Discussions: Texas Hold 'em

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The engine source is now available! Hi coders, The engine source code for our Texas Hold 'em competition is now available on Github. You can find it on our Github page. It has been set up so you can immediately run it locally, without ...
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Finals! Hello coders, The dates for the finals are known! Lockdown, starts from Sunday January 10, 23.59 CET. The semi-finals will start exactly one week after that, namely Sunday January 17, 23.59 CET. Duri...
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Light Riders (new competition announcement) Hi devs! I'm happy to announce that next monday (May 1st) we're launching Light Riders on Riddles.io (our new platform). We'll be launching more new competitions on Riddles.io in the coming months.So...
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First moves of a newbie Hi, i'm a newbie, i just signed up. Can someone could help me for my first moves? I just dl starter bot java and upload this without any change to test. but i have this error: Failed global initial...
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Failed global initialization: BadValue Invalid or no user locale set. Please ensure LANG and/or ... My code works on the local version on my ubuntu box, but when I upload to this site it says: Failed global initialization: BadValue Invalid or no user locale set. Please ensure LANG and/or LC_* envir...
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How can I get my ranking score change? I have challenged couple of bots but my score still in 1400. How is the ranking works, can I know some detail?
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Score reset? What happened to the scores of Texas Hold'm? They seem to be reset to 1400 again. Are we going to play another finals round? ;)
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How to partecipate Hi, I discovered this website some days ago and I'd like to partecipate with a bot; does the competition has been finished? Thank you
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Hold 'Em Bot Repository For Those Interested I'm currently a student at UMass Amherst and for our finals in our AI Class this semester we made some bots to compete on this website. Part of this was releasing our public repositories when we are ...
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Help Engine Source Code Hi Jim, I'm currently using python to build holdem bot, it works fine when i uploaded the code. but when it comes to using engine source code for local testing, it only ends with numerous lines of f...
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Any way to delete bot? Hi there, Since I've got some failed bots,, is there any way to delete those failed bots? Thanks! Floyd
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User interviews for the AI-Games Hi there! My name is Jarmal and I'm the new designer here at the AI-Games/Riddles. I'm currently looking for users (you guys) to interview for future improvements for the AI-Games/Riddles. I'm especia...
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Is it possible to load data files with your bot? Hello, I am working on a Java bot and I have some precomputed data stored in a text file that I load with my Java project. It seems like when I upload my project to the servers, my Java classes are u...
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Help Starting Server Hi, I downloaded the source code for the Texas Holdem server and have been trying to get it to run with the starter bots. I tried from the command line using: java -cp bin com.theaigames.game.texasH...
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Compiles Failing Hi Jim, Looks like the space allocated for the Texas Holdem bots may be full. I was uploading a new version & when it failed to compile I double checked it on my computer and everything seemed fi...
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Win probability statistics Now that the top 24 bots are known, it's time to bet who is going to win Texas Holdem. Here are some win probabilities, that I estimated, based on historic game results of more than 100,000 games, th...
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What was your strategy? Hey everyone, I thought I would make this thread for anyone who wanted to share their strategy. I am curious how you guys approached the problem. My bot consisted of two parts: A memory and a decisio...
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Game server too slow As some other people have noted, the game server is playing well less than 1 game per minute. After one day, for example top bot Likes2Golf has not played a single game yet. With the extreme variance ...
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Poker Strategy for Heads-Up? Hey all, With the finals coming up there's been a lot of activity coming up again. I was just curious what kind of general strategies you guys think are good in Heads-up play. I don't have much expe...
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Annual Computer Poker Competition There is another computer poker competition that takes place this month, the Annual Computer Poker Competition, http://www.computerpokercompetition.org/ Is there any of you who participates? I don't,...
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Game Queue Stuck? Did the game queue get stuck again? EDIT: Nevermind, it just started up again
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Bot is not started properly Hey my bot encounters problems beeing started by the enging since today. I get this message in the log: "jailrun: execl(/bin/run_ai): No such file or directory" sometimes it fails, sometimes my bo...
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Has something changed I haven't been keeping an eye on my bot for a while but when i checked today i see that he keeps having an error when asked for his action. He was playing fine last time i was actively checking him a ...
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How much longer? How much heads up? Can you give us a rough idea of how much longer before the competition will be held? Also, how much heads up between announcement and locking of the versions? Thanks! Likes2Golf (dave)
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How to play on the competition? What do I need to do to play on the competition? So far I have only played twice when I manually selected my opponent on the leaderboard and challenged them. I was expecting to see my bot automatic...
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BetterCallSoul - bot seems to hang up most games vs Likes2Golf and never makes a move Not always, but most the time. Don't know if your bot hangs vs other opponents. Your bot is only one my bot hangs up against that I know of.
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Straight bug I've lost this game in the first round after a pre-flop all-in with a pair of tens against a 2-5 "straight". http://theaigames.com/competitions/texas-hold-em/games/55fe277835ec1d05f3a923a3 I'm not r...
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Compile fails with no error message Hi, there seems to be a problem with compilation at the moment. Compile fails without any error message. First, of course, I rechecked my source but it works just fine (no errors in eclipse, or when b...
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How is the winner chosen? Is there a final contest at the end? Or is it purely based on Elo.
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Does the engine support multi-player? Thank you very much for providing the source code of the engine. But I didn't find out whether the engine supports only two players, or it can also support multi-player?
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Engine Source Code Hi, I found the engine for omaha project but i can't find one for Texas Hold'em will it be available soon ?
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Statistics on leaderboard Would it be possible to show your win-rate (wins divided by total) versus each opponent behind their name when you are logged in? This would help tremendously in finding weaknesses in your own bot for...
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Info on the Queue Hi, Just wondering about the game queue. From the FAQ "The game server queues all matches beforehand to make sure each bot plays exactly once against the ten bots ranked directly above and below it...
