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when I started playing poker, we played in my house and had no chips, it was on the basis of real money, we only limited the bet so that we could play all night and nobody lose their soul in the game. rsrsrsrsrsr
10th June 2018, 7:52 PM
Alexandr Svinarshyk 
Poker at: PokerStars
Great tips for home gambling. It is a pity that at the moment no one from my friends is playing poker. About 5 years ago my friends and I played only cache.
11th June 2018, 9:42 AM
Online Poker at: PS|ACR|888
Game: NL Hold'Em
Wow that was instantly bookmarked for some future use but the 2 bad things is that I haven't play a home game since I was in university and the second and most important nobody shares the shame passion as me about poker :P This is and one of the main reasons I joined CC in order to discuss about my hobby
I really don't like the light ones because I can't make the shuffle thing which I think makes every live poker player to distress and thing better when he has to take a decision!
The next time I try to persuade some of my friends to host a home game I will try to be a deep - slow - structured tournament :P
11th June 2018, 8:45 PM
Poker at: pokerstars
Thank you for this guide, my family once a month we meet to play some poker.
We like to play texas holdem, play sits and go, and we begin with 1000 or 1500 chips.
12th June 2018, 4:56 AM
Online Poker at: Party Poker
I, Myself host home games. I do 2 games a month with the same people....They look forward to my tourneys every 2 weeks.
I do not have that much poker chips though but we manage to play every time. its always been 2 tables every time i hosted. i only got about 250 Composite poker chips with a carry case. with 4 colours.
When it comes to blinding up we don't got that much colours, so we switch the the least worthy chip with the next rank and so on .
but i wish i owned that 7.5M chip set!!
12th June 2018, 11:32 AM
Poker at: Pokerstars
Originally Posted by juiceeQ
I've used candies and pretzel sticks and things like that for poker chips. You're right, as long as you're having fun, who cares?
When I started playing For Fun in the pub, we just used coins (1p,2p,5p,10p,20p,50p,£1).
Of course by using actual money as chips we were technically gambling in an establishment without a license, though legally there were small stakes tolerances from precedents established by a long history of dominoes and cribbage,
(though by the letter of the law the 1968 gaming act didn't cover poker until the 2005 gambling act set specific limits for small stakes fun poker).
To us though the coins were just a useful form of chips, we kept them really just as game counters and usually it was the same coins going round in circles from day to day.
This was such a long time ago, we used a pub ashtray to hold the pot.
The game at the time was also old fashioned, Seven Card Stud with deuces wild.
13th June 2018, 1:00 PM
Online Poker at: Poker Stars
My husband was given a poker set years ago , and it has only been used maybe two times . However having said that , when we did use it - it was great that it had the instructions with it and we were able to start with a choice of chips per player. This was great and easy to use when were not using cash buyins as we only used the set for a family get together .
I can see where setting up an actual cash home live game would need a lot of planning and this article was very good for beginners to plan a game. It is something I may use someday ! I don't have a lot of poker friends that live close by so the prospects of hosting a home game seem very unlikely for meand my husband.
I did love the article and it will be very helpful if we get a game planned where everyone will be wanting a friendly cash game.
14th June 2018, 6:03 PM
Poker at: Poker Stars
Week 1 Task 3. The Perfect Home Poker Game - Players, Stakes, Starting Chip Counts & More
I think this is a great list for anyone beginning to set up their own home game , or for anyone wanting to set up a game/games.
If you don't have the best poker set - cards and chips then use what you have and everyone will understand.
The main thing is everyone knows what is the price range , and what chips are valued at and how much they start with.
All the basics are covered here for anyone just beginning. It is good to have the chips tracked , and keep them recorded well so no one feels that they are not losing.
Well writen article and good tips on setting up a home game , and even an online game .
14th June 2018, 6:25 PM
very good article. Now if I am going to be the host in a poker game at home and be able to choose the chips according to the profile of the game.
What is interesting to give to the players of the professional players hahaha
14th June 2018, 8:03 PM
Poker at: Titan
Thank you very much for this awesome guide.
I fear, than buying cheaper chips set is not a good idea.
Because anyone can go to a store,
buy some cheap chips and bring it to an home game.
For that and other reasons, I don't trust home games.
It is a mistake if the 2 chip set has the same description?
14th June 2018, 9:51 PM
Online Poker at: Poker Stars
And I started to play poker in home games with my friends..I could play until early morning and never get bored nor lose concentration .. it's a big difference compared to online poker playing,more enjoyment..we did not need even a chips and a poker table(we had ordinary table and coins ) , but still I enjoyed more than playing online poker...
15th June 2018, 10:59 PM
Poker at: ACR/BOL
Believe it or not, I've never played live poker (neither at a casino nor in a home game) and so have never used actual chips. An extremely informative article. I never imagined there were so many factors and options to consider when choosing what chips to use for a game.
