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I initially wanted to get a 1000 chip set to satisfy
$1/$2 NL game as well as 20 person tourney. I would get $1(just for cash game) $5/$25/$100/$500/$1000.

I was guessing
250-$1
200-$5
200-$25
200-$100
100-$500
50-$1000

I am reading that separate 2-600 chip sets may be the way to go. That idea may be better since as players fall out of tourneys they may be able to play a side game instead of going home (and the chips would be different for each)

Appreciate any help for 1000 chip breakdown or 2 600 chip breakdown

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For a 20-player T-5 based tourney of 200BB starting stacks (so T2,000) with one full rebuy, you would need, per person,
10X T5
10X T25
7X T100 plus 5 chips per 10 players (minimum) for coloring up T5s
2X T500s plus 5 chips per 10 players (minimum) for colouring up T25s
2X T,1000s for the the full rebuys.
So, for 20 plalyers, 200+200+150+50+40= 540 chips (minimum)

For $1/2 cash (single table of 9-10 players), following American tastes, I 'd say
160X $1
300X $5
140X $25
60X$100 for a total bank of $11,160

Total 1,200 chips
 

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600 chip single-table cash set (1/2 stakes):
150 x $1
350 x $5
100 x $25
Let $100 bills play if necessary

400 chip single-table tourney set (T25-base):
120 x T25
120 x T100
50 x T500
75 x T1000
35 x T5000
Starting stacks of 12/12/5/6/x, 10k to 25k.

For a 2-table tourney set (600 chips):
160 x T25
160 x T100
80 x T500
140 x T1000
60 x T5000
Starting stacks of 8/8/4/7/x, 10k to 20k.
 

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If I get 2 sets with one being better than the other....which one would you use for tourney and which one would you use for cash game?
 

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For a 1/2 game you really don’t need that many 1s. Certainly you will need more 5s than 1s. I’d say at least double. What’s the single buy in range and normal total buy in amount?
 

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For a 1/2 game you really don’t need that many 1s. Certainly you will need more 5s than 1s. I’d say at least double. What’s the single buy in range and normal total buy in amount?
buy in is usually $200-$300
 

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buy in is usually $200-$300
I’d go with 10/28/2-6 breakdown. If there is a lot of limping maybe 15/27/2-6. Multiply by 10 and add extra 25s or 100s for rebuys.

maybe something like 160/300/100/40 for a 600 chip set for a 8k and change bank. If you have lots of rebuys you could scale back the 25s and scale up the 100s for a bigger bank.
 

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I’d go with 10/28/2-6 breakdown. If there is a lot of limping maybe 15/27/2-6. Multiply by 10 and add extra 25s or 100s for rebuys.

maybe something like 160/300/100/40 for a 600 chip set for a 8k and change bank. If you have lots of rebuys you could scale back the 25s and scale up the 100s for a bigger bank.
Sounds about right to me

For a 20-player T-5 based tourney of 200BB starting stacks (so T2,000) with one full rebuy, you would need, per person,
10X T5
10X T25
7X T100 plus 5 chips per 10 players (minimum) for coloring up T5s
2X T500s plus 5 chips per 10 players (minimum) for colouring up T25s
2X T,1000s for the the full rebuys.
So, for 20 plalyers, 200+200+150+50+40= 540 chips (minimum)

For $1/2 cash (single table of 9-10 players), following American tastes, I 'd say
160X $1
300X $5
140X $25
60X$100 for a total bank of $11,160

Total 1,200 chips
Is that for cost purposes or are there any other reasons? Thanks.
 

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Sounds about right to me


Is that for cost purposes or are there any other reasons? Thanks.
This (T5-based) format is the most efficient (requires the least chips), and offers 10/10/7/2 starting stacks.
T-25-based is almost equally efficient, but with 8/8/4/7 starting stacks.
T25 is more widespread and popular (but I 'd prefer it with 12/12/5/6 starting stacks, requiring more chips).

If I understood well by your post, you were looking for tourney chips starting at T5.
 

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This (T5-based) format is the most efficient (requires the least chips), and offers 10/10/7/2 starting stacks.
T-25-based is almost equally efficient, but with 8/8/4/7 starting stacks.
T25 is more widespread and popular (but I 'd prefer it with 12/12/5/6 starting stacks, requiring more chips).

If I understood well by your post, you were looking for tourney chips starting at T5.

I have always done T5 -only had one set of dice chips (2k units in total) for both types of games. Now I want to do a long overdue upgrade. Since I am getting a separate 600 set for cash games...I would be open to T25 even if it meant going to 1000 chips for tourney if makes more sense. I appreciate all the feedback I am getting here....very informative.
 

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The better set for cash. Especially if the tourney is more than one table.

Sorry...I replied to the wrong message before.....I meant to ask why the better chips for cash instead of tourney?
 

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Sorry...I replied to the wrong message before.....I meant to ask why the better chips for cash instead of tourney?
'Cause you can take better care of them being on the (single) table, while a home tourney can run two tables.
And, supposedly, cash gets more money involved and "deserves" better chips.
 

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For a tournament set don't forget about plaques. They make a lot of sense late in the tournament.
 

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'Cause you can take better care of them being on the (single) table, while a home tourney can run two tables.
And, supposedly, cash gets more money involved and "deserves" better chips.

Thanks again for all the responses....the answers make total sense and definitely have been helpful
 

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Ok I'm back.....

Cash Game....previously I said 600 chips for 1/2 NL...but there may be some times where .50/1 is the desired choice. The set I'm getting does not have .50 chips so I will be buying .25 (buy-ins maxed at 200BB-so either $200 or $400). I was thinking....

100-.25
100-$1
250-$5
100-$25
50-$100

Does make sense?
 

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Ok I'm back.....

Cash Game....previously I said 600 chips for 1/2 NL...but there may be some times where .50/1 is the desired choice. The set I'm getting does not have .50 chips so I will be buying .25 (buy-ins maxed at 200BB-so either $200 or $400). I was thinking....

100-.25
100-$1
250-$5
100-$25
50-$100

Does make sense?
For one table that will work fine. Quarters tend to work in multiples of 4 so I would recommend 120 or 80 quarters.... 100 may leave you odd chips that don't scale out wellf or a full table. especially if your going to play .50/1 I'd recommend 12 quarters in your initial buy in +/- so the making of change doesnt becoke the theme of the night. otherwise breakdown should work great for a home game.
 

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For one table that will work fine. Quarters tend to work in multiples of 4 so I would recommend 120 or 80 quarters.... 100 may leave you odd chips that don't scale out wellf or a full table. especially if your going to play .50/1 I'd recommend 12 quarters in your initial buy in +/- so the making of change doesnt becoke the theme of the night. otherwise breakdown should work great for a home game.

With 100, you can give 5 people 12 quarters, and the other 5 people 8 quarters. There's no real reason why *everybody* at a cash game must have the exact same stacks when it comes to the blind chips.
 
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