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Big Blind Ante - Ante First Procedural Discussion
« on: November 11, 2019, 10:32:41 PM »
Discuss BBA - ante first procedures here

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Re: Big Blind Ante - Ante First Procedural Discussion
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2022, 01:33:37 AM »
Ante means before in Latin.
And it's better for the game.
Therefore, it should always be first !

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Re: Big Blind Ante - Ante First Procedural Discussion
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2022, 09:14:16 AM »
In the case that there are forum members that don't understand the question, here goes:

In a Big Blind Ante tournament, if the BB doesn't have enough chips to pay both the BB and the Ante, which is paid first?

To make the math easier, say he has only one BB left.

If it goes towards the ante, all he can win is that ante.
If it goes to the BB, he can win that much from every player who puts chips in.

Obviously, should he win the hand, the second scenario is far better for the unlucky player that got himself in that position. However, maybe that player should have thought about it and played differently before getting into that position.

It is the goal of all tournament players to eliminate other players. Similarly, it is the goal of the poker room to knock out players so maybe they'll move to the cash games, as well as allowing tables to be merged out and a new cash game open.

So even without the obvious "ante means before", paying the ante first is the best option for everybody except that unlucky player.


Count me in the ante first camp.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2022, 09:15:23 AM by Dave Miller »
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