Will be hosting my first NLHE cash game in a couple of weeks and looking for a little advice. To be honest I didn't fully understand the difference between cash vs tournament games until joining PCF last February, and after learning more I'd like to give it a shot. Took some convincing but my group is also ready to try it out - I'd like for it to be successful!
The group I play with:
- Playing tournament games together for the last 6 years
- One time buy in for $25
- Target a 3-4 hour game
- Between 5-8 players on average
- Unless I host, dice chips are used
My chips:
200 x .25
100 x .50
200 x $1
300 x $5
and so on with higher denoms
What I'm thinking for a NLHE cash game:
- Buy in between $25-$50
- Still 3-4 hr game, but maybe longer
- Unsure about .25/.25 or .25/.50
The group ok'd a $50 buy in. I think a .25/.50 game would be more interesting but welcome recommendations.
Questions:
- Would allowing a min buy of $25, max $50, work with both .25/.25 and .25/.50?
- Is cutting off at a set time somewhat normal?
Thoughts on extra rules:
- Not allowing people to cash out until 3 hr mark (thoughts?)
- Not a real gambly group but $50 initial buy in, allow everyone to unlimited rebuy up to a max of $50 at any point
- Any other rules you can think of that I may need to figure out for the group
I get a feeling that I'm missing something, but probably because I haven't given it a shot yet.
Thanks!
- Brian
The group I play with:
- Playing tournament games together for the last 6 years
- One time buy in for $25
- Target a 3-4 hour game
- Between 5-8 players on average
- Unless I host, dice chips are used
My chips:
200 x .25
100 x .50
200 x $1
300 x $5
and so on with higher denoms
What I'm thinking for a NLHE cash game:
- Buy in between $25-$50
- Still 3-4 hr game, but maybe longer
- Unsure about .25/.25 or .25/.50
The group ok'd a $50 buy in. I think a .25/.50 game would be more interesting but welcome recommendations.
Questions:
- Would allowing a min buy of $25, max $50, work with both .25/.25 and .25/.50?
- Is cutting off at a set time somewhat normal?
Thoughts on extra rules:
- Not allowing people to cash out until 3 hr mark (thoughts?)
- Not a real gambly group but $50 initial buy in, allow everyone to unlimited rebuy up to a max of $50 at any point
- Any other rules you can think of that I may need to figure out for the group
I get a feeling that I'm missing something, but probably because I haven't given it a shot yet.
Thanks!
- Brian