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The seven-year-old poker prodigy

Tags: 2010 wsop, alexa fisher, poker prodigy.
Posted on 18 August 2010 by "T".

Seven-year-old Alexa Fisher from Cibolo, Texas, finished first class in school this summer and got to chose where she wanted to go on holiday with her family. Now, you might think that she choose Disneyland or a similar place that kids her age usually dreams of going to, but that's not what Alexa wanted. Instead she choose to go to the 2010 WSOP in Las Vegas and watch the best poker players in the world and get their autographs. 

Alexa is, as you already might have figured out, crazy about poker and according to many poker pros who've seen her play, she's a poker prodigy that probably will succeed in the future - when she's old enough to play for real money. Despite her young age, Alexa Fisher already knows how to play most of the major poker games, and she already knows how to deal and shuffle cards, bluff, raise, check and fold.

In an interview at the 2010 WSOP, Alexa Fisher answered the following to the question what she wants to be become when she grows up.

"I want to become a professional poker player when I get older."

And Alexa's dad really believes in his daughter and her dream of becoming a poker pro.

"Alexa already knows that there will be some other girl her age asking for her autograph and to take a photo with her at some casino. She's a future champion."

 


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19 comments for "The seven-year-old poker prodigy"

 B1gfoot18/08/2010 15:33:45 GMT
You just know daddy has a online account set up with his princess playing away all day and night in his name...no wounder PPL are hiding who they are...
 Myeng18/08/2010 15:47:24 GMT
I think this is very dangerous, letting a seven year old girl play.
Even some adults are stupid with the money they risk etc, and only the psychological aspect of poker is in my opinion way too big for such a little girl.
I play since i'm sixteen, started with some freerolls, and then a guy I knew who won like 20k online gave me some money, because he tought I was playing pretty good for an amateur. Always tripled the money, but lost it after because of tilting after bad beats etc.
The fact that now I do pretty good if I play live is that I started pretty early, but I,wouldn't recommend it.
Now for exemple, if I,would win a huge amount online, I just know I'd ask some advice to some more experienced players I know about what to do with the money.
I believe this father is just crazy, and in a good poker game it can be quite hard psychological, especially when there's somepressure on you. I remember a few deep runs of myself a few months ago in some mtt's, there is a lot of stress involved, which you shouldn't give to a seven year old.
Also my last bigger win in live poker, a 40 men tournament where first place was 200 euros, I remember myself sitting there and getting really nervous, especially because there was one guy where I couldn't get a read on, but he always seemed to have one on me, I can tell you, if I were younger I wouldn't have won the tournament, especially because I HAD to win this tournament to pay for my books off the university.
But we'll see if we ever hear from this girl, just not a good idea to let her play games for money at that age.
 oliver08229818/08/2010 16:15:37 GMT
Posted by Myeng:
I think this is very dangerous, letting a seven year old girl play.
Even some adults are stupid with the money they risk etc, and only the psychological aspect of poker is in my opinion way too big for such a little girl.
I play since i'm sixteen, started with some freerolls, and then a guy I knew who won like 20k online gave me some money, because he tought I was playing pretty good for an amateur. Always tripled the money, but lost it after because of tilting after bad beats etc.
The fact that now I do pretty good if I play live is that I started pretty early, but I,wouldn't recommend it.
Now for exemple, if I,would win a huge amount online, I just know I'd ask some advice to some more experienced players I know about what to do with the money.
I believe this father is just crazy, and in a good poker game it can be quite hard psychological, especially when there's somepressure on you. I remember a few deep runs of myself a few months ago in some mtt's, there is a lot of stress involved, which you shouldn't give to a seven year old.
Also my last bigger win in live poker, a 40 men tournament where first place was 200 euros, I remember myself sitting there and getting really nervous, especially because there was one guy where I couldn't get a read on, but he always seemed to have one on me, I can tell you, if I were younger I wouldn't have won the tournament, especially because I HAD to win this tournament to pay for my books off the university.
But we'll see if we ever hear from this girl, just not a good idea to let her play games for money at that age.

ur definitely right, Sad i thought poker wasnt allowed for minors... Shock much more kids Thumbs Down Thumbs Down Thumbs Down Thumbs Down
 Davoodoo18/08/2010 19:37:38 GMT
Imagine playing poker professionally for 40 years and then watch back at your life ... you havent created anything ... you have many times been forced to sit infront of the computer instead of being with your family/friends ... you have only lived like a parasite taking other fools money ... you havent contributed with anything that makes this world a better place ...

