Poker Chip Sets
Introduction to Poker & Its Variants
You may confuse the card game poker with a ‘poker’ you use in a fireplace, but I assure you that they are 2 very different things.
Poker is a card game played all around the world and its reputation precedes it for being a fun skill-based game where players can bet and win huge rewards. Unlike other card games like UNO, Bridge etc, this game requires the player to bet with chips in order to win the pot.
There are several types of poker variants available today. Out of which the main 3 types are: Stud, draw and community card games. But even though there are several variations, one thing stays the same the poker hand rankings.
Let us try and understand the game of poker better, its sets and variations.
Poker Game Equipments
To play poker at home, all you need is some chips, playing cards, and a table. But it only scratches the surface of all the available poker materials and equipment.
- Chairs: This is so you can all sit down around the table and play the poker game.
- Table: A poker game needs a poker table to be played on. It is an important part of the poker set and really brings the game together. Could you imagine a Casino Royale movie where James Bond does not turn over his card on a soft felt table? No right!!
- Chips: Chips are what bring the whole experience together. A small poker set of chips will do if you are playing a game with only 4 to 6 players. But you will need a larger poker set of chips if you are planning a larger game (maybe for 10 or more players). To determine how many chips you'll actually need, do the math.
- Playing Cards: You will need a standard 52 card deck to add to the poker set.
Poker Chip Sets & It's Types
The term "set" refers to three of a kind constructed with a pocket pair in the hole. If the three of a type are not formed with a pocket pair, it is referred to as 'trips.' The phrase set is most widely used in the poker variations Hold'em and Omaha poker.
500 Piece Dice Poker Chip SetThe resin-made chips in the 500 Dice Style Poker Chip Set include an inlay that gives them the feel and weight of casino-grade poker chips. These poker chips are embellished with components on the chip's edge, stripes, and dice all around.
Fat Cat Clay Poker Chip SetThis 500poker chipset has everything you'll need for a night of poker with your friends. This poker set includes five distinct striped poker chips in various colours. Each chip weighs 11.5gms, which stops them from sliding and feels great. This poker set comes with 500 poker chips, two decks of cards, Texas Hold'Em buttons, and an aluminium travel box.
KOVOT 300 Chip Dice Style Poker SetThe KOVOT 300 Chip Dice Style Poker Set has everything you need to play poker in one convenient package. This kit includes two decks of cards, a dealer, small and giant blind buttons, and five dice. All of these poker set components are packaged in an aluminium container with felt lining to offer you the true casino experience.
DA VINCI Professional Casino Del Sol Poker Chips SetWith the DA VINCI Professional Casino Del Sol Poker Chips Set, you can play poker in style and wow your friends. The chips have the amounts indicated on the chips, and the complete set is housed in an aluminium shell with an updated design. The beauty of this poker set is that the chips are made of clay composite, which gives them a cool and light sensation when playing a game.
Poker Chips Types
Poker chips can be divided into 3 types that are most commonly found:
- Clay Poker Chips.
- Ceramic Poker Chips.
- Rectangular Plaques.
Ceramic and clay poker chips are available.
Casinos began employing rectangular plaques for the highest-stakes cash games. These are heavier and obviously distinguishable from any other poker chip. Their distinct design indicates that the stakes are high. High-stakes gamers frequently choose to use anything different than ordinary gambling chips. It's no surprise that the form of these chips is similar to that of paper money.
Custom-designed chips with monetary value and the name of the casino printed or etched on the front are common in casinos. The chips can be multicoloured and pattern-styled.
Colours and Values
White – Re.1
Yellow- Rs.2 (rarely used)
Yellow- Rs.1000 (sometimes burgundy or gray)
Light Blue- Rs.2000
Poker Chips Values in a Poker Set
Each game's poker chips have a certain value allocated to them.
These poker chip prices are precise representations of genuine currency in cash games, i.e., a 50 chip may always be traded for Rs.50 in cash.
In most cash games, chips of a specific hue generally signify a certain monetary value, which is frequently inscribed on them as well.
- White chips – 1.
- Red chips – 5.
- Green chips -25.
- Black chips – 100.
There is even some logic to it, as the darkest chips have the highest value to them since it really stands out in a low-stakes game, so it’s hard to confuse them.
Poker Chips Trick to Play Like Pro
Poker chips are more than simply the cash you use at the table, and while this is still their primary function, chips have evolved into much more over the years.
Playing with your chips while in the middle of a poker hand or while patiently waiting for the next one to start has become the standard.
More experienced players frequently have a plethora of varied techniques at their disposal, which they utilise to dazzle and even terrify their less-skilled opponents.
