Poker professional, author, coach and runner of marathons, Jonathan Little made a keen observation while at his seat at the World Poker Tour National Prague tournament today. While checking out his his chipstack he noticed something he’d never seen before.
This is the first time i have ever seen a chip say “5k”.
The WPT branded chips decided to abbreviate their 5000 denomination chip and simply go with “5K”.
Maybe WPT officials thought it was a generally accepted term (totally understandable) or maybe it was a miscommunication at the time of ordering as officials could have rattled off the abbreviation assuming the chipmaker knew what they meant.
We envision WPT President Adam Pliska on the phone placing the order…“Gimme some 500’s, a few 1000’s and a bunch of those 5K’s.” The birth of the abbreviated poker chip.
Have you ever seen a tournament chip like this? We wanna know…