This is probably impossible at high limits, but for low limits, do you think it would be possible to develop an algorithm for winning poker (beating the rake as well)? I generally follow one myself for small pots, but as pots get big and I've got a good hand but not necessarily the nuts, I have to make a read based on betting patterns, which would be tough to develop into hard and fast rules. This is important because if one were to be developed, first of all bots would be profitable, but secondly if one were to utilize such an algorithm, even if it were legally (applying it on their own), they would avoid tilt. Yes it would be boring, but if it's free money for someone who doesn't have to have any poker skill, I'm sure people would do it. So does anyone think an algorithm could beat the rake at low limits? PF would be easy, many exist already using position and starting hand requirements. Most of the time postflop would be
easy, but for example when you hit top pair it'd be tough to determine if you're beat with an algorithm. And when you hit the J high flush and have to decide if the other guy was drawing to a flush as well, no way a computer could figure that out.
Of course we could use a very tight aggressive model, meaning no flush/flush draw would be any lower than Q, maybe J, and just assume we always are winning. 2 pair on the board could slow us down but other than that we can assume a flush means we're ahead. The people pushing and calling with 8 high flushes or trips would most likely balance out when our opponents actually have the nut flush. Thoughts on this?