Poker Dictionary


Ninja Bet

Ninja Bet

One of the best plays to have in your arsenal. Similar to a donk bet but this is only to be used for value against quasi-decent players and can only be executed out of position. The ninja bet CANNOT be overused or it loses it's desired effect.

When you flop a strong hand out of position in a raised pot, instead of checking to the preflop raiser, you wager about 2-3 big blinds into him. This will send him into such a confused frenzy he will instinctively raise for more of his chips unnecessarily and be eating right out of the palm of your ninja hand.

Example: Hero calls 77 out of the big blind to a cutoff raise. Flop comes 2-7-J. Hero bets 2 big blinds into the preflop raiser. Villain, not wanting to be outplayed thinking this is a feeler bet with a weak hand, shoves double the pot with AQo. KAPOWEE, ninja owned!

Created by OP on 29 Jul, 2009
Check out our 416 poker strategy articles for free poker training and information!

You must log in or register to submit an entry!
All content
©  2003 - 2017
Testimonials  |   Terms & Conditions  |   Contact Us  |   FTR News & Press  

FTR is your home for Texas Holdem Strategy, Poker Forum, Poker Tools & Poker Videos