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I'm more of a serious player but my friends are playing for fun,if are max 8 players and each one has 57BBs will it feel to short or just fine?
 

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For a tournament, I like to see 100 big blinds to start.
You can do less (most casino tourneys do less)
The problem here is that I have a set with 5,10,25,50,100,500 and 1000 as the nums on the chips.I can put the 500 and 1000 aside and play with 5/10 blinds with each player having 114 BBs or play with the 500 and 1000 and play 50/100 and each one having 57BBs.I can also use the 500 and 1000 for a 3 players game which i play the most and play with 50/100 or 75/150.what do u think I should do?
 

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Too short. Would play like a turbo if that's what you want.
Is turbo just a faster and shorter game and no changes of rules?if so,than how long do u estimate it to be?
Can u also read my comment to Jambine and tell me your opinion
 

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then go with what you have. 57 BB's
Ok thank you man i have a poker fever and i took this whole poker set serious.As i can see i can either play a turbo game or a regular game with rules i gave in the previous comment which seems awesome but i think i might have to remind them to bet a BB or up cause when the stakes are 50/100 but you have 5,10,25,50 they'll just bet 50 or 25 or 75.Sorry to bother you with this unimportant comment,again thanks for giving me a green light to start playing home games
 

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Sorry, you lost me.....
Yeah i didn't understand myself too,all i trying to say is by my comment i can play both turbo and tourney and i want to thank you for giving me a straight answer to start playing home games.
 

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I may be late to the party here but my opinion is with your set you should consider cash over tournament. It would make for an extremely cheap cash game (games among friends shouldn't be about cash profit, it should be about having fun) but your set could work out good for your denominations to represent Agora. Would be a cheap game, but it works out for your set.
 

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Is turbo just a faster and shorter game and no changes of rules?if so,than how long do u estimate it to be?
Can u also read my comment to Jambine and tell me your opinion
A turbo is just a tournament that is shorter due to starting stack size, blinds speed, blind increases. It's really up to you if you want a fast tournament or not. You can run a tournament that lasts like 2-3 hours or up to as long as you want. I prefer 5-6 hours max because usually there will be a cash game starting once enough people bust.

Starting stack and starting blinds choice just depends on how much play you want and how long you want the tourney to run.
 

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I may be late to the party here but my opinion is with your set you should consider cash over tournament. It would make for an extremely cheap cash game (games among friends shouldn't be about cash profit, it should be about having fun) but your set could work out good for your denominations to represent Agora. Would be a cheap game, but it works out for your set.
I still don't know what's the difference between cash and tourney.
 

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A turbo is just a tournament that is shorter due to starting stack size, blinds speed, blind increases. It's really up to you if you want a fast tournament or not. You can run a tournament that lasts like 2-3 hours or up to as long as you want. I prefer 5-6 hours max because usually there will be a cash game starting once enough people bust.

Starting stack and starting blinds choice just depends on how much play you want and how long you want the tourney to run.
So after how many rounds i increase the blinds?and do you think that even if there are 500 and 1000 the starting blinds can be 5/10 and then increase?
 

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I still don't know what's the difference between cash and tourney.
Cash games the blinds stay the same and people can rebuy as many times as they want.

Tournaments have one buy-in for a set amount and blinds continuing increasing. If you lose all your chips, you're ot. You play too one winner.
 

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Cash games the blinds stay the same and people can rebuy as many times as they want.

Tournaments have one buy-in for a set amount and blinds continuing increasing. If you lose all your chips, you're ot. You play too one winner.
Cash games the blinds stay the same and people can rebuy as many times as they want.

Tournaments have one buy-in for a set amount and blinds continuing increasing. If you lose all your chips, you're ot. You play too one winner.
Wow so i got it all mixed up,tournaments and turbo are the same?
So if i play tourney the stack size doesn't matter cause i can start with 5/10 and go up to 50/100 so my 500 and 1000 will come in handy?
And for cash i can use 90-100BBs for each player and just play with the same BBs untill we are done?
 

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Wow so i got it all mixed up,tournaments and turbo are the same?
So if i play tourney the stack size doesn't matter cause i can start with 5/10 and go up to 50/100 so my 500 and 1000 will come in handy?
And for cash i can use 90-100BBs for each player and just play with the same BBs untill we are done?
Tournaments and turbos are the same. Turbo is just a short, fast tournament. Stack size does matter. The smaller it is, the faster the tournament. As blinds increase, you may need larger denominated chips in play.

