The AAAI-16 instant runoff results were erroneous due to a bug unfortunately. The matches between the top finishers were re-run and a new order for the top 3 has been established. Tartanian8 actually repeated its victory from the previous tournament, forcing Slumbot into the second spot, and my entry Act1 into third. Congrats to Noam and the CMU team and condolences to Eric. Results and cross table.
Perhaps there will be news of another tournament soon…
This year it was Slumbot who edged out all others in the NLHE instant runoff event, built with a new memory-efficient technique called Compact CFR. My entry Act1 snuck into 2nd place, outplayed by a mere 0.6 bb/100 margin (ouch). Carnegie Mellon University, the team that hosted the Brains vs AI match, rounded out the top 3. Congrats to Eric, whose agent is free to play on his site www.slumbot.com.
The complete results with logs will be available shortly on the tournament website here (cross-table available here for now).
It was a treat to attend the AAAI conference and discuss our different approaches. I certainly learned a lot and hope to experiment with several promising ideas soon.
Over the next month, another edition of the AAAI computer poker tournament will take place. It’s all heads-up no limit hold’em this time around, still a game where humans can defeat AI — but for how much longer? I’ve entered an upgrade to my previous entry and expect many other competitors have done the same.
I have decided to close down the public server at this time, although it may make a return some day. Still interested in playing against state of the art poker AI? Contact me.