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The general standard is:

(100-120) - 25c

200 - $1

200 - $5

Round out up to 600 chips with $20 or $25 and some $100.

Good "cover all the bases" breakdown.

200 x .25

200 x 1.00

300 x 5.00

100 x 25.00

Would be a start depending on stakes. After that add racks of 5's and 25's as needed. If you're on a budget and need a bigger bank then 2 racks of 5's instead of 3 and add a rack of 25's. That's a bank of $6250. The original breakdown I posted is $4250.

200 x 1.00

300 x 5.00

100 x 25.00

Would be a start depending on stakes. After that add racks of 5's and 25's as needed. If you're on a budget and need a bigger bank then 2 racks of 5's instead of 3 and add a rack of 25's. That's a bank of $6250. The original breakdown I posted is $4250.

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I am down with @Legend5555 's breakdown too. Just for the record.

Of course, having a barrel of quarters per player won’t hurt anything, and may result in less change being made.

Also, you could get non-denominated chips for your fracs, and use them as quarters or half dollars depending on your stakes.

I put two racks of .25's cause I thought it might be a good compromise with your group who seems to love big stacks. I know how hard it can be to get people to break out of (useless, pointless, silly) habits.200 x .25

200 x 1.00

300 x 5.00

100 x 25.00

Would be a start depending on stakes. After that add racks of 5's and 25's as needed. If you're on a budget and need a bigger bank then 2 racks of 5's instead of 3 and add a rack of 25's. That's a bank of $6250. The original breakdown I posted is $4250.

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I agree to a point - more chips equals psychologically big pots! For our .25/.50 games with $20 or $40 buy-in, we start with the following stack:

Barrel of .25s (20 chips = $5)

1/2 Barrel of $1s (10 chips = $10)

One $5 (1 chip = $5)

For $40 buy-in add one $20 (1 chip = $20)

So 31 or 32 chips to start, nice.

$20 or $40 rebuys are often one $20 or a mix of one $20 and four $5s

I suggest the following comfortable minimum of 600, aught to do it plus 5 denominations is more colorful:

200 x .25

200 x 1

140 x 5

40 x 20 (or 25)

20 x 100

Just a note...

I'm working on a second set that will be for the same purpose, but with a minimum number of chips (since it's my first Paulson set). Could always add-on, but I'm starting with these 400 - should still work fine:

200 x .25

100 x 1

60 x 5

20 x 25

20 x 100

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I think imma go something like

200- .25

200 or 300 1s

200- 5s

and then a couple barrels of 20s

Sounds like this will work perfectly for your game.

I think imma go something like

200- .25

200 or 300 1s

200- 5s

and then a couple barrels of 20s

as for as $1’s go - whether you’re playing .25/.50 or .50/$1, I’m telling you the third rack of $1’s aren’t necessary and won’t get used unless you force it.

but again, if your budget is unlimited, why would I argue?

57 chips per person to start. Love it - some nice splash pots with that.

Here's a picture of my group's buy-in stack options ($20 or $40, 31 or 32 chips) with Dunes CC chips - it' nice to get the $20's in play:

Personally, I would get 200 quarters, not because I need that much but because I hate incomplete racks for the lower denoms and I can spread 2 tables if I need to. Really you only need a max of 120 quarters for a single table and 100 works just fine.

We just play .25/.50 and i like to maybe one day up the stakes it to .50/1.00. So i’m looking for .25, .50, 1$, 5$, and 20$ or 25$ chips. What would be a could ideal number of chips to have in this set?

So I am going to trim your list here. Really you only need 0.25, 1, and 5 here. The 0.50 chip is superfluous unless you take Darson's suggestion below.

One could argue that since you're already playing .25/.50 that the most optimal solution would be to change to .50/.50 and only get .50 chips as fracs. Of course, that removes the flexibility to go to .25/.25 should you wish but since you're thinking about going to .50/$1, is this likely?

Darson even asked the right question are you more likely to downstake or to upstake?

Now for .25-.50 or .50-.50 I treat the one as the workhorse and that's the one you should load up on. I think 2-3 barrels per player is the right approach here. Now in .50-1, more bigger bets are made and singles really only get use on the early streets, so the five is the workhorse chip here.

So if we're talking 1000 chip set I would do

100*0.25

400*1

400*5

80*25

20*100

If we're talking 600 chip set, it will be tighter

80*0.25

220*1

220*5

60*25

20*100

If you decide to use 0.50 chips instead of 0.25 then you can get away with only 60 of these and free up more of your set.

