(PRWEB) July 5, 2005
Poker Academy, a leading developer of poker software products (http://www.poker-academy.com), today announced the upcoming debut of Poker Academy Pro Texas HoldÂem 2.0, which utilizes world-renowned artificial intelligence developed over more than 10 years.
Designed for the serious player, Poker Academy Pro 2.0 is the first Texas HoldÂem poker software product to feature online play and chat as well as multi-table tournament simulation, like the World Series of Poker circuit and World Poker Tour, as seen on TV.
Poker Academy will launch its flagship game and poker training software at the World Series of Poker Consumer Lifestyle Show in Las Vegas, Nevada at trade show exhibit booth #831. The event runs from July 6 through July 9.
Priced at $129.00, Poker Academy Pro Texas HoldÂem 2.0 comes to market with many new and exciting additions. The most notable features include:
- Network play enabling users to play online and chat with friends
- Multi-table tournament simulation enabling users to practice playing WSOP and WPT events
- Greatly expanded players statistics package enabling users to research and evaluate every aspect of oneÂs game based on hands played, position and opponent
Using advanced artificial intelligence, Poker Academy Pro 2.0 adjusts to each individual player as they improve, providing escalating challenges. ÂPoker is a surprisingly difficult game for computer players to excel at,Â said Jonathan Schaeffer, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Alberta, which is in the forefront of research into artificial intelligence as it applies to games. ÂSince 1991, we have been researching new artificial intelligence technologies for playing strong poker. Our programs have matured to the point where they offer the best human players in the world serious competition.Â
Other Distinguishing Components of Poker Academy Pro Texas HoldÂem 2.0
- Intelligent advisor offers suggestions in real-time while you play for every scenario
- Pop-up alerts warn of potentially bad decisions
- WorldÂs most advanced artificial intelligence pits you against computer opponents who think and adapt like real players
- Play heads-up against demanding bots
- Choose from popular rake formats to more accurately simulate real-life ring games
- Freeze your position and cards to practice playing in different scenarios
- Real-time tournament standings, summaries and graphs
- Ability to generate random tables and line-ups
- Hide player names and practice figuring out your opponents
- Simulate game play and see the result of your decisions
- Difficulty progresses with you, providing escalating challenges that test your new skills
- Track your luck with the Luck-o-meter
- Review winning and losing sessions; learn what you did right and wrong
- Examine and track ring games and tournaments separately
- Use sharks and fish tables to see who is beating who
- Playback your Hand Histories to study and re-evaluate your play
- Discover your weaknesses and refine your game
ÂThe debut of Poker Academy Pro 2.0 is a great achievement for us,Â said Kurt Lange, President of Poker Academy. ÂIt marks the next generation of our software development and further distances us from the competition. We feel confident that Poker Academy Pro 2.0 will be the most popular game in its class because it truly helps players become better by teaching them how to improve their game at any level.Â
Poker Academy Pro 2.0 is available for sale online at http://www.poker-academy.com and select retailers.
About Poker Academy
Poker Academy is a leading poker software developer. The Company develops the worldÂs most advanced Texas HoldÂem poker learning tool, utilizing world renowned artificial intelligence developed over 10 years. Poker Academy software is designed to help players learn, adapt and improve their poker skills. Poker Academy includes No Limit, Limit and Tournament play along with many feature-rich components. Poker Academy is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and has U.S. offices in Minnetonka, MN. For more details, please visit http://www.poker-academy.com.