WSOP Heads Up Tournament Starting Stacks

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I'm thinking of putting a heads up set together, and was wondering what the round 1 starting stacks for the WSOP heads up tournament would look like. The levels are as follows (copied directly from the tournament schedule):

60k starting stack
1. 200-300
2. 200-400
3. 300-600
4. 400-800
5. 500-1,000
6. 600-1,200
7. 800-1,600
8. 1,000-2,000
9. 1,200-2,400
10. 1,500-3,000
11. 2,000-4,000
12. 3,000-6,000

Suggested breakdowns of the above structure would be greatly appreciated!
 
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I have no idea what they do at WSOP, but how's this look:

T 100 x 20
T 500 x 16
T 1000 x 20
T 5000 x 6

62 chips - 60K. Too many chips? I don't think so since it's head's up. Unless you just want to stay under 100 for ease in transporting. Maybe too many T500? You could drop them to 10 and raise the T1000 to 23.
 

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From what pics there are, it looks like they went pretty minimal in the first round, but that's probably because the chips are cumulative... so in round 2 you have two starting stacks in their regular composition.

Found a pic from someone who made round of 16 and their 480k stack composition was:

400k in 5ks
64k in 1ks
8k in 500s
8k in 100s

Divide by 8 and you get:

10 x 5k
8 x 1k
2 x 500
10 x 100

It does seem like there were more 500s than that based on some of the early pictures, but not many. Either way, I couldn't blame ya if you broke down one or two more of those 5ks.
 
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From what pics there are, it looks like they went pretty minimal in the first round, but that's probably because the chips are cumulative... so in round 2 you have two starting stacks in their regular composition.

Found a pic from someone who made round of 16 and their 480k stack composition was:

400k in 5ks
64k in 1ks
8k in 500s
8k in 100s

Divide by 8 and you get:

10 x 5k
8 x 1k
2 x 500
10 x 100

It does seem like there were more 500s than that based on some of the early pictures, but not many. Either way, I couldn't blame ya if you broke down one or two more of those 5ks.
Casinos are stingy with their chips! That doesn't seem very playable to me. If I'm doing a heads up set for home use, I'm going with at least 45 chips per stack. And 20 T100s
 

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I'd do :

40 x 100
20 x 500
40 x 1000
20 x 5000

20/10/18/7 starting stack with 2x1000 per player to color-up the 100 and extra 5000 to color-up the 500.

You can also use this set for 4 players :
10 x 100
4 x 500
7 x 1000
4 x 5000
For 30K starting stacks. Just color-up the 100 and 500 with 1000's.
You can also reduce the blinds for deeper play.

So 120 chips that you can put in a small travel case like this :
http://pokerhandel.be/fra/product/357/set-de-voyage-vide-125-jetons-de-poker
 

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Casinos are stingy with their chips! That doesn't seem very playable to me. If I'm doing a heads up set for home use, I'm going with at least 45 chips per stack. And 20 T100s

Yeah - I don't disagree on this one, but realistically heads up is maximally easy to make chip change, so with a professional dealer dealing, it's not too big of a deal. And after round 1 where they have 120k each, they have 20 100s, so it rectifies itself after the first round.

On the other hand, it's YOUR heads up set, and I certainly agree with and understand the desire to have lots of chippies to play with :)
 
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