Cash Game 5c10c game, using a snapper($2.50) (2 Viewers)

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I want to start hosting 5c-10c games with a $20 buy-in. Re-buy's to $20 too.

The reason for doing so is to keep the stakes low. I've hosted bigger games, but don't like when people lose 400 to 500 at my house. These games are designed to bring people together.

With this in mind, anyone use a $2.50 chip instead of a $5 chip for the big chip?

Currently using 5c, 25c, $1,$5 chips. Wondering if anyone has thoughts on the matter? Especially with first hand experience.
 
It's a little awkward since $1 doesn't go into $2.50, but you can work around that. I don't think using a $2.50 chip instead of a $5 chip will have too much impact on how much people lose at the game, so I honestly don't see a ton of utility in it. Frankly I'd just use a $2 chip if I wanted to avoid $5 for some reason, it's almost the same size as $2.50 and it's much easier to make change for.
 
Good point about the $1 not fitting in...

I'm trying to avoid the $5 to keep bets down. Perhaps 3 racks of $1's at least would help.
 
Good point about the $1 not fitting in...

I'm trying to avoid the $5 to keep bets down. Perhaps 3 racks of $1's at least would help.
Just spitballing, $20 buy ins, assuming 9-max and max of 3 buy ins per player is $540 on the table but that's definitely on the high end (depending on group). Maybe 300 $1s, 80 $2.5 or $2, and 20 $5 or $10.

I don't think having $5s play will influence betting as much as you think though. Usually it's more dependent on how loose players are with their money relative to the stake, and how big of stacks they have.
 
I'm just such a chip fiend at times... thinking of an excuse to buy more chips($2.50's) before even hosting the first game.

Definitely not a wise move before even playing the first game with current set up.

(I was secretly hoping someone chimmed in and said they do it, and it works great with the snapper.... then I would start the sleepless search for more chips)
 
I think it’s worth a shot.
When somebody rebuys for $100 in my game, I’m not giving it to them in $25s or $20s. I’m giving them a stack of twenty $5s. The $20s or $25s will come out eventually if there’s enough rebuys, but people don’t bet with them often.
So yeah, if somebody rebuys for $20, give them a stack of twenty $1s. Whether it’s fives or snappers that you eventually hand out as your big chip shouldn’t matter, because they shouldn’t get used very much anyway. If they get a lot of use, you might be playing stakes that are too low.
So I say give it a shot, it should be fine. Either that or the snappers will be a big pain in the butt to count down on all-in’s, and you’ll get sick of them and switch to fives.
 
@Roslindale We play .25/.50 with $30-$60 buy ins but the way the game plays some of the folks just hoard the $5s if they get them because they don’t want to lose the big chip. Weird and dumb but for some reason that is how they think.

If your game is anything similar, I think an extra rack of $1 and a rack of $2.50 would be a great idea.

I love set “best practices” but I am also interested in putting the best set on the felt for the context of the players and game to get the most out of it.

My 2 cents!
 
I'm just such a chip fiend at times... thinking of an excuse to buy more chips($2.50's) before even hosting the first game.

Definitely not a wise move before even playing the first game with current set up.

(I was secretly hoping someone chimmed in and said they do it, and it works great with the snapper.... then I would start the sleepless search for more chips)
My breakdown is 10c/50c/2.50/10 with 10c/20c blinds or if I want to play lower its 10c/10c. I am not a fan of 5c chips. The breakdown works perfectly fine why shouldn't. Its like $1/$5/$25/$100.
 
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I have test 10-50-250kr and it did okey

You can use 2$ chips with the 1$ but I would rather just use 50c and then jump to 2$ or 2.5$
 
Another solution that may be tilting for some and perfect for others is to use $1, $5, $25, and $100 traditional denoms at 1/10th of their value as 10c, 50c, 2.50, 10.

We’ve done this before in the past playing a “casino $1/3” game as .10/.30. People kind of liked it actually because we had denoms on the table we don’t usually get. Played great. I think some other members here do it as well.

JB
 
I would go $2 chip instead of snapper, since that would work better with a $1
But the snappers could work, if you use snappers maybe snag a rack of 50 cents too. That'll be more playable with the snappers ;)
 
Another solution that may be tilting for some and perfect for others is to use $1, $5, $25, and $100 traditional denoms at 1/10th of their value as 10c, 50c, 2.50, 10.

We’ve done this before in the past playing a “casino $1/3” game as .10/.30. People kind of liked it actually because we had denoms on the table we don’t usually get. Played great. I think some other members here do it as well.

JB
Thats exactly what I do because I like a standard paulson set without any murder :LOL: :laugh:
 
Another solution that may be tilting for some and perfect for others is to use $1, $5, $25, and $100 traditional denoms at 1/10th of their value as 10c, 50c, 2.50, 10.

We’ve done this before in the past playing a “casino $1/3” game as .10/.30. People kind of liked it actually because we had denoms on the table we don’t usually get. Played great. I think some other members here do it as well.

JB
We do the same thing. When somebody cashes in, they count their chips and divide by 10.

Works pretty well.
 
I want to start hosting 5c-10c games with a $20 buy-in. Re-buy's to $20 too.

The reason for doing so is to keep the stakes low. I've hosted bigger games, but don't like when people lose 400 to 500 at my house. These games are designed to bring people together.

With this in mind, anyone use a $2.50 chip instead of a $5 chip for the big chip?

Currently using 5c, 25c, $1,$5 chips. Wondering if anyone has thoughts on the matter? Especially with first hand experience.
I NEVER put fives in play at 5¢-10¢ blinds.

Singles are plenty high to be the big chip at these stakes.
 

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