Tourney Breakdown for T50k 18 players

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This stuff is hard and I know there are folks here who are a lot better at this than I am. I want to put together a 2-table tourney set w 50k starting stacks and let’s say 10 rebuys.

I was thinking T100/500/1k/5k/25k and each player starting with 10/8/10/2/1. For 18 players that would require:

T100 - 180
T500 - 144
T1000 - 200
T5000 - 36
T25000 - 18

First question, is that a reasonable 50k starting stack? Any other suggestions? Next I need some moar chips for rebuys (thinking 25k + 5ks and get change from other players, reasonable?) and for color up, and here’s is where I’m really struggling.

Would love some input on how many of each denomination I need. Thanks guys!
 

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I would do 10/6/11/7. You can stick to 8/10, but the 500 chip is the least used chip. You could probably get away with just 4 per player honestly.

You can't use a single chip in the starting stack that is half the stack. If you do, you can run into situations where you can't break it from a single person at the table.

I'd make the rebuy stacks 5/1 (5k/25k).
 

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I haven't run one in a long time but I've used 10-8-10-7 stacks in the past.

If I was doing it today I'd probably go 10-6-11-7 or even 10-4-12-7.
 

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As mentioned above, you can do 10/8/10/7 or 10/4/12/7 starting stacks, but my personal preference is 10/6/11/7, and using T5000 chips for T100/T500 color-ups and T25Ks for the T1000 color-ups.

Cover the re-buys with six chips: 1x T25K and 5x T5000. If limiting it to one per player, you'll want to plan for up to a 33% re-buy rate (so 6 re-buys total in an 18-player field).

180 x T100
108 x T500
198 x T1000
171 x T5000 (includes 15x for color-ups and 30x for re-buys)
14 x T25000 (includes 8x for color-ups and 6x for re-buys)
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671 total chips, with 149-185 chips in play at tourney end.
 
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Yeah I wouldn't put a T25K in the starting stack with only T5K. This is going to make these chips tough to break when necessary.

I think 10/4/7/8 is the bare minimum of T100/500/1000/5000

15/5/11/7 is probably better if you can swing it.
 

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Yeah, having plenty of change would be nice but that requires a lot of hundos in the set. Lot to think about. Thanks
Got it, if 10/4/7/8 is what you can do, it will work.

But the big thing is putting T25ks in the stack with only 2 T5ks per stack in play will make change difficult
 

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Thanks, hadn’t thought about the 25k causing change issues. Really just looking for an excuse to put them in play :) 25ks for the rebuys will take care of that then.
 

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I’m not even a fan of having four colors in play (although it is usually necessary). Five colors in play would drive me nuts.
 

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Have you thought of doing just T15K starting stack?
We get a small group of 9 players, usually. And blinds starts at 100-200. And usually by the time blinds hit 1000-1500, we change out the T100 and T500 chips.
 

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Have you thought of doing just T15K starting stack?
We get a small group of 9 players, usually. And blinds starts at 100-200. And usually by the time blinds hit 1000-1500, we change out the T100 and T500 chips.
1000/1500 blinds?
 

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Have you thought of doing just T15K starting stack?
We get a small group of 9 players, usually. And blinds starts at 100-200. And usually by the time blinds hit 1000-1500, we change out the T100 and T500 chips.
Nah, that’s too shallow for my taste. I will start with 100-200 but with a lovely 250bbs and 50k
 
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