machine-poker

The library for Machine Poker Competitions

npm install machine-poker
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Machine Poker

Machine Poker is a libray which allows you go build poker bots and have them compete against each other in tournaments.

Currently this supports bots written in Javascript running locally, or bots that play remotely via HTTP and conform to the MachinePoker API

Getting started

Requirements

  • NodeJS >= 0.10.x
  • A basic understanding of javascript

Dependencies

  • Hoyle - Poker hand library
  • Binions - Poker table library
  • Request
  • Async
  • Optimist

Installation

Via NPM

npm install machine-poker

Local

git clone git://github.com/mdp/MachinePoker.git
cd MachinePoker
npm install

Build your bot

Check this guide on the wiki to start building your own bot

Cofiguring a new game

New matches are built using the Machine Poker API

var MachinePoker = require('machine-poker');
    , LocalSeat = MachinePoker.seats.JsLocal
    , RemoteSeat = MachinePoker.seats.Remote
    , CallBot = require('./examples/bots/callBot')
    , RandBot = require('./examples/bots/randBot')
    , FoldBot = require('./examples/bots/foldBot')
    , narrator = MachinePoker.observers.narrator
    , fileLogger = MachinePoker.observers.fileLogger('./examples/results.json');

var table = MachinePoker.create({
  maxRounds: 100
});

// Source be found at: https://github.com/mdp/RandBot
var remotePlayerUrl = "http://randbot.herokuapp.com/randBot";

var remotePlayer = RemoteSeat.create(remotePlayerUrl);
remotePlayer.on('ready', function () {
  var players = [
    remotePlayer
    , LocalSeat.create(CallBot)
    , LocalSeat.create(FoldBot)
    , LocalSeat.create(RandBot)
    , LocalSeat.create(RandBot)
  ];
  table.addPlayers(players);
  table.on('tournamentClosed', function () { process.exit() } );
  table.start();
});

// Add some observers
table.addObserver(narrator);
table.addObserver(fileLogger);

Updating the repo

The sample bots will evolve over the coming weeks in order to give you some better opponents. You can just update the repo to keep up to date.

git pull origin master

Todo

  • Fix wiki
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