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    I'm ready to upgrade to a real set of chips. Have found this thread very helpful in trying to educate myself on the subject. Have decided to take the plunge and invest in a real clay set.

    Have a few questions:
    What is the difference between primary and secondary sets?
    What is crosshatching?
    How big is the difference between Paulsons and CPC chips?
    Would you recommend getting a different set for cash and tournaments?

    Was as looking at the Horseshoe Cincinnati set here:

    https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threa...ip-sale.19182/

    Seems like a good deal to me but they have been listed for almost 4 months and I wondering if I'm missing something?

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    I'm sure Moose will chime in with way more detail than I can provide:

    Primary vs Secondary - Primaries have been used on casino floor, Secondary's typically haven't been used on casino floor.

    Paulson for the last couple years is only available casino market, certainly on poker chip forum you will find some "fantasy chips" from when Paulson sold to the home market. CPC is a manufacturer that produces chips for the individual market, typically you would produce your own artwork and pick chip colours and edgespots. I've briefly looked at this, It can get pricey quickly but if you want a one of kind set you can do it.

    Typically you want to make sure tournament and cash chips don't share similar chips, eg somebody could slip 25 or 100 denominations into the cash game from tournament and all of sudden your cash is short for the night. Obviously more of an issue if you through both a cash and tournament in same night.

    The reason the Cincinnati chips are still around is because a couple of months prior to Cincy being released, Cleveland chips were released at a much larger quantity and cheaper. Market was for the most part filled up.

    Have to run, but I'm sure Rob or Jeff will chime in.
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    Thanks for the input woog. Much appreciated.

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    The Cincinnati chips may be sold and just not updated. The tourney chips I do not like because they are 36mm whereas the regular size is 39mm. To me they feel like playing poker with Rocket candy.

    Cross hatching is the surface pattern molded into the chip to give it grip in stacks.

    HQ on pokerchip forum is selling a couple of cheap used Paulson cash sets right now. It's a good deal.
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    Thanks for the info moose!

    Would love to have the Aztar set as my best friend is from Evansville. Currently working on getting Mr. Gottaget on board.

    Are the cash chips at Brantford 39mm? Not sure I have ever handled a 36mm chip just trying to get an idea of what they might feel like.

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    yes 39
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    Come to my cash game on Fri and I can show you 36 mm chips.
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    Thanks Moose but we are going to the cave Friday. Would it be ok if we drop by after if we are out early?

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    Yes
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    Thanks Moose!
    Thanks Woog also!

    HQ on pokerchip forum is selling a couple of cheap used Paulson cash sets right now. It's a good deal.
    Ughhh...Mr. Gottaget had just given me the go-ahead on the Aztar Evansville set when I got a pm from HQ that someone else had pm'd him with interest before me.

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