re: Poker & 1/2 NL - struggle
Losing 8 buy-ins in 20 hours at $1/$2 is possible and in the long run it is likely to happen but it's more likely that there are some things you need to work on. Is this live or on-line? If on-line you can go back and review your sessions. Do you play a lot of hands out of position? Do you cold call a lot with small pairs or suited connectors? Do you chase draws without the proper odds
? Any one of these things are easy leaks to plug. It may be that you 're running cold and you were bound to lose no matter what, but probably not 8 buy-ins. A penny saved is a penny earned.