Texas Hold'em AI too weak

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Jeff L SBS MVP, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Hi,

    How can we actually make the Texas Hold'em AI players harder. The advanced
    AI is so weak it is almost impossible to lose. I only started playing the
    game and 15 minutes later I had the AI all figured out. After 20 tournaments
    I had won 17 and had a winning hand percentage of almost 80%.

    This is clearly a very weak AI.

    Cheers, hope you make it better!
    Jeff L SBS MVP, Apr 10, 2007
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  2. They plan to keep it simple, until you get really hooked, and then Microsoft
    will start adding money (points like Xbox Live) and then, they crank it up
    and rain you dry.

    HA HA HA ! A brilliant plan if I must say !
    Dale M. White, Apr 10, 2007
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  3. Dale,

    Are you saing they have a better AI or is it just that you can play head to
    head against people which are much harder to beat?

    Jeff L SBS MVP, Apr 10, 2007
  4. Jeff L SBS MVP

    Dale White Guest

    I was just making a joke, that Microsoft is baiting us with weak AI, until
    they implement a means to bet real money and then at some point, they will
    release an update, which will make it nearly impossible to beat the AI and
    take us for every penny.

    Sorry, thought the joke was kinda obvious.:)
    Dale White, Apr 10, 2007
  5. Dale,

    I can appreciate conspriracy theory jokes.

    I don't gamble so I am not worried about a points system. I do appreciate
    strategy games and the complexity of producing AI in a game were you cannot
    use cheating as the basis for matching the skill of a human player.

    I would be willing to provide some suggestions for improving the AI.

    Computer players do not respond well to betting patterns. You can
    effectively scare off computer players by consistently increasing your bet.
    So in the first round bet $100 as an opening bet. Most computer players will
    fold or match. In the second round of betting bet $200. Computer players will
    fold 9 times out of ten. Once you has establsihed monetary advantage you can
    force players 'all in' on any hand you want to intimidate them out of their
    stakes. The computer player also has a predictable tell when they have a
    strong hand. So there are times when you should fold rather than push the AI
    because they have a winning hand and will support it, but they are rare (and
    costly if you don't see it).

    Jeff Loucks
    Jeff L SBS MVP, Apr 11, 2007
  6. I hadn't played much of the Texas Hld'em until you said something, but I did
    notice the pattern you're talking about. I don't know much about poker at
    all and so when I first played, I thought I was going to get creamed.
    Instead, like you I won my first series with an 81%.

    The pattern seems to be about bluffing. sometimes I notice the computer
    players will raise to a $100 bet and so I figured they had something, but
    every now and then I would just bet anyway and like you said, if I raised
    them they would fold or at the end, it would turn out, they didn't have any
    better of a hand then I did.

    I've played two rounds (61 hands)and have a winning hands percentage of 86%.
    That tells me that for a good poker player, this game probably seems pretty
    weak and\or boring
    Dale M. White, Apr 11, 2007
  7. I agree Dale.

    Nice meeting you here. Talk to you soon.

    Jeff Loucks
    Jeff L SBS MVP, Apr 13, 2007
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    Jazz Guest

    ROFL , sounds just like a barrel of fun to me :) haha , sigh , i wish i had a
    cunning plan like this , if they had to do this u better ask for your cut
    they ,
    Jazz, Apr 19, 2007
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