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JasperToo

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what are the hot topics for this year?
« on: May 07, 2024, 10:45:19 AM »
What are the hot topics for this year??

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Re: what are the hot topics for this year?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2024, 08:44:44 PM »
Big Blind Ante is def gonna come up again. Need to get a consensus so everyone can just agree to do it the same way.
Whether is Ante first (the right way), or BB first, we just need consistency.
Also discussing whether or not to reduce the size of the BB ante on a Final Table once it becomes shorthanded.

The most common thing people are confused about is raising/calling with prior existing chips. The rules are a bit confusing and are not being applied consistently. They are easily misinterpreted and hopefully can be reworded and explained so that it is straightforward and no chance of being interpreted several ways.

I've also seen several questions about being 'chopped' out of a tournament - which is crazy if you ask me. I am planning on bringing that up and hopefully most people agree that you shouldn't be knocked out of a tournament when you have the best hand.

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Re: what are the hot topics for this year?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2024, 12:48:01 PM »
I was hoping to attend for the first time, but I have a family obligation. ☹️

I've also seen several questions about being 'chopped' out of a tournament - which is crazy if you ask me. I am planning on bringing that up and hopefully most people agree that you shouldn't be knocked out of a tournament when you have the best hand.
I'm clueless on this. Can you give an example?
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Re: what are the hot topics for this year?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2024, 06:07:18 PM »
If the BB is all in for just the ante amount, or even less than the ante amount, and it's the smallest chip in play.
Folds to SB, who has to put in 0 chips.
The entire pot is just this 1 chip for the ante.
Both players have the same hand, chop.
Who gets the pot?

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Re: what are the hot topics for this year?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2024, 07:48:52 AM »
Thanks for the explanation. That makes sense. You didnít mention the obvious: that the SM also gets to take his SB back. The entire pot is the single chip ante.


Here's my ruling: It sucks, but if chopped, the odd chip goes to the small blind - left of the button. While it's true that if we weren't doing ante first, this wouldn't even be a question, this unique situation is no reason to consider not doing ante first.

Frankly, we shouldn't even consider making a rule for this very rare situation. A player that allowed himself to get into such a low stack situation must suffer the consequences. Sucks to be you buddy, but rules are rules.

Before anyone tries to invoke the rule that you can't be eliminated during a color-up race, that's a different situation, with no rules regarding player position.
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown.
But how much does it cost to knock on wood?