What are ante-only tournament? This is a specific type of game, which does not include the small blind and the big blind. All players must place immediately the doors, like in traditional poker. Here are the rules to follow.
Coming from the classic five-card poker, it is not big news. Simply playing without small and big blind, but only with the doors from the first level. All players then have to put in the pot the same amount of chips every hand and this amount increases regularly at every level.
The Texas Hold’em players may remain displaced from this mode of play, being used to reasoning based on very dark, both as regards the size of the stack, both as regards the positions at the table. It is not difficult, however, to adapt and adjust its strategy …
It is important to know that the minimum bet is always corresponding to the ante, since preflop where there is no check. The positions are crucial because the player left of the button will always be the first to speak, in every street. As for the episodes, just always adjust according to the pot. The size of the relaunch opening must not be two or three times before, as if the big blind, but a little ‘more consistent.
What changes in strategy game? Of course, the game becomes more aggressive, because all the players can not afford to play in a closed and passive paying the ante every hand. So then the game will become much more lively, the steal is valuable from the first level and you have to be careful not to be too short when the tournament structure will give way.