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Tournament set breakdown help

Discussion in 'Chip Breakdowns' started by Shawn15p, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Shawn15p

    Shawn15p Member

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    Just purchased cash set of Pharaohs and love them, I know a lot of people on here don't think they are great chips but i can't afford the real thing. I like playing cash games, but a lot of the guys that play usually prefer tournaments which i haven't really hosted very often.

    I wanted to just get some more Pharaohs to match my set, but that seems that a big no no from everything that i read. So i was thinking of picking up some Milanos. Any advice on how many chips i need, breakdown, starting stack breakdown ect would be great !!

    Probably have between 12-16 people for a tournament max. I don't want it to last all night because i would like to get a cash game going after it ends. Thanks in advance !!!
     
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  2. Mojo1312

    Mojo1312 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Shawn. Welcome to CT. I use to host a weekly cash game every Thursday that drew 9 to 10 players and a tournament every other Tuesday that drew 12 to 14 players. My tournament's would usually run around five hours to five and quarter hours. We had two ten minute breaks during the game. One at the end of the re-buy period where we would race off the T25's, and one more where we would race off the T100's.

    Towards the end of my hosting, players who had been knocked out from the tournament would get a cash game going at the second table.

    I would advise against making the tournament shorter than what your veteran players are accustomed to playing in.

    Do you know how long you want the tournament to last, and do you plan on having a re-buy period?

    (Personally, I think color progression and large font of Milano's makes them an ideal chip for tournaments.)
     
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  3. Shawn15p

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    I was thinking of 4-5 hours and maybe one re-buy---i have never done re buys before so not sure.
     
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    Here is the structure of my weekly single re-buy 12 to 14 player tournament:

    T15,000 + 750 bonus chips for those players who arrived on time. Rounds 1 thru 5 are 16 minutes. Rounds 6 thru 13 are 20 minutes, and 25 minutes thereafter.

    25/75
    50/100
    75/150
    100/200
    150/300
    200/400 (10 minutes)
    (Break) Remove T25's
    End of re-buys
    200/400 (10 minutes)
    300/600
    400/800
    500/1000
    700/1500
    (Break) Remove T100's
    1000/2000
    1500/3000
    2000/4000
    3000/6000 25 minutes
    4000/8000 25 minutes

    Starting Stacks

    10 x 25
    10 x 100
    3 x 500
    8 x 1000
    1 x 5000

    I used both the T5000 and T10000 chip.

    We paid out top three 9/6/4. Everyone had a $5 knock-out chip as part of their $45 buy-in that went to the player who eliminated them. We kept two decks going at each table, thereby allowing us to play a greater number of hands per round.


    Chip set for up to 18 players

    180 x 25
    200 x 100
    60 x 500
    200 x 1000
    40 x 5000
    20 x 10000
     
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