I'd want to meet Tom Dwan, Daniel Negreanu, Jason Somerville or maybe some of the YouTube poker players that make educational poker videos.
I have hundreds of hands that I'd want analysed by the pro. But that would take him several hours to go through :P
In terms of general poker questions though, I'd probably ask:
- How long did it take you to go from a complete fish to consistently winning at low stakes games?
- How much did you lose before you started winning?
- How long did it take you to go from consistently winning at low stakes games to playing high stakes games?
- How many hours would you play per day when you were learning?
- What is the best game format for amateur poker players who want to improve?
- How do you handle tilt?
- Which country/city has the most fish
and which country/city is the toughest for live poker?
- What was the level of competition like back when you were an amateur? As in, what stakes back then correspond to what stakes nowadays?
- How strong is variance? What was the biggest losing streak you ever went on against players who were worse than you?
- Has variance ever fooled you into thinking that you were a better poker player than you actually were? Did you ever rush ahead in stakes you weren't yet ready for?
- What is the competition like at the high stakes? What is the general style of play and what level of thinking is required in your hand analyses of high stakes games?
- Lastly, do you have any advice for an ambitious poker player like me who is struggling to build up a small bankroll?