I already have 1000+ China Clay Pharaoh's chips (and it is NOT enough!!). I was curious what you guys thought of # of chips/denoms to support a 40 player tournament with appropriate chip ups (we will race for this)
. We would use $25, $100, $500, $1K, and $5K chips plus the $25K plaques ($5K and $25K for chipping up only). I like the following starting stacks with 20 minute rounds for a 4 to 5 hour tournament with starting blinds of $25/$50 (M would be calculated to make the tourney last 5 hours max):
#16 $25 (This would be #640 for the set)
I can do the math for the most part, but it seems to me that it would be better to have more of the high denoms versus buying enough chips to chip up every chip denom below it (ie. buying #800 $100's to support the starting stacks plus chipping up for the $25's)
Please let me know what you think about total quantities of each denom to support such a tournament, thanks in advance!!