Tourney Structure Check - 200,000 starting stacks

grandgnu

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Have a tourney set of CPS chips and the 100 and 500's run too close together in color, plus I want to see a lot of the 5K oranges in play, so changing my starting stacks to 200,000 for a 10-player single table tourney.

Anyway, looking to keep the game around 4 hours long, here's the structure I'm looking at:


STARTING STACK: 200K (500 x 12, 1K x 14, 5K x 16, 25K x 4)
BLIND LEVELS: 15 minutes each


500/1K
1/2K
1.5/3K
2/4K
2.5/5K

**color up 500 chips**

3/6K
4/8K
5/10K
6/12K
8/16K

**color up 1K chips**

10/20K
15/30K
20/40K
30/60K
40/80K


I think this is good, but wanted to run it by the fine minds of PCF to get feedback.
 
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That's almost an exact copy of my CPS tourney starting stacks, for the same reason too!
Ive found that this is a sound structure, nothing is confusing with chip colors when counting pots (PLO) and the big splash pots at your level 5 are beauties!
Good luck with your tournies!
 

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Nice, thanks Jamie! Yeah, plus I love being able to give everyone a lot of chips to shuffle with early, rather than people constantly having to make change or sit there with like 8 chips in front of them like so many other home games that don't have a clue.
 

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That looks pretty similar to the structure I use for T2000 tourneys w/ 5/10 starting blinds. It serves my group well (we use 20 min blinds).
 

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gnu, your structure will run around 4 hours max plus breaks, on average.

I'd probably go with the structure below, to even out the jumps and provide for more early play. It will typically run about 4 hours or less, breaks included.

rd sb bb
L1 500 1000
L2 500 1500
L3 1000 2000
L4 1500 3000
remove T500 chips
L5 2000 4000
L6 3000 6000
L7 4000 8000
L8 6000 12000
L9 8000 16000
L10 12000 24000
remove T1000 chips
L11 15000 30000
L12 20000 40000
L13 30000 60000
L14 40000 80000
L15 60000 120000 ***
L16 80000 160000
L17 100000 200000
 
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