Cash Game Microstakes Cash Setup

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I'm looking to buy a set of low-denom chips for some microstakes action that I get with some buddies a couple times a week. We often get a full table and since it's small stakes the rebuys happen frequently. So, for a $.05/.1 game with buy-ins generally from $10-25, what is the proper stack appropriation? I figured 20 nickels, 16 quarters and 5 $1 chips would be a good place to start for the $10 payers, with more hefty buyins receiving more high-denom chips.

I was thinking for buying chips, 2 racks of each denomination would be a good start, or maybe take one of the dollar racks and make them nickels. Does this sound like an adequate setup? What problems could I run into?
 

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At these stakes, quarters are where you want to load up. Don't overbuy nickels. One rack is plenty, more than that and they just sit in stacks and become a burden when you have to count all ins.

Do something like this.

100 * 0.05
300 * 0.25
180 * 1
20 * 5

Bank 360 or over three buy ins of 10 per player.

This gives you 10 buy ins of 10/30/2, extra singles for bigger buy ins.

Rebuys are all singles and players can get change.
 

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^^^Yup.

100 nickels will be plenty, unless your players limp and min raise a ton. In my game, nickels are hardly used besides blinds, limpers, and occasional raises to 35 or 40¢. After the first bet, everything else is done in quarters and dollars. A lot of what you need in the higher denoms depends on how deep you game plays as the night goes on. How many rebuys and add-ons do you need to support? Is $300 enough bank?

5¢ x 100
25¢ x 200
$1 x 180
$5 x 20
Total bank: $335

I just give the first 5 players a barrel of nickels, a barrel of quarters, and however many 1's to complete their buy-in. Later arrivals get quarters and 1's, and make change at the table as needed. Rebuys and add-ons are done in 1's when all the quarters are on the table.
 

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^^^Yup.

100 nickels will be plenty, unless your players limp and min raise a ton. In my game, nickels are hardly used besides blinds, limpers, and occasional raises to 35 or 40¢. After the first bet, everything else is done in quarters and dollars. A lot of what you need in the higher denoms depends on how deep you game plays as the night goes on. How many rebuys and add-ons do you need to support? Is $300 enough bank?

5¢ x 100
25¢ x 200
$1 x 180
$5 x 20
Total bank: $335

I just give the first 5 players a barrel of nickels, a barrel of quarters, and however many 1's to complete their buy-in. Later arrivals get quarters and 1's, and make change at the table as needed. Rebuys and add-ons are done in 1's when all the quarters are on the table.
Buddy we've talked about this. You NEED a lot of nickels.

How else are you going to build terrifying towers????
WELL????
 

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How much cash is on the table at the end of the night?

If you are playing $20 buy-ins with a full table and frequent rebuys I assume you probably have more than $400. If that is the case I would just go ahead and have a almost full rack of $5s in @Beakertwang's breakdown.

If you wanted to add more nickels I wouldn't blame you though. I like a lot of the smallest denom. Not more than two racks in total though.
 

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You mentioned a lot of rebuys. That doesn’t sound like a limp fest so stick with 100 nickels, which actually is a lot because you can get by with less
 

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wow, thanks for the help everybody, this is really good stuff. I'll take this all into consideration for sure, I think the single rack of nickels sounds more efficient after all, and as the stakes are sure to grow I may have to acquire a full rack of 5s.

Appreciate it!
 

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wow, thanks for the help everybody, this is really good stuff. I'll take this all into consideration for sure, I think the single rack of nickels sounds more efficient after all, and as the stakes are sure to grow I may have to acquire a full rack of 5s.

Appreciate it!
Remember more is MOARRRRRR
 

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wow, thanks for the help everybody, this is really good stuff. I'll take this all into consideration for sure, I think the single rack of nickels sounds more efficient after all, and as the stakes are sure to grow I may have to acquire a full rack of 5s.

Appreciate it!
Yeah, if your game could possibly have anywhere close to a full rack of 5's in play, you'll probably be good with 100 nickels. :D
 
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