feeling generous after taking home twenty dollars more than i came with, i replaced my children’s usual one dollar a week allowance by splitting my poker winnings between them.
the sudden appearance of a hamilton in ethan’s hand made him anxious to learn poker. so we printed off a list of poker hands ranked in order and sat down to learn five card draw.
we played the first few hands cards up and i helped ethan decide which cards to keep and which to discard. after only a few hands he seemed to be making all the right choices so we moved on to betting. a few more face up hands with bets and he was ready to go.
playing with the cards up, ethan had won nearly every hand, but ironically after the cards were turned, i was winning all the hands (and after each hand i double checked his discards and he was making good choices – i was just started getting all the good cards).
on the fourth or fifth hand in, ethan starting making very large bets. i had a weak pair so i folded after i didn’t get better cards on the draw. ethan excitedly threw down his cards showing nothing but rubbish – he had bluffed the pot.
bluffing the pot, was not included in the instruction i had given him earlier.