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Number of Denoms in your CASH set

Discussion in 'Cash Game / Ring Game Advice' started by AceDeuceNoUse, Aug 6, 2007.

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How Many denominations in your most efficient Cash Set?

  1. 2 denoms

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  2. 2 denoms + 1 non-denom

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  3. 2 denoms + 2 non-denom

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. 3 denoms

    19 vote(s)
    22.4%
  5. 3 denoms + 1 non-denom

    5 vote(s)
    5.9%
  6. 3 denoms + 2 non-denom

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  7. 4 denoms

    32 vote(s)
    37.6%
  8. 4 denoms + 1 non-denom

    5 vote(s)
    5.9%
  9. 5 denoms

    11 vote(s)
    12.9%
  10. 5 denoms + 1 non-denom

    3 vote(s)
    3.5%
  11. Multiple chip colors, all non-denom

    2 vote(s)
    2.4%
  12. Not listed (please describe in thread)

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  1. AceDeuceNoUse

    AceDeuceNoUse Well-Known Member

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    How many different denominations do you have in your most efficient (have just the right amount of chips, requiring the least amount of time making change at the table, suits multiple limits, etc.) Cash Set?

    What factors helped you decide your breakdown?
     
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  2. links_slayer

    links_slayer Master of the 3-Putt Par
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    4 denoms

    $.25
    $1
    $5
    $20

    The main factor influencing my decision was the stakes I wanted to facilitate, primarily $.25/$.50 NL
     
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  3. King of the Farm

    King of the Farm Well-Known Member

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    That's really depends on what limits you host and whether you change it up.

    My Cash set has 4 denom's.

    .25
    $1
    $5
    $20

    I host .25/.50, .50/$1 and $1/$2

    I only use 3 denoms during a game.

    .25/.50 games- i use the .25 & $1 for initial buy ins, $5 for rebuys
    .50/$1 games- same as above (but much less .25's on the table)
    $1/$2 games- I use the $1 & $5 for initial buy ins, $20 for rebuys

    Nice and simple, keep it that way.
     
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  4. Quads

    Quads Creativity Alliance

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    1, 5, 25, 100.
    The 100's don't see much cash game action. We usually use 25's or people play (100's) cash behind.
     
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  5. parrotheadMZ

    parrotheadMZ Well-Known Member

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    4 denoms

    .25c
    $1
    $5
    $25
    I know everyone likes $20 chips, but Im old fashion and I still like $25 chips. I have 150 $5 chips so there is plenty of $5's so its not a problem for me.
     
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  6. bjjensen

    bjjensen Well-Known Member

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    7 denominations, really, but I don't use them all (so voted differently in poll):

    $1
    $5
    $25
    $100
    $500
    $1000
    all of the foregoing converted at 1/100 of face. I also use a $0.50 chip at face value.

    I originally purchased equal amounts of every denomination to have a 'collectoer's set' of the original Paulson JBs (back when even the Paulson store was selling them as 'surplus movie props'). I added more $5 and $25 over the years to better accommodate actually playing poker with them ($5 buy-in). At that level, the top 3 denominations see virtually no use.

    bjjensen
     
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  7. jamby

    jamby Creativity Alliance

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    My Kokopelli setup serves micro-cash, cash and tourney needs.

    The cash denoms are:

    .05
    .10
    .25
    $1
    $5
    $25
    non-denominated

    My three custom sets also provide for relatively flexible cash game play (thanks to Matthew) and those breakdown as:

    Club 517 ASM Roman mold
    .25
    $1
    3
    5
    10
    25
    non-denom

    The DAWg House Chipcos
    .25
    $1
    2
    5
    25
    non-denom

    The Bear Den ASM American mold
    .05
    .25
    $1
    2.50
    5
    25
    non-denom
     
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  8. BigKyle

    BigKyle Well-Known Member

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    What King said. 4 denoms. .25, 1, and 5 for .25/.50; 1,5, and 20 for 1/2. In fact, I like giving out 5's for rebuys in 1/2 games. I think people do tend to play looser when they have a larger amount of chips in front of them. Also, I have seen players try to hide their larger chips. If you only have whites and reds, or blues and reds, or whatever colors your 1s and 5s are, they have a harder time doing this. Once at the Taj, a young guy with ~400 called an all-in from a guy who looked to have ~150 bucks in front of him. Turns out the guy has a short stack of greens with a few reds on top next to his stack of reds, and actually has about 350. Young kid lost the hand and a few us tried to explain that the other guy didnt have his big chips out front, but the results stood.
     
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  9. toblat

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    I actually have 4 denoms but don't use the highest, it's just there in case the game gets stupidly loose
     
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  10. hachkc

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    .25
    .50
    1
    5
    20
    25
    100
    ND


    The 25s will never be used unless I run out of the other chips, the 100s may be used and ND's may have limited use (.05 or .10).
     
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  11. mizuchaud

    mizuchaud Creativity Alliance

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    I've never played cash at home.

    But I got two cash sets.

    I think the two racks of cherries and the two racks of green $2's would be the most ideal for me to use.

    25/50 anyone?
     
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  12. Button Potato

    Button Potato World Series Final Table
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    I never have more than 3 denoms in play at any time. The friendly husband/wife game is 1/2 NLHE ($1, $5, and $25) and the higher buy-in game is 5/10 NLHE ($5, $25, $100).
     
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  13. tastic

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    $0.25, $0.50, $1, $2, $5, $20, $100, $500 ($500 is just for kicks)
     
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  14. murrman

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    4 denoms:

    25¢
    $1
    $2
    $5

    It works well for a 25/50 limit game. I didn't need the $2 chip but, I just had to have a fourth denom. It was going to be a $3 chip but TR King didn't have a stamp in that denom.
     
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  15. B.C.

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    Curently 6 Denoms:

    $1
    $2
    $3
    $5
    $10
    $20

    I just ordered a rack of .50 from ASM as well.

    Why so many denoms?

    We play about 7 different games at about five different limits. Plus you can never have too many chips:wink: .
     
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  16. Diablo_Rojos

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    25c
    $1
    $5

    I have 25s and 100s but i doubt I'll ever use them in regular play
     
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  17. jamby

    jamby Creativity Alliance

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    BINGO!
     
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  18. dad604

    dad604 Well-Known Member

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    I have
    400 - $1
    400 - $5
    200 - $25
    100 - $100

    So far I have only use the 2 denoms, the $1 and $5's. If I get any higher games then the $25's would be added for 3 denoms used.
     
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  19. Brewster

    Brewster the office ninja

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    I've got a non-denom set that serves as my single table cash game chips.

    The breakdown:
    98 - yellow (25¢)
    158 - blue ($1)
    58 - orange ($5)
    18 - grey ($20)

    With this set I can accomodate virtually any stakes that would ever appear at our homegame. It is used primarily for 25¢/50¢ NL but can easily be changed for 50¢/$1 (orange = 50¢ and yellow = $5). So far the $20 chips have not been needed (but you can never have too many chips).
     
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  20. ipgyst

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    Three denoms is what I've seen in cash games. Sometimes a 4th denom for a rebuy or addon, but most times a few of the 3rd highest denom is good enough for the rebuy, so why complicate the calculation of a stack size by adding a 4th chip? Of course if you are the math wizard, you should put 5 or 6 denoms out there (.05, .10, .25, .50, 1, 2) and fry everybody else's brain. $$$:)
     
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