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#21 Dubey

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 08:01 PM

we usually only play 10-20 dollar buyins + unlimited rebuys for one hour and people generally don't like it running too long(plus we like to build the pot with donkey all-ins, whihc is more difficult with a higher starting stack), so the structure I generally use at my home games is:3000 starting chips12 x 2510 x 507 x 1006 x 250 (or 3 x 500)blinds:25-5050-10075-150100-200150-300200-400300-600400-800but, I am planning a single table, 10 person, $75 dollar buyin tourney sometime near christmas with 10000 starting chips, no rebuys, same blind structure, going up every 20 minutes.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 04:45 PM

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if the levels were like that I'd win every tournament
and Phil Hellmuth likes to say, "if it weren't for luck, I'd win every time!" (or some such nonsense.) :roll:

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Posted 02 January 2006 - 04:27 PM

why not create a better tournament blind structure at FCP, I think we can all aggree that the current one bites...throw some antes in there

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 01:29 PM

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The following structures could be used for both your home private games or the big tournaments on TV.  In fact, I think ALL major tounraments should adopt the following structure:10,000 starting chips25-5050-100100-200100-200 (25)150-300 (50)200-400 (50)300-600 (75)400-800 (100)500-1000(100)600-1200(200)800-1600(200)1000-2000(300)1200-2400(400)1500-3000(500)2000-4000(500)3000-6000(1000)4000-8000(1000)5000-10000(1000)6000-12000(2000)8000-16000(2000)10000-20000(3000)  For the major events this structure should be used with 90 minute levels.  For fun little home games you can up the blinds every 10 hands, 10 minutes, or every round (depending on # of players).   It is a fun way to also learn how to play the big events.
If this is what all major tournaments should adopt, we should change FCP to this structure as well.

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 12:38 AM

the home games that i play at have gaaaaaaay structures. 800 chips starting blinds 5-10 and all the wrong increments of chips

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:15 AM

anyone else find that antes can get too confusing with 8-10 people at a tablewe tried using antes once at my home games and every hand i was reminding people to put it in

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 03:06 PM

I do this:12 2512 1007 5005 100010 minute levels

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 09:40 PM

View PostDane, on Sunday, February 20th, 2005, 5:52 PM, said:

We use 1000 in startchips1 x 5003 x 1005 x 255 x 105 x 5Blinds5/1010/2015/3020/40Chiprace25/5050/10075/150100/200150/300Chiprace200/400300/600400/800500/1000600/1200800/16001000/20001500/30002000/4000Works fine, on a good night there are 36(ish) playing and we spend about 4-5 hours finding a winner, levels are 15 minutes and 15 minute breaks at each chiprace and sometimes we take a break later in the tournament.
yeah this is pretty much the same we have been using in the last little while

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Posted 10 May 2006 - 07:37 AM

heres my favorite MTT structure, its very similar to partypoker and bodog. the structure goes like this:blinds go up every hand. antes before every round of betting. even if youre not in the hand. there is no fold button. noone uses it anyway. if you limp in with ace-rag, and someone raises, you have to go all-in, no calling or folding. because you need to know for sure that youre dominated before you put all your chips in.

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 11:45 AM

View Postreynaldo124, on Wednesday, May 10th, 2006, 7:37 AM, said:

heres my favorite MTT structure, its very similar to partypoker and bodog. the structure goes like this:blinds go up every hand. antes before every round of betting. even if youre not in the hand. there is no fold button. noone uses it anyway. if you limp in with ace-rag, and someone raises, you have to go all-in, no calling or folding. because you need to know for sure that youre dominated before you put all your chips in.
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Posted 26 May 2006 - 07:54 AM

I just found a web site the will run your home tounrament. It's call Pokertracker.com.It a free site. It seems like a prety good site, It lets you set up the tournament anyway you want, It calulates the payout, keep count of # of players.

View PostTylerMayes, on Saturday, February 26th, 2005, 8:51 AM, said:

Some friends and I are planning a 2 day event. And advice/thoughts would be great from anyone...esp Daniel as he has a bit of expeirence as to what a good tournament is.30 players17 hours (12 first day 5 second) with the final table being on the second day.10,000 starting chips for $50.00 with 1 rebuy for first 2-3 hours and 1 add on. So we hve more than average chips available...My main concern is that the blinds are still too much....starting the second day we estimate 750,000 in chips to be in play...with a BB of 10,000 avg stack has 7.5 BB is this typical or just plain wrong?I have a few questtions on modifications based on this info.With fewer players over a long time we have the antes a little lower. We reach a 200 ante when we get to the 1500-3000 level.(here is the structure)Posted Image We plan to enter the final table with blinds of:Day 2 Sunday Posted Image*Sorry for the images... getting thewhite space right with forums is annoying. All those tags and nothing for preformatted text :(Cheers,Tyler


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Posted 17 June 2006 - 06:49 PM

View PostDanielNegreanu, on Saturday, February 19th, 2005, 10:07 PM, said:

