There's a neat New York Times story about computer "bots" playing poker against Phil Laak in this morning's paper. Here's a link
If you prefer a hard copy, as I do, check out the section below the fold in the "Business Day" section.
For the record, Laak was evidently one of 2 pros to play against a new computer poker design. He won 2 of 3 games but git creamed on one day. He claims the computer program is better than most human players.
Worth a read...