This is a discussion on BOL tournaments: No ante at any level? within the online poker forums, in the Poker Rooms section; I'm not used to this format of play on my new site.
It feels like it takes forever in these games, and I recall ante
I'm not used to this format of play on my new site.
It feels like it takes forever in these games, and I recall ante coming in around $75/$150 on every site I've been on prior.
Is having no ante preferred for anybody? I imagine it's the worst for freerolls as the non-present players survive longer.
23rd May 2015, 10:36 PM
Online Poker at: Merge
I personally wouldn't mind BO structures as it makes for more postflop play and longer structures in general.
I think I have an edge on the average player postflop that is wider than playing an all in game pre, so I want postflop to remain a part of the game longer.
A weaker player, especially one who is weak postflop, would probably be more apt to do better with antes than without them.
As far as how long the tournament takes, there are always turbo options for those in a rush.
24th May 2015, 8:59 PM
Poker at: ACR / BOL
Game: Mixed, FL
Originally Posted by A2345Razz
I personally wouldn't mind BO structures as it makes for more postflop play..
Is this due to players retaining more BB's on average due to no ante?
29th May 2015, 7:15 PM
re: Poker & BOL tournaments: No ante at any level?
I’m not sure that no ante lengthens the BOL freerolls game much, if any. I have played over 3 hours in BOL freeroll tournaments which commonly have more that 2000 entrants. But I find the length of the game is directly related to the tenacity of the remaining players. Not that there was no ante as so many players kamikaze and bingo out early.
29th May 2015, 7:18 PM
BTW - I enjoy the no ante at BOL because it is one less mandatory drain on my stack. Retaining the ante chips gives a player more power of choice as to when to place bets. And lessens the pressure of the rising blinds.