Originally Posted by Ronoh
I prefer a single rack for heads up games.
Each guy starts with a barrel of red, a barrel of green, and nine black (1500 chips, 5/10 blinds). Use the extra two black to color up the red when you're done with them, green and black (60 chips) stay in play until it's over.
I do the same thing ^^, although I also have heads-up tourney sets that consist of chips with larger starting denoms:
where each player starts with a barrel of green, a barrel of black, and ten purple (7500 chips, 25/50 blinds).
Of course, I also tend to combine these sets when possible, so that it could be used for either heads-up configuration (plus I throw in a few T1000 chips to round things out):
This also allows starting stacks of 10K when needed/wanted.
So a typical heads-up set (actually two in disguise) for me usually consists of 150 chips. The spare 50 chips live in a rack shared by the extra 50 chips of a different 150-pc heads-up set.
I sometimes hold heads-up tournaments, so my ultimate goal is to fill a birdcage with nothing but heads-up tourney racks (each one from a different casino). Yeah, I could break down one of my larger tournament sets to do it, but where's the fun (or addiction) in that?