Cash Game Mixed games fixed limit - What stakes would you recommend? (1 Viewer)

How to limit losses to ~$20 for the sucker of the day - fixed limit circus games ~ 3 hours of play

  • 5ct workhorse chip - 3/6 chip game - 15ct/30ct

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  • 10ct workhorse chip - 2/4 chip game - 20ct/40ct

    Votes: 9 39.1%
  • 10ct workhorse chip - 3/6 chip game - 30ct/60ct

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  • 20ct workhorse chip - 2/4 chip game - 40ct/80ct

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The plan is to try out a rotation of mixed games 6 handed all played in fixed limit without breaking the bank of my players.

Our usual stakes are 5ct/10ct NLHE and most of my players are bankroll nits and they usually buy in for $10, only rebuy once and then call it a night if they get felted twice.
Transitioning this to fixed limit - I just wanna try out some circus games and see what works best for the group, so noone should expect to loose more than $20 in ~3 hours.

No kill or rock planned for this round.

I like a 3/6 chip structure, although my 620 workhorse chips might be a little tight for that. I do have another 280 incoming but they haven't shipped yet.

So my questions are:
- What (fixed) limits would provide as much excitement as possible without expecting a single player to loose $20 or more - providing we all play like crap because noone knows the games. I was thinking turning the workhorse chips either into 5ct or 10ct. Anybody with experience here that could be translated to my nanostakes round?

- Do you think a 3/6 chip game works with 620 workhorse chips 6 handed or should I rather play 2/4 for the test game and then switch to 3/6 for the main game when the rest of the chips arrive?
 

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What exactly is a 3/6 chip game? I’ve played poker my whole life and am not familiar. I have seen this phrase used in other threads and posts.
 

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How did this work out?

I'm in a similar situation:
  • 5 or 6 handed dealer's choice.
  • Playing with friends, some who don't want to lose more than $20 a night.
  • Most players are passive and there are very few open raises and re-raises.
I want the game to last for the night (5 hours) without someone busting and breaking up the game. I was thinking bets of .50/1.00 with a $40 buy in would work most of the time given the players.

Thx
 

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I want the game to last for the night (5 hours) without someone busting and breaking up the game. I was thinking bets of .50/1.00 with a $40 buy in would work most of the time given the players.
If you want to make sure the game lasts 5 hours and most players are stopping after $20, then I think you should go no higher than 0.20/0.40, or even consider 0.15/0.30 with nickels. 0.50/1 you will probably lose somebody within a couple hours on a $20 buy-in. If everyone is doing $40 and enough will do a second $40, that might be okay, but I think that's a stretch from what you describe.
 
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I just did an evening of mixed limit games and went for 30ct/60ct.
It worked perfectly and the biggest loser of the night was only down around $16.
I wouldn't go much higher than that to stay within the $20 max loss frame.
 

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Thanks guys.

To be clear, the buy in is $40 and players are expected to play at least that much over the night. I understand people could bust out in 3 hands or so, but that's low probability. I'm hoping on an average night people are up/down $20-$30.

I'll give it a try.
 

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I just played 50¢/$1 (2/4 chip), $25 buy-in, HORSE with several novices in a learning environment. The big winner was in $25, out $75; second winner was in $25, out $56. The biggest loser was in $50, out $12.75; second loser was in $25 and out $0 after ~3 hours. There were a lot of family pots, just a few raises, and one 4-bet River. Meaning… it all depends on how folks play, but you could still go with quarters.

Of note- the moar chips approach was interesting. Despite having only $40-50 in front of them at the time, a few at the table commented that they felt really rich, probably a combination of the volume of chips and using a foreign currency 25 as my quarter.
 

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I've done this before to help my friends learn new games. We played 15¢ - 30¢, so they could play tons of hands.
 

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Our NL/PL games are .25/.50 100 max buy in. I have found that $3/$6 limit is pretty close. Even that plays a lot smaller than the .25/.50 game. We only play limit 3'ish times a year. I try to keep it 6/7 max. I encourage the guys to call games that we normally can't play NL/PL. I'm finding a love for triple draw games. We play a lot of Archie (I think I first learned that from @ChaosRock ). We also play a lot of triple draw 2-7, versions of badugi, ect....

For our $3/$6 game I go uncapped buy in, because why not, its limit. I usually buy in for $500. Most guys buy in for $200 to $300.
 

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I just recently introduced some circus game to my group of poker friends: Pineapple (Crazy and Lazy), Double Board, Ocean and Bomb Pot.
We love them and I would like to try more of them.
I found abby99's Mixed-Game Cards and started reading about Fixed Limit.
Not sure if I completely understood the blinds and the betting rules.
We play micro-stakes, 10/20kr (approximately $ 0,07/0,15), buy in 2000kr ($15).
If we want to play fixed limit, what should be blinds, small/big bet and buy in?
And also, if the big bet is "2", the raise is "4"... the re-raise is "6" or "8"? :unsure:
 

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I just recently introduced some circus game to my group of poker friends: Pineapple (Crazy and Lazy), Double Board, Ocean and Bomb Pot.
We love them and I would like to try more of them.
I found abby99's Mixed-Game Cards and started reading about Fixed Limit.
Not sure if I completely understood the blinds and the betting rules.
We play micro-stakes, 10/20kr (approximately $ 0,07/0,15), buy in 2000kr ($15).
If we want to play fixed limit, what should be blinds, small/big bet and buy in?
And also, if the big bet is "2", the raise is "4"... the re-raise is "6" or "8"? :unsure:
I plan the stakes around how much on average my players want to gamble for the night which is about $20. Scroll up to read my posts and link to my games results.

If you're playing circus games I think there will be more variance than my hold'em games results.
 

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In limit all raises are the same value, but the vakue doubles on fourth street or the equivalent. So, I’m a 2/4 limit game it would go:

Preflop: SB $1, BB $2, raise to $4, raise to $6, raise to $8. Bets are capped at 4 raises.

Flop: open is 2$, raise $4, raise $6, raise 8 and capped

Turn: open is $4, raise $8, raise $12, raise $16

River: same as turn, except If the hand is heads up technically the players can keep raising indefinitely. This really never happens.

A fun wrinkle to play is a “half kill” where if the same person wins 2 pots in a row you raise the stakes 50% for one hand and that player has to put out a dead BB. So a 2/4 game becomes $3/$6 and the winner outs out $6
 
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