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    Big blind ante at 8 events at 2018 WSOP

    None of these eight are on my schedule:

    Event #5: $100,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em
    Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
    Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em
    Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em (30-minute levels)
    Event #54: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em
    Event #74: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em
    Event #77: $50,000 High Roller No-Limit Hold’em
    Event #78: $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em

    ... However, I think the big blind ante sucks, because it creates too many pot-committed shortstacks on the BB in the middle and late stages of tournaments.

    Here is a description of the big blind ante:

    In variants with an ante, instead of each player posting an ante each hand, the player in the Big Blind will post an amount equal to the Big Blind.

    For example, with blinds at 500-1,000, the player in the Big Blind will post 1,000 for his/her Big Blind, followed by 1,000 for the Ante. His/Her total contribution to that pot is 2,000. The Ante (1,000) is dead and is immediately brought into the pot. The Big Blind (the other 1,000) is live and is part of the pre-flop betting.

    If a player in the tournament does not have the required amount for both the Big Blind and the Ante, the Big Blind will be paid first, followed by the ante.

    No matter how many chips a participant starts with he/she can always win the entire ante. For example: the blinds are 4k/8k and the big blind also antes 8k. A participant who is not in the blinds who starts the hand with only 1k gets involved in a three-way pot against the blinds. If that participant wins, he/she wins 11k (his/her own 1k wager, plus 1k from each opponent, plus the 8k ante). In this scenario, 1 chip can win 11 chips.

    Also, these side non-bracelet events will also have the big blind ante:

    4pm: $200 Daily Deepstack (one-day event) Daily May 29-July 17
    10pm: $150 Daily Deepstack (one-day event) Daily May 29-July 17
    King’s Lounge: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Every Friday at 8pm
    King’s Lounge: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em – Every Sunday at 8pm
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    I will be playing Event #13, and will report my experience with it in this thread.

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