How to Count Poker Chips | Poker Tutorial

Hey, I’m Nicky Numbers, professional poker player and today I’m going to show you how to count your chips and more importantly how not to count your chips. So let’s say you’ve just won a nice pile of chips here.

The first thing you want to do is sort your chips by color. Start with the biggest chips first, because those are the most valuable and the one that you would suffer from losing the most. So we’re going to say black chips are the highest, followed by green, followed by red, followed by white. So I’m starting with the biggest chips to protect them. Now every once in a while as you’re stacking them you’re going to see a dirty stack here. A dirty stack is when a chip is mixed in. After you’re done stacking your chips you always want to look them up and down and make sure you don’t have any mixed in, because it can result in you betting or calling or raising the wrong amount. So once you have your chips all sorted and stacked, what you want to do is break them off into stacks of five. So I take five chips, and then start sizing them up next to each other. I want to see how many stacks of five I can get. Whenever you get to four stacks of five, that’s a stack of 20, and that’s one full stack.

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