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The Riddler

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Button ante Tournament
« on: November 24, 2017, 08:48:47 PM »
Hi everybody,

Button Ante Tournament

Blinds 30.000/60.000
4 Players, Ante 30.000

1.
UTG allin with 10.000
sb and bb are playing the hand to.
UTG winns the hand and get 10.000 from both players, so 30.000 Chips.
Question; who much from the 30k Ante is he winning? 1ok or 30k?

2.
Same blinds and players...button is allin with 30.000 ( button ante)
what is the amount if he win the handl?..and should he be in the hand?

Thank You very much
« Last Edit: November 26, 2017, 04:13:47 PM by The Riddler »

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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 04:20:52 AM »
Question #1. I would say the UTG Player gets the whole 30K

Not sure I understand Question #2

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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2017, 04:11:52 PM »
Thanks Nick,

2 Question

if the player on the button can pay just ante 30k but no more chips to play?

is he in the game?
what is the amount if he wins the hand?

at question 1 we have to cleare if the button ante is an "ante" or "third blind"

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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 05:23:15 PM »
I'm not really familiar with Button Ante but an ante has never been considered a bet so I would say (guess) the all-in button is in for the ante only.

I never played or dealt a button ante game. I know that if you don't have the ante in a cash game, you don't get dealt in. Tournament format should allow all players to play all of their chips...so there is a difference.

Not sure I'm answering your question but that's how I think it should be.

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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 09:42:47 AM »
Look at it this way,  If a player in any event that has an ante, has only the ante amount left, this creates a side pot with the ante only player eligible for the main pot only. 

If the button player wins the hand, he is eligible to win the ante back but nothing else.  If the hand is lost, the player is out.

I don't see the fact that this is a button only ante event changes the procedure in any way.

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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 11:35:21 AM »
As I understand it, a button ante is designed to speed things up by having only one person pay the ante for the whole table. I dislike that rule for a couple reasons:

1 - What if the SB busts out. Is the button forced to pay the ante twice?
2 - If the button is short stacked to not have enough to pay, the winner of the hand is cheated out of a full pot.

Ignoring those issues, the easiest way to think about the scenario presented is to think how it sould be handled in a standard ante game. In other words, a player with insufficient chips to cover the ante, is entitled to a portion of each player's ante. I.E. A main pot and side pot is created similarly to any scenario where a short stacked calls all-in for less.

So if the button has exactly the right amount for just the button ante, that's exactly how much he can win.

If he has less, then insufficient antes are collected, but that's still how much he can win.

If you're in middle position, and your stack is less than the amount of the button ante, that shouldn't exclude you from winning the ante. After all, the button ante is the pot before the cards are dealt. You can now call / bet for whatever you have and be treaded like any other short stack bet.

The notion that any player with chips can be eliminated by virtue of being a short stack, is wrong. I.E. If you have at least one chip, you get dealt in and are entitled to play for a small pot while the other players play on the side.
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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2017, 06:03:08 PM »
Dave,

 The example #1 regarding the sb busting out creates a dead button on the next hand. There will be no ante on the dead button hand.
Likewise, #2 When the button goes all-in with less than the correct ante amount...I guess your analogy fits: "the winner of the hand is cheated out of a full pot."

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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2017, 01:56:40 PM »
Thanks everybody for the answers

My opinion to ante button game: the game is speeded up and we have action in the tournament but just whit shotclock.
The point is at the moent there are just 3 rules for button ante tournament and the rules and decisions are not like always.
one question is if becouse of the big amount( bb or sb) the ante is an ante or 3d blind?
Maybe it would be bether for the bb to pay ante, so we have ante in every hand.
but at the end we have many problems whit button ante like 13 or 11 players at the last to tables, the one table is paying bb the other just sb. then shot stacks

Thanks once again for your kindness

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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2017, 05:53:19 PM »
Hello Riddler,

 I think it would be best if you consider the ante to never be a third blind. A blind is a bet...an ante is not. Remember this: the button must still call the BB or any bets he may face, this is in addition to the ante.

 An ante is a predetermined amount that precedes the deal. In normal ante games, players must ante in order to receive a hand. The button ante eliminates the individual ante from each player. The button ante is believed to speed up the game allowing for more hands to be dealt per hour.

 Not sure how scientific this information is but I'm sure there are many disadvantages to the "new" Button Ante games that we will soon be hearing about! ;D

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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2017, 06:58:16 AM »
Nick -

I forgot that the dead button wouldn’t pay antes.

But that further proves my point about the next pot being short. After all, that scenario would happen far more often than my example.
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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2017, 11:11:40 AM »
Hi Dave,

 I know the button ante is relatively new but. I can see where I'll have more to complain about in the future about this one! ::) ;D

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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2017, 01:04:01 PM »
Hi Dave,

 I know the button ante is relatively new but. I can see where I'll have more to complain about in the future about this one! ::) ;D

You, complain?!?  :P

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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2017, 05:15:05 PM »
I knew I'd get your attention. ;D So...what's your take?

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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2017, 12:56:34 PM »
The more I think about this issue, the more I think the entire button ante concept is screwed up.

What is the purpose? Is it to speed up the game? I suppose it DOES speed up the game, slightly, but who is urging this change to speed up the game?

If it's the casino's effort to speed up the game, then they have to rethink their blind structure and eliminate antes.

Is it for the players that want a faster game? If so, maybe they shouldn't tank or Hollywood so much.

Is it to simplify things for the dealer? I don't see how getting one big ante from one player is any easier than a small ante from every player.

Is it to avoid the issue of trying to figure out who didn't pay, when the dealer adds up all the antes, and he's come up short? Do I really have to state the obvious fix for that one?

Lastly, it subtly changes the game giving the button an emotional attachment to the entire ante, making him more likely to want to protect, and win back, 'his' dead money.
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Re: Button ante Tournament
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2017, 02:45:39 PM »
Excellent, Dave...I agree and will rest my case! ;)