competition (ACPC) is the premier event within the field of computer poker. With both academic and nonacademic competitors from around the world, the competition provides an open and international venue for benchmarking computer poker agents. We describe the competition’s origins and evolution, current events, and winning techniques.
How to Cite
Bard, N., Hawkin, J., Rubin, J., & Zinkevich, M. (2013). The Annual Computer Poker Competition. AI Magazine, 34(2), 112.
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