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Hello all. I am currently looking to buy a new set of the Outlaw poker chips and wanted some advice on mapping out the denominations. I play cash games and want the flexibility to play either 5c/10c or 10c/25c games for between 8-10 people. I want to use some combination of the $5, $25, $100, $500, and $1000 chips if possible (using them at 1/100th of their face value) and want the chip total to be 500 chips to fit into a standard case.

Based off of my reading of "The Beginners Guide To Mapping Out A Cash Game Chip Set” already posted on this forum, this is what I came up with as the next closest thing with my restrictions:

100x$5

150x$25

125x$100

50x$500

75x$1000


Let me know if you think this should be tweaked or could be improved in any way, or if there is any resource you think I should use. Thanks!
 

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It sounds like you are only doing cash games, is that correct? If your not going to be doing tournaments, why can't you just get chips with the exact denomination? (I have not looked at the denoms offered by Outlaw) For my first set I wanted something that t I could use for both cash and tournament.

I ended up getting:
100 $25's - also play as quarters
200 $100's - also play as dollars
100 $500's - also play as 5 dollar chips
Also have 50 $1,000 and 50 $5,000 for a tournament

I wish I would have just got the exact denominations, my chips are yet to be used in a tournament.
 

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The way I went about this at my games is to start with what starting stacks you plan to use for each stakes and start from there. Then times the amount of denomination used by 10 for the amount of players and make sure we have enough chips. Then use the highest amount for that chip denomination as our total minimum chips needed. For example assuming 100BB buy ins:

5c/10c Game

Buy in

10 x 5c ($5 chips)
18 x 25c ($25 chips)
5 x $1 ($100 chips)

Minimum chips needed for this Stakes
100 x $5 chips
180 x $25 chips

50 x $1 chips

10c/25c Game

Buy in

10 x 5c ($5 chips)
14 x 25c ($25 chips)
11 x $1 ($100 chips)
2 x $5 ($500 chips)

Minimum chips needed for this Stakes
100 x $5 chips
140 x $25 chips
110 x $1 chips
20 x $50 chips


Minimum chips needed TOTAL (colored text)
100 x $5
180 x $25
110 x $1
20 x $50


of course this doesnt account for buy ins but it leaves us with 90 chips leftover that can use. Depending on what you want its up to you to decide but since you wanted some 500's and 1000's tournament, maybe split it between them. These can also be used for buy ins (2 x 500 chips for the 5c/10c and 5x 500 chips for the 10c/25c).

Please note this is how I did it for my games and the above is just an example. There's probably better ways to do this haha. Hope this helps tho
 

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This is what I did when I got my first playable set like almost 20 years ago.

That's a time when the lowest denomination I can get is $1.

I got

200 x $1
200 x $5
200 x $25

When I playing 5c/10c - I used the $5 as 5c, $25 as 25c and $1 at face value

When I playing 10c/20c - I used the $1 as 10c, $5 as 50c and $25 as $2.50

When I playing 25/25c or 25/50c - I used the $25 as 25c, $1 & $5 at face value

When I playing $1/1 - All at face value
 

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For a 5/10 game the quarter will be a workhorse and you're a little light with only 15/player IMO. Others may disagree though...

Also, does your 5/10 game play big or small? If players don't understand the concept of open raising based on the amount of blinds, like opening for a dollar "because it's only a dollar," you may as well skip the nickels and do .25/.25 with $1 as your workhorse chip. In this scenario you would ideally have a $25 denom, but if that isn't available maybe get 5K instead of 1K as a value chip?

Finally, did you get samples?
 

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It sounds like you are only doing cash games, is that correct? If your not going to be doing tournaments, why can't you just get chips with the exact denomination? (I have not looked at the denoms offered by Outlaw) For my first set I wanted something that t I could use for both cash and tournament.

I ended up getting:
100 $25's - also play as quarters
200 $100's - also play as dollars
100 $500's - also play as 5 dollar chips
Also have 50 $1,000 and 50 $5,000 for a tournament

I wish I would have just got the exact denominations, my chips are yet to be used in a tournament.
they do not offer 5c chips unfortunately. that is the main issue.

It sounds like you are only doing cash games, is that correct? If your not going to be doing tournaments, why can't you just get chips with the exact denomination? (I have not looked at the denoms offered by Outlaw) For my first set I wanted something that t I could use for both cash and tournament.

