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dismalstudent99
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Mini poker chips?
      #13066375 - 11/21/07 06:56 PM


When I am going to visit people, I often wish I could bring enough chips for an impromptu game. But chips are so damn big. It's especially a problem if I'm flying out somewhere, or being driven by someone else.

Are there any good mini-chips on the market, and if so, any suggestions?

I think the ideal size would be the size of a quarter, and it'd be nice if they had some decent weight to them.


By the way, one time I had a 4-handed cash game at a bar using colored paper clips.

In this case, the reason we weren't using actual chips was because I was scared it would look too much like "real" poker and we'd get kicked out.


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TobyG
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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: dismalstudent99]
      #13066948 - 11/21/07 07:46 PM

I'd suggest that you use something called 'coins'. They have some that are exactly the size of quarters for approximately $0.25 a piece available at many establishments. There are some smaller denominations available called 'nickels' and 'dimes', which are available for $0.05 and $0.10 respectively. You can even get into 'pennies' at $0.01 each. HTH.

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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: TobyG]
      #13067040 - 11/21/07 07:57 PM

This reply was way too technical. Please rethink this and try again

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skitzo444
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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: Lottery Larry]
      #13067187 - 11/21/07 08:12 PM



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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: skitzo444]
      #13067241 - 11/21/07 08:17 PM

Good visuals and details. Simple to follow.

A+


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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: Lottery Larry]
      #13067304 - 11/21/07 08:24 PM

simple to follow if your playing for those stakes. Not so simple to play larger games.

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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: psandman]
      #13067516 - 11/21/07 08:40 PM

Quote:

simple to follow if your playing for those stakes. Not so simple to play larger games.




Shockingly each coin could easily be multiplied by some factor to meet the required stakes. If only coins factored easily into paper money, damn these Sickles and Knuts


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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: deadbody]
      #13068138 - 11/21/07 09:31 PM

I Home Poker.

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psandman
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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: deadbody]
      #13068226 - 11/21/07 09:40 PM

Quote:

Shockingly each coin could easily be multiplied by some factor to meet the required stakes.




Yeah thats a good idea at the end of the night you just buy everyones pennies for $1 each, and there nickles for $5 each, I'm sure thats going to work out real well for you.

As for using paper money. Paper money is a hassle to play poker with. Sure you can do it, but it slows up the game.


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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: psandman]
      #13071536 - 11/22/07 03:53 AM

I am writing a program now on my graphical calculator wich keeps track of two stacksizes in a limit game (basically you just say if you raise, call or fold, while you deal the cards yourself. Pretty usefull if you want to play a quick game in an airplane or something.

Although you could also just play ginrummy


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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: psandman]
      #13073505 - 11/22/07 10:15 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Shockingly each coin could easily be multiplied by some factor to meet the required stakes.




Yeah thats a good idea at the end of the night you just buy everyones pennies for $1 each, and there nickles for $5 each, I'm sure thats going to work out real well for you.

As for using paper money. Paper money is a hassle to play poker with. Sure you can do it, but it slows up the game.




If you sell them to the players at those prices I don't see where the problem comes in.

But if I am going to bust out an impromptu poker game with friends I think we could be adult enough with each other to settle up at the end of the night.


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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: deadbody]
      #13075066 - 11/22/07 01:43 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Shockingly each coin could easily be multiplied by some factor to meet the required stakes.




Yeah thats a good idea at the end of the night you just buy everyones pennies for $1 each, and there nickles for $5 each, I'm sure thats going to work out real well for you.

As for using paper money. Paper money is a hassle to play poker with. Sure you can do it, but it slows up the game.




If you sell them to the players at those prices I don't see where the problem comes in.

But if I am going to bust out an impromptu poker game with friends I think we could be adult enough with each other to settle up at the end of the night.




Well you could hope for that. But more often than not there is going to be some extra change in the game that you didn't sell. Maybe not your particular friends, but its not advisable to use common coins that everyone is likely to have on them as chips (unless at face value in a cash game)


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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: deadbody]
      #13075074 - 11/22/07 01:43 PM

Just buy some plastic chips at Rite Aid.

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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: Grasshopp3r]
      #13075386 - 11/22/07 02:17 PM

They make these mini $1 chips, too, in both silver and gold colors. I think those along with $10 and $20 bills should be fine for a small impromptu game among friends.

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PokerXanadu
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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: pfapfap]
      #13075480 - 11/22/07 02:28 PM

There are mini poker chips available. Google it.

Edited by PokerXanadu (11/22/07 02:28 PM)


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dismalstudent99
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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: skitzo444]
      #13077772 - 11/22/07 07:09 PM

Quote:







I like the two quarters in the pic -- "Heads" = $5, "Tails" =$1.


I'll do some research and post some info on minichips.


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dismalstudent99
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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: dismalstudent99]
      #13079157 - 11/22/07 10:00 PM



I found cheap, nickle-size (7/8") plastic chips at

http://www.greathallgames.com/aacc/atokbags/achipsDrops.html

I was hoping to find chips with a little more size and weight to them (and edgespots), but it looks like there aren't any.


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TobyG
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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: dismalstudent99]
      #13083194 - 11/23/07 09:35 AM

Quote:

I like the two quarters in the pic -- "Heads" = $5, "Tails" =$1.



I want to play in your game. Cashouts would be fun. Look at all the '$5' chips I have.


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dismalstudent99
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Found them !!! [Re: TobyG]
      #13091775 - 11/24/07 12:25 AM


Check this out:

http://www.unclesgames.com/product_info.php/products_id/7570


Supposedly, these are clay-composite, nickle-sized chips with edge spots.