Here are a few tricks you can use:
#1 Standard Shuffle: the standard shuffle is the simplest and by far the easiest one to learn.
- Bring two stacks together and secure them by pushing them next to one other.
- Hold one stack between your thumb and index finger, and the other between your little and ring fingers.
- Lift both stacks up and press them from both sides with your middle finger. Maintain a firm grip on the chips while keeping your hand relaxed enough to allow the chips to move.
- Chips from both stacks will collide, one on top of the other. Simply press two piles together to complete the manoeuvre.
This poker chip trick works best with a larger number of chips, and you'll find it easier to do with seven, eight, or even 10 chips in each stack.
#2 Thumb Flip: You just need three or four poker chips to perfect this technique, so you don't even need the entire poker chip set at home.
- Take the chips in your palm and place them between your index, ring, and middle fingers. Apply pressure to the first chip on the outside with your thumb and roll it upwards.
- As it climbs the stack, lead it to the back of the stack, over other chips, and let it land on the other side.
Once you master the basics of the thumb flip, you can start working on the speed.
#3 Knuckle Roll: it will make your chips “walk” across your hand from one side to another.
- Pinch a single chip right below the knuckle of your thumb and index finger. Place the chip on top of your index finger and let it naturally move to the next position.
- Hold the chip with your index and middle fingers to keep it from sliding down. Repeat the action until the chip is completely across, then catch it with your thumb and return it to its original location.
The chip will initially keep falling off, but don’t let that discourage you. Keep at it.
#4 Chip Twirl: The chip twirl is a poker trick that’s somewhat similar to a thumb flip, and if you master the thumb flip, it will be much easier to learn than this one.
- Take three chips and sandwich them between your thumb and index finger. Loosen your grip on the chips slightly and allow the chip from the centre to fall out.
- Catch it with your middle finger and slide it back towards your tiny finger.
- Pinch the chip between your small and thumb fingers.
- Roll the chip back to its original place in the centre with your ring finger.
#5 Chip Bounce: This poker chip trick is best practised at a casino or home, provided you have a proper poker table.
- Drop the chip such that it falls on top of the stack with the perfect bounce rather than going over or falling short.
- Holding your hand with the palm out on the other side can help you catch the chip if it bounces off to the other side.
How do Evaluate Poker Chips Values and Colors in a Poker Set?
Chip Values: The majority of poker venues award chips values of Re.1, ₹5, ₹10, ₹20 or ₹25, ₹100, ₹500, and ₹1,000. There are typically ₹5,000 and ₹1,000 chips available for larger stakes, with some going as high as ₹25,000 or ₹100,000.
White is often the lowest denomination of the playing cards used for home games, followed by red, blue, green, black, purple (or lavender), yellow, orange, and still another green colour. Pink and other blue tones are available in some places.
Chip Colours: Players nearly everywhere must swap cash for chips, which they can only use at the tables. The only way to distinguish between the different values on identically sized chips is by their colour.
Security systems can also monitor table activity more effectively thanks to colour coding because chip stack sizes and variations are easier to notice than money bills.
What are Coloured Plagues in a Poker Set?
Casinos began using rectangular plaques for the highest-stakes cash games. These are heavier and obviously not like any other poker chip. The fact that they are designed differently suggests that the odds are high. High rollers frequently choose to use other forms of currency to traditional casino chips. The fact that these chips' form is similar to that of paper money is not a coincidence.
Poker Equipments FAQ’s
Q.1) What is the best set in poker?
Ans. There are a large number of poker sets available to fit a whole range of player requirements. To find out which set will best suit you, check out the section above.
Q.1) What are the sets of cards in poker?
Ans. The standard 52 card deck is used in poker games. It has 4 suits with cards ranging from AKG all the way to 5432. This poker card set can also be used to play other games that use the 52-card deck.
Q.2) What is a standard poker set?
Ans. A standard poker set consists of cards, chips and buttons. Some even come with plaques for those who want to play high-stakes games.
Q.3) What are poker chips called?
Ans. Poker chips are called by various names depending on what the player is comfortable with using. They are also known as casino chips, gaming tokens etc.
Q.4) What's in a poker chip?
Ans. Poker chips are created from a number of materials. In general, casino poker chips are made mostly of clay, with sand, chalk, and other additions. Ceramic poker chips, a strong, thick polymer, are used in some casinos.
Q.5) What chips do you start poker with?
Ans. I'd go with a full set breakdown like this:
- 100 chips of 25 points each 150 chips of 100 points 50 chips of 500 points 120 chips of 1000 points 80 chips of 5000 points