So I am going to trim your list here. Really you only need 0.25, 1, and 5 here. The 0.50 chip is superfluous unless you take Darson's suggestion below.

Darson even asked the right question are you more likely to downstake or to upstake?

Now for .25-.50 or .50-.50 I treat the one as the workhorse and that's the one you should load up on. I think 2-3 barrels per player is the right approach here. Now in .50-1, more bigger bets are made and singles really only get use on the early streets, so the five is the workhorse chip here.

So if we're talking 1000 chip set I would do

100*0.25

400*1

400*5

80*25

20*100

If we're talking 600 chip set, it will be tighter

80*0.25

220*1

220*5

60*25

20*100

If you decide to use 0.50 chips instead of 0.25 then you can get away with only 60 of these and free up more of your set.

Based on my experience the $100 chips will probably not see any felt, especially for these stakes. At our fairly active 1/2 game, we’ve yet to exhaust a rack of $25s.

$1 x 200

$5 x 600

$25 x 160

$100 x 40

120 x 0.25

200 x 1

200 x 5

80 x 25

NL100 (1 - 1)

Keep the above breakdown (just drop the 0.25). It can cover 10 players (3 full buyin per player). If you need more buyin per players, add a couple barrels of $25.

You then don't need to buy the 50c.

60 x .50

200 x 1

200 x 5

140 x 25

8 X .25

13 X 1.00

7 X 5.00

For Rebuys and Add Ons I use all of the 5s (120 total) until they are gone and then break out the 25s

my set:

80 X .25

100 X 1.00

120 X 5.00

100 x 25.00

100 x 100.00 (obviously one does not need 100 100 chips but that’s what I had to buy)

I have had this set for 5 years and have never had an issue with 8 handed .25-.50, .50-1.00, or 1.00-2.00

I have a 1000 piece set:

200-.25

200-.50

200- $1

150-$2

150-$5

50- $10

50-$25

Have a range of denominations and always seems to work out for whatever game I am hosting.

That gives you plenty of bank.

For your table that is $3000.

100 .25’s

200 $1’s

300 $5’s

80 $20 or $25’s

You can get 20 Hundos or add a barrel of fracs.

8 X .25

13 X 1.00

7 X 5.00

For Rebuys and Add Ons I use all of the 5s (120 total) until they are gone and then break out the 25s

my set:

80 X .25

100 X 1.00

120 X 5.00

100 x 25.00

100 x 100.00 (obviously one does not need 100 100 chips but that’s what I had to buy)

I have had this set for 5 years and have never had an issue with 8 handed .25-.50, .50-1.00, or 1.00-2.00

Our .25 / .50 with initial 100BB goes:

4 x .25

6 x .50

11 x 1.00

7 x 5.00

We always run out of $5 as only have 50, then it's cash on the table ... trying to resolve that by being here to investigate what, and apparently how many to purchase.

I will suggest buying a set that has a breakdown that allows to to expand to .50-1.00 or 1.00-2.00. You never know when your friends want to get frisky

I will suggest buying a set that has a breakdown that allows to to expand to .50-1.00 or 1.00-2.00. You never know when your friends want to get frisky

You can then just go for a set that you use for NL100 (1-1) and NL200 (1-2) and don't bother with 50c.

You can then just go for a set that you use for NL100 (1-1) and NL200 (1-2) and don't bother with 50c.

but what if you find some sexy .50 chips?

but what if you find some sexy .50 chips?

Indeed, and anyway, with just about 60 chips you're good to go for a full ring table.

What kind of breakdown are you using?Indeed, and anyway, with just about 60 chips you're good to go for a full ring table.

What kind of breakdown are you using?

I've 2 cash sets.

One 6-max (NL only) and one 8-max (that I can also use for limit).

10c x 60

50c x 60

$1 x 120

$5 x 80

$25 x 20

It can cover NL10 (10c-10c), NL20 (10c-20c) and NL50 (.5 - .5). --> https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/the-post-silver-star-6-max-cash-set.54339/#post-1039260

10c x 120

50c x 80

€1 x 120

€5 x 120

€20 x 40

It can cover the same games NL10 (10c-10c), NL20 (10c-20c) and NL50 (.5 - .5) but is also usable for limit games (limit 20c-50c and 50c-€1). --> https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/the-bank-sunfly-polyclay.53844/

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