PokerStars has once again pushed the boundaries of technology by creating a powerful artificial intelligence tool designed to help its customers develop their skills. Level Up With Lex is an innovative free tool that uses PokerStars’ proprietary machine learning platform to analyze your play in PokerStars’s Spin & Go tournaments.
Level Up With Lex is currently limited to Spin & Go tournaments, but knowing PokerStars how we do, it would be surprising for the powerful AI not to make it into other games and formats available at PokerStars. The software analyses your hand histories before providing almost instant feedback on the hands you played only a few minutes before.
As the AI’s name suggests, PokerStars Ambassador Lex Veldhuis is the face of the product. Level Up With Lex creates a personalized video, complete with an animated version of Veldhuis, which it then emails to you or sends via push notifications, and makes them available in your personal The Rail section of the PokerStars software.
Where some poker training tools and videos are based on hypothetical scenarios and situations, Level Up With Lex only uses hands that you have played, focusing on the actions you took during a hand, replaying them, and letting you know where you may have gone wrong.
Veldhuis believes Level Up With Lex is the perfect tool for players wanting to improve their Spin & Go Skills.
“Learning poker strategy as a beginner can be challenging as there’s so many resources out there,” said Veldhuis. “But Level Up With Lex gives clear and simple advice that’s easy to take on board, meaning players get the most out of their time at the tables. It’s taken a lot of hard work and effort and I’m looking forward to seeing players benefit from this technology.”
You must opt in for the Level Up With Lex feature. Do this by heading to the Spin & Go tab and clicking opt-in when you see the pop-up message in the lobby. Once you have played a couple of Spin & Go tournaments, you will receive your first personalized video.
Do Other Online Poker Sites Use AI For Training Purposes?
While PokerStars’ Level Up With Lex is the first of its kind, thanks to using personalized videos, PartyPoker and GGPoker also have AI tools designed to assist players in their quest to become poker champions.
PartyPoker uses MyGame and MyGame Whiz, the latter offering advice in real-time. MyGame formulates a report card, much like you received at school, grading several areas of your play before ranking you as a Rookie, Social, Intermediate, Solid, Advanced, Pro, or Elite Pro player. The MyGame report card is based on a GTO strategy, and gives hints and tips if, for example, you are playing too tight or too loose, or do not steal the blinds enough.
GGPoker launched Ask Fedor in late April 2022, an AI using ambassador Fedor Holz. Ask Fedor is a paid-for service starting at $29.99 for 30 asks per month, up to $199.99 for unlimited asks.
The deep-learning system works for No-Limit Hold’em cash games and tournaments, providing feedback using a star rating system. Ask Fedor also gives suggestions, if needed, on how to play the hand differently.