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Hey, looking to buy some Apache casino royales to take with to my college dorm. We play $1/$2 (we actually use like $10 buy ins but it makes us feel like we are playing with more money haha). Not sure whether to buy 500 or 600 chips (in stacks of 25 chips). Looking to support normally 4-8 players but Max 10. Any insights? Also, what denomination breakdown of 1/5/25/100 would you suggest? And what starting stacks? Thanks.
 

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One of the most popular breakdowns around here would be 200/200/80/20 (500 chips) or 200/300/80/20 (600 chips, adding 100 $5’s as that would be the workhorse)…

Another option (probably even more common than above) is to introduce a frac ($.25 or $.50), play $.25/.$50 (or $.50/$1), and get a set breakdown that includes a rack of fracs…. The below is often viewed as the standard if there is such a thing…

100 x $.25 (or $.50)
200 x $1
200 x $5
80 x $25
20 x $100
 

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Your $10 buy-ins gets you how many in chips to start with?

You wouldn't want every hand to be an all-in so the common advice you will get is to start with a 100BB stack. A $10 buy-in should be played with $.05/$.10 blinds but nothing stopping you from using higher denomination chips and just dividing the values by 10, 100, etc.
 

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I assuming $10 buyin is for $200 chip which is 100bb

For $1/$2 game a 500 chip set of $1/$5/$25/$100 150/200/100/50 or 200/200/50/50 if your game is much more limply both will have enough bank to cover full ring
 

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Your $10 buy-ins gets you how many in chips to start with?

You wouldn't want every hand to be an all-in so the common advice you will get is to start with a 100BB stack. A $10 buy-in should be played with $.05/$.10 blinds but nothing stopping you from using higher denomination chips and just dividing the values by 10, 100, etc.
$10 gives $200 in poker money, if that makes sense

I assuming $10 buyin is for $200 chip which is 100bb

For $1/$2 game a 500 chip set of $1/$5/$25/$100 150/200/100/50 or 200/200/50/50 if your game is much more limply both will have enough bank to cover full ring
My friends aren’t very experienced and there limp quite a bit. Would 200/200/50/50 be your recommended? And it so, what would the breakdown for a $10 ($200) starting stack be? Thanks.

One of the most popular breakdowns around here would be 200/200/80/20 (500 chips) or 200/300/80/20 (600 chips, adding 100 $5’s as that would be the workhorse)…

Another option (probably even more common than above) is to introduce a frac ($.25 or $.50), play $.25/.$50 (or $.50/$1), and get a set breakdown that includes a rack of fracs…. The below is often viewed as the standard if there is such a thing…

100 x $.25 (or $.50)
200 x $1
200 x $5
80 x $25
20 x $100
Thanks! Apache only sells in sets of 25 so would you do 200/200/75/25 if I chose 1/5/25/100? Also, what would everyone’s starting stack be?
 

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My group of 10 players starts with $300, and stacks of 5 or 10 ones, 38 or 39 fives and 4 twenty-fives (for $200, just don't put out twenty-fives). If I get more than 100 ones on the table, they color them up to fives. But we don't limp much, and we all like to have big stacks of red chips in front of us. We'll have maybe 1 or 2 limped pots a night, so the ones aren't used a lot and everyone is super comfortable making change. The less ones you have, the more often you'll players will have to trade for fives.

I'm about to buy a new set and I'm going with 100/300/100/50, but you could do 100/250/100/50 to stay at 500. Every group is different.
 

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Like that, your poker "$1" is worth 5 actual cents, which makes your life difficult, IMHO.
It would be ideal to have denoms representing dimes, so 1/10 of what you see on the chips in real value.

Either pump up the buy-in to $20 (recommended if you and your crew can afford it) or reduce the blinds to 1/1 dimes, at actual $10 , to still have the correct and nice 100BB stacks.

Certainly get 600 chips.
150x 1
250x 5
150x 20 or 25
50x 100
You 'll be future-proof till the time you can afford to play 2/5 dimes. :)
Edit: Till the time you can afford 2/5 dollars actually...
 

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One of the most popular breakdowns around here would be 200/200/80/20 (500 chips) or 200/300/80/20 (600 chips, adding 100 $5’s as that would be the workhorse)…

Another option (probably even more common than above) is to introduce a frac ($.25 or $.50), play $.25/.$50 (or $.50/$1), and get a set breakdown that includes a rack of fracs…. The below is often viewed as the standard if there is such a thing…

100 x $.25 (or $.50)
200 x $1
200 x $5
80 x $25
20 x $100
Hey, I’ve decided on a 500 chip 200/200/75/25 $1/$5/$25/$100 with the option to buy 100 more $5. What starting stack would you recommend? Thanks
 

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Hey, looking to buy some Apache casino royales to take with to my college dorm. We play $1/$2 (we actually use like $10 buy ins but it makes us feel like we are playing with more money haha). Not sure whether to buy 500 or 600 chips (in stacks of 25 chips). Looking to support normally 4-8 players but Max 10. Any insights? Also, what denomination breakdown of 1/5/25/100 would you suggest? And what starting stacks? Thanks.
I’m confused on how you are playing. The breakdowns being suggested are good and typical 100 BB buyins. If you aren’t actually using $1 chips just make the chips worth .10 and .50. As much as love cash poker, for $10 you might be better suited playing a tournament style
 
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