Poker harder than chess, says Kasparov

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Kasparov knew his opponent was bluffing

Kasparov knew his opponent was bluffing

It’s not the fact that chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov reckons that chess players make good poker players that is so surprising as the fact that he reckons poker is harder – beause it has yet to be cracked by computers.

“While chess is a 100 percent information game—both players are aware of all the data all the time—and therefore directly susceptible to computing power, poker has hidden cards and variable stakes, creating critical roles for chance, bluffing, and risk management,” says Kasparov. “These might seem to be aspects of poker based entirely on human psychology and therefore invulnerable to computer incursion.”

Either way, I wouldn’t fancy taking him on at either… Read more.


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