- Updated Tuesday, January 12th 2016 @ 08:08:47
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 of Texas Holdem it will be a lottery who will make it to the semifinals.
An average game should take less than a handful of seconds. Of course I do not know the details of how the game server works, neither what is possible or not, but it feels like it is not playing at 100% of its capacity. Perhaps block battle could be temporarily prioritized down (if that is possible), which currently runs many more games/hour than texas holdem?
There should not be any reason not to play at maximum capacity until the semfinals start. Could you look into this?
- Updated Tuesday, January 12th 2016 @ 10:06:21
I fully agree. We want the strongest bots (and mine grin) in the final.
DeveloperCreated Tuesday, January 12th 2016 @ 10:50:09
You guys are right, with the increased amount of competitions there is a chance there won't be enough games played during the lockdown. This was a problem we didn't have before, but as a result I've doubled the amount of games played for Texas Hold 'em for the rest of the lockdown.
- Created Tuesday, January 12th 2016 @ 16:44:56
... although I am not 100% sure what you mean... did you double the number of games played per hour, or will you delay the start of the semi-finals? Not that it matters much, the important thing is that enough games are played.
DeveloperCreated Wednesday, January 13th 2016 @ 08:43:33
More games in the same time, finals start same date.
- Created Wednesday, January 13th 2016 @ 13:16:43
- Updated Monday, January 18th 2016 @ 05:08:53
Must say I was worried after Likes2golf had played only 1 game in first 36 hrs. However, after Jim sped things up (thanks!) the total was 175 matches played by Likes2golf during the 7 days and I assume others played comparable totals. That should have been enough to make the results fairly reliable. An interesting note: CArducci appeared to be an 'allin preflop' player and made the cut (21st place and rating of 1550) while ApolcolypticAces (same 'allin preflop' play) did not (74th place and rating of 1413). So even with 150+ games each, there is still a good bit of variance in the results.
- Created Monday, January 18th 2016 @ 06:19:37
In poker after 150 tournaments you can say nothing about playing strength. Luck is still decisive factor. To measure skill you need at least about 100 000 tournaments, but anyway current rating system doesn't allowed to be error bars less than 100-150 points.