For cash, 100BBs to start is good. Cash games run as long as you want them to. There is no hard stop ending like in tournaments.
 

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Tournaments and turbos are the same. Turbo is just a short, fast tournament. Stack size does matter. The smaller it is, the faster the tournament. As blinds increase, you may need larger denominated chips in play.

For cash, 100BBs to start is good. Cash games run as long as you want them to. There is no hard stop ending like in tournaments.
If i have 500 and 1000 denominations do u think i should stop in 50/100 or 75/150?or depending how long we want the tourney to last,is there a way to find out how long it'll last if we start from 5/10 and i'll calculate the stack's worth?
After we reach our max blind we keep playing with it untill there is a winner?
Other then that thx,I'll screenshot it and save it for my next poker meetings
 

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I still don't know what's the difference between cash and tourney.
In a cash game, the chips represent REAL money. I buy in for $50.00 and you give me 50 $1.00 chips. These are checks drawn on your bank. You are responsible for cashing those checks at face value at the end of the game.

In a tournament, the chips have no REAL cash value
 

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What is the breakdown of your set, how many of each denomination do you have?

xxx 5
xxx 10
xxx 25
xxx 50
xxx 100
xxx 500
xxx 1000
I think i solved how I can play cash and tourney but
50×5
50×10
50×25
50×50
5×100
25×500
25×1000
 

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Good lord my head hurts. He’s a serious player but doesn’t understand difference between tourney and cash games?

Has to be a troll.
 

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Good lord my head hurts. He’s a serious player but doesn’t understand difference between tourney and cash games?

Has to be a troll.
By saying serious i mean that i take the game serious and want to improve and not the fact that I played only 2/3 months and lately decided to improve my game.No trolling here brother
 

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By saying serious i mean that i take the game serious and want to improve and not the fact that I played only 2/3 months and lately decided to improve my game.No trolling here brother
Ok. I misunderstood. But I’m going to recommend you do some serious reading to learn more about the game. Good luck.
 

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From Wikipedia for TOURNAMENT poker, not comprehensive by any means but at least a starting point

The most common playing format for poker tournaments is the "freezeout" format. All players still playing in a tournament constitute a dynamic pool. Whenever a player loses all his chips and gets eliminated, his table shrinks. To combat the constant shrinking of tables and avoid having tables play with varying numbers of players, players are moved between tables, with unnecessary tables getting closed as the tournament progresses. In the end, all remaining players are seated on just one table, known as the "final table". Most sit and gotournaments are freezeouts.
Betting in tournaments can take one of three forms:

  • In a structured (fixed limit) betting system, bets and raises are restricted to specific amounts, though these amounts typically increase throughout the tournament. For example, for a seven-card stud tournament with the stakes at 10/20, raises would be $10 in the first three rounds of betting, and $20 in the latter rounds.
  • Semi-structured betting provides ranges for allowed raises. Usually, in this format, one may not raise less than a previous player has raised. For example, if one player raises $20, it would be illegal for another player to raise an additional $5. Pot limit is a semi-structured format in which raises cannot exceed the current size of the pot. Spread limit is a semi-structured format in which bets (and subsequent raises) must be between a minimum and maximum amount.
  • Unstructured betting, usually called no limit. While blinds, antes, or bring-ins are fixed, players are free to bet as much as they wish, even early in a round of betting. To bet all of one's chips (risking one's tournament life, in the event of losing the hand) is to go all-in.


 

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More from Wikipedia on CASH games


Cash games, also sometimes referred to as ring games or live action games, are pokergames played with "real" chips and money at stake, often with no predetermined end time, with players able to enter and leave as they see fit. In contrast, a poker tournament is played with tournament chips worth nothing outside the tournament, with a definite end condition (usually, only one player left), and a specific roster of competitors.
Players may freely buy into or cash out of a cash game between hands.[1] However, it is normally prohibited for a player to remove a portion of his or her chips from the table. This is known as "going south".[2] For example, if a player buys in for $100, then wins $100 (for a total stack of $200), the player may not remove the original $100 buy-in while remaining seated. He would have to forfeit his seat, possibly wait to rejoin the game, and buy in again for $100; however, many cardrooms prohibit the practice of buying in again unless a certain time period has elapsed before the player rejoins. Similarly, cash games are played for table stakes. If a player attempts to put additional money onto the table (from his/her wallet) in the middle of a hand, he may not do so until the conclusion of said hand.
 
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