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Travel Chips Help - 300 Chip Limit

Discussion in 'Chip Breakdowns' started by justsomedude, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. justsomedude

    justsomedude Well-Known Member

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    After racking my brain for too many hours, I've decided to solicit the help of the CT gurus on this...

    I've been tasked with providing this year's poker entertainment for my family's Thanksgiving get together. It ends up being a family reunion of sorts with lots of people showing up. The issue is making a small/portable set that I can travel with, while also trying to satisfy two different groups of players. I've decided on a compact 300 chip case that I can toss into my suitcase.

    Regarding games... We'll have the older casual crowd who will want to stick with .05/.10 blinds, and the "stay up late drinking" group that would want to up it to .25/.50.

    This is what I've come up with so far...

    .05 x 60
    .25 x 90
    1.00 x 130
    5.00 x 20
    $20 x 5 (these may not fit in the case, but I can pack an extra 5 chips somewhere)

    This gives me $355 in the bank. I'm thinking the most we'd have in a game at one time would be 6 or 7 players.

    Will this breakdown work for what I'm trying to do? Or should I just bite the bullet and up it to 400 chips?
     
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  2. atomiktoaster

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    Seems pretty good. I put together a microstakes set with this breakdown:

    .05 x 100
    .25 x 100
    1.00 x 160
    $10 x 40

    The $10s just free up more singles from the big stacks (plus I'm using casino $5s as nickels).

    There's a couple ways to shave 100 chips off my breakdown and get it to 300 for a single table.
    60/80/140/20 might work well.
     
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    justsomedude Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @atomiktoaster ... I'm liking your 400 setup and thinking I may just have to up the set to make it work with both blinds.
     
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  4. DrStrange

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    Life would be easier if the $0.05/$0.10 game becomes a single $0.25 blind and you could replace the nickels

    or

    The $0.05/$0.10 becomes a single dime for blinds or $0.10/$0.10 and the $0.25/$0.50 becomes $0.20/$0.40 and you remix the chips for dimes, fifty-cent chips, twos and tens.

    or

    you could use actual coins and chips for dollars +

    For what it is worth, my $0.25/$0.50, $20 max buy in game runs with 6-8 players and generally needs $500+ in the bank for a three hour session. Could be my players are more loose and foolhardy than some.

    DrStrange
     
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    Thyechal Well-Known Member

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    3 rolls of nickels
    3 rolls of quarters
    180x$1
    100x$5
    20x$20

    :)
     
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