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Just wondering........in most of our cash games, we are handing out 1,000 in chips which is 27 total physical chips.

What is we just made the chips actual cash value instead so if you bought in for $40 you would get 10 cent, 25 cent, 1 dollar, and 5 dollar chips? You would get a bit more physical chips to play with including the intro of a $5 chip and it would be face value count out at the end of the night?

What would the cons be to doing this except running out of chips if you try to service more than 10-11 players in a cash game? I think it would be even better knowing you are betting with face value chips knowing exactly what you are risking in a bet.

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I think the way we do it is great. We can feel like big shots with out really risking a lot. People who really care how much they are betting know, at least approximately, how much they are risking.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that a $2000 is 2 buy-ins.

It has nothing to do with the number of chips it would take - it just adds a bit of excitement to be throwing around "$500" instead of $12.50.
 
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Don't make no nevermind to me!

Far as I can tell, the current format is something that we just carried over from PokerPals. It's a good format and makes a lot of sense, but there's nothing that say we couldn't do anything different. Sure...I'd try it...

The nice thing about the current format is that it allows you to play a game at any stakes. You can always convert any buy in amount to a $1000 chip stack and have a factor to multiply by for cashing people out. That's the overwhelming benefit of the current format, IMHO.

But if enough people like your suggestion, BK, I might be willing to give it a shot next Thursday night if you haven't done so already by then.
 

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When I used to host games (before moving to the middle of nowhere in a house that doesn't lend itself to hosting) I used to sometimes let the players vote before each game. We tried different stuff & it was all fun. At one game we all just played w/ coins (I had a big jar of nics, dimes & quarters).

Result: Every format was fun. It's the poker, not the chips. Pick any format you want & I'll play. :)
 
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