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Stacking Poker Chips to Use Chip Chi Effectively

Discussion in 'Poker Chip Tricks' started by TenPercenter, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. TenPercenter

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    Interesting read. I noticed that I am trying usually to build the power pyramid.
     
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    Loving Egyptian culture, I think I naturally do this as well. It takes a pretty big stack 2 get past the first layer (foundation) .
     
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    That's why I like us to start with big starting stacks in our tourneys :wink:
     
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    Here's an example of a very stable stack. This stack provides for *zero* variance. Not even the blinds can chip away at this stack. So this is the perfect stack if you need to leave the table for, say, 2000 years.
    chip pyramid.jpg

    View attachment chip pyramid-2.jpg

    View attachment chip pyramid-3.jpg

    Of course, this probably works best with Egyptians.

    -CaptLego
     
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    So I should always buy in for the max and get lots of lower denomination chips so that I have more chips to stack in a power configuration, which will cause most of the chips on the table to flow toward my stack. Good to know!
     
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    Now that's what I call a power pyramid! Sweet! :)
     
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    Yeah that's what we start with for each person in our tournaments. :wink:
     
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    CaptLego!!?

    Holy blast from the past, I had to triple check the date on your post to make sure it was new lol!

    It's been over 5 years since you last posted :shocked:, great to see you again!
     
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    Yeah, Hi. It's been awhile. I was contacted by Ten last week to see if we could resurrect my chip sounds article. We managed to do that. So I've been trying to catch up on CT since I went AWOL. Lots has changed. I was saddened to hear about x-files.
    I see there was a bit of drama lately, so thought a little chip fun contribution was called for, hence my post.
    Good to be back.
     
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    I believe in mixing sets during play & building a power pyramid. ...blast from the past pic. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yowza! Now that's a pyramid!
     
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    How many chips are in that pyramid????? :)
     
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    great read greg, and nice pics guys
     
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  15. TenPercenter

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    Testing out the @UW85 feature, to see if the system alerts UW85 that he was mentioned.
     
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    By my calculation, UW85's pyramid has 14,351 chips. :!:
     
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    Are you assuming there is no hollow space inside? (not including hidden tunnels and sarcophagus rooms)
     
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    Yeah, I assumed solid chips. It's possible to make the interior more sparse, or use filler like books or something, I suppose, but the obvious correct answer is MORE CHIPS!
     
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    I got 14350 chips, assuming stacks of 5 solid throughout.
     
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  20. CaptLego

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    I think the top layer is 6 chips, counting the ChipTalk chip on the very top - or maybe not.
     
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