Poker Chips for a Four to Six Player Game
The number of poker chips to use for a home game is a topic that can make or break a fun game night with friends. Too few can mean less hands will be played and there's not much one can do in terms of feeding the pot with sly tactics at the poker table. While it's been said that you can't go wrong with too many chips, it's hardly practical to splurge on having more than enough and it can be confusing to keep a tab on bets too. So how many poker chips are just right for a four to six player game?
It's recommended to provide 400 poker chips for a four to six player table game. And four different-colored chips should be available. It only follows that chip denominations increase from the lightest colored chips to the darkest colored ones.
Standard color increments from lowest to highest denominations are white, red, blue, green and black. And since four colors are suggested for a four to six player poker game, we can use any four of these as long as color-coded increments are followed.
Since we already know that we'll need 400 chips with four different colors, the next thing we need to discern is what our blinds will be. It's because setting the small blind amount determines the value for the smallest denomination in our multi-colored poker chips.
Because we'll need more low denomination chips than higher ones, here's the arrangement of the number of chips per color that we'll use:
Let's say you've decided to use white, red, green and black. The total of 400 poker chips are divided into 150 white, 150 red, 50 green and 50 black chips. This combination is what's typically found in chip sets that are available in the market so they won't be hard to find if you're thinking of purchasing one.
Chip distribution to the participating four to six players can simply be made by dividing each chip denomination equally and placing the excess on the chip rack to put them out of play. This is a good distribution since players will have enough game chips to post blinds as well enough to eliminate the need for requesting change denominations from one another.
The recommended number of poker chips to use in a four to six player poker game is 400 chips divided into four colors. There should be more light colored (low denominated) chips than high denominated one. Distributing this number of chips to participating players gives enough chips to post blinds without asking change from one another and it's not too much that players would have a hard time of keeping track of bets at the poker table as well.