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Test Match Failed When I upload a new bot version, the compilation and input test succeeds, but occasionally the test match fails. There is no content in the match log, or the error dump. The I/O dump is also empty. ...
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Final statistics I'm looking for a way of printing out some statistics after the match has been completed, I don't really just want to spam the debug log with unnecessary data. There isn't really an easy way of tellin...
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Configuration File Is it possible to submit a bot that uses included configuration files at run-time? If so, how would I access them from a C# submission?
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Set against two pair, two pair wins Hey look at this :D this is crazy, i admit my bot is doing nonsense but i think it discovered a bug ;) Output from your bot: "raise 10" Engine says: "Raise is below minimum amount, automatically ch...
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jailrun: execl(/bin/run_ai): No such file or directory This error happens in for example http://theaigames.com/competitions/texas-hold-em/games/555e2abe1c687b3535d28426/dump but also in many other games. It also happens in my Warlight 2 bot, probably also...
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Questions before downloading a bot 1) Do source (*.java) files need to be uploaded or can just the 'classes' folder be provided? 2) Looks like a new bot is played against 10 opponents. Can a newly uploaded bot be played against just a...
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Jar library using Hi all! How can I use jar library for my bot? Does someone use libraries in their bot projects? Will be appreciate for the help.
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Golang bot Has anyone successfully made a bot in Go yet? I could use some help. After fixing some initial compile time errors I am getting "Compile Failed..." with a blank error dump, which leads me to think th...
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Top AI vs Top human I thought this might be interesting to people here: "Professor Tuomas Sandhole and two of his Graduate students (Sam Ganzfried and Noam Brown) made the AI that won last years Annual Computer Poker Co...
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Score and rank system Hello! I would like to know how the score system works? I just submitted my first bot yesterday. I would expect to be in the end of the rank with a 0 score. But I was in the middle of the rank (45) w...
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starting problem; 'not a valid win32 application' Hello, It seemed like a good idea to start with downloading the python omaha-starterbot and the poker-engine from github, but i cant even get those to work. the bot.py seems to work when i run it di...
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problems getting started (with python starterbot from omaha) Hello, It seemed like a good idea to start with downloading the python omaha-starterbot and the poker-engine from github, but i cant even get those to work. the bot.py seems to work when i run it di...
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Debugging data readable by opponent Is data that I write to stderr for debugging purposes readable by my opponent when they view the match?
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Compile failed... (no meaningful output) I'm trying to compile a simple altered StarterBot, but my code won't compile (the StarterBot does). But I don't get any meaningful output when I click the "output"-link. What command is used to unpac...
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reversed matches If instead of just playing a random match, wouldnt it be more fair to play eacht match in both directions? With human players this is not possible (they would remember the cards), but the bots can be ...
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settings - timebank or time_bank I noticed in the output for my test match this is given as timebank but in the getting started it is listed as time_bank. which one is true?
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Card Counting I haven't seen any notes on this, but I may be wrong. Does the deck get shuffled at all? Would counting cards benefit me in this competition, or is it all random, thus meaningless to do so?
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Database connections Hello there Ladies and Gentlemen, Can I hook my bot up to a database running on an external server? Or can I use files (so does the bot have writing permissions and is the file consitent)? I'm asking...
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Scala compilation / running problems The Compilation and test match sections claim to have "Succeeded", yet when I look in the compilation logs, I see an error: "mount: can't find jvm in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab" And then in the test ma...
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sbt? Can I submit an sbt project with dependencies on a number of other scala libraries hosted in public repositories?
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Java starterbot & Response timed out I have written a very simple bot based on the Java starterbot which works fine when testing locally. It responds in at most a few milliseconds on a not too fancy laptop. However, in the dump of any g...
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C bot Hi, I'm getting the following error when I try to compile my C bot: /opt/aigames/scripts/compile.sh: 133: /opt/aigames/scripts/compile.sh: /opt/aigames/scripts/compile_c.sh: not found I'm wondering...
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Slow competition (Texas hold'em) I've noticed that there aren't that many matches a day. My bot only plays about 1 match an hour. This means it takes forever to evaluate if a new version of my bot is an improvement. Wouldn't it be po...
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Memory / Disk Limitations And Usage For Bots? Hey Everyone, Just wondering what the bots have to work with in terms of memory and disk space? Is the bot executable allowed to write to disk locations at their current directory or lower? Do such...
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Bot constantly folding (engine not getting my output) - python Just a small sample code i wrote for the bot that calls every time, but the engine is not getting any output (im constantly folding) from sys import stderr, stdin, stdout if __name__ == '__main__':...
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Threads Are our bots allowed to spawn threads? How many threads can be processed in parallel? Does my bot and its threads run whilst the engine waits for the other bot to make a move? Is the other bot's perf...
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Hand ranking rules Could you provide the hand ranking rule set the engine is using? I'm a bit confused when it comes to ties, this resource describes my problem adequately: http://boardgames.stackexchange.com/questions/...
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ELO rating Does the ELO rating get reset everytime I upload and set a new version of my bot to play on ranked ladder?
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Finals date Hi. I was trying to find some info about Texas Holdem finals. When it will be played? How long will it take? Also I'd like to read about final's regulations.
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Error in run_bot.sh /opt/aigames/scripts/run_bot.sh: 4: cd: can't cd to /opt/aigames/bots/player550392e65d203cf1248b456dv2 I just uploaded a new version of my bot and got the above in the error output. After that my bo...
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Interesting article, Heads-Up Limit Hold’em "essantially solved" Have you read this http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2015/01/09/a-simple-form-of-poker-essentially-solved/
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C++ Engine Hi there! What's the approx. date the c++ sources will be released?
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