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500 chip tourney set question - check my math/thoughts?

Discussion in 'Chip Breakdowns' started by devin mac, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. devin mac

    devin mac Well-Known Member

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    Looking to get back into poker and get a decent set of chips (here's looking at you Pharoahs or Milanos) to buy a dedicated tourney set for small home game tourneys. 95% of the time I'll never see more than 8 players, but I may run an occasional one at work where I could have two tables, but I would think ALWAYS less than 10 per table. So a likely max of 16 players...

    I've been playing with numbers for a bit and came up with this, given I'd like to have a T5000 structure normally, with one rebuy/addon per player.

    I'm thinking this set's breakdown works well and SHOULD support up to 20 players as a max, allowing one rebuy per, and still coloring all the 25's and 100's out if it gets deep enough to do so? Am I missing something?

    Assuming I somehow end up with 20 people, if I start the stacks with this breakdown of 22 chips each:

    $25 x 8 (160 total chips in play)
    $100 x 8 (160 total chips in play)
    $500 x 4 (80 total chips in play)
    $1000 x 2 (40 total chips in play)

    I should have $4,000 in $25's in play, and $16,000 in $100's in play at the start, making a total of $20,000 i need to color up. With a total of 440 chips in play from the getgo, leaving 60 more to cover rebuys/colorups if I want to stick with 500 chips.

    20 $5000 chips covers rebuys, leaving me 40 chips to cover coloring up my $25 and $100 chips. 20 more each of $500 and $1000 SHOULD do it, right? This would give me $10,000 in $500's and $20,000 in $1000's. $30,000 available to color up $20,000 in chips in play? Or am I missing something?

    This would put my final breakdown at:

    $25 x 160
    $100 x 160
    $500 x 100
    $1000 x 60
    $5000 x 20

    Final result, tourney set that will cover a max of 20 people at T5000 with one rebuy/addon per entrant? Or did I goof? More interestingly, did i just work/spreadsheet my way into anyone else's exact breakdown? lol


    Anyway, 20 people is more ore less never going to happen, but I like to overthink stuff like this and work through it.
     
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    atomiktoaster Well-Known Member

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    You're over buying T500 and under on the T5000s, I'd suspect. 160/160/80/60/40 is going to be more flexible. You can color up with T1000s directly, albeit with a bit more change making. With China clays, though you'll have to buy in 25 chip stacks in a lot of cases. That might make it:
    175/175/100/75/50, rather than 175/175/100/75/25.

    What you order doesn't necessarily have to fit in your case though (and extras are nice to have). If the only different is an extra 25 T5000s, I'd just go ahead and pick them up. You'll need them if you want to do a nice deep stack one day.

    Make sure you check out the CPS and Majestic chips too, if you're in the china clay market.
     
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    devin mac Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, maybe I split the difference and order 600 chips. It's not a ton more money and gives me a lot more cushion and options.

    Yeah I'm also considering getting in on the Majestics for a cash set. :)
     
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