Big Blind Ante

Beenster

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So W.S.O.P has introduced the new big blind ante format.#
This is where the big blind puts the ante in for every player sat at the table as well as his or hers big blind.
In aim to speed things up they will test out this new system in this years main event.
This was first created @ ARIA.
There is all other clubs or casinos where the button will put in all of the antes, As it is in my local poker room.
My worries are more with the button pays all antes, As this creates more agression towards SB and BB not that it needs it.
If folded around to the button or the hijack its an automatic raise in which most of the times the raise gets through. Now with this added it will mean twice as much equity to raise and steal the blinds and antes and more so to get back the antes you just put in as the button.
Anyway please share your thoughts on the matter and lets talk it through, Help shed some light on the situation and lets highlight the pros and cons.
Thanks.
 
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We played this way at the local poker club where I live, didn’t introduce button mates until after late entry had closed.
As far as I could tell it didn’t make that much difference to the aggression, I think of it limps or folds round to the button the same element of aggression is going to be there either way!
By the time we made it to this point I had had a few jägers so can’t say for sure 😂😂
 

Beenster

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I see your point, But at the same time the player putting in the anti.. we could say is as good as a second big blind. Therefore it makes three positions.. button,Sb,Bb which are open to more protection than the usual two positions.
Jagers!!!! Good boy.
 

NigelM

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My local casino have introduced the BTN ante and is always the same as the big blind regardless of how many players (Or small blind if below a certain number ). If it is a dead BTN everyone puts in the Ante as per the clock. Definitely speeds things up but not great if you are short stacked. Prefer the BTN to the BB ante. Don't think it makes it more viable to steal as same amount still in the pot
 

Beenster

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Yes still the same amount in the pot both ways.
For me though when i put the antes in i feel like i should defend againd after defending the bb,sb,and now the button :(