re: Poker & How do you build a bankroll?
If your goal is to profit at the tables and lower your risk of going bust, then being either a recreational or professional player shouldn't make a difference. You should want to brace yourself for swings as much as possible! 40-50 Buy-ins should be the minimum, I say. Do what you like, but I learned the hard way. Now I need to make another deposit to do things right from the beginning.
Listen to Monoxide. It should be common sense for us all, really...