Call For Participation


The objective of this competition is to benefit artificial intelligence by promoting, aiding, and evaluating research in computer poker.


E-Mail of Interest (due by 11:59 PM PST, May 1st)

Submit an e-mail to the chair expressing interest. This needs to include:

  • Team name, team members
  • University/Business Affiliation
  • The competitions in which you plan to participate

Final Bot (due 11:59 PM PST, June 11th)

Submit an e-mail to with a tar.gz, tar, jar, or zip file containing:

  • A file (for Linux).
  • A README.txt file containing:
    • Team Name
    • University/Business Affiliation
    • Team Leader names and e-mails
    • Team Members names and e-mails
    • Location (City,Province/State,Country)
    • One/Two Paragraph Summary of Technique
    • References to relevant papers, if any

By submitting a bot, competitors agree to have their bots available on the 2009 benchmark server.


This is the tenative schedule of how the competition will run.
  • May 1st, 2009 - deadline for expression of interest: all external software needed should be specified before here as well. Late registrants will be accepted only if resources permit.
  • May 28th - June 11th, 2009 - the teams have access to the servers the competition is run on
  • June 11th, 2009, 11:59 PM PST - the bots must be submitted - no further changes are allowed
  • July 9th, 2009 - the preliminary results are announced
  • July 11th, 2009 - the results become final and will be announced at IJCAI.

Please contact John Hawkin with any questions.