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Estimating Chip Stacks - Mon Aug 25, 2014, 06:25 PM
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In the first picture, what do you think is the player's total chip total? I think the player's total chip count is close to 1.5M (chip stack of 1,452,000).



Here why I think it's 1,452,000:

10 stacks of red (red worth 5000, he has 10 stacks of red, one stack= 100000 so times that by 10= 1M in reds)

2 stacks of blue (blue worth 10000, 1 stack of 20 and one stack of 9 is 200000+90000=290,000 in blues)

9 stacks of yellow (yellow worth 1000, 8 stacks of 20= 160000, and 1 stack of 2= 162,000

I know for sure though that for the second picture, the player's total chip count is like 680,000.



Did I do a good job of estimating the chip stacks? Score out of 10?

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Tue Aug 26, 2014, 06:04 AM
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That's an essential skill in live poker. Especially when a new player joins the table, one of the first things I do is to see how many chips they're playing with.
 
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Counting chip stacks - Sat Sep 06, 2014, 12:30 AM
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How can I be better at estimating/counting chip stacks? Does it just come with a lot of experience playing with actual poker chips?
 
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Sat Sep 06, 2014, 05:41 AM
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How can I be better at estimating/counting chip stacks? Does it just come with a lot of experience playing with actual poker chips?
Yes, I think that the only way to get better at this is with practice and being observant while getting out there and playing live poker.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014, 07:56 AM
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How can I be better at estimating/counting chip stacks? Does it just come with a lot of experience playing with actual poker chips?
Lots of people play live poker without ever counting opponent chips, they ask when its important ... which is often too late. Practice quickly counting your own and you get better at counting others from a distance.
Its important to get good at estimating (it doesn't need to be precise, you don't want to count every few minutes), this is easy if someone is stacking in 20s, good luck if your playing someone like Xuan Liu.

I think you made an EPT blunder on the first pic, iirc red=1000, yellow=5000, blue=100000. But you'd know that if you had the chips in front of you.
 
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Sun Sep 07, 2014, 01:44 PM
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and also if in a non dealer game, pub game or similar its a good idea to know what chips are in the middle for your pot % sized bets.
 
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Counting chips - Thu Sep 11, 2014, 12:53 AM
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I have my own chip set so next time I play against my friend Nixon or against my other friends, I'll use these opportunities to practice counting chips whether it's my chip stack or their chip stack.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014, 01:36 AM
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The reds are 1000 and the yellow is 5ooo of course sitting at the table you would know that.
 

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