Page 3 - This is a discussion on What to Teach My 14 y/o Son within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; He has shown an interest in playing poker (whether by observing me or his high school buddies I don't know), and I figure I may
If possible I would recommend to hold off on the gamble aspect side of the game until your son reaches the age of 18. I used to have home games and would not let him play until he turned 18. He had a passion for poker and all other card games. He drove me crazy wanting to play heads up holdem for fun against me. When he turned 18 we started going to the Indian Casino together to play poker. It was about an hour drive and on the way home we would talk about the hands. He had to bring earned money if he lost he was on the rail until I was ready to go home. If he went broke that session, I would not loan him any money to gamble. The biggest thing I taught him was to only bring to the game what you can afford to lose and set a max lose limit for the session. I also taught him how and when to get up from a game winners.
This sounds like a great bonding time, full of lessons (both poker and life); well done, sir! :-D
26th November 2017, 5:00 AM
Poker at: ACR
Wouldn't teaching a 13/14 year old 5 card stud FIRST be the way to go, rather than jumping straight into Texas Hold'em?
.. gotta son myself so might have this issue too in 6 years or so haha
26th November 2017, 5:20 AM
Online Poker at: Bet Online
Just like teaching physical sports you want to begin with the fundamentals of poker. His best opportunity to learn is to ask questions. Watch hands being played and explaining to him the play. There are some great vloggers who actually talk their play out. Good Luck.
27th November 2017, 12:36 AM
Poker at: ACR
Game: Hold Em
So which path have you chosen to teach your son?
27th November 2017, 1:42 AM
Online Poker at: betonline
I like how OP asks people not to put in their 2¢ about weather or not he should teach his kid poker or not, but you judgemental know it all still feel the need too
Anyways, as of what to teach him, well OP are you a good poker player? If not then maybe you shouldn't teach him anything except the very basics, if you are a winning player then teach him to play like you play.
I think it's a great idea to teach him poker, I learned card games at a very young age and I have barely had to work a "real" job my whole life. I'm 40 now with house can and all that shit.
If I didn't learn card games so young I would probably have a degree but no job to go with it and working for a bum paycheck every week at a warehouse or some shit
27th November 2017, 2:09 PM
Poker at: pokerstars
my advice better to teach him playing a sport or something he likeas a hobby.
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