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Also, I have chips with no denominations. Does it matter if the values I assign are proportional to common casino values of: White = 1, Red = 5, Blue = 10, Green = 25?

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Also, I have chips with no denominations. Does it matter if the values I assign are proportional to common casino values of: White = 1, Red = 5, Blue = 10, Green = 25?

For stacks I’d give a barrel (20) of quarters and a barrel of ones. That equals a starting stack of $25. It works really well IMO.

Both .10/.20 and .25/.25 have worked fine for me. Try and make it so that at least the bulk of players buy in for at least 100BB. So, whatever the majority buy in for, divide it by 100 for the BB, then decide if your chip set is compatible with a SB of half that, or if two identical blinds is easier.

Having the starting stacks = 100 to 200 big blinds is a good range to start, allowing meaningful post-flop play and decisions beyond just shove/fold.

A $20 buy-in is:

Having a set with 10/20/20/10 chips per denomination per player is a good place to start.

For example, a 10-player set for a 5c/10c game would contain:

100 x 5c

200 x 25c

200 x $1

100 x $5

--------------

600 chips

A $20 buy-in is:

- 200 big blinds at 5c/10c blinds, or
- 100 big blinds at 10c/20c blinds, or
- 80 big blinds at 10c/25c or 25c/25c blinds

- 250 big blinds at 5c/10c blinds, or
- 125 big blinds at 10c/20c, or
- 100 big blinds at 10c/25c or 25c/25c.

- $1 = white or blue
- $5 = red
- $25 = green (or $20 = yellow)

Having a set with 10/20/20/10 chips per denomination per player is a good place to start.

For example, a 10-player set for a 5c/10c game would contain:

100 x 5c

200 x 25c

200 x $1

100 x $5

--------------

600 chips

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Having the starting stacks = 100 to 200 big blinds is a good range to start, allowing meaningful post-flop play and decisions beyond just shove/fold.

A $20 buy-in is:

and a $25 buy-in is:

- 200 big blinds at 5c/10c blinds, or
- 100 big blinds at 10c/20c blinds, or
- 80 big blinds at 10c/25c or 25c/25c blinds

There are no 'standard' colors for 5c and 25c chips. Common colors for higher denominations are:

- 250 big blinds at 5c/10c blinds, or
- 125 big blinds at 10c/20c, or
- 100 big blinds at 10c/25c or 25c/25c.

Having chips worth $10 isn't very efficient use of the chip set, since it is only 2x larger than the $5 chip. Best practices dictates a 4x or 5x jump between denominations.

- $1 = white or blue
- $5 = red
- $25 = green (or $20 = yellow)

Having a set with 10/20/20/10 chips per denomination per player is a good place to start.

For example, a 10-player set for a 5c/10c game would contain:

100 x 5c

200 x 25c

200 x $1

100 x $5

--------------

600 chips

This is a ton of useful info! Thanks!

Incredibly useful, thanks for posting this. I’ll be using the general template as I buy chips for my home game of .25/.25

A $20 buy-in is:

and a $25 buy-in is:

- 200 big blinds at 5c/10c blinds, or
- 100 big blinds at 10c/20c blinds, or
- 80 big blinds at 10c/25c or 25c/25c blinds

There are no 'standard' colors for 5c and 25c chips. Common colors for higher denominations are:

- 250 big blinds at 5c/10c blinds, or
- 125 big blinds at 10c/20c, or
- 100 big blinds at 10c/25c or 25c/25c.

Having chips worth $10 isn't very efficient use of the chip set, since it is only 2x larger than the $5 chip. Best practices dictates a 4x or 5x jump between denominations.

- $1 = white or blue
- $5 = red
- $25 = green (or $20 = yellow)

Having a set with 10/20/20/10 chips per denomination per player is a good place to start.

For example, a 10-player set for a 5c/10c game would contain:

100 x 5c

200 x 25c

200 x $1

100 x $5

--------------

600 chips

nevermind

I doubt it makes much play difference at all, because it all depends on the players and their betting aggressiveness. For hosting, 0.25/0.25 would be easier because you have less denoms in play, so cheaper to get a playable set.

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/thre...ut-a-cash-game-chip-set-5c-10c-to-5-10.30897/

Good resource!

https://www.pokerchipforum.com/thre...ut-a-cash-game-chip-set-5c-10c-to-5-10.30897/

I’d love to hear feedback or recommendations.

I’d love to hear feedback or recommendations.

I think 0.25/0.25 or 0.25/0.50 is fine for $40 buy-in.

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