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Ninja Poker

by John Vorhaus |  Published: Mar 05, 2014

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Here are three things you didn’t know about ninjas. First, Japanese ninjas don’t call themselves ninjas — they call themselves shinobi. Second, ninjas historically carried out the spy work, subterfuge, and assassinations that were forbidden to samurai by the Bushido code, which makes them, if you will, the “bad boys” of Japanese combat. Third, as I’m sure will come as no surprise to you, there is much we can learn about poker from our friends in the ninja community, if only we delve. Shall we? Oh, I certainly believe we shall. Before we do, though, a disclaimer: There’s a poker site called Poker Ninja, but that has nothing to do with this. The view and misstatements you see here are exclusively my own. Ninjutsu. Ninjutsu is the practice of ninja. For the poker ninja, it means playing poker with the goal of understanding the game to its depths and always ...


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