Hellmuth Jr. Jr., Man vs. Holdem Machine
Are Phil Hellmuth and his son Phillip becoming the newest father-son duo in poker?
They both cashed in the $100,000 Poker Showdown at the Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia over the weekend.
Phil Sr. also decided to try his luck with the ladies and nearly got stacked. Finally, four pros are trying to prove that man is greater than machine at NL Hold'em.
Hellmuth and Son Cash in Sugarhouse $100k Poker Showdown
A new father and son poker duo may be on the horizon. Phil Hellmuth and son Phillip both cashed in the $100,000 Poker Showdown at the Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia over the weekend.
The younger Hellmuth would outlast his champion father and finish 20th in the event. According to Phil, his son was all-in late with pocket aces against an opponent's flush draw.
The flush filled to give Phillip Hellmuth his first pro cash
Hellmuth Plays a Round With the Ladies
On Sunday Poker Night in America filmed "Ladies Night II" at the Sugarhouse Casino. This cash-game event featured Beth Shak, Christina Lindley, partypoker pro Jamie Kerstetter, Karina Jett and Jennifer Shahade.
After busting out the $100,000 Showdown Phil Hellmuth was roaming around and dropped by the cash game. He told the ladies that if anyone dropped out, he would sit in for a round.
Jamie Kerstetter had to drop out and Hellmuth kept his word and sat in for a round. In his very first hand, he dropped a 120 bb pot to Lindley and short stacked for the remainder of his stay.
It's ok Phil; we'd have trouble playing against so many tough ladies too.
Poker Pros Battle Computer AI in Heads-Up NL Hold'em
Four poker pros are currently battling a poker-playing AI in a two-week poker showdown to see if man can beat machine in heads-up NL Hold'em.
Doug Polk, Bjorn Li, Dong Kim and Jason Les will battle Claudico, the AI developed by Carnegie Mellon University. Over the course of 13 days the pros will play 80,000 hands against the AI to determine if a machine can beat pro players at NL Hold'em.
Currently, the pros are ahead but Claudico is making a bit of a comeback. Friday was the first day of play and the pros jumped out to a $148,000 lead.
However over the weekend Claudico gained back some ground and is now just down $59,756 after 12,000 hands.
Doug Polk is currently leading all pros with $69,000 in profits. Polk is the only player to post wins after each day of play.
Bjorn "asianflushie" Li has been getting dominated by Claudico, currently down $110,800 through three days.
The money being wagered is virtual funds and the pros are receiving an appearance fee for their time.