The First Man-Machine
Gallery: Match 2
These are the photos for the second match
Jonathan Schaeffer introduces the players again
Darse Billings (green shirt) enjoying the match
Scott Fortin from Poker Academy watches the action.
The screen where Phil Laak's view was projected onto the screen. Here we are waiting for the match to get under way.
A view of the blogging station. Morgan Kan sits at his post typing about the action
A few observers to start
Phil Laak giving some commentary
Phil Laak concentrating on a difficult hand
The room becomes packed with observers!
Rows of faces watching the match
A good view of the stage area
Later in the match, and still there is standing room only
Phil continues his colourful commentary
Another look at the blogging station. Darse Billings (left) chats with Nolan Bard (center), while Morgan Kan (right) observes a hand to blog.
A nice closeup of Phil Laak concentrating on a hand
Phil Laak is animated in his commentary
University of Alberta professors Jonathan Schaeffer (left), Rich Sutton (center), and Michael Bowling (right) watching the action
Phil makes quad queens en route to winning a medium sized pot
Phil Laak may not get a stare down from the computer, but Darse Billings is doing his best to substitute
Nolan Bard at the blogging table uploading photos
Phil Laak doing commentary during the match
And more commentary
A view of Phil's position on stage
Late in the match, there are still many people enjoying the match
Ali Eslami was done his part of the match early and hung around outside waiting for Phil to finish. Here he talks with some members of the team. The result of Ali's side of the match is still unknown to the people in the room
Phil is concentrating hard on a hand
A look at crowd from the back of the room
Phil Laak's girlfriend, actress and poker player Jennifer Tilly cheers Phil on
Morgan Kan blogging away
The crowd watching the action
Phil Laak and Jonathan Schaeffer discussing something before Ali comes in to report the result
The CPRG members celebrate a victory for this session!
Phil and Ali discuss what happened in this match
Phil and Ali continue their discussion
The bankroll graphs for the two sides of the duplicate match
The discussion ends and the players retire to do some analysis on their play for the next day
Photo credits: Nolan Bard, Joshua Davidson, Morgan Kan