Suggestions for a $5 chip

Okay, so I went a little crazy and purchased some Paulson chips for a mixed cash game set. I couldn't resist some good deals.

So far I have $0.50 Terrible's, $1 Casino de Isthmus (my favourites!), and $25 Empress. The Empress are used but I got them as a package deal with the Terrible's at a good price. I'll probably hold onto them for now but if I see something I like more I'd consider swapping them out.

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Now I need to try and decide on a $5 chip. Some of the ones I'm considering are: President Casino on the Admiral (probably my #1 choice but I've heard they are hard to find and pretty expensive), Paulson Classics, Scandia Casino (which I'm a little concerned might be too close in colour to the Terrible's), Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, and Native Lights (also pretty expensive from what I've seen).

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Any suggestions for these or other options to consider?

I swear these $5s will be the last chips I will purchase for quite a while. I promise! I mean it!

Pokerchipforum needs a self ban option I think.
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  • moosemoose alces alces
    PCA's and Native Lights are unobtanium at a reasonable price.

    Horseshoes are your cheapest option.

    Used Empress $5s?

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    Silver Palace $5?

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  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    moose wrote: »
    PCA's and Native Lights are unobtanium at a reasonable price.

    Horseshoes are your cheapest option.

    Used Empress $5s?

    Silver Palace $5?

    I was originally thinking Empress $5s. However, since I got the Empress $25s I didn't want to get two of the same, but I may end up swapping out those $25s possibly.

    I do like the Horseshoes too. Being the cheapest option also helps since I'll probably be wanting two racks.

    Silver Palace looks pretty good too.
  • compueasecompuease Administrator
    Like your tag line Trigs, and nice thing is, you can keep it forever since Royal Cup XX will never happen again.. I should look up the one I was MVP at except I think mine was BC...:D

    Looks like you have officially come down with Moose disease, perhaps Moose can get MMoose to talk to your gf to assure her it is not fatal.. Other than by her own hand that is...
  • woog30woog30 Flop smasher
    trigs wrote: »
    I was originally thinking Empress $5s. However, since I got the Empress $25s I didn't want to get two of the same, but I may end up swapping out those $25s possibly.

    I do like the Horseshoes too. Being the cheapest option also helps since I'll probably be wanting 3 racks.

    Silver Palace looks pretty good too.

    Fixed your post!
  • woog30woog30 Flop smasher
    Nice choices by the way.
  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    Just got the Terrible's and Empress chips today! They look even better in person. Empress are actually in pretty good shape - obviously used and rounded edges but no real flea bites to notice. Seller cleaned and oiled them before shipping.

    So far my breakdown is 100-$0.50s, 200-$1s, and 100-$25s.

    For a $0.50-$0.50 blinds $100 buy-in cash game, I'm thinking of a chip distribution of 10-$0.50s, 15-$1s, and 16-$5s ($5+$15+$80=$100). If I buy two racks of $5s, that leaves me 40-$5s left over (i.e. two more buy-ins) with additional buy-ins using $25s available.

    woog30 was saying that it would be better to get 3 racks of $5s for rebuys (which would mean 140-$5s left over = $700 for seven more rebuys). although having 300 $5s on the table seems like a lot, doesn't it?
  • woog30woog30 Flop smasher
    My concern with only 2 racks of 5, is you will be making change regularly for 25's and betting maybe increased quicker if you only have 25's in your stack. On typical nights for my $60 buyin night we will have close to 1500 on the table and $100 buyin nights we will have 1500 - 2500. IMO you would be introducing 25's too quickly into the game with only 2 rebuys available, Andrew and I typically would have that in play within 15 minutes, 1 rebuy each.
  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    Aztar $5s an option as well.

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  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    Damn it! Missed out on these Casino de Mexico $5s by a few minutes.
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  • moosemoose alces alces
    I guess you didn't get the 200 empress either
  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    moose wrote: »
    I guess you didn't get the 200 empress either
    No because I have the empress $25s and wanted a different kind. But I kind of regret it. If they come up again I'll probably buy them and try to find another $25 chip instead. Empress $5s are pretty sweet.

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  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    I am considering a yellow $5 but I don't know if these are possible to purchase.

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  • moosemoose alces alces
    Pretty hard. Crystal park $5s are your best shot. Plus I wouldn't duplicate spot patterns.
  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    I'm not fond of the crystal parks. And I'm starting to doubt the horseshoes $5s. I don't know if the black inlay fits with the other chips.

    I do think I'm going to get a rack of the aztar $25s instead and probably sell those empress $25s.

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  • moosemoose alces alces
    Buy them while you can and sell them later. I'm shocked he still has stock a year later. There are only around 2000 left and the price is right.

    You are going to have a hard time finding someone that is only selling $5s and they will be double the price minimum. You can get 3 or 4 hundred now for the same money and live with the inlays for now.
  • woog30woog30 Flop smasher
    Trigs, the condition is decent on the Cincy chips. I received a set of them tonight. I cleaned 400 5s and 100 1s and was happy with the condition. Can't beat casino Paulsons at .69 that you easily turn over when you find your ultimate chip.
  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    How are the edges? Can they stand on edge? I want them to match with the condition of my other chips. I was considering splurging for the new horseshoes instead.

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  • woog30woog30 Flop smasher
    Pictures are of chips not oiled just trying to help with condition question. Some flea bites, better condition than Cleveland chips.
  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    Thanks woog30.

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  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    All right, you guys convinced me. I'll pick these up for now and use them until something better comes along. They are a great price for sure. I may have to post a cash game soon once I get these delivered!
  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    So I did end up buying those Horseshoe Cincinnati $5s and have been slowly and painstakingly cleaning them. However, it seems that I will most likely be selling those off as I just picked up these gorgeous $5s. Fuck I'm addicted, and the girlfriend keeps telling me to buy more! She's trying to talk me into buying an ultrasonic cleaner now too!

    And I know they are duplicating the edge spots of the CDI $1s but I couldn't say no to these.

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  • woog30woog30 Flop smasher
    Those are awesome, I seen them but I didn't think he was gonna split the set. Didn't your gf see the 1s or you would have had to buy those as well, those colours were awesome. Ps ultrasonic is great for cleaning chips
  • moosemoose alces alces
    I like non-traditional colours but green $1s would tilt me.
  • moosemoose alces alces
    You know he is in st Catherine s. Are you picking them up?
  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    moose wrote: »
    You know he is in st Catherine s. Are you picking them up?
    Yeah, going to meet up with him this week.

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  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    BTW, these are the $1s in question:

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  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    Perhaps I'm biased, but I think these chips look great together.

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  • Toronto PimpToronto Pimp Flop smasher
    trigs wrote: »
    Perhaps I'm biased, but I think these chips look great together.

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    Looks good. No chance of mistaking one colour for another.


    P.S. it hurts my brain to see your signature......
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