Thanks to JTQuest on Homepokertourney.com for the find!


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JimmyVooToo
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Re: Found them !!! [Re: dismalstudent99]
      #13094609 - 11/24/07 08:32 AM

OH THIS IS MY NEW DREAM ! So coooool !

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TrvChBoy
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Re: Found them !!! [Re: JimmyVooToo]
      #13107634 - 11/25/07 11:56 AM

It's on my Christmas wish list, thanks for the link.

For a really small, lightweight chip set, use a second deck of cards (pretend like they are those cool "plaques" you see on the European tourneys). The denominations on the cards can be useful in determining the value of the "plaques". Aces= $25, Face Cards = $5, all others = $1?


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pfapfap
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Re: Found them !!! [Re: TrvChBoy]
      #13108381 - 11/25/07 01:18 PM

Damnit, I felt compelled to buy that mini chip set, as well as the Civil War era card design.

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TrvChBoy
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Re: Found them !!! [Re: TrvChBoy]
      #13118745 - 11/26/07 12:47 AM

Quote:

For a really small, lightweight chip set, use a second deck of cards (pretend like they are those cool "plaques" you see on the European tourneys). The denominations on the cards can be useful in determining the value of the "plaques".





If anyone was interested in this, I decided it works especially well if you add 2 jokers in at $2 each. This breakdown gets you 2 $100 buy-ins for each deck and gives each player 27 "plaques" to play with. Of course if you want a $10 buy-in or $1000 buy-in just divide or multiply my suggested denominations. Of course for a a ten-handed table you would need 5! extra decks, but it could work, and it's better than playing Rummy 500.

Aces = $25, Face Cards = $5, Jokers = $2, All others = $1


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ZenMusician
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Re: Found them !!! [Re: TrvChBoy]
      #13122703 - 11/26/07 12:59 PM

Neat idea with the cards as chips, but please don't
ever imply those Euro-plaques are anything but
retarded.

-ZEN


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pfapfap
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Re: Found them !!! [Re: ZenMusician]
      #13122992 - 11/26/07 01:21 PM

I believe they're called "flags", and I like 'em. I wish they used those instead of bricks on HSP.

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PNXRMX
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Re: Mini poker chips? [Re: Zagga]
      #13123844 - 11/26/07 02:28 PM

Offtopic: I already have a program for a TI-83/84 that does that for no limit games (assuming unlimited stack sizes) for up to 6 players. I can send it if you want, but you might have to work out some of the commands, since I haven't used it for ages and never wrote a manual.
PM me if you're interested, since I probably won't read this topic


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TobyG
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Re: Found them !!! [Re: pfapfap]
      #13124661 - 11/26/07 03:24 PM

Quote:

I believe they're called "flags", and I like 'em. I wish they used those instead of bricks on HSP.



I thought flags were the $5000 chips at the Bellagio, and plaques were the big Euro-chips.


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Re: Found them !!! [Re: TobyG]
      #13124925 - 11/26/07 03:39 PM

Quote:

I thought flags were the $5000 chips at the Bellagio, and plaques were the big Euro-chips.




I'm basing my use of the term on little more than some vague knowledge floating in the back of my rather tortured brain. If your source is more reliable, I'm willing to trust it.


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dismalstudent99
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Re: Found them !!! [Re: pfapfap]
      #13128883 - 11/26/07 07:57 PM


Maybe they're both called flags. They're both for high denominations.
Plus, the plaques look like flags, so that would make sense. Usage of the word flag might stick even though casinos move to round chips....


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TobyG
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Re: Found them !!! [Re: dismalstudent99]
      #13137800 - 11/27/07 12:16 PM

Flags at the Bellagio are called that because of the color scheme (red, white, blue).

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Re: Found them !!! [Re: dismalstudent99]
      #13176018 - 11/29/07 06:47 PM

Quote:

http://www.unclesgames.com/product_info.php/products_id/7570




I just received this. It's fabulous! Very compact and lightweight, but the chips have a good feel for what they are. I'm definitely taking this to places where some poker buds will be, since we always seem to want to get a game in at some point.


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dismalstudent99
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Re: Found them !!! [Re: pfapfap]
      #13183558 - 11/30/07 06:26 AM

Rad, I just got mine today, too. I tried shuffling them and totally failed.

The case is really nice. It feels like a solid tool case with some kind of rubberized coating.

The yellow edge spots are nice.

My only complaint is that they shorted me one black chip.

If I get around to it, I'll post some pics that give a better idea of their size.


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TobyG
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Re: Found them !!! [Re: dismalstudent99]
      #13185681 - 11/30/07 11:19 AM

Received mine yesterday (bought one set for me and one set for our White Elephant game at the company Christmas party). It seems unlikely they are actually clay composite as the comments suggest (the comments appear to be shill posts). That being said, they're decent enough for what they're supposed to do. I like that the colors are relatively standard to the 5/25/50/100 colors that most common sets use. Now I just need to pick up (or make) a portable felt surface.

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Re: Found them !!! [Re: TobyG]
      #13196786 - 12/01/07 02:25 AM

i need to get me a set of those, and not to sound like an ass or anything.....but when you see "clay composite" it means they are composite/plastic not clay. like on ebay or craigslist they are always selling "clay composite" dice or suited chips for $45 for a 500 set. they are always plastic.

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Re: Found them !!! [Re: K8strtdraw]
      #13198732 - 12/01/07 09:07 AM

All plastic is 'composite'. 'Clay composite' means they are a 'composite' of clay and some other material. I don't think they have any clay in them.

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