Because we can't grind the micros online anymore, my friends and I are running a poker league this summer to get our MTT fix. We're going to try to have ~30 people in each tournament. To cover all these people, I'm upgrading my pharaoh's set from a 10 to a 30 person set. I'd like there to be an optional re-buy/full add-on available for each player. Right now, the breakdown I have in mind is this:
T10000, 8/8/6/6 Starting stacks:
T25 - 240
T100 - 300
T500 - 200
T1000 - 220
T5000 - 90
T25000 - 2 (I know these plaques aren't needed, just wanted them around for the novelty.
Total chips: 1052 (10 of the T5000's are plaques I already have, and 40 of the T25's chill in my cash-set; that's the reason for the non-rack filling numbers)
Question one: Do you guys think that more than 1000 chips would be optimal here? Color-ups are pretty tight... the T25's are just
covered by the T100's, so rebuys would have to be done with mostly T1000's and T5000's and the 20 500's left over. Assuming everyone re-bought/added-on, would the amount of change making at the table be overwhelming for newbies? Is the only way to fix this by adding more T100/T500 chips? Buying more than 1000 chips isn't a problem per-se, but I'd like to keep it at 1000 unless it'll be difficult to perform re-buys/add-ons.
Question two: With my current breakdown in mind, what would you change if anything for 30 players? I know some people prefer an 8/8/4/7 or an 8/8/2/8 starting stack... What are the advantages to those and what kind of adjustments should I make if I would like to switch?
It's getting late and I have calculus early tomorrow, so I'll come back later to post my tournament structure for you all to nit-pick.
Thanks a lot guys,