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Are you asking about the value of the starting chip stack (i.e. 10,000/20,000/etc.) or how many actual chips are in people's starting stacks?
 

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It depends.

Tournament starting stack sizes can range from 50 starting big blinds to 300 big blinds or larger. Driving factors are a) the denominations of chip set being used, b) the breakdown of the chip set, c) the starting blind levels, and d) the intentions of the event organizer.
 
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T20 tourney, everyone gets 27 chips. 8/8/6/3/2
 

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If it's a short tournament
100 or 150 BB

For a long format
200 BB to 300 BB

Beware that the number of chips at start by itself doesn't mean much without structure and time levels
 

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40 chips per player: starting stack of T20K with 12 T25, 12 T100, 9 T500 and 7 T2k. First level 50/100 for 200BB.
 

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How many chips does everyone typically start their tournys with?

For highest chip efficiency from a purchase point of view, you can usually get away with just under 30 chips per player in a typical 200BB structure. For highest play efficiency, sometimes people prefer 40+ chips in a starting stack for less change making or esthetic purposes.
 

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How many chips does everyone typically start their tournys with?
It depends:

T10k: 20/20/15/0 = 55 chips (T2000 and later T10000 are used for color-ups)

T20k: 20/20/5/15 = 60 chips (T5000 and later T25000 are used for color-ups)

TYk: 20/20/5/15/X, where Y = 5000X+20000, 60+X chips

25 players get these stacks, any more and the 26+ players only get high denoms and need to make change with a neighbor.
 

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It depends on which chip set I'm using, and the number of players.
For an average size group, my tournament sets starting stacks are...
Aviation Club De Zombie
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Avg 2 players, 8-8-4-1, 21 chips

Foodies
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Avg 17 Players, 12-12-5-11-1, 41 chips (freezeout)
Avg 17 Players, 16-11-5-4, 36 chips (rebuy tournament)

Hall of Fame
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Avg 17 players, 16-11-5-6, +1 chip of the HoF inductee. 39 chips

Martini Lounge
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Avg 15 Players 8-6-8-8, 30 chips

Monte Carlo/MC Pop
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Avg 8 Players, 15-13-6-4-2, 40 chips

Empress Star
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Avg 17 players, 18-13-3-7-x, 31+ chips. Typically steal a structure from a casino and use their starting stacks, usually T15,000 - T20,000 tournaments.

World Edition
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Avg 17 Players, 6-7-8-6-3. 27 chips, 3 plaques

Zen Matsui
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2 players, 12-17-1, 30 chips

If this doesn't help, at least you get to enjoy a few pictures. :tup:
 

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It depends on which chip set I'm using, and the number of players.
For an average size group, my tournament sets starting stacks are...
Aviation Club De Zombie
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Avg 2 players, 8-8-4-1, 21 chips

Foodies
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Avg 17 Players, 12-12-5-11-1, 41 chips (freezeout)
Avg 17 Players, 16-11-5-4, 36 chips (rebuy tournament)

Hall of Fame
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Avg 17 players, 16-11-5-6, +1 chip of the HoF inductee. 39 chips

Martini Lounge
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Avg 15 Players 8-6-8-8, 30 chips

Monte Carlo/MC Pop
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Avg 8 Players, 15-13-6-4-2, 40 chips

Empress Star
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Avg 17 players, 18-13-3-7-x, 31+ chips. Typically steal a structure from a casino and use their starting stacks, usually T15,000 - T20,000 tournaments.

World Edition
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Avg 17 Players, 6-7-8-6-3. 27 chips, 3 plaques

Zen Matsui
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2 players, 12-17-1, 30 chips

If this doesn't help, at least you get to enjoy a few pictures. :tup:
How to humble brag to a newbie. ;)
 
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