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Cash Game What are the stakes at your home game?

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Curious which table stakes you guys play in your regular home game? I used to play $1/$2 NL years ago but then I learned about bankroll management and stopped playing in the game. Soon after I met a group of guys who would play .25/.50 NL but now the game runs as .50/1.00 with $100 buy in. How about you guys?
 

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I'm originally from South Philadelphia. We use to play $1/$2 NL with a min buy in of $100, but most would buy for $200-$300. We played in the back of a closed down flower shop not to far the Pat / Genos steaks (I am only using Pats and Genos as a landmark reference. They are just tourist traps IMO LOL ) I prefer Jim's Steaks.

Now I play a friendly .25/.50 NL with a $50 min buy in with a few guys from work. 4-6 players. Once the basement is done, I told Dennis63 he is welcome to come over and play anytime. He helped me get some awesome casino grade poker chairs. Maybe down the line we could have a GB for them. I'd get two more for sure. :)
 

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.25/.50 is what our games runs at a few want to play higher but a few are not comfortable with that. I recently met a group that plays 1/2,2/5,5/10,10/20 I am going to start playing in a few of there games ( not the top two ) because they are willing to play PLO and my group isn't
 
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PLO...now that is a game I haven't played in a while. I'm going to see if the guys would want to play that to mix it up a bit.
 

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Nickel dime among my friends. Among my poker friends we play a little higher, up to $1/$2. tourney buy-ins range from $20 - $60.
 

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We normally play tournaments ($20 buy-in / one $20 rebuy), but it might become 15/15.

I'm considering trying a 0.10/0.25 or 0.25/0.25 cash game...a 0.05/0.10 was tried last year, but it wasn't popular. On the flip side, I don't see our crowd paying $40-$50 for a 0.25/0.50 game. We'll see.
 

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25/50 is what our games runs at a few want to play higher but a few are not comfortable with that. I recently met a group that plays 1/2,2/5,5/10,10/20 I am going to start playing in a few of there games ( not the top two ) because they are willing to play PLO and my group isn't

25/50? NL or Fixed Limit? I love PLO, don't play it live cuz the game would move so slow and people wouldn't be able to calculate an actual pot size raise. At least not at the home games I play in. I play it for pennies online occasionally. Crazy game!
 

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I fixed my post I forgot the decimal

To play PLO in a home setting you need a good pot manager and to round up or down ie in a .25/.25 PLO game round to the nearest 1$ pre/ post flop and to the nearest 5$ on the turn and river to make it Easier / faster

Fixed this one to answer the question Reese had all games besides PLO are NL
 

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Usually $40 buy in freezeout tournaments and. 25/.25 NLHE. Most players I know only play holdem and don't have the bankroll to play higher stakes.
 

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Do people get confused by 0.25 / 0.25? I mentioned it as an option when discussing cash games, and people thought I was nuts...
 

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Do people get confused by 0.25 / 0.25? I mentioned it as an option when discussing cash games, and people thought I was nuts...

We only use the .25/.25 only for PLO and I usually have to explain why we do that at least once per game.
 

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Me and my buddies usually play .05/.10 with at least a 20 dollar buy in. Occasionally if we're feeling rich we'll do a .25/.50 cent game ;) lol.
 

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my play group plays .25/.50 NLHE, but with infinite straddle; so game is essentially $1/2 lol
 

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25/50¢ NL holdem. $30 starting buy-in for everyone. Reloads from $30-$50 if your stack shrinks to $10 or below. Keeps the game friendly.
 

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Pardon my ignorance but with say 1/1 or .25/.25 does the small blind and big blind just both post the same amount and then both check (or raise) before the flop or do you only have one blind? Sorry if that's a noob question but I've always only played with a small blind big blind that is different.
 

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Pardon my ignorance but with say 1/1 or .25/.25 does the small blind and big blind just both post the same amount and then both check (or raise) before the flop or do you only have one blind? Sorry if that's a noob question but I've always only played with a small blind big blind that is different.

Yes you pretty much have 2 big blinds.
 

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We play 8-Game; (6 handed) with 2/4 limits. Buy-in is $400 max and you have to give 45 minutes notice before you get up and leave the game. We are not to sure when the 45 minute rule came from, but it has allowed us to remain good friends for over 7 years now. Some win a little, and some lose a little. PLO and NLHE have some big swings, but the swings even out when the draw games come up.

The 2/4 allows me to get the MotorCity quarters into play during the Stud games. ;)
 

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i prefer tourneys than cash games but we all end up playing .25/.50
 

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25c/50c with a semi-mandatory (almost everyone does it) $1 straddle. 1/3 of the hands will feature a double straddle to $2 and if we get that far, it's almost invariably triple and quadruple straddled to $8. So basically it's 25c/50c/$1/$2/$4/$8. Biggest it's regularly gotten is $32 (at least once a night). We've had a few $64 straddles and one around-the-horn $128 straddle that was taken down (allegedly) preflop by QQ (though frankly none of us believe it, and I hope the villain in this hand registers here and shows up soon and sees this, lololol).

$125 max buyin to start (only because it's nice to give out a rack with a stack of quarters, stack of dollars, and stack of redbirds). Rebuys for half the biggest stack at the table. Biggest cashouts are usually $800-$1400. We've had a couple $4K cashouts and one for $6K+. We play basically everything except NLHE - PLO, PLO/8, Big O, Big O/8, TAHOE, a wonderfully instable game called SOHE, and several Pineapple variants. I wonder sometimes if we've scared away a potentially large player pool without NLHE and with these "circus games" as they're affectionately referred to.
 

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25c/50c with a semi-mandatory (almost everyone does it) $1 straddle. 1/3 of the hands will feature a double straddle to $2 and if we get that far, it's almost invariably triple and quadruple straddled to $8. So basically it's 25c/50c/$1/$2/$4/$8. Biggest it's regularly gotten is $32 (at least once a night). We've had a few $64 straddles and one around-the-horn $128 straddle that was taken down (allegedly) preflop by QQ (though frankly none of us believe it, and I hope the villain in this hand registers here and shows up soon and sees this, lololol).

$125 max buyin to start (only because it's nice to give out a rack with a stack of quarters, stack of dollars, and stack of redbirds). Rebuys for half the biggest stack at the table. Biggest cashouts are usually $800-$1400. We've had a couple $4K cashouts and one for $6K+. We play basically everything except NLHE - PLO, PLO/8, Big O, Big O/8, TAHOE, a wonderfully instable game called SOHE, and several Pineapple variants. I wonder sometimes if we've scared away a potentially large player pool without NLHE and with these "circus games" as they're affectionately referred to.


Not sure I care if we've scared away other players. If the locals from my .05/.10 game can come and hang in your basement, there is no excuse for anyone else. Truman's House is a players room.
 

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Usually .25/.50 for NL/PL games ($100 max) and/or 2/4 for limit. Every couple of months I'll do an entire evening of 3/6 O8. Other than that, the games are all mixed, sometimes PLO/PLO8/NLHE but mostly dealer's choice from a large number of flop, stud, and draw games.
 

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$20 tourneys, 1 rebuy. Once a year we hold a $30 freeze-out event.

I've also hosted a few 5¢/10¢ events ($20 buy-in) to help introduce cash games, but they are not on the regular schedule.
 

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$1/1 mixed games, PL and NL, omaha, 5 Card omaha, Hilo and variants, pineapple variants, sohe, etc. The circus. $200 buy in or half the big stack. Mississippi straddle up to $5.
 
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