I have been playing poker since my college days. I went to a small school in
western Massachusetts. The funny thing is back in those days we would use
anything as poker chips. It was not uncommon for us to scrape our pennies
together or even break open a bag of potatoes chips that we heisted from the
dorm room across the hall to use as our poker chips. Well since then I have
matured and in this article I will talk about 13.5g poker chips.
I highly recommend using 13.5g poker chips.13.5g poker chips are the heaviest
chips available on the poker market today and are typically of the highest
quality grade. These poker chips feel like casino quality chips because they
usually are casino quality and are a ton of fun to play with. In fact, these
chips are usually better then casino quality poker chips. Think about it a
little. The companies that produce these chips have stiff competition and
casinos would not pay that much money for the quality of the chips we get on the
market! A typical casino uses the 11.5 gram chips that are 39mm in diameter.
The 13.5 gram chips are a little heavier and usually a stronger chip. Again I
recommend these. For example, when you have your buddies over playing a tourney
and they are dropping the chips on the floor and spilling beer on them. Figuring
out what kind of poker chip to splurge on, especially if you play often is
important too. Those of you who host poker games should make sure your chips can
withstand the consistent handling. (see above about dropping on floor) 13.5g
chips are perfect for regular players because the wear and tear that human hands
place on chips can be a force. Poker chips are often handled aggressively,
(everyone likes to shuffle them etc..) and the cheap ones just may fall victim
to the trash can after a dozen games.
Your 13.5g poker chips will compliment your poker set nicely. Good poker
supplies make a huge difference in the world. Don't ever even think about short
changing your game if it is something you really like. Spend a few extra bucks
to get something nice that will last you a lifetime.
You can find 13.5g poker chips pretty much anywhere now. I have seen them at
casinos, novelty stores, gaming stores but more importantly online gaming
stores. Online gaming stores are turning up all over cyberspace and will often
provide you with far cheaper price options for your high quality poker chips. If
you don't feel like hopping in your car and heading to a local store, then do
yourself a favor and take a peek and see what you can find on the web. However,
be careful, do some homework, and don't settle on a store that is not highly
suggested by other poker nuts!
In conclusion, take your time when choosing your 13.5g poker chips. Do some
quick research and find a reliable source for your poker chips and accessories.
Make sure you find the cheapest price for the amount of chips your willing to
purchase. So at your next poker tournament that you host you will look like a
king and not a peasant!
This article was posted on November 02, 2005