19 Jan 2008 mchirico   » (Journeyer)

"The Mathematics of Poker", by Bill Chen and Jerrod Ankenman. (2006)
An excellent book on poker especially if you're into programming poker bots. The book explains the math, leaving no missing steps; yet, these guys know their math (Chen has a a PhD in Mathematics from Berkeley, and works at a well known Susquehanna International Group, that specializes in financial analysis). These guys know their poker too. Chen has 2 world series bracelets in a subdivision of hold'em.

Programming Texas Hold'em Bots

If you're interested in programming Java poker bots, you may want to checkout Poker Academy. You can plug in your Java coded bots and use these bots to play against other players on line for PAX (poker play money).

A quick note, don't be fooled by the term play money - you'll have to earn that money with hard work against other good players. Time is money. It takes time to earn PAX; therefore, PAX is equivalent to money.

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