WSOP Chip Usage - 2005 Rio Primary Bud Jones

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WSOP Chis Usage History – 2005 Bud Jones Rio Primary Set

In 2005 the WSOP was hosted somewhere besides the Binion’s Horseshoe for the first time ever moving to the Rio. These were commissioned to serve as the chips used for the ever-growing tournament fields at the World Series. They served as the primary chips in 2005 and 2006 but were replaced in this role by the 2007 Paulson Primary and Secondary chips in 2007. Between 2007 – 2013 (and 2015) the only times these chips touched the felt in a bracelet event was at the annual $500 Casino Employees Only NLHE events.

Not only did these chips continue to see playing time through 2019, they actually saw an increase in use in later years. In 2014 they were busted out for the 1.5k NLHE Monster Stack, the first time they were seen in a non-employee field since 2007. They later served as a tertiary set to the Paulsons seeing the tables 9 times in 2017, 14 times in 2018, and 19 times in 2019. They are usually used in low buy in specialty events like the Monster Stack, Little One Drop, Ladies Event, and some Giant and Colossus events. They were used in the 2015 WSOP.com NLHE online event that played the final table live in Las Vegas.

The following chip uses apply to bracelet events only.

5 Sky Blue with Black

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Years Active – 2005 - 2006

These chips were used as ante chips for draw and stud tournaments in 2005 and 2006.

25 Army Green with Canary Yellow

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Years Active – 2005 – 2018

These chips were a part of the primary set and were used at most tournaments in 2005 and 2006. They were used at the $500 Casino Employees Only NLHE events between 2007 – 20013 and 2015. Since 2014, they are typically used in low buy in specialty events like the Monster Stack, Little One Drop, Ladies Event, and some Giant and Colossus events.

Due to the Big Blind Ante structure, these chips were not used in 2019.

100 Black with Ivory

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Years Active – 2005 – 2019

These chips were a part of the primary set and were used at most tournaments in 2005 and 2006. They were used at the $500 Casino Employees Only NLHE events between 2007 – 20013 and 2015. Since 2014, they are typically used in low buy in specialty events like the Monster Stack, Little One Drop, Ladies Event, and some Giant and Colossus events.

500 Hot Pink with Black

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Years Active – 2005 – 2019

These chips were a part of the primary set and were used at most tournaments in 2005 and 2006. They were used at the $500 Casino Employees Only NLHE events between 2007 – 20013 and 2015. Since 2014, they are typically used in low buy in specialty events like the Monster Stack, Little One Drop, Ladies Event, and some Giant and Colossus events.

1k Canary Yellow with Black

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Years Active – 2005 – 2019

These chips were a part of the primary set and were used at most tournaments in 2005 and 2006. They were used at the $500 Casino Employees Only NLHE events between 2007 – 20013 and 2015. Since 2014, they are typically used in low buy in specialty events like the Monster Stack, Little One Drop, Ladies Event, and some Giant and Colossus events.

5k Lavender with Aqua

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Years Active – 2005, 2017 - 2019

These chips were a part of the primary set and were used at most tournaments in 2005. They were replaced by the Bright Orange 5k chips in 2006 and did not see use between 2006 – 2016. They made a surprise comeback in 2017 replacing the Dark Grey chips in the 2012 Bud Jones Secondary set. They have been used with the Bud Jones Secondary set in all of their uses since 2017.

Although not used with the Bud Jones primary set since 2005, these chips showed up in the 2019 Event 3 The Big 50 alongside the Tan 50ks and the secondary Hot Pink 25ks after the event ran out of the Bud Jones chips intended to be used in the event. They were used in mixed stacks with the Bright Orange 5ks.

5k Bright Orange with Light Gray

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Years Active – 2006 – 2019

These chips were introduced in 2006 to replace the Lavender 5k chips and were used in conjunction with the other 2005 Bud Jones primary set that year. They were used at the $500 Casino Employees Only NLHE events between 2007 – 20013 and 2015. Since 2014, they are typically used in low buy in specialty events like the Monster Stack, Little One Drop, Ladies Event, and some Giant and Colossus events.

