We recently instituded Addon chips in my home tourney games. Each player is given two "anytime" addon chips that they can use to buy 5k in chips for $10 (we play low stakes). Typically, the Addon chips are turned in with their $10 at the first break (when rebuys and addons end) or between hands, to increase their stack. The question came up... Can addon chips be used to represent the "to be purchased" 5k addon, and put into play? I realize we can set our own rules, but I'd like to know what's normal/appropriate. Is an Addon chip normally considered "live"? What's the "standard" ruling on this?