Bet in the dark

  • A player that is first to act in the next betting round decides to place a bet before seeing the next board card.
    A bet in the dark, like a check in the dark, is a move made by the player in advance without knowing vital information. In this case the next board card and the opponent's reaction to it, which the player would have known if they waited for it to be dealt.

    In general the play is an out of the box move often used by player's as a scheme in live poker, like a check in the dark, to throw an opponent's read off, or induce a certain move by the villain. The strategic value of this decision is questionable at best.

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