Originally Posted by philthy
Im teaching my friend how to play poker online. I watch him play and we chat online about the hand after it finishes. If he ask for advice during a had, I tell him to play the hand out the way he thinks is best and then we discuss if afterwards.
I dont think its wrong to help out and give advice, but doing it mid hand is like you're playing the game. You have to let your friend play the hand himself and let him learn what he did right and/or wrong.
I agree with this - for the sheer educational value, aside from the ethical concerns. Let them play the hands their way, make their own mistakes, and ask you how they could've done it different afterwards. Otherwise, they may as well just watch you
play, and ask you questions.