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$1/$2 NL cash set using $2 chips

Discussion in 'Chip Breakdowns' started by kplewisvox, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. kplewisvox

    kplewisvox Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if it's been asked before, but I couldn't find anything on it.

    In a $1/$2 NL cash game (probably $50 min-$400 max buy-ins, 8-max), would there be any use to having $2 chips? Would I be better off buying more $1s and $5s instead?

    If not, what sort of poker games would make better use of a $2 chip? $2-$40 spread limit perhaps?
     
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  2. ovo

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    not much use, 1's and 5's are needed. That being said, the more chips, the merrier . Bust out the 2 dollar chips for a splash of color on the table
     
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    How about a limit game? The sweet spot is a 3-chip/6-chip game, so $6/12 limit would be nice (but you'll need lots of them).
     
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    I use a $2 chip in most of my 1/2NLHE games but more to have a variety of chips/color than anything else. There is some thought that having more $1s on the table leads to more action....for better or worse :)
     
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  5. eM etiB

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    Just my two cents but I can't stand using $2 chips. I've played a ton of poker in FL and many of the rooms use them. They don't really seem to add anything to the game, so why use them? They also confuse the crap out of non regs that are not use to playing with $1's & $5's.
     
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    ^^^^^this. Was at the 1/2 table at the Seminole Hard Rock and they had $1s, $2s, and $5s in play
     
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    Agreed. Parx does this and it drives me crazy. $2s have no place in a big bet game tbh.
     
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  8. kplewisvox

    kplewisvox Well-Known Member

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    So sounds like what I'm hearing is that $2 chips are only really useful in a limit game?

    And so for a $1/$2 NL game, would 200 $1s and 600 $5s be enough? And some green and blacks for rebuys of course.

    $1 - 200
    $5 - 600
    $25 - 100
    $100 - 50
    $200 - 50
     
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  9. eM etiB

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    Your breakdown looks fine except for the $200-50 line. I'm assuming this was a mistake, I've never seen a $200 chip. That would give you $10,700 in total chip value. Highly doubtful you'll ever get close to a $1000 avg stack at a full table. Not sure you mentioned if they would be custom chips but if they are you might want to consider bumping the $100 up to a 100 quantity. It'll do two things for you. 1) you'll have full racks when storing your chips and (2) you'll help future proof your set for down the road if you decide to move up to a 2/5 or 5/5 game.
     
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  10. kplewisvox

    kplewisvox Well-Known Member

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    Yeah -- it offends there, too. :wink:

    Garish colors, and doesn't fit in with the rest of the set. IMO, of course.
     
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    Why a $200 chip if the $100 has it already covered?
     
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  13. kplewisvox

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    The chip set is an homage to late 90s Washington cardrooms. Chipco chips of the time were often intentionally garish, as evidence by the Silver Dollar Casino chips.

    The $200 chip corresponded with the max bet in Washington at the time for blackjack, so they were included in the chip tray. Even though a 2x chip has limited utility, they were somewhat useful because one tube of $200s is as much as two tubes of $100s, so it saved space in the tray. Today, they are merely a novelty of the past.

    In a poker game, they're only ever relevant for rebuys, but 50x$100 + 50x$200 = $15,000, better than $10,000 for having only 100x$100, but $500 chips would be useless in my game, where the max buy-in or rebuy would likely be $400.
     
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