>GO which is afterall basically a game of logic.
Go is not really logic in the traditional sense. Certainly not basic logic. You can't know whether a certain move is good or bad until many, many moves later. Have you played?
>Poker Seems to me to be a better game to evaluate human type 'thinking'
That is not their goal. Baby steps and all. Also, poker just wouldn't make a great example of any single thing, such as face recognition, or narrow-bandwidth IR sensors. Detractors would say the poker-bot had an unfair advantage (no face, no tell). It's just unclear.
Anyway: https://xkcd.com/1002/ "Difficulty of various games for computers"