I ended up getting:
100 $25's - also play as quarters
200 $100's - also play as dollars
100 $500's - also play as 5 dollar chips
Also have 50 $1,000 and 50 $5,000 for a tournament

I wish I would have just got the exact denominations, my chips are yet to be used in a tournament.
Also yes I am only doing cash games. What does that have to do with denoms though? I thought the higher value chips were necessary to play higher stakes.

The way I went about this at my games is to start with what starting stacks you plan to use for each stakes and start from there. Then times the amount of denomination used by 10 for the amount of players and make sure we have enough chips. Then use the highest amount for that chip denomination as our total minimum chips needed. For example assuming 100BB buy ins:

5c/10c Game

Buy in

10 x 5c ($5 chips)
18 x 25c ($25 chips)
5 x $1 ($100 chips)

Minimum chips needed for this Stakes
100 x $5 chips
180 x $25 chips

50 x $1 chips

10c/25c Game

Buy in

10 x 5c ($5 chips)
14 x 25c ($25 chips)
11 x $1 ($100 chips)
2 x $5 ($500 chips)

Minimum chips needed for this Stakes
100 x $5 chips
140 x $25 chips
110 x $1 chips
20 x $50 chips


Minimum chips needed TOTAL (colored text)
100 x $5
180 x $25
110 x $1
20 x $50


of course this doesnt account for buy ins but it leaves us with 90 chips leftover that can use. Depending on what you want its up to you to decide but since you wanted some 500's and 1000's tournament, maybe split it between them. These can also be used for buy ins (2 x 500 chips for the 5c/10c and 5x 500 chips for the 10c/25c).

Please note this is how I did it for my games and the above is just an example. There's probably better ways to do this haha. Hope this helps tho
This looks pretty good, only issue is I can only buy chips in packs of 25 at a time. Do you know how you would alter this as a result?
 

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they do not offer 5c chips unfortunately. that is the main issue.


Also yes I am only doing cash games. What does that have to do with denoms though? I thought the higher value chips were necessary to play higher stakes.


This looks pretty good, only issue is I can only buy chips in packs of 25 at a time. Do you know how you would alter this as a result?
These are the new options I came up with. Let me know which looks best:

Option 1:
100x$5
150x$25
125x$100
50x$500
75x$1000

Option 2:
125x5
175x25
125x100
50x500
25x1000

Option 3:
125x5
200x25
125x100
25x500
25x1000
 

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they do not offer 5c chips unfortunately. that is the main issue.


Also yes I am only doing cash games. What does that have to do with denoms though? I thought the higher value chips were necessary to play higher stakes.


This looks pretty good, only issue is I can only buy chips in packs of 25 at a time. Do you know how you would alter this as a result?
You could use an extra $100 chip as $1 value in replacement for 4 x $25 chips for each stake. This gives a breakdown of:

5c/10c
10 x 5c ($5 chip)
14 x 25c ($25 chip)

6 x $1 ($100 chip)

10c/25c
10 x 5c ($5 chip)
14 x 25c ($25 chip)
12 x $1 ($100 chip)
2 x $5 ($500 chip)


Total Set rounded to 25 packs
100 x $5 chips
150 x $25 chips
125 x $100 chip
25 x $500 chip

This gives you 100 chips leftover to play around with. Would suggest buying more $500 chips for additional buy ins, the $1000 chips for the tournament and any other chips you might think you may need more of.

Hope this helps!
 

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Initially, for my micro cash home game (8 players) I used chips that were of higher denomination and at cash out, a calculator was needed to
get the chips divided by X.
Most of the guys always tried to do it themselves in their heads, but most times it was not correct, etc.
It grew tiresome taking that extra time to get the cash outs, so I finally purchased chips with the actual cash value on them.
We have $20.00 buy in for $20.00 worth of cips. $.25/$.25 Blinds, wich gives us 80BB.
It goes so much better and faster now on cash outs at the end of the evening.
My breakdown of chips for initial buy in
8-$.25
16 -$.50
10 - $1.00

I also have a few rolls $5.00 chips used for rebuys or top ups. I've yet to run out of chips in my 4 hour games.
It will depend upon your game time, and players as to how many chips that you want to have.\

Some on here, don't use $.50 chips, but only $.25 and $1.00 for initial stacks.
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