10k Black with Gold

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Years Active – 2005 – 2006, 2019

These chips were a part of the primary set and were used in 2005 and 2006. They made a surprising re-appearance in the 2019 Event 53 $800 NLHE Deepstack.

25k Fire Red with Canary Yellow

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Years Active – 2006 – 2019

These chips were introduced in 2006. They were used at the 2006 Main Event. They were used at the $500 Casino Employees Only NLHE events between 2007 – 20013 and 2015. Since 2014, they are typically used in low buy in specialty events like the Monster Stack, Little One Drop, Ladies Event, and some Giant and Colossus events.

50k Tan with Chocolate

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Years Active - 2005 and 2019

These chips were introduced to be the highest denom in 2005. They were used at the Main Event final table that year. Their usage was replace by the 25k and 100k chips introduced in 2006.

These chips made a return in the 2019 Event 3 The Big 50. Although they probably weren't intended to be used, they showed up along with the Lavender 5ks and secondary Hot Pink 25ks after the event ran out of the Bud Jones chips intended to be used in the event.

100k Leaf Green with Black

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Years Active – 2006 – 2019

These chips were introduced in 2006. They were used at the 2006 Main Event. Since 2014, they are typically used in low buy in specialty events like the Monster Stack, Little One Drop, and some Giant and Colossus events. In 2014 They were used in the Event 60 1.5k NLHE and the Event 62 1k Little One Drop alongside the 2007 primary Paulson chips for unknown reasons.

500k Purple with Rose

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Years Active – 2015 – 2019

These chips were introduced in 2015 and have only been used with the 2005 Bud Jones set appearing 32 times times, including a whopping 17 times in 2019 alone. They have been used at every 1.5k Monster Stack between 2014 - 2019 and every Colossus event between 2015 – 2019.

1M Grey with Fuchsia

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Years Active - 2019

These chips were introduced in the 2019 Event 3 The Big 50 on day 4 of 5 to handle the massive field and chip stacks. They were used in nine events in 2019 including the Big 50, the Millionaire Maker, the Monster Stack, The Colossus, The Mini Main, and the Little One Drop.

They were also used alongside the 2012 Bud Jones V2 set in the 2019 $800 NLHE Deepstack.

5M Gold with Dark Red

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Years Active - 2019

These chips were introduced in the 2019 Event 3 The Big 50 on day 4 of 5 to handle the massive field and chip stacks. Their only other known use is the 2019 $400 Colossus.

Use with 2007 Primary Paulson Set

These chips have seen some mixed use with 2007 primary Paulson set:

In the 2011 $500 Casino Employees Only Event the 5k Blaze Orange primary Paulson chips were temporarily used with the 2005 Bud Jones set before being replaced with the 5k Bright Orange Bud Jones chips.
In the 2014 1.5k NLHE and 1k Little One Drop events the 100k Leaf Green Bud Jones were used with the 2007 primary Paulson set.
In the 2014 1.5k Monster Stack event the 250k Almond 2007 primary Paulson chips were used with the 2005 Bud Jones set.

Use with the 2012 Secondary Bud Jones Set

In the 2019 $500 Big Fifty Event these chips were used with the 25k Bud Jones secondary hot pink chips alongside the 5k Lavender (which were only being used with the Secondary set at this time) and 50k Tan chips due to the WSOP running out of chips from the Primary set on day 1D.
In the 2019 $800 NLHE Deepstack the Grey 1M chips were used with the Bud Jones secondary set.

For more information on WSOP chip usage:

WSOP Chip Usage - 2007 Rio Primary Paulson Set
WSOP Chip Usage - 2007 Rio Secondary Paulson Set
WSOP Chip Usage - 2012 Rio Secondary Bud Jones
WSOP Chip Usage - Binion's Horseshoe
 
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Forgot the light tan 50k

You are 100% right I completed missed them. I also corrected a mistake I made at the top. Despite the Main Event final table being held at the Binion's in 2005, these chips were still used. I'm trying to find more info about the early use of these chips but the only videos I can find of the ESPN broadcasts in 2005 and 2006 are grainy garbage videos on Youtube.
 

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April update:

-Committed to colors. Bud Jones experts prove me wrong!
-Added another mediocre pick of the Tan 50ks. Still looking for a better picture.
 