The following structures could be used for both your home private games or the big tournaments on TV. In fact, I think ALL major tounraments should adopt the following structure:10,000 starting chips25-5050-100100-200100-200 (25)150-300 (50)200-400 (50)300-600 (75)400-800 (100)500-1000(100)600-1200(200)800-1600(200)1000-2000(300)1200-2400(400)1500-3000(500)2000-4000(500)3000-6000(1000)4000-8000(1000)5000-10000(1000)6000-12000(2000)8000-16000(2000)10000-20000(3000) For the major events this structure should be used with 90 minute levels. For fun little home games you can up the blinds every 10 hands, 10 minutes, or every round (depending on # of players). It is a fun way to also learn how to play the big events.
So I tried this structure tonight for a home game, and the chip denominations were pretty confusing (25, 100, 500, 1000). Next time I'm just going to replace the 25 chips with 50 chips, and start it off like this...50-100 (0)100-200 (0)100-200 (0)150-300 (50)200-400 (50)300-600 (50)Take the 50 chips off the table.400-800 (100)

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Posted 29 June 2006 - 05:56 AM

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View PostDanielNegreanu, on Sunday, February 20th, 2005, 12:20 AM, said:

Good question, and it's all preference really but this works fine:6 1000 chips5 500 chips12 100 chips12 25 chips Anything like that would work. I would suggest less chips rather than more so you avoid the mess.
When you say Chip Race, what does that term mean?

View Post_Great_Dane_, on Tuesday, December 20th, 2005, 4:45 PM, said:

and Phil Hellmuth likes to say, "if it weren't for luck, I'd win every time!" (or some such nonsense.) :roll:
When you said "Chip Race" what does that term mean?

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Posted 22 November 2006 - 10:01 AM

Hello all,A weekly 8-10 player game my roommates and I used to run was the following, Buy-in $25red=50green=100blue=500black=1000Starting chip stack was 10 of each color, totaling 16,500. I know this is high but we liked playing with a lot of chips. Blinds were every 15 mins.blinds50/5050/100100/200150/300200/400250/500300/600400/800500/1000600/1200700/1400800/1600900/18001000/2000 It was heads up usually here or within a blind level1500/30002000/4000 The game usually ended here, about 4 hrs long3000/60004000/8000We always felt comfortable with the legth and starting chip stacks. I know the chip stack is a bit high, but we always wanted experience with big chip stacks in front of us.Good luck at the tables all, J.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:46 PM

View Postpkr_invitational, on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006, 1:01 PM, said:

Hello all,A weekly 8-10 player game my roommates and I used to run was the following, Buy-in $25red=50green=100blue=500black=1000Starting chip stack was 10 of each color, totaling 16,500. I know this is high but we liked playing with a lot of chips. Blinds were every 15 mins.blinds50/5050/100100/200150/300200/400250/500300/600400/800500/1000600/1200700/1400800/1600900/18001000/2000 It was heads up usually here or within a blind level1500/30002000/4000 The game usually ended here, about 4 hrs long3000/60004000/8000We always felt comfortable with the legth and starting chip stacks. I know the chip stack is a bit high, but we always wanted experience with big chip stacks in front of us.Good luck at the tables all, J.
Did anyone factor in Rebuys? :D Gotta have rebuys 1st hour! Build the $$$ and Let 'em back in, so they don't feel so bad! :club: for a hm. game anyway. I think I took the blind levels from Pstars. For a typical 7-9 handed gm. w/ 15 min. raises. I find smaller tourneys in card rooms, $50-$250 buy-in implement 15-20 min. levels. Antes are good practice for tourney play. I recommend getting used to antes if you wanna play tournes. course the big events like wsop. 60 min. levels, quite nice! I think thats real poker!

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 12:30 PM

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 05:41 PM

In Hinkley MN at grand casino every sat they hold a 150+20$ tourny. u start with 10k in chips and blinds are just like Daniel recomends only wihtout the ante. very good tourny if your ever in MN give it a try. usually about 100 player and pays top 10%.
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Posted 28 April 2007 - 06:16 PM

View PostDaRockets, on Saturday, April 28th, 2007, 9:41 PM, said:

In Hinkley MN at grand casino every sat they hold a 150+20$ tourny. u start with 10k in chips and blinds are just like Daniel recomends only wihtout the ante. very good tourny if your ever in MN give it a try. usually about 100 player and pays top 10%.
That could be worth a drive down.
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Posted 23 February 2008 - 09:24 AM

View PostDanielNegreanu, on Sunday, February 20th, 2005, 8:07 AM, said:

The following structures could be used for both your home private games or the big tournaments on TV. In fact, I think ALL major tounraments should adopt the following structure:10,000 starting chips25-5050-100100-200100-200 (25)150-300 (50)200-400 (50)300-600 (75)400-800 (100)500-1000(100)600-1200(200)800-1600(200)1000-2000(300)1200-2400(400)1500-3000(500)2000-4000(500)3000-6000(1000)4000-8000(1000)5000-10000(1000)6000-12000(2000)8000-16000(2000)10000-20000(3000) For the major events this structure should be used with 90 minute levels. For fun little home games you can up the blinds every 10 hands, 10 minutes, or every round (depending on # of players). It is a fun way to also learn how to play the big events.
I really like this structure. My friends and I have been using this structure, since i read this thread maybe half a year ago. But to prevent chaos we do not play with antes. We did in the beginning, but we thought it was just easier without them. We have found out that starting with:6 x 1000 chips6 x 500 chips8 x 100 chips8 x 25 chips works better too. It don't make us just have plenty of 25 chips after a couple of levels, and it's not so many chips to change in higher values once we pass the 150-300 level(since we don't play with antes).Personally I think this works great for a home game tournament.




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