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Silv3rDawg23

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Hi all,

I am relatively new to the poker chip scene, but have enjoyed playing/watching/learning poker since ~2004. I have been developing a micro-cash game [$20 buy in at 25/50 cents for blinds] (pre-corona) that usually meets once a month and would like to improve the overall experience (new table, new chips, etc).

I have been lurking in the classifieds for a little while and decided that it was time to stop lurking and get some much needed advice directly.

Thanks for reading and allowing me to learn from the best!
 

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Welcome! You just missed a great sale but do keep a look out for any new ones!

Any ideas what you want to get?
 
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Hey and welcome!
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Welcome aboard, Dawg!
 

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Welcome - and first thing to help your micro stakes game ........ $20 buy in with .25/.50? Normally games play better when the standard buy in is 100BB. If your group is happy at $20 consider playing .10/.20. My .25/.50 game, the standard buy in is $50.
 

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Welcome! You just missed a great sale but do keep a look out for any new ones!

Any ideas what you want to get?

I am not 100% sure yet. Initially I was looking a mid-tier China Clay (i.e. Majestic). After some more digging I find myself looking at CPC's Atlantic hot stamps and Apache's used Paulson's from Cincinnati Horseshoe.

Welcome - and first thing to help your micro stakes game ........ $20 buy in with .25/.50? Normally games play better when the standard buy in is 100BB. If your group is happy at $20 consider playing .10/.20. My .25/.50 game, the standard buy in is $50.

Thanks for the advice, I will take that to my group and see what they think! Often times people buy-in multiple times throughout the night. So really our $20 initial is more like $40-60.
 

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Thanks for the advice, I will take that to my group and see what they think! Often times people buy-in multiple times throughout the night. So really our $20 initial is more like $40-60.
Lowering your blinds should not change how many times people buy in. All it does is open up play. A stack at 100BB doesn't mind seeing flops with suited connectors. Smaller stacks (in terms of number of blinds) tend to only look for scenarios where they can shove.
 

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Lowering your blinds should not change how many times people buy in. All it does is open up play. A stack at 100BB doesn't mind seeing flops with suited connectors. Smaller stacks (in terms of number of blinds) tend to only look for scenarios where they can shove.


Yeah, I can see that behavior/tendency based on the games we have played. Well said!
 

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Welcome!

FWIW, my group plays 5¢/10¢ games, with buy-ins from $5 to $20. Most buy in for $15 or $20, about half the group rebuys in a normal session. It almost plays like a .25/.25 game, nickels are basically only used preflop. There's plenty of playability in hands this way, and it's a comfortable amount of risk for my group.
 

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Welcome! Good luck to you on your journey, hopefully post corona we can see some pr0n of your game as it grows!
 
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