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What Is OpenPPL

PPL is an acronym for Poker Programming Language, a language to program poker bots. It was invented by Shanky BonusBots to ease the customization of their proprietary bot-logic.
One day an unnamed hero decided to give away his “80% working translator” to the OpenHoldem community. So OpenPPL was born and after a long period of development OpenPPL finally got completely integrated into OpenHoldem. Whereas the first version of OpenPPL needed to be translated to OH-script, OpenHoldem does now natively support plain-text OpenPPL without any translation steps. So OpenPPL now combines the best of both worlds even better: easiness of programming and mighty potential at the tables.

The Advantage Of OpenPPL

Of course OpenPPL supports the main features of PPL, especially:
  • an easy English-like programming language, that can be learned in no time.
  • a library of several hundred ready-to-use functions for an easy start.
Besides that OpenHoldem & OpenPPL provide some additional cool functionality that you might have missed if you have used other bots in the past:
  • knowing the stacksize of every single player.
  • the ability to play at any casino you want, provided you create a tablemap for it.
  • the ability to develop and debug your bot with tools like ManualMode, PokerAcademy and PokerTH. Did you ever want to simulate A2o at the button or a flushdraw out of position several dozen times until you are satisfied?
  • an auto-connector, that handles up to 25 tables at once with less than 1% CPU-overhead. All you have to do: open a table and sit-down. OpenHoldem connects automatically (one instance per table) and starts to play.
  • ability to use Poker Tracker stats directly in your OpenPPL-code.
But if you are an expert you might want to make use of some advanced features:
  • building symbols on your own.
  • accessing Openholdem’s native symbols and doing hand-range calculations on the fly.
And the best of all:
  • you can contribute to the project to make it even better.
  • it’s all for free. Well — nearly free; of course it requires a bit of learning and some work to become a master.
Welcome to the world of open source!
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