Cash Set Size Recommendations Needed

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Hi I need some advice on my cash set size. I’d like the set to be able to accommodate .25/.5, .5/$1 ... all the way up to $1/$2.
my current breakdown is:

400 x $1
300 x $5
100 x $20
20 x $100

Our famesusually a small group of six of us... but would like the set to accommodate 10 players.

please set me straight ...should I sell some $1’s or get another rack of $5’s or something different.

obviously planning on getting new fracs hopefully red..

Thank you!!!
 

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I agree that for a single table at those stakes, two racks of $1 is plenty. You’d never get a third rack into play unless you forced it.
 

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I play 1/2 NL every week with the guys. This is what you need for that game

$1 x200
$5 x300
$25 x200
$100 x100 (2 stack is fine but I always like to fill a rack)
 

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My rules that work for me when it comes to breakdowns (I know EVERYONE here will tell me I am wrong but I don't care these have always worked out great for me)

smallest chip is blind chip - every starting player needs 20 blind chips.
next chip up is the work horse chip - the rest of the normal buy-in is in these chips (or at least a majority of it).
next chip up is color up chip - bank needs this denomination, quantity is half the work horse.
last chip is saved for insanity on the table - have some on hand but not a lot.

My .25/.50 starting stack is 20 quarters, 40 dollars, and a 5 (100BB)
My $1/ $2 starting stack is 20 dollars, 36 5s (100BB).

I would recommend for you to have 200 quarters, 400 dollars, 400 5s, 200 25s, and something for 100s (10 plaques, 20 100 chips, just something)
 

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Lose 200 of the $1s. Add a rack of quarters. 8 or 12 quarters per player is enough.

Depending on how much you expect to get on your table for a $1/$2 game, you may want to get some more $20s.
 

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My rules that work for me when it comes to breakdowns (I know EVERYONE here will tell me I am wrong but I don't care these have always worked out great for me)

smallest chip is blind chip - every starting player needs 20 blind chips.
next chip up is the work horse chip - the rest of the normal buy-in is in these chips (or at least a majority of it).
next chip up is color up chip - bank needs this denomination, quantity is half the work horse.
last chip is saved for insanity on the table - have some on hand but not a lot.

My .25/.50 starting stack is 20 quarters, 40 dollars, and a 5 (100BB)
My $1/ $2 starting stack is 20 dollars, 36 5s (100BB).

I would recommend for you to have 200 quarters, 400 dollars, 400 5s, 200 25s, and something for 100s (10 plaques, 20 100 chips, just something)
Thanks - Do you actually get the 400 x $1 in the game?
 

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Thanks All,

thanks what is the average starting stack?

For a starting stack in a 200 NL with 10 players I usually do

$1 x 15
$5 x 22
$25 x 3

Trust me, don’t be fooled by TV poker when you see guys with 300 chips in front of them. It looks cool for the camera but is a pain in the ass in reality. You want the minimum amount of chips possible that doesn’t slow the game down. Too little means lots of change time. Too many means lots of space and restacking time after every pot
 

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Thanks - Do you actually get the 400 x $1 in the game?

On my .25/.50 game, a table opening with 10 players will START with 400 singles on the table. I handle rebuys with all 5s, by then getting change from people sitting next to you is easy.
 

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My rules that work for me when it comes to breakdowns (I know EVERYONE here will tell me I am wrong but I don't care these have always worked out great for me)

smallest chip is blind chip - every starting player needs 20 blind chips.
next chip up is the work horse chip - the rest of the normal buy-in is in these chips (or at least a majority of it).
next chip up is color up chip - bank needs this denomination, quantity is half the work horse.
last chip is saved for insanity on the table - have some on hand but not a lot.

My .25/.50 starting stack is 20 quarters, 40 dollars, and a 5 (100BB)
My $1/ $2 starting stack is 20 dollars, 36 5s (100BB).

I would recommend for you to have 200 quarters, 400 dollars, 400 5s, 200 25s, and something for 100s (10 plaques, 20 100 chips, just something)

You are wrong
 

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Starting stacks are pointless for a cash game. Hand out barrels to players until racks are empty. Change will make its way around the table as hands are played.

It’s also nit a tournament where all player need to be seated in order to start. Also, what if people want to buy in for different amounts?Whoops, there goes that starting stack you had ready to go.
 

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Starting stacks are pointless for a cash game. Hand out barrels to players until racks are empty. Change will make its way around the table as hands are played.

It’s also nit a tournament where all player need to be seated in order to start. Also, what if people want to buy in for different amounts?Whoops, there goes that starting stack you had ready to go.
Didn't I say everyone would say I was wrong? Besides what are you contributing here? I know what I do doesn't work for everyone but it always worked for me - tell this guy what works for you!
 

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Didn't I say everyone would say I was wrong? Besides what are you contributing here? I know what I do doesn't work for everyone but it always worked for me - tell this guy what works for you!

Umm you want me to tell him again? See post #2
 

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Didn't I say everyone would say I was wrong? Besides what are you contributing here? I know what I do doesn't work for everyone but it always worked for me - tell this guy what works for you!
I don’t see anything wrong with your starting stack. There really is no definite answer. It’s really what works for the individual. You mentioned for your 200 NL that you have 20x $1s and the rest with $5s. I see nothing wrong with that.
 

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I don’t see anything wrong with your starting stack. There really is no definite answer. It’s really what works for the individual. You mentioned for your 200 NL that you have 20x $1s and the rest with $5s. I see nothing wrong with that.
I figure that is why every card room I have ever played 1/2 in gave you that for $200.
 

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Yeah, first off you need some quarters for a 25c game. The $1s should come down.

Even on a 1000 chip set, you do not need 4 racks of singles.


100 x .25
300 x $1
300 x $5
200 x $25
100 x $100

That gives you literally any range from 25c/25c to 2/5 games.
 

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Way too many $1s

100/200/400/200/100
yeah … I like that breakdown - Here is what I'm thinking

100 x .25's
300 x $1's (mainly for .25/.25 games) - not sure what I was thinking getting 4 racks of $1's - haven't hosted events and never paid much attention
400 x $5's (need 1 more rack)
200 x 20's (not sure I need a second rack?)
20 x $100's (hate empty racks but I would never need the additional 4 barrels right?)
 

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yeah … I like that breakdown - Here is what I'm thinking

100 x .25's
300 x $1's (mainly for .25/.25 games) - not sure what I was thinking getting 4 racks of $1's - haven't hosted events and never paid much attention
400 x $5's (need 1 more rack)
200 x 20's (not sure I need a second rack?)
20 x $100's (hate empty racks but I would never need the additional 4 barrels right?)
https://www.apachepokerchips.com/product/ben-franklin-100-plaque/ you could use these instead of the 100s - solves the empty rack problem
 
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