Friday Night Super Deep Stack
I run a 20K deep Stack Tournament every Friday night and it's usually one full table with eight players on it. I like to have as many chips as possible out on the table as I can so here's what our starting stacks look like:
Two re-buys and one T5000 add-on are allowed until the first break. This essentially puts 200,000 in chips on the table to begin with and we usually end up with 250,000 by the end of the game. I love this breakdown because it keeps people from throwing big chips in the pot and making change for themselves and it keeps everybody's math focused on their game instead of what they need back from the pot. And who doesn't like starting a game with almost a full rack of chips in front of them?
Blinds structure as follows:
Usually we're heads up by 1500/3000 but I chose to keep the first two blind levels after the second chip up at twenty minutes because it's no fun when you work to accumulate all those chips but then don't get a lot of play out of them. Usually by 2000/4000 we're at least down to three players so the orbits go faster and people can see more hands during a shorter blind level. So far this has worked out really well for our group and it keeps people in for long enough that they don't feel like they didn't get their money's worth out of the game.