16th June 2018, 4:38 AM
Online Poker at: PokerStars
Game: NE Holdem
I used to host bi-weekly poker games, whether it was tournaments or cash games depending on the number of people that were available on a given day. So I did research and figured out the following:
- I bought two cases of 15 gram coloured chips with 5 colours
- Determined denominations of the chips - 5, 25, 100, 500, 2500
- Figured out a 100BB stack for 5/10 blinds
- Built starting stacks to get to 1000 using three colours - 20 reds (5), 12 whites (25), 6 blues (100)
- That way I could colour up using the greens (500) and the blacks (2500) quite easily
- I bought a small poker tournament manager that loaded the number of players, starting stacks, and suggested blinds that you could modify, and then used a computer monitor to show the room the status
Worked beautifully! Never ran out of chips, tournaments ran quite smoothly, and everyone enjoyed themselves!
16th June 2018, 8:11 AM
Poker at: PokerStars
Great tips for home games.Playing home games, we assume that there will be only friends or acquaintances.Home games-it is an opportunity to have fun with friends,it is better to stock up on beer and snacks to be more fun, the main thing is not to overdo it.When there is no set of chips,we use coins.
16th June 2018, 9:50 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
What a cool thread and discussion
I have recently invested in a new poker table and poker chip set all encased in a lockable metal case - chips are of a good quality (you never know what you are getting from amazon sometimes until it arrives)!http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01NCW1VQ...a-439094416019
I invested approximately $250 into my home set up and i now have the guys round once a month for a cash game with blinds starting at 25 pence/50pence. Its fun and we also have a prize for who can make the best stack creation and height..we do this in the break with a £20 prize, i will try and take some photos next time i have the boys round and post this, its good fun and especially funny and messy when chips crash down ( i do this on a seperate table with a secondary chip set).
Our starting stack sizes are 1500 chips each (costing £25 per player) and we allow one rebuy at any time.
This links well to further discussion via the forum weekly challenge thread https:http://www.cardschat.com/f39/week-1-...thl%3By+forum.
Best wishes for all your home games!
17th June 2018, 3:56 AM
Poker at: 888 poker
Game: texas holdem
was very clear, for me that I do not know anything about the casino or the chips, for me it's a good start I already learned the values regarding each color a lot ... I get there
17th June 2018, 4:34 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
very interesting the topic, it brings a lot of clarity on the subject when eh for your own poker house, or your home casino!
The tip that talks about the chips, and fundamentals for those who intend to play tournaments or cash game at home, because I had problems with different types of chips when we played in my condominium, we used 3 suitcases of different chips, and that later a job to pack, the right thing would have been to join us and buy a single and large suitcase with the amount of chips that we always use for our games. With weights ranging from 11 grams to 15 grams, the legal would be 15 because this will give us greater pleasure when playing, are more like the officers used in professional tournaments, and when ordered to do in a large volume they are not Such faces I believe.
We also use a program to show the blinds, this helps a lot as well as talks about the topic, let the joke seem serious.
17th June 2018, 6:18 AM
Get a 13.5g poker chips for great poker games. Rifling the chips and the sound of the chips splashing into the pot can be fun!!
18th June 2018, 4:45 PM
I have a poker table, quality chips and new deck, I always gather friends over the weekend to play. It was not like that before, we started with some light chips that were not nice and some players complained about the poor quality of the chips until the day I got a good cash and made an investment in better chips, everything to please friends. I think that in this life what we do, we should do our best to please not only ourselves, but to please all the participants involved and we should do so well that other people to observe want to participate as well. A popular saying is that we should not hold a bird in the gaiolan but rather take care of a beautiful tree so that it gives good fruit so that several birds come to enjoy their environment. Good luck, fellows.
19th June 2018, 12:00 AM
good thread here... <3 juiceeQ
19th June 2018, 1:00 AM
Interesting for those who have not played live poker, know the chips for their value, color, quantity and quality; depending on the type of game and the time elapsed.
19th June 2018, 4:02 PM
yesterday I made my first event at home with a group of friends, to have a little fun with a grill and some ****tails.
I bought some chips for a value of $ 19 and some special cards that I use when I play away from home.
It was a very fun afternoon and I plan to hold another meeting with me being the host on Thursday when I play my selection in the World Cup
excellent contribution now if I earn a few extra dollars
19th June 2018, 9:25 PM
When I start playing I want deep stacks and long blind structure. But then I realize that it lasts too long and I want short stacks and faster blind structure. But then I think about deep stacks and long blind structure again. So I still don't know what is better.
Today, 1:40 AM
Poker at: Pokerstar
Hello, very good post, my favorite game among friends is the tournament with 10,000 starting chips and blinds rise every 25 min. Also we play cash game play and then 0.50 / 1.00. Regarding the quality of the chips we use are of very good quality. regards
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