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Old 07-23-2018, 04:20 PM   #1
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Chip breakdown for home tourney

Going to buy 1,000 chips for one and two table freeze outs. Going to use WSOP blind structures, just shorter levels. Thinking of starting with $25-$50 blinds and either $7,500 or $10,000 in chips. what breakdown would you guys suggest as far as the different denominations? To order, minimum is 25 chips of a particular denomination.
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:36 PM   #2
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Re: Chip breakdown for home tourney

Read some already discussed threads.

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/s...rchid=59586970
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:42 PM   #3
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Read some already discussed threads.

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/s...rchid=59586970
Blue, that link doesn't bring anything up.
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Old 07-23-2018, 04:50 PM   #4
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Re: Chip breakdown for home tourney

It does for me.

You can search the forum from the forum home page.

From this (thread page) you'll have to click search, then advanced search to get to a screen where you can search by forum.
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:22 PM   #5
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Re: Chip breakdown for home tourney

I find nothing helpful
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:57 AM   #6
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Re: Chip breakdown for home tourney

I'd buy 2 racks of $25, 1 rack 100, 1 of 500, 1 of 1000, 1 of 5000, 1 of 10,000 and 2 of $1 and 1 $5. That should cover you and also when the tournament is over you guys can play a cash game.
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Old 07-31-2018, 10:50 PM   #7
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I'd buy 2 racks of $25, 1 rack 100, 1 of 500, 1 of 1000, 1 of 5000, 1 of 10,000 and 2 of $1 and 1 $5. That should cover you and also when the tournament is over you guys can play a cash game.
An entire rack of T10,000 chips? You really think that's necessary?
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:01 PM   #8
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An entire rack of T10,000 chips? You really think that's necessary?
Eh, maybe, gives you room to have deeper tournaments or allows for rebuys
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:59 PM   #9
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Re: Chip breakdown for home tourney

If you're going to play a WSOP structure with antes make sure you have sufficient $25 chips to allow antes to be paid easily without making change. Antes in home games have a tendency to slow down what is already a painfully low hands-per-hr.
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:55 AM   #10
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If you're going to play a WSOP structure with antes make sure you have sufficient $25 chips to allow antes to be paid easily without making change. Antes in home games have a tendency to slow down what is already a painfully low hands-per-hr.
Yes,, please consider using the BB ante system for any self dealt home games. You won't like having individual players ante each hand I guarantee.
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:29 PM   #11
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Re: Chip breakdown for home tourney

You should check out pokerchipforum.com - that's where you'll get good information.

Figure out what you want your starting stacks to be, and do the math from there. Most people will start with 8/8/x/x/x or 12/12/x/x/x - pretty sure the main event uses the following:
8 x 25
8 x 100
2 x 500
8 x 1000
8 x 5000
If you want to start with 10k instead of 50k, then leave the 5k chips off the starting stacks. I'd suggest throwing a couple in each stack and starting with 20k stacks. But get a rack of 5k's and you can experiment with the starting stacks you like. Just make sure you have enough extra 500's and 1000's to color up the smaller chips.
Remember, you DONT need many 500 chips, you DO need a lot of 1,000 chips, and it might be a good idea to grab a few 10K or 25k chips to color up the 1,000's toward the end.
TL;DR -
175 x 25
175 x 100
50 x 500
200 x 1,000
50-100 x 5,000
25 x 25,000
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:13 AM   #12
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Re: Chip breakdown for home tourney

In the game I run I have the following breakdown:

$5 - 400
$25 - 300
$100 - 200
$500 - 100

I use the same chips for cash games and just give people $1000 in chips for $X depending on the stakes being played. Make sure if you use the same chips for cash and tournaments that you account for all of your chips before switching to cash. Depending on how many players you have, you can probably get by with 500 chips if you have 9 or fewer players.

For 9 players or less, use this breakdown

$5 - 20
$25 - 16
$100 - 5

I think these smaller denominations will be much more versatile than than the recommendations I see above.
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Old 08-03-2018, 08:53 PM   #13
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Re: Chip breakdown for home tourney

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You should check out pokerchipforum.com - that's where you'll get good information.

Figure out what you want your starting stacks to be, and do the math from there. Most people will start with 8/8/x/x/x or 12/12/x/x/x - pretty sure the main event uses the following:
8 x 25
8 x 100
2 x 500
8 x 1000
8 x 5000
If you want to start with 10k instead of 50k, then leave the 5k chips off the starting stacks. I'd suggest throwing a couple in each stack and starting with 20k stacks. But get a rack of 5k's and you can experiment with the starting stacks you like. Just make sure you have enough extra 500's and 1000's to color up the smaller chips.
Remember, you DONT need many 500 chips, you DO need a lot of 1,000 chips, and it might be a good idea to grab a few 10K or 25k chips to color up the 1,000's toward the end.
TL;DR -
175 x 25
175 x 100
50 x 500
200 x 1,000
50-100 x 5,000
25 x 25,000
This is very helpful. I'm also considering a structure that doesn't include antes just to make it simpler.
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