New computer algorithm plays poker almost perfectly

You’ve got to know when to fold ‘em playing against this program

Texas Hold’em hand

POKER DOMINANCE  A human player would probably win with this Texas Hold’em poker hand because of luck of the draw. But in the long run, a person would always lose to a new algorithm that has mastered heads-up limit Hold’em.

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