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I want to run a deepstack bounty game. 20 players. 5.5 hour run time. Need starting stacks and structure.

My highest denom of my high roller set is 5K (3 barrels), but I have a few 25K plaques from a different set.
 

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Need available chip denominations/quantities to determine optimal starting stacks (unless you plan to add-on if you don't currently have enough chips).
 

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20-player deepstack tournament

T25,000 starting stacks:
12 x T25
17 x T100
12 x T500
7 x T1000
2 x T5000
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50 chips = T25K


Blind structure (250BB starting stacks)
15-minute blind levels, all blind increases between 25%-50%.

rd sb bb
L1 50 100
L2 75 150
L3 100 200
L4 150 300
remove T25 chips
L5 200 400
L6 300 600
L7 400 800
L8 600 1200
L9 800 1600
remove T100 chips
L10 1000 2000
L11 1500 3000
L12 2000 4000
L13 2500 5000
remove T500 chips
L14 3000 6000
L15 4000 8000
L16 6000 12000
L17 8000 16000
remove T1000 chips
L18 10000 20000
L19 15000 30000 ***
L20 20000 40000
L21 30000 60000
L22 40000 80000
L23 50000 100000


With 20-players, the tournament should end around L18 or L19. With 15-minute blind levels, that is right at 5 hours total time (4.5 hours play plus color-up breaks). Structure will run about 6.5 hours total with 20-minute blinds. 16- or 17-minute blind levels would hit your 5.5 hours total time target.


Use 20x T5000 chips to color-up the T25, T100, and two/thirds of the T500 chips in play. You will need 3 x T25K plaques to replace the remainder of the T500's, and another 6 x T25K plaques to replace the T1000 chips in play (if you choose to do so). There are only 200 chips in play once heads-up, so removing the T1000s is not absolutely necessary.
 
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Hey Dave. What if I wanted to add antes to this structure? Think it would work? Maybe if I start them after the first break? How would you define them if I'm trying to encourage action?
 
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Hey Dave. What if I wanted to add antes to this structure? Think it would work? Maybe if I start them after the first break? How would you define them if I'm trying to encourage action?

Not sure that antes are needed with the referenced structure -- with an average blind increase of 37%, it should keep action reasonably brisk without them. Antes are best used with really long blind levels, and/or structures with very relaxed blinds (20%-25% average increases). By design, that structure has neither.

Adding antes will also alter color-up points (T25 chips will be in play longer, as will T100's, etc.).

Personally, I wouldn't do it - especially if you use dedicated dealers. Self-policing antes with pass-the-deal is a frickin' nightmare.

However, if you insist, try this (new L4 addded):

rd sb bb ante
L1 50 100 0
L2 75 150 0
L3 100 200 0
L4 100 200 25
L5 150 300 50
break
L6 200 400 50
L7 300 600 75
L8 400 800 100
L9 600 1200 150
break, remove T25 chips
L10 800 1600 200
L11 1000 2000 300
L12 1500 3000 400
L13 2000 4000 500
break
L14 2500 5000 600
L15 3000 6000 800
L16 4000 8000 1000
L17 6000 12000 1500
break, remove T100/T500 chips
L18 8000 16000 2000
L19 10000 20000 3000
L20 15000 30000 4000 **
L21 20000 40000 5000
L22 30000 60000 10000
L23 40000 80000 10000
L24 50000 100000 15000
 
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