My daughter is the only female I know who really, really plays. When she was on summer break the year before last, she hounded me to teach her how to play. I thought she just wanted to know hand rankings
or the basics of the game. She told me should could look that up on the internet. I told her it would take time. She guilt tripped me by suggesting that I didn't want to spend time with her. She had me. I don't know why I was even the slightest bit hesitant to teach her. She is, I am very proud to say (but it's more than a parents pride), the smartest person I know. Learning things is easy for her, and poker was no exception. Recently her boyfriend was told that if he ever brought her to a poker game
again that he would no longer be invited. I get a kick out of trying to imagine his face as he tells
my daughter that she can't play anymore because she's too good.