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No 250k. Not on the Nevada gaming chip and token report and never seen in play.

They only introduced the 500k when they started reusing the set in 2015. By then they had retired the Paulson primary 250k and probably figured out it was a pointless denom. The Paulson secondary Lavender 250ks were the last of that denom used in the 2016 for the One Drop.

BTW if anyone ever has any questions like these I am more than willing to answer if I have one!
 

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They appear so but haven't been able to officially confirm. The chip and token report didn't say so and I haven't been able to see direct stacks yet. We should know at the final table I'm sure.
 

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The lavender 5k is my favorite WSOP chip of all, looked so good stacked next to the yellow 1k. I like the 100k mint as well.
 

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Have been playing g in WSOP on and off for 15+ years. I do miss some of the sets that they 'retired'.
 

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I love this thread.
Now I'm think about making my next Chip Design Study for these Chips.

Question:
These Chips are retired, right?
But what happen to thousands of Chips which are not in use anymore?
 

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I love this thread.
Now I'm think about making my next Chip Design Study for these Chips.

Question:
These Chips are retired, right?
But what happen to thousands of Chips which are not in use anymore?

Actually most of these chips are still active and have been used multiple times in 2019 in the smaller buy-in tournaments. The 5 chip and the 10,000 chip are the only two that are unofficially "retired" as they have not been used since 2005.

When the set is officially retired the chips will most likely be destroyed per Nevada Gaming Commission regulations.
 

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Actually most of these chips are still active and have been used multiple times in 2019 in the smaller buy-in tournaments. The 5 chip and the 10,000 chip are the only two that are unofficially "retired" as they have not been used since 2005.

When the set is officially retired the chips will most likely be destroyed per Nevada Gaming Commission regulations.

Actually, I don’t believe there is anything stating that NCV or tournament chips “have” to be destroyed? Only gaming cheques.
Let’s hope when the WSOP moves to the Caesar’s Convention Center that somehow all the Rio tournament chips become available. It would be the greatest thing....EVER!
 

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Actually, I don’t believe there is anything stating that NCV or tournament chips “have” to be destroyed? Only gaming cheques.
Let’s hope when the WSOP moves to the Caesar’s Convention Center that somehow all the Rio tournament chips become available. It would be the greatest thing....EVER!

Keep hoping... is my response to that
 

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Hmmm -- the final two days of the main event were still held at the Horseshoe. Does anyone know which chips were used for those two days of play?
 

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Hmmm -- the final two days of the main event were still held at the Horseshoe. Does anyone know which chips were used for those two days of play?

I kind of mention it up above in the thread:

You are 100% right I completed missed them. I also corrected a mistake I made at the top. Despite the Main Event final table being held at the Binion's in 2005, these chips were still used. I'm trying to find more info about the early use of these chips but the only videos I can find of the ESPN broadcasts in 2005 and 2006 are grainy garbage videos on Youtube.

They used the Rio chips as best as I can tell. The final table used the Tan 50k that the 2004 Binion's set didn't have. Double checking with the videos available is tough because they are Standard Def garbage.

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I kind of mention it up above in the thread:

The only specific comment I see regarding the final two days at the Horseshoe addresses only the "50k Tan with Chocolate" chip. So you're extrapolating from that to implay that the rest of the Rio chips were also used those final two days?

Thanks...
 

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Not just that. It's a heavily educated assumption based on a variety of factors I have seen. I just don't have high res pictures of chips with the faces showing they are Rio chips to prove it.

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The 5k Rio BJ chips were based on the 10k Binion's chips and vice versa. This makes it more difficult to know for a fact which chips are being used from stack pictures.

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However when you look at:

1) Final table chip counts and the amount of chips on the table.
2) The fact that the Rio chips were used earlier in the tournament and the 50ks are Rio chips
3) In the Dannenmann pic it makes far more sense that they would be using 50k and 10k chips from the same set as opposed to 50k and 5k chips from different sets...

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Evidence heavily suggests the Rio chips were used at the final table of the 2005 WSOP Main Event even though it was held at Binion's.
 

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Quick update for the usage through 2019.

T25s were not used due to Big Blind Ante structure. 10ks and 50ks made a surprise return this year. 1M and 5M chips were added this year as well.
 
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