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REALLY BADLY FORMATTED QUESTION



I want to play poker professionally. Is this a good idea? (Yes, we get questions like this all the time.)





BADLY FORMATTED QUESTION




I don’t have a ton of experience playing poker and I have a hard time playing with AK. Every time I play the hand I seem to lose. I’ve changed my style to mostly play when I have AK in position, but it hasn’t really helped that much. What do you recommend?





GOOD QUESTION




Hey, I’m a relatively new to poker. I have been playing for the past 10 months about once a week at my friend's apartment and really love the game. I haven’t done that much to work on my game. I watch a lot of the free videos on YouTube but am having trouble pulling things together. For example, I am having trouble playing certain hands, mostly hands that don’t connect. For example, AK on a 2,3,9 board. I have a really hard time knowing what to do and usually end up making the minimum or losing the hand. I also have a hard time playing against really aggressive players. I know they don’t have it but I just don’t know what to do.



Given my experience and background do you have any advice on how I can improve my ability to play AK, AQ, etc?





REALLY GOOD QUESTION




Hey, Blake. Love your videos! I am planning on playing poker professionally and need some advice. I have been playing for close to ten years and have done a lot of work on my game. I have been a member to a bunch of sites and have read 30+ books. I take very accurate records and am currently making $18 an hour at $1/$2 over 1,400 hours of play. I love the game way more than my current job where I make $15 an hour working for my stepfather. I want to try and make the transition to pro and I have a couple of questions and would really appreciate if you can give me some guidance.



1. I have a bankroll of $18,000. Basically, this is all the money I have to my name. Is this enough of a bankroll to start playing poker professionally?
2. How do you know if you are good enough to actually make a go at it full time?
3. Do you have any tips or suggestions for making the transition to playing poker full time.



Thank you so much for your time!