... i just couldnt stand that.

Poker should only be played on the spare time with your friends, not 8h per day professionally.
 fathandsslei18/08/2010 19:38:55 GMT
star them young haha
 Yuki55519/08/2010 06:25:17 GMT
Poor girl, parents are just sickos, but i guess its somehow related to America's culture, where you have to be a winner/champion at something...
 B1gfoot19/08/2010 08:57:32 GMT
1 year old prodigy....
 pokkerimees19/08/2010 09:45:04 GMT
O my f..g god, what kind of parents let kids play poker so young. Poker is very addicting game and gives you lots of bad habbits, like staying up late, drinking coffee or energy drinks, using to much computer, thinking all day about playing again, feeling bad about the losses, blamening others beeing donks. Damn, looks like i should stop myselt too, right now and im 35 years old.
 Pjot19/08/2010 11:30:47 GMT
It would be a great irony if the parents train her like Rocky when he is meeting Dolph in that movie (RockyX), and then, in eleven years, when she is old enough to play, poker will be totally dead because of some superbots or laws or whatever.

(Yeah, I know she will probalby play her dads account earlier.)
 mazas19/08/2010 12:10:12 GMT
jist 7 years and made for poker Smile
its quite stupid there they dadys watch she can loose all just in 12-15 years all the family money or just win some milions its we need some time to wait and also dadys watch your children more carrefull Smile
 doomdy19/08/2010 17:11:35 GMT
Sometimes my 1,5 year old kiddo is watching me doing poker and funny thing is she allways points at the right person, doesnt matter where i sit at full ring allways pointing ''papa, papa'', so funny....
 Flippedchips19/08/2010 17:44:57 GMT
lol shes only playing poker ffs not fighting wars, you get alot of games where there is way more stress that kids do like chess and many more. davoodoo tell me what the hell have u been doing to make the world a better place lmao. I would also say that most of you say that poker is more like a sport and it should be recognised as one as it is not like gambling on horses ect. so if u all say that and you agree with kids playing any other sport where the pressure of winning is always big like in football, chess and any sport for that matter as anyone who takes a game serious even kids hate to lose, i woul also say that every game is addictive as thats why people who become pro's in sport are pro's because of the love for the gameand in most cases play it constant when they are kids, but hey thats just my opinion Big Smile
 Assad9119/08/2010 18:15:51 GMT
hope she'll make it, gl! nice dream Smile
 Aggro66619/08/2010 20:10:35 GMT
as the most of the poker donks play like 5 yr old children, she has already now a +EV , so she should start to play for real money now
 IslandJack20/08/2010 00:07:50 GMT
Posted by Aggro666:
as the most of the poker donks play like 5 yr old children, she has already now a +EV , so she should start to play for real money now


lol!
That´s about right.

You´ve got 7 yr old chess prodigies, why not in Poker?
Good luck to her, if that´s what she wants, and not just Daddy.
 psycokiller20/08/2010 12:04:23 GMT
Children learn a far faster rate than adults. Their brains are like sponges at that age. What can make them lethal players is they do not have the same emotional attachments in the sense of gains or losses that adults have aquired. This makes it far easier for them to attack and be aggressive. We'll probably here from this kid in the not to distant future.
 Supererou24/08/2010 12:10:13 GMT
"Despite her young age, Alexa Fisher already knows how to play most of the major poker games, and she already knows how to deal and shuffle cards, bluff, raise, check and fold."
And what's so amazing about that?I mean , she knows to play poker,that's good ,but it's not like she knows the hardest thing on the world.Even my little brother knows how to play it.Anyway gl to her in her "future" poker career.
It's sad for me to see that.The trip to disneyland would have been a better choice for her...

 CunteN24/08/2010 22:04:56 GMT
Haha 7yrs old, this is so sick i cant see how here parents allow here to be interested in poker.. She will be an poker addict for sure when she is older.
 triffu30/08/2010 11:11:49 GMT
i don't see nothing bad in this,by the time she will have the legal age to gamble she will already have years of experience and learn to play the game like a real pro,how many people wouldn't like to have that advantage?i bet will see her at the 2024 WSOP final table Big Smile

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