Behold, the world's best 600 chip tourney breakdown for 20 players, T10,000 stacks with rebuys:
160 x T25
160 x T100
80 x T500
140 x T1000
60 x T5000 (or 50 x T5000 and 10 x T25K)
TOTAL BANK: T500,000 (with no T25K)
600 chips. Starting stacks of 8/8/4/7. Do a search on PCF or the blue site for "BCC GCR" and "Goph" and you'll see a couple breakdown threads on the ideal T10K breakdown. My breakdown above is super flexible for all tourneys up to 20 players, and allows you to have T10K starting stacks, which I think is the most popular starting stack size. You'll also have more than enough chips for color-ups and rebuys/add-ons.
I went with the universal, and BG approved 600 chip set.
T 25 - 160
T 100 - 160
T 500 - 80
T 1k - 140
T 5k - 60
With 5 extras each. Perfect for 1 (12/12/5/7) or 2 (8/8/4/7) table 10k starting stacks.
Correct - that 600 chip set supports one table up to T35K stacks (12/12/5/6/5), while also supporting 20 players with 20K stacks (8/8/4/7/2) or 10K stacks with re-buys.
I prefer this breakdown as a minimum for a single table set (10 players):
120 x T25
120 x T100
50 x T500
75 x T1000 (15x for T25/T100 color-ups)
35 x T5000 (5x used for T500 color-ups, balance for re-buys and/or stacks larger than T10K)
Supports up to T15k starting stacks (12/12/5/6/1) with ample chips for color-ups and 10 re-buys, or larger T25k starting stacks with no re-buys. Typically 80-110 total chips in play at tournament end, pending structure.
Never hurts to get extras, in case of loss, theft, breakage, or future expansion. Public service announcement and unpaid endorsement to buy moar chipes.
Best budget approach for a T25-base 10-player 10K tournament set with color-up chips and up to three re-buys (33%) is 280 total chips (8/8/4/7 stacks):approach for T25/10k starting stacks that won't break the bank chip wise.
Best budget approach for a T25-base 10-player 10K tournament set with color-up chips and up to three re-buys (33%) is 280 total chips (8/8/4/7 stacks):
80 x T25
80 x T100
40 x T500
70 x T1000
10 x T5000
But the 400-chip set option is much better.
I'll write the master sticky guide, so long as you purchase all of the chips needed for the various breakdowns in the photo shoot, and then photograph them for inclusion.I vote @BGinGA writes the master sticky guide on tourney structures/setups
I'll write the master sticky guide, so long as you purchase all of the chips needed for the various breakdowns in the photo shoot, and then photograph them for inclusion.
One good volunteer effort deserves another.
Thanks, @BSteck -- ^those^ two would be my 'standard' 600-chip and 400-chip tournament set recommendations for 10-player 10K events (the former with capability for handling two tables). For a 'standard' 20-player 20K set, I recommend 800 chips (240/240/100/160/60).
However, most of my personal sets are geared towards supporting at least two 8-player tables with up to 200K starting stacks:
200 x T25
200 x T100
100 x T500
200 x T1000
200 x T5000
100 x T25000
My preferred breakdown is:
12 x T25
12 x T100
5 x T500
6 x T1K
single-table (10 players)Ok guys looking at hosting a tourney sunday with a 10k stack 10 players. I am thinking of 3-4 hours max closer to 3 hours since its only going to be a $20-$25 buy in with cash game after. @BGinGA what blind timer do I need to use to make that happen? How do you guys figure out the time. Thanks for any help