Help me pick my T1,000 for my tournament set

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Hey all, so far the search for a tournament set has gone pretty well, and I already have purchases in for almost everything. All that is left is to pick out a T1k chip. This is the current set as of now:

T100: Kash Casino $100 chips
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T500: Horseshoe Cincinnati $1 chips
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T1,000: Santa Ysabel $2's
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T5,000: MSK Custom Plaque
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T25,000: MSK Custom Plaque
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Here's a CPC mockup of what the colors and edge spots look like together...
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Ideally, I'm thinking something yellow, gold, orange... I'm looking for paulsons, THC/RHC mold type, no more than about $1.50 per chip max and no solids.. I will need 200 of them...

Thanks in advance!
 
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so far the search for a tournament set has gone pretty well, and I already have purchases in for almost everything. All that is left is to pick out a T1k chip.

Ideally, I'm thinking something yellow, gold, orange... I'm looking for paulsons, THC/RHC mold type, no more than about $1.50 per chip max and no solids.. I will need 200 of them...
Gonna be tough to find 200 yellows or oranges, even RHC, especially anywhere near that price. Those colors are in high demand and typically high-dollar items.

Might consider a grey T1000, or moving the white chips to the T1000 slot and replacing the T500 with a lighter purple/lavender.
 

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Gonna be tough to find 200 yellows or oranges, even RHC, especially anywhere near that price. Those colors are in high demand and typically high-dollar items.

Might consider a grey T1000, or moving the white chips to the T1000 slot and replacing the T500 with a lighter purple/lavender.

I've considered grey, and there are a lot of great looking ones, i'm just concerned with the grey edges on the 500 and the grey stripe across the 5k plaque if it's a little too much grey for the set... I think I just need to keep looking at all the interesting color choices that pass by the classifieds and pounce if I find anything...
 

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Gonna be tough to find 200 yellows or oranges, even RHC, especially anywhere near that price. Those colors are in high demand and typically high-dollar items.
I'll second this. I've owned and sold a few barrels of yellow RHCs, and there's slim to no chance of me being able to buy them back. They are in high demand.

.. I think I just need to keep looking at all the interesting color choices that pass by the classifieds and pounce if I find anything...
Pounce is probably the right word.

You could consider going with a non-standard color scheme or use different/higher tournament denoms. The Kash $100 with it's complex spots might make a good higher denom, like a T1000, to switch the HS Cincy $1 as a T100 or T500.
 

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sigh... I guess it's only 2 racks... not like I'm moving up in price range for an entire set... the ysabel $2 really is kinda perfect to complete the set... I guess it's worth it to overpay a couple hundred when it's literally the final piece of the tournament puzzle...

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OK... I'm weak with bankroll management.... and @AWenger is still awesome... tournament set completed... hopefully next month everything will be finalized for some sick pics...
 

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the ysabel $2 really is kinda perfect to complete the set.
Can't argue with that assessment. They look fantastic with the other chips and plaques.
 

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so, after listening to some of your input/suggestions, I thought about what I already had and what I wanted to do and realized a few things...

1) having brand new shiny Ysabel $2s in the same set as 20-year-old beat-up RHC roulettes didn't seem right, nor would they play right stacked next to each other.

2) I spent a TON of money on those plaques, and unless I hosted a massive multi-table rebuy tourney, the 25ks wouldn't see much use with starting blinds at 25-50

For that reason, I decided not to have T25s in the set, and go straight to 100-500-1k-5k-25k for the set. I think this will give the set a more premium feel, as well as cut some costs with having one less chip denom and 500 fewer labels to print, and no need to have the RHCs milled...
 

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Btw, your $100 chip pic in the OP isn't showing.
 

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It should work now... Also, another shout out to @AWenger for posting this awesome pic of the three chips next to each other for comparison purposes...
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Personally... I've kinda fallen in love with this look and when it gets paired with the 5k and 25k plaques it will really be something special...
 

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That really is a clean look, with very distinguishable colors yet not overwhelmingly too much color so as to be distracting. Also love that you wanted yellow or orange $1000s, and ended up with both colors. :tup:

When do the plaques arrive?
 

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For that reason, I decided not to have T25s in the set, and go straight to 100-500-1k-5k-25k for the set. I think this will give the set a more premium feel, as well as cut some costs with having one less chip denom and 500 fewer labels to print, and no need to have the RHCs milled...
I was going to ask what you plan to use for T25s (I had some suggestions, too), but this decision makes sense -- it'll allow you to use those upper denom plaques, too. Some casinos & tournaments are moving away from the T25 denom and starting with the T100 as the smallest chip.
 

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Get some jacks watermelons for your $25s. Some available right now I belive
 

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That really is a clean look, with very distinguishable colors yet not overwhelmingly too much color so as to be distracting. Also love that you wanted yellow or orange $1000s, and ended up with both colors. :tup:

When do the plaques arrive?

According to MSK they are just starting my production now... so within the next 2-3 weeks I should have them.
 

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Get some jacks watermelons for your $25s. Some available right now I believe
I was actually going to then decided against it.... they're beautiful chips, but the truth is with a T25 base setup those T25k plaques wouldn't see much use... which is shameful considering how stunningly beautiful they are....
 

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Just remember that even without T25 chips, the probability of T25K chip/plaque usage will be highly dependent on the starting stack size and number of players. Simply starting an event with 100/200 blinds vs 25/50 won't necessarily mean more T25K plaques will be needed. Feel free to PM for a detailed explanation or suggestions/advice.
 
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