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$10 Chip in $1/$2

Discussion in 'Cash Game / Ring Game Advice' started by CraigT78, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. CraigT78

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    So after stalking the forums for some time I decided that I wanted to break apart my chips and keep the cash chips separate from my tourney chips. I don't want any stray chips finding the way to the cash table. The question I have is would it be weird to play a $1/$2 NL game with $1 and $10 chips only? I use Malino chips currently and picked up a rack of $10's so I could keep the $5s in the tourny. My other thought was to issue the $5s as they would be colored up from the tourney game early enough and I would know that they were all accounted for. What are your thoughts on this until I pick up some different (custom) cash game chips?
     
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    In my opinion I feel that having a $9 gap between the 2 lowest chip denoms in your cash game set is pretty huge but I guess it could work.
     
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    What's your next denom? 25? 20? 50? 100?
     
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    Simple... I ran into this with my Milanos as well... Ditch the T5 for the tourney, and start with the more standard T25/T50 blind level. Then you have $5 chips for cash. The local home games I played used to start with T5's, so I didn't know any better, so I purchased Milanos with 5's in mind for a tourney set... That grew old fast.

    Also, I'm NOT a fan of $10 chips, period. Some custom cash sets have them, and they're cool and all, but for practicality sake, a $20 or $25 cash chip works better IMHO. And playing $1/2, a $5 chip is pretty much a necessity if you don't want to slow down play. And having a $10 chip (just 2x the red) is somewhat redundant.
     
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    I like more color on the table, so 10 and 20 is nice
     
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    Next would be 25, but they'd be in the tourney set. I guess I was thinking $1s and $10s for cash, but I can see the issue with the spread.
     
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    I thought about ditching the $5 from the tournament, but I have so many of them. I guess I just need to suck it up and get a couple more racks of $25 and just start the tournament with those. Thanks!
     
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    Piles of $5s is perfect for $1/$2 cash games.
     
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    Piles of 10s can work as well. When I played 1/2 in Barcelona they used 1's, 5's, 10's and 100's. (Only a few 5's at the table.)
     
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    You need more $5's. I had around 1200 fives at one point.

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    This. I really can't see a viable 1/2 game with only 1's and 10's. You'd need way too many singles and that would slow down the hands.
     
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    So with this being said, what structure would I start out with? T5,000? T10,000?

    I don't have enough chips currently to do T10000, but could swing T5000. How would that work out?
     
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    100 BB is kind of light (unless you have rebuys). You could actually start at 25/25 if you're worried about getting short stacked. A 25/75 level would also help keep things deeper longer.

    What's your actual breakdown?
     
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    Currently I have:
    T1 - 300 (Cash Game)
    T5 - 400 (Removing for cash game)
    T10 - 100 (Cash Game)

    T25 - 300
    T100 - 200
    T500 - 50
    T1000 - 50

    I am playing with blind valet and my poker chip break down pdf to see where I need to add. This will be for up-to 16 players with re-buy and no add on.
     
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    I was thinking I needed to add 50 more of the 500 & 1000 and add 50 T5000 to the mix.
     
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    Just go full racks, yes 50 more 500 and 1k chips, and then just do 100 5k chips. I'd actually do another 100 blacks too. 300/300/100/100/100. 900 total,chips.

    Can never have too many chips.
     
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    Eh, sell the extra 100 T25s. 16 buy-ins x 12 chips is 192. If you want to hit 24 players, you can do 8/8/x/x stacks.
     
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    A $5 chip is your workhorse chip in a 1/2 game. It could work but you would need several more ones in your starting stack.
     
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    Thanks for the advice - I am keeping the $5s in my game but removing the $25s and using the $10s instead. This is of course until I find a custom set of cash chips.

    Side question - how many $1s would y'all recommend for a 16 player cash game? 2x tables of 8. Typical buy in is $60-$100 each player.
     
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    1 rack per table is a typical minimum for blinds chips. Probably double that if it plays small or a lot of singles go into dealer tips.
     
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