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rizziller

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The home game I play in is very loose, and is there for fun, none of us believe we're any good because.. well.. we're not any good. That aside..

We play a wierd structure and are looking into changing it up. Our game is always atleast 6 people and never more than 9.
Our blinds are every 15 minutes and go like this
1st Level- $1/$2
2nd Level-$2/$4
3rd Level-$5/$10

And then continue to double the blinds every 15 minutes. This results in the game being all in or fold usually around the 80/160 or 160/320 mark as our starting chips are only..
15-$1
10-$5
10-$10
5-$20
2-$50
$365 in chips to start. (It started this way because we only had a small and quite cheap chip set, but not anymore)

What are some of the starting chip set ups and blind structures used in home games you participate in ?
 
royalburrito24

royalburrito24

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At my home games, we start with 1500 in chips. We increase the blinds every 20-30 minutes.
Blind levels go something like this:
15/30
20/40
25/50
30/60
40/80
50/100
60/120
80/160
100/200
120/240
150/300
We do not normally go any higher than this, but there are some rare cases where that happens.
 
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rizziller

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Does it usually just not get higher than that point or do you cap the blinds ? And just generally how long does a game take.. our little game we'll play 2-3 in a night. Thanks for replying
 
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Does it usually just not get higher than that point or do you cap the blinds ? And just generally how long does a game take.. our little game we'll play 2-3 in a night. Thanks for replying

Our games take anywhere from 2.5-5 hours (mainly because there is beer/food break in the middle). The blinds do get higher, but capping them is fine, depending on stack sizes.
 
WVHillbilly

WVHillbilly

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Your structure is actually not bad. Everyone starts with an M over 100 (very good) and typically a tourney should end when the bb is at or just below the starting stack size (just a general rule). Check out homepokertourney.com for everything you ever wanted to know about holding a home tournament.
 
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rizziller

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Sounds great, I'll check it out.. thanks
 
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