Cash Game How many $1s?

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I assume no limit hold’em?

A barrel per player should be plenty. So, 2 racks for a 10 player game.
Yes, NL Hold’em. I have enough for 10 $1s per person now but I feel like that may be a little short.
 

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Yes, NL Hold’em. I have enough for 10 $1s per person now but I feel like that may be a little short.
You can get by with 10/person. If the host or dealer or overall group is used to and proactive about making change during the hand you’ll be fine. If not, it’ll noticeably slow down the game and you’ll likely try to find more $1s the next day :LOL: :laugh: but you’ll still be able to get through the session.
 

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You can get by with 10/person. If the host or dealer or overall group is used to and proactive about making change during the hand you’ll be fine. If not, it’ll noticeably slow down the game and you’ll likely try to find more $1s the next day :LOL: :laugh: but you’ll still be able to get through the session.
Haha, yea that is true. I am currently trying to get more $1s. I always have another set I can use but I really want to use the new set.
 

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We play 1/3 and start with 10 per person too and it works fine
Ok, that’s good to hear. I always have more if people bust out and buy back in. Just not enough to go over 10 per starting stack unless I didn’t match each starting stack exactly... but that may upset my OCD :LOL: :laugh:
 

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Ok, that’s good to hear. I always have more if people bust out and buy back in. Just not enough to go over 10 per starting stack unless I didn’t match each starting stack exactly... but that may upset my OCD :LOL: :laugh:
I only use 100-$1 if someone adds on they get 5/25 and make change as needed, been working for past 5 years
 

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A $1/1 game will use more $1’s than a $1/3 game generally. I’d want 15 per player in a $1/1 game. I put 140 in play in my $1/2 game. We play 9 max and it works well.

I have played in $1/2 games where the starting stack only had 10 $1’s and players had to make change a lot. It was even worse because the host would rake 3 per hand for the bad beat so there would be even less $1’s on the table if he hadn’t colored them up in a while.
 

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Ok, that’s good to hear. I always have more if people bust out and buy back in. Just not enough to go over 10 per starting stack unless I didn’t match each starting stack exactly... but that may upset my OCD :LOL: :laugh:
Rebuys you can do with big chips only, then have them make change from the larger stacks. You should just get all your ones out there on the initial buyins. As stated above, 100 to 150 per table is plenty.
 

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Play a regular $1/$1 game that's a little nitty and we use a barrel per player. Works pretty good most nights.
 

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A barrel per player works and makes it easy to build the starting stacks, just grab and go, no counting.
 

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Ok, that’s good to hear. I always have more if people bust out and buy back in. Just not enough to go over 10 per starting stack unless I didn’t match each starting stack exactly... but that may upset my OCD :LOL: :laugh:

A wise man, namely @BGinGA , said that chips start moving the moment the game starts so emphasising equal starting stacks is pointless. Best advice I've received in a long time.
 

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If we were talking 1-2 or 1-3 then I would say 10/player max for sure.

1-1 is a little different because the standard opens are often 3-4 which can't be made using fives. I think 15-20/player for this reason is probably better, but most of flop and beyond streets will use fives only.
 

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If we were talking 1-2 or 1-3 then I would say 10/player max for sure.

1-1 is a little different because the standard opens are often 3-4 which can't be made using fives. I think 15-20/player for this reason is probably better, but most of flop and beyond streets will use fives only.
Interesting. Most opens in the $1 bb games I play in (both $1/$1 and .5/$1), the opening ranges are minimum $5 with $6 probably being the majority. I wonder if having more $1's in a starting stack would make the opens smaller and vice versa?
 

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We typically use 15 per person, most buy in for 100-200 but our blinds are .50/1.00 I keep 3 racks but I also give out at least another 15 on rebuys. All really just depends on the style of play. There's some nights we have almost all 3 racks of ones on the table, and others we have almost all 3 racks of 5's lol.
 

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I have found that in a $1/1 game most opens are in the $6,7,8 range depending if there is any limps beforehand. Post flop most bets are with $5’s. But usually a few $1’s in every bet preflop.
 

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A non-chipper in my group, who is often the bank, just decided a few years ago to max the #of $1.00 on the table at 100. Its a 1/2 game. As a chipper, who has multiple cash sets with 200 $1.00 chips, I resisted.

It's been fine though. It seems to facilitate the end of night cash out also.

Everyone in our group has been playing together for > 5 years. Making change is quick, on the fly, which would not work with many groups.
 

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A wise man, namely @BGinGA , said that chips start moving the moment the game starts so emphasising equal starting stacks is pointless. Best advice I've received in a long time.
This is a very good point and I think I will take this advice just to put another 2 barrels of 1s onto the table. Thank you very much.
 

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I do 20/pp at the table, and all rebuys and add-ons are 100% the higher denom.

If/when the game gets deep late in the night, I use an even higher denom for all rebuys and add-ons. I know moar chips are better, but I don't want to spend an excessive amount of time after chips have been consolidated to a few number of people moving stacks of chips back and forth.
 
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I tend to go on the high side as more chips is better and people like to have stacks in front of them. So 30 - 40 $1s.
 
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A wise man, namely @BGinGA , said that chips start moving the moment the game starts so emphasising equal starting stacks is pointless. Best advice I've received in a long time.
Hell yes.. I know I'm being a grumpy twat, but I get tilted when I see people here showing off their cash chips "starting stacks for tonight's game." As long as there's enough change on the table, it doesn't matter. Buy in for what you want. Give them whatever chips you have. That's how it goes at the casino. For $1/2, most people sit down with all reds. Some guys just have a handful of greens. My first time, I sat down with a full rack of whites. It all works.
Oh. For a 1/1 home game, I'd probably want there to be an average of 15 $1's per player, on the table.
 

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100 $1's per player and a handful of $20's .... for a sweet limit game :tup:

But to really answer the question, I'd go with 20 $1's
 

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It depends on how your game runs, too -- if your game runs a little smaller, and bets of $3, 4, 8, or 9, or $14, $18, etc. are common, you could use more than 20 1s per player. If your game runs bigger and most bets after the flop are in intervals of 5 -- 5, 10, 15, 20, etc -- then you can get away with a lot fewer $1s, even down to 10 per player as others have suggested. If there isn't a dedicated dealer to make change, then go with more $1s rather than less.
 
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