Originally Posted by BelgoSuisse
What you say makes sense for the simplest forms of poker, like heads up limit holdem or turbo STTs, where the optimal unexploitable strategies are simple enough to be solved by game theory with the help of computer simulations. At a high enough level everybody would play unexploitably and nobody would have an edge.
Fortunately, deep stacked NLHE and PLO are a so complex that nobody really has a clue what the optimal unexploitable strategies would really be like, so there's always the possibility to find a new edge.
I definately agree with you that the game is so complex that its unsolvable. Going off topic here.. there is a research group that has designed a computer simulator which now plays very good heads up poker. About 2 years ago it was considered tough but beatable, now its started to win quite a bit.
It dosnt yet do FR, just heads up. FR is a long way off.
I find this facinating, not because its a bot.. this research isnt being done to scam money from online poker. Rather, because poker is a game of imperfect infomation, this is seen as a modle for researching artificial intellegence as the machine has to make decisions based on imperfect infomation.
So one day when robots rule the world, we can actually say the game of poker was actually responsible for this!! LOL
Like I said FR is a long way off but its interesting that poker is being used in the developmen of AI