Poll

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

BIG BLIND ANTE
6 (60%)
BUTTON ANTE
0 (0%)
CLASSIC ANTE
4 (40%)

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

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 »