Display Preferences: BB or Chips

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When playing online poker, do you prefer to display people’s stack in terms of chips or big blinds?

Personally, I started in the former, but now I play all tournaments in terms of BB because it makes it easier to see odds to make decisions. I also find that it’s less scary to see the number of chips that go into the pot.
 
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I'm a beginner, I discovered two days ago about this function in PS, at the moment I'm switching, I would say that I leave it on the chips and sometimes switch to see the bb of each player.

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I can't get used to BB view so I prefer chips.
 
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I also prefer to display in big blinds. It's actually easier to make decisions.
This option was launched by pokerstars on September 5, 2019. Earlier I counted the number of biglinds in my head.
This option also helps in cash games. Eliminates playing "scary money".
 
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In general I like the classic chip view but I alter it whenever my stack gets shallower and I have a reshoving stack for MTTs.

Whenever I play cash games I always have the BB view. It is way more convenient for many tables.
 
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I stick to the display of chip totals. It helps me get a clearer sense of where people sit in relation to one another and how it compares to the current blinds and antes. In MTTs, I believe that sometimes may be pushed to act one way or another sometimes if the actual chip amounts going into the pot as it gets bigger, so being able to see that in relation to big numbers vs BBs is useful to me. I do however sometimes toggle with BBs for doing the quick math on how my stack's fairing and if I'll need to shift my aggressiveness if I'm a shorter stack and/or on the bubble.
 
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I only use chips and get quite annoyed how easy it switches when you don't want it to, easy to switch back too, yes,
 
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my position is very clear.
I prefer chip count to bb count.\Its easier for me personally.
Basically the same I feel either way you see it.
 
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Chip count... been experimenting with BB, but I feel like its harder to notice the subtle changes in balances and harder to see how someone is betting in relation to their chip stack. Maybe its just my own mental difficulties though :)
 
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Always chips.
I don't know why,but when i have bb,i have feel something is wrong.
So always chips,maybe strange but that's me.
 
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BB o chips

Hello, I would like to know how to change your view in pokerstars. to have both options
 
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Chips. It got stuck on BB and really confused me.
 
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Essentially I watch the chip count 90% of the time and then switch to BB once in a while just to reconfirm where things stand from that perspective.

A good point was touched upon above in that watching the big blinds from hand to hand is clumsy when following betting patterns, raises etc. No doubt if all you every followed was big blinds only you would get used to it to a degree. But it will never be as subtle and hopefully revealing as watching a chip count, particularly regarding bets.
 
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ACR just recent added the BB feature and I'm really enjoying it.
Been going that route exclusively the past week or so. I find it especially useful in cash games. Helps me focus more on the cards than the money aspect.
 
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I prefer to play the old way. I have stacks of chips. There was a case when I went to the site to play and the stacks on the tables were in the BB. Having played a little, I did not like this change.
 
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Maybe it's just because I'm a creature of habit, but I prefer the chip count view. It's what I started with and am used to. I don't mind doing the quick math in my head to calculate the number of BB. I've been doing it for so long that I'm used to it. I don't suppose there is anything wrong with switching between the two if it saves you a little brain power, but there is something that you should keep in mind. You might not want to get too used to constantly seeing everything in BB. If and when you play live poker, you will not have the option of utilizing the BB view. But then again, you won't have the chip count view available to you either. If you only play online, you probably won't be used adding up stacks of chips and having to keep track of pot sizes and such on your own. So whatever works for you. Right?
 
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It’s convenient for me when everything is indicated in the chips. These BB are distracting and I stop focusing on raise sizes. It is much more convenient to see the whole stack of real chips from the total number of chips.
 
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I prefer the BB indicator when I'm multi-tabling.
Calculating how many big blinds is my stack, how much of my stack is the raise and what pot odds am I getting becomes way easier so I can focus on making decisions instead of figuring out numbers.
When I'm playing just one table I don't mind either option.
 
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if you play exactly in poker math it’s better to play bb, it’s not very convenient
 
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Has to be chips for me find it easier then bb..
 
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Most of the times in BBs , I want to see how many bigs I have when it comes to shove or reshove a hand , really important to know how many big blinds you have then so as to avoid a mistake . In the past I did have some problems calculating my big blinds manually , especially when I was multitabling att the same time .

Some times I turn it to chip count , to see how many chips I have , and how many chips my opponents have . , but mostly I care about the blinds Good that many big sites have introduced this feature , time for some others to follow up (888poker) ???
 
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BB is much better!

You already answered a question kkkk
 
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I think it's what you get used to in the first place.
 
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I get used to play with chips, i see faster the moves based on the stack size. Didn't try with BB yet
 
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Chips, cos it's easier to raise according to pot.
In BB you just can see the level of players, but it's difficult to play for distance
 
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