Tourney Small denomination STT tournament set/stacks... T1 base?

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I am very new here and have been searching quite a bit for an answer to this question. I already have a cash game set squared away, but am already feeling the burn for some nice Paulsons. My question is that since it is much easier (and cheaper so that I can justify the purchase) to acquire small denom $1, $5, $25, $100 Paulsons, does anyone ever use these for STT tourneys? We have a regular 8 person single rebuy tournament. Would a T1 base T1K tournament be feasible? T5 base better? Try to find quarter fracs as a base? Is there some reason to completely avoid small denom tournaments? How do others approach this?
 

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Certainly is feasible. If you start at 2/4, that's 250 big blinds for starting stacks. I usually start at 200BB and the game lasts about 4 hours.

Paulson tourney chips tend to be more affordable in the higher denoms, so you could go that route, if you don't mind solids.
 

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There could be a security issue if you used the same chips for both cash and tourney (people pocketing tourney chips then trying to cash them in during cash game)
It is a very friendly group that has been playing together for 7 years. Security isn't an issue, but thanks for bringing it up.
 

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I occasionally host a dollar for dollar tourneys where $100 gets you $100 in chips and we start blinds at .25. It basically works like a 10k with a t25 base. The benefit of running it as dollar for dollar is we allow top offs after the rebuy period — in other words, if someone had $72 after rebuys ended, they could buy another $28 in chips. It builds the pot a bit.

A set of 80 quarters, 80 dollars, 80 fives and 20 $25s would supports a T.25 STT (8/8/8/2 starting stacks). Round up for color ups and rebuys. You can do it with 300 chips though 400 would be more flexible.
 

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Certainly is feasible. If you start at 2/4, that's 250 big blinds for starting stacks. I usually start at 200BB and the game lasts about 4 hours.

Paulson tourney chips tend to be more affordable in the higher denoms, so you could go that route, if you don't mind solids.
Thanks! This is definitely an option I see. But I have been looking at past sales etc, and there have definitely been some low denom sets that look exciting so I just want to figure out to work it in case I come across something really interesting in the low denoms and need to jump on it quick.
 

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I occasionally host a dollar for dollar tourney where $100 gets you $100 in chips and we start blinds at .25. It basically works like a 10k with a t25 base. The benefit of running it as dollar for dollar is we allow top offs after the rebuy period — in other words, if someone had $72 after rebuys ended, they could buy another $28 in chips. It builds the pot a bit.
Yeah, I can definitely see how it translates over really nicely from a T25/T100/T500/T1k T10k tourney structure. If only those quarters are easy to find.

Thank you!
 

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Certainly is feasible. If you start at 2/4, that's 250 big blinds for starting stacks. I usually start at 200BB and the game lasts about 4 hours.

Paulson tourney chips tend to be more affordable in the higher denoms, so you could go that route, if you don't mind solids.
I have definitely seen some that I like. I see a lot of non denominated solids so far. This is an option I am going to consider, more so if denominated. Thank you!
 

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Seems like a 15, 12, 9, 7 stack of T1/T5/T25/T100 might be a manageable T1K. Its a lot of chips, but who doesn't like chips ;)
 
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