Poll

What are the majority of ante system used in tourney around you?

BIG BLIND ANTE
7 (63.6%)
BUTTON ANTE
0 (0%)
CLASSIC ANTE
4 (36.4%)

Total Members Voted: 11

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Guillaume Gleize

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BB or Button Ante?
« on: March 22, 2019, 07:40:44 AM »
Hello heads of poker!

What is the majority of ante system that you use or that you see used around you for the tournaments please?

Boris Mauboussin

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Re: BB or Button Ante?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 03:19:10 AM »
Hello Guillaume,

BB ante and BB is posted first

Steff0111

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Re: BB or Button Ante?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2019, 03:53:40 AM »
BB ante!
It must be posted prior deal of the first card!

BB ante makes sense to me, because the big blind exists in every possible hand situation.
So there is an ante to win in every single hand.
« Last Edit: June 03, 2019, 11:33:17 PM by Steff0111 »

Guillaume Gleize

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Re: BB or Button Ante?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 07:28:06 AM »
BB ante!
It must be posted prior deal of the first card!

BB ante makes sense for me, because the big blind exists in every possible hand situation.
So there is an ante to win in every single hand.

With you (and many) on that point!

To be said: When organizing a tournament with numerous AMATEURS: I prefer the classic antes (each player paying) to keep them playing poker! I mean when you offer them the brand new Big Blind Ante or if they have no Ante > Each round they receive a free hand without paying any ante or blind > They have a HUGE TENDENCY TO FOLD! The result having everybody quickly under 10BB thus creating an awful situation with no more moves and all the field in "push mode"! Those moments when I miss the Classic Antes sooo much!
« Last Edit: April 07, 2019, 02:50:52 PM by Guillaume Gleize »

Stuart Murray

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Re: BB or Button Ante?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2019, 12:27:51 AM »
BB Ante if you are to twist my arm,  however; I really can’t see the point of having any ante that is not contributed by each player in each hand.  It exists to smooth out the game and prevent the ‘elastic band effect’ where a point comes in the tournament where the average is a short stack and the band snaps causing multiple eliminations.  For me if you can’t be bothered doing the ante right,  you shouldn’t bother at all. (And yes I get it’s a lot easier, speeds the game etc etc)

Guillaume Gleize

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Re: BB or Button Ante?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 10:40:49 AM »
BB Ante if you are to twist my arm,  however; I really can’t see the point of having any ante that is not contributed by each player in each hand.  It exists to smooth out the game and prevent the ‘elastic band effect’ where a point comes in the tournament where the average is a short stack and the band snaps causing multiple eliminations.  For me if you can’t be bothered doing the ante right,  you shouldn’t bother at all. (And yes I get it’s a lot easier, speeds the game etc etc)

100% with you Stuart! But not sure we are the futur ...  :(
« Last Edit: April 14, 2019, 11:15:59 AM by Guillaume Gleize »

BIG AL

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Re: BB or Button Ante?
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2019, 05:42:30 AM »
Some house take half bb ante if have 5 players or less in table. What  you think about?
« Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 05:43:44 AM by BIG AL »

Boris Mauboussin

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Re: BB or Button Ante?
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2019, 07:06:24 AM »
Some house take half bb ante if have 5 players or less in table. What  you think about?

It is great thing.
Technically it is not half the BB, it is the SB amount. You can easily have levels like 300/500/500 and not caring about having 25 chips =)

BIG AL

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Re: BB or Button Ante?
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2019, 09:22:35 AM »
what is right?  To take full ante on 5 players or at the height of sb?

Boris Mauboussin

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Re: BB or Button Ante?
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2019, 03:01:27 AM »
what is right?  To take full ante on 5 players or at the height of sb?

on fullring table(9 or 10), the ante should be the SB amount when there 6 players or less at the table.
8-handed would be 5 or less
6-handed would be 4 or less


BROOKS

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Re: BB or Button Ante?
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2019, 03:03:26 PM »
I'm pretty sure that Matt Savage is against reducing the size of the BB ante, and he's like the head honcho of TDA

I'm sure it will be discussed in a few weeks at the Summit.

« Last Edit: June 05, 2019, 03:10:48 PM by BROOKS »