We play a friendly game of poker occasionally, and the probabilities involved have always fascinated us. Of course, winning is also great, so we wanted to make a tool that can help players to win through making better, informed decisions.
What it does
The Telegram bot tells players the odds of making particular hands.
How I built it
We used the Python Telegram Bot library to access Telegram's Bot API.
Challenges I ran into
Calculating the odds was significantly harder than expected. We also spent too much time on making the bot's structure before diving into this.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
We love the ease of use of the bot, and the useful information it provides.
What I learned
As our first experience building a non-trivial project in such a short time, we learnt a lot about how to build and deploy something on a short timeframe.
What's next for Poker Odds Bot
We will be expanding the different combinations and the probabilities the bot is capable of calculating.