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The Year That Was: 2017

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Dec 20, 2017


What a year this has been. In our hyper-focused gambling and poker world, things have been less explosive but still quite interesting as in the country at-large. I thought I’d take a look at some of the major events of 2017 in the gambling and poker world. Libratus Two years ago, a group from Carnegie Mellon University took on some of the best heads up no limit players in the world and came up short. In January of this year, over 120,000 hands, their new bot Libratus smoked the new group of four heads-up players to the tune of roughly 14 big blinds per 100 hands. After the famous “statistical tie” conclusion of their previous match, this was a clear drubbing by the bot. Dong Kim was the human who fared best amongst the humans, only losing $2.85 per hand! The human who performed the worst was Jason Les, losing ...

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