Of course a venture capitalist was no match for CMU’s updated poker-playing AI

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  By: John Mannes
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Libratus, Carnegie Mellon’s poker-playing AI, is damn good. It easily routed four of the world’s best poker players back in January over 120,000 hands of No-Limit Texas Hold-um. So it comes as no surprise that a team of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and engineers playing against Lengpudashi, Libratus’ bigger, badder brother, would face a similar fate. Plot twist: they lost, badly.

Now that’s not meant to be unfair to Alan Du, the VC and poker pro leading “Team Dragon” against Lengpudashi in this week’s Chinese exhibition match. The group’s approach was actually quite valid. Rather than treat Lengpudashi as a human and try to beat it with traditional strategy, Team Dragon went into the match with the aim of playing it like a machine. Unfortunately, it seems like

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