Cash Game 500 Chip Breakdown Small Stakes

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I think for a single table, it’s best to have at least 200 of your workhorse chip. And maybe pick your main game and have 300-400 of that chip.

I’m thinking of getting:

100 x 25c
200 x $1
400 x $5
200 x $20
100 x $100

Which is probably overkill. And maybe even +5 for each denomination for spares
This is the best universal 1000-chip breakdown, to cover virtually all stakes at most home games. If limited to 800 chips, go with 100/200/400/80/20.

Two rules of thumb:
1. 100 x 25¢ is plenty for a single table, and
2. Always get spares (at least 5-10) of every denom in case of Murphy.


This guy keeps getting it right, and I hear he’s a hell of a fella:

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/breakdown-25-50-and-50-1-nl.15141/#post-265619

Or ignore him and go with this guy’s advice...he’s smaht and good-looking to boot:

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/need-help-with-cash-set-breakdown.6473/#post-67892
 
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This is the best universal 1000-chip breakdown, to cover virtually all stakes at most home games. If limited to 800 chips, go with 100/200/400/80/20.

Two rules of thumb:
1. 100 x 25¢ is plenty for a single table, and
2. Always get spares (at least 5-10) of every denom in case of Murphy.


This guy keeps getting it right, and I hear he’s a hell of a fella:

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/breakdown-25-50-and-50-1-nl.15141/#post-265619

Or ignore him and go with this guy’s advice...he’s smaht and good-looking to boot:

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/need-help-with-cash-set-breakdown.6473/#post-67892
So for the amount of $5s is than in anticipation of 1/2 games?

with my group I see us mostly playing small stakes for the time being. So it will mostly be .25/.25 or .25/.50
 
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Generally it always good to follow the guideline of 100/200/200/80/20 for 600 chip set breakdown

For Card Mold since it so cheap you can always have 2 different set for Different Stake as you can also get to rotate you chip set for poker games as well.

Rather than having 1 set of 1000 chip that cover 5c/10c up to $1/2 i rather prefer 1 Set of 600 chip that cover from 5c/10c to 25c/25c and another Set of 600 chip that Cover 50c/$1 to $1/$2

For example I have set of 10c/50c/$1/$5/$25 chip to cover my 10c/20c up to 50c/50c game and another set of 50c/$1/$5/$25/$100 to cover 50c/$1 to $1/$2 game

200 more Chip is just $60 more in Card mold pricing
My goal is to build an overbuilt 600 chip set, with my nickels (x100) and then a little extra breathing room on my quarters to handle microstakes when I play them. But at the same time it would be nice to